brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark amber with a ruby hue.
No head developed, even with a stretch pour.
A thin ring of white lace ran around the edges of the glass with a few dots of lacework remaining.
Sweet malt, candied fruit, and caramel start the nose. Cherries, tangerines, grape jam, cloves, and rum follow through.
Medium bodied, slick, and slightly syrupy.
Low carbonation lends a light chew to the mouthfeel.
Ripe fruit, sweet malt, and rummy alcohol lead off the palate. Hints of Grand Marnier, red grapes, cherries, raisins, and ripe berries add plenty of depth.
Finishes with warming alcohol, a light peppery note on the throat, and plenty of lingering ripe fruit.
Three years on it’s side has really rounded this beer out. The spiciness when young has stepped back and allowed plenty of complex fruit to come forward.
Approaching the realm of a very fruity Quad.
Further time in the cellar will really put this one over the top.
Abio (1858) - Waasland, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice brew, opened for a littlebit of a special occasion. The whole company did enjoy this one.
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours amber orange with a white head. Rich Belgian yeasty base, peach and marmalade-like fruity notes, some caramel, and light baking spice. Sweet and yeasty finish. Good stuff.
willisread (2280) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog bottle shared from 2014. Sweet nose with caramelized fruit, apricot, prune and cooked apples. Cacao on the palate with some spice. Sweet, but drier towards the finish. Light body for the abv. Soft mouthfeel. Tasty.
cgarvieuk (21095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at cropredy 2016 day 3....thanks to Fin Dark brown.. Thin tan.. Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Bready fruits .. Soft juicyy fruit.. Soft toffee fruit.. Rich bready
Fin (9472) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Nr Gent, Belgie we had this at Fairports Annual Reunion Festival, Cropredy Saturday 13th August 2016 Pours copper with an off-white head. This is soft in the mouth, very easy drinking. A tiny bit metallic on the nose but with some spice and sweaty leather. Chocolate a bit of leather and tobacco and some caramel a bit bready and with spice again, smooth and pleasant but I wouldn’t get too excited, it’s nice. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov13 3.4
jflopsu (1186) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear redish-brown. A strong deal fruit malt aroma. A strong prune, raisin, dark fruit malt and caramel taste. A lingering sweet dark fruit malt aftertaste, but not too sour or strong.
Mark_Eck (1914) - - AUG 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, and a little booze.
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle at Staffan47, thanks! Brownish amber with off white head. Aroma has ripe fruits, bready biscuity malt, slight vinous notes and slight spice. Taste is medium sweet without being cloying, dark caramel, dried fruits, plums, bready biscuity malts and spice. Very nice.
wombat23 (612) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source on 6/30/2016. Clear dark copper with a light beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, plum, cherry notes, Belgian yeast, spice. Taste is dark fruits, caramel, spice, and nuts. Finish is a bit sweet.
Cool_Bond (2293) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Scent of fruitiness and spices. Dark fruit, lightly spiced, caramel and raisins in a little scent. Okay bitter, almost a little sour and fills the upper part of the mouth for a long time. Had higher expectations of this beer. OK to drink. Bottled 1 August 2014. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.