Fritz123 (1348) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with friends after the 4th. Snifters. Pours a dark brown with a thick off-white head. Aroma is fruity (plums, raisins, over-ripe apricots), bread, doughnut, dark sugars, molasses, and spices. The taste was similar with the fruits and spices pairing well with the alcohol finish. Full body, oily and creamy texture. Light carbonation. Really a full flavored, fresh Wee Heavy. Lots of barrel as well.
tillmac62 (445) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOD 2/11/14. Pours a clear rich mahogany. Normal head volume, lacing and retention.
Outstanding, but of moderate intensity, complex nose of caramel, dark fruit (fig, date, raisin, prune) and molasses with a touch of alcohol.
Light full body with an almost creamy texture. World class carbonation with a nice effervescent burst in the middle and a robust finely bubbled burst in the finish.
The outstanding flavor profile is reasonably intense, complex and well balanced. It doesn’t quite cover the alcohol and lacks the robust flavor of the world class Scottish Ales. It begins with a wave of dark fruit - mostly prune, but raisin and fig are evident. Towards the middle tobacco is present as the malts begin to assert themselves. A moderate sweetness constitutes the middle as caramel and molasses. The heavy prune notes are always present, but are somewhat balanced in the middle. The finish is a slow fade of prune and molasses coupled with a bit of an alcohol bite. Dial the alcohol back a point or so and this could challenge for world class. The alcohol tends to overwhelm the rich flavors this ale has and results in the prune flavor dominance noted.
Franckg (526) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Embouteillée 29/10/2013, bue apres 22 mois. Robe brune orangée aux reflets rubis. Léger col de mousse. Dentelle epaisse et collante. Arômes de cassonade, sucre d’orge, anis, raisins secs, baies confites, figues, pointes de café moka. En bouche, cassonade, sucre d’orge, anis. Beaucoup de baies. Un sucre résiduel envoûtant. Une finale de chocolat au lait et legerement amère. Texture épaisse, corps d’une rondeur superbe. Un pétillement faible qui permet d’apprécier les différentes saveurs. Haut taux d’alcool imperceptible.
azzie (501) - - AUG 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.7l from Svijet piva in Zagreb. Hazy dark brown liquid with big beige head. Aroma of vanilla cake. Very sweet and a bit alcoholy but has very nice taste of vanilla and cake. Strong vanilla taste.
sonnycheeba (4281) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma is black cherries, vanilla, oak, dark fruit esters, and light chocolate. Flavor is rich and vinious with nice oak, and soft sweetness. Medium body.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 5, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark red garnet color white head white lacing. Pleated caramel and malt aroma. Flavor of light malted scotch with toffee background. Nice velvet smooth carbonation and mouthfeel.
darkandersson (36) - SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted at RBSCSG. Smell of dried fruits. Heavy, tarry taste, sweet syrupy notes. Slightly bitter finish.
linusb (138) - SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Liqourice, dried fruits, some chocolate T: Taste follows nose. O: Rough and tough beer! Warming alcohol.
veceo (866) - CROATIA - JUL 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chestnut brown color, average sized tan head. Chocolate and malty aroma. Very pleasant. Taste of chocolate, cake, brown sugar, some fruitiness. Full body, soft carbonation. Complex, smooth and pretty much awesome.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
thomat (2600) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015. Brown with a small tan head. MAlty and fruity tones. malt, fruit and bitterness. Full body with a long bitter / sour finish.
HammerTroll (849) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear dark brown color, big tan head. Aroma of chocolate, nicely balanced and full, some brown sugar, berries and roasted malt. Taste is chocolate, liquorice, cherry liquor, full body, thick and creamy texture, soft carbonation. Alcohol is bit noticeable. Nice cake/biscuit finish, reminded me of Kasteel Winter. Very very nice. //svijet piva