fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy chestnut pour with a 2 finger, soapy, tan head that has great retention and leaves respectable lacing. Thick layers of malt in the aroma, lots of caramel and nutty notes, wood, a touch of smoke, some toffee, dried tree and dark fruit, a hint of chocolate, herbal and light pine hops, and dates. The flavor is similarly complex and rich, lots of caramel and toffee right away, dark fruit, brandy, sweet bread spice dried fruit, chocolate, sweet earthy tubors, light roast, smoke, nice woody notes, roasted nuts, light pine and herbal hops, dark toast, licorice and sweet tobacco. Heavy body, light carbonation, creamy, slightly syrupy feel until the slightly more dry finish with a good wallop of (pleasant) boozy warmth. Fantastic beer, I was in the mood for a winter warmer, and this fits that very well.
Cristobal37 (662) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Alesmith brewpub. Dark copper brown with a ring of head. Sweet caramel aroma. Heavy sweet booze with lots of sweet bite! Hoo! This one aint light. Im not a big scotch ale wee heavy guy. Similar to Old Chub its strong, heavy and sweet. Really nice just not my style. Too bold and boozy for me.
martin00sr (2387) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @CBC16. Clear brown, small beige bubbles. Malty aroma with light hops and honey. . Sweet, sticky flavour, malt and fruit. Hoppy bitterness and malty sourness.
Humlehode (537) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CBC. Pours deep amber with thin tan head. Aroma: sweet, dried fruit, caramel. Intense, smooth, complex. Full bodied.
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fombe89 (1768) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella del @Señor Lúpulo. Despacho de cervezas, Gijón 16/04/2016.
Color marron oscuro, aromas caramelo, sabor dulce, notas tostadas, cuerpo alto.
alvaro78 (172) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas a caramelo y frutos maduros
Buen aspecto y carbónatacion media-baja
En boca ciruelas, pasas y caramelo
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ilovedarkbeer (2685) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a thick brown color with a light brown creamy head. Notes of toffee, dried fruit, tootsie roll, and faint smoke.
fkoolen (826) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2016 75cl bottle at home, bottled 02/20/2014. Very dark brown colour, light brown head. Rich dried fruits like figs and raisins in the nose, bitter dark chocolate edge too: taste is likewise, caramel/toffee sweet, spicy, liquorice, maybe a bit smokey, lingers beautifully fruity and sweet but can’t really appreciate the bitterness. Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
blipp (7839) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours deep mahogany with a beige head. Sweet bready and candy malts, light toasted malts, and low bitterness, with very little (relatively) residual sweetness. Quite good; very clean and easy drinking for the high ABV.
Brewhemia (149) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark nutty brown and very little of white head. Toffee, dates and raisins in the aroma. Very nice! The taste is very sweet. Tastes of dates and raisins and with a decent bitterness to balance. Really has all I love of this beer style.
snoworsummer (4301) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the new brewery. Pours hazy nut brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like smooth booze, nutty malt, earthy, woody, toasted, and dried fruits. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like booze, nutty malt, earthy, woody, and some dried fruits.