jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. Bottled 2006. Deep brown body. Frothy beige head, diminishing. Aroma of oak barrel, dark fruit, vanilla, plum, raisin, cotton candy with hints of molasses and sherry. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, velvety texture and lively carbonation. Taste of vanilla, wood, candy, cherries. Bread and chocolate notes with a hint peppery alcohol. Nuanced and balanced.
hman43 (981) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is dark brown with ruby highlights with Belgian lace. It has a frothy brown head. There are aromas of roast, dark fruits, plums, and earthly elements. There are flavors of roast, chocolate, dark fruits, plums, earthly elements, and cherries. It has a heavy feel to it and is highly bitter on the low side. It is a complex ale with complex combinations of malts and hops with yeast with significant alcohol warming.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of fruit, and some other hints, maybe some spices, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and a hint of hops with a nice bittersweet finish.
bergstaden (2210) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with off white head - Malt, dark fruity and wood in the aroma - Malt body with caramel and some wood flavours - The malt and some dark fruity tones goes into the finish with some hints of bitterness - This was good
Blairgus (3994) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 Mar 2016, bottle. dark syrup. nose is sweet, ready malt with a twinge of sour. med body and moderately fizzy. dry malt, sweet, alcohol isn’t very noticeable. very nice.
Lukaduke (2923) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couldn’t believe I had yet to tick this but I did drink a bit too much of this back when it was first released and Ratebeer wasn’t in my bookmarks. Pours a deep burnt umber with a tinge of rusty red. Nose is chewy wheat, some soft baked raisin bread, vanilla and a touch of warm spice. Palate follows with chewy wheat backbone and layers of dark fruit, roasted malts that make me think of german beers like Aventinus but also a doubled up dubbel... unique yet approachable. Dark and flavor packed but still refreshing and chuggable. Great Beer !
tekstr1der (343) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear mahogany with thin, but lasting beige top. Aroma of vanilla takes center stage, surrounded by a light yeasty esters, some rich dark fruit, and just a hint of alcohol. Flavor follows similarly, with a slight sweetness lasting throughout the sip. In addition to vanilla and malt, the flavor finishes with just a slightly woody note, and a lingering sweet. Smooth and enjoyable all around.
SG111 (1088) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours dark chestnut, tan head. Aroma is raisins, figs, whiskey, really nice dark Belgian. Flavor is similar. Dark fruits, raisins, whiskey barrel adds an element. Nice medium-light carbonation. Really good but maybe not the most memorable beer.
markducommun (837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark clear mahogany, light tan head. Sweet honey, banana, light coriander. Light bitterness, some sweetness, some earthy notes. Medium body, slightly oily, longish finish. Good.
gunnfryd (13908) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
KRS 101015. THX to Bergstaden. Dark red brown colour with a beige head. Flavour is roasted malt, , nuts, cellar, alcohol, chocolate, yeast, sugar, wood. Full body. Very nice beer
slowrunner77 (9415) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost like an imperial Belgian Porter. Decadent yeast, fruit and toasted malt. Only too high carbonation prevents this from being a favorite.