sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted 7/8/11. 750ml cork and cage. Thanks to phaleslu for sharing! Pours hazy with a brown hue. Tan head. The alcohol is the most apparent aspect of the olfactory. Followed by graham crackers and fudgy chocolate. Full bodied with a sweet and sticky palate. Decently blended with a noticeable chocolate note. Big and hot!
hman43 (1057) - 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 (4951) - 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 (2272) - 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 (4046) - 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 (2948) - 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 (345) - 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 (1204) - 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 (865) - 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 (13983) - 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 (9651) - 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.