Vestergaard (1385) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Bursprak. Pours a reddish, clear dark brown with a small, off white head. Aroma has lots of dark malts, surprisingly fruity, plums, jam, sweet prunes. Taste is again super malty, dark, caramel, fudge, fruit. Fairly intense, high carb and a medium oily texture.
Ippopodio (134) - ITALY - JAN 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rosso rame con riflessi carminio, schiuma sottile bianca e fine. Al naso è complessa con sentori di prugne, caffè e caramello. In bocca si percepisce il leggero amaro di luppoli nobili e il dolce dei malti caramello. Il corpo e la carbonazione sono equilibrati ed il finale è di calore alcolico netto.
bluejacket74 (1721) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle, no dating that I can find but L 1595 is stamped on the back label. This was a recent arrival at my local beer store so I’m assuming it’s somewhat fresh. Served in a mug, the beer pours a clear reddish/copper color with about an inch and a half light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is nice and malty, the brew smells like toasted malt, caramel, dried dark fruit, and some light grassy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with some breadiness and chocolate noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s smooth and very easy to drink. I thought this was really good, I’ll have to pick up some more soon if there’s any left at the store! $3.49 a bottle.
partchapol (84) - Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell of coffee, malt, slightly toast, come in dark brown red with very thin tan head. Taste with plum, coffee, caramel and malt, balanced bitterness, medium body, low carbonated. Quite good
ben4321 (5355) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blackbelly Market, 11/23/15. Dark brown in color with a tan head. Has a nice mix of dark fruit (plum, raisin) , with dark malt, caramel / toffee, and some bread. A bit of spice comes through as well. Some hop bitterness is here too, hiding in the background. Nice beer overall.
Mad_Ferret (920) - SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2016 Bottle from SB, had at home. Best by date: 21-07-16.
App: Lots of pressure when the cap comes off. Clear dark nut brown with a 1 finger fizzy short lived nicotine yellowed head leaving no lace.
Aroma: Rich sweet musty malty aroma with dark christmas bread, maple syrup, nuts, chocolate and vague notes of coffee and minty salmiak. Very nice and deep aroma.
Taste: Taste is nutty and quite sweet with syrupy caramel, bread, chocolate and some spice/pepper.
Palate: Medium to bigger body, soft low carbonation, oily sticky texture.
Overall: A bit disappointed. Very nice rich aroma, but the flavour doesn’t really live up to it and the carbonation is a bit on the weak side. Nice malty beer though. Have more so it might grow on me.
Gubihumle (537) - Nørre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske. Farven er klar mørkebrun med en kraftig lysebrun skumkrone. Aromaen er mørk frugt, krydderier og krydderurter. Smagen er chokolade kirsebær og rosiner
ordybill (1119) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from the tap at Otto’s in Willow Grove, PA. The appearance is a deep reddish brown with a big tan head. the aroma is full of malt and caramel with some coffee in the back. The flavor is incredible and your mouth fills with malty greatness. A world class beer.
angel77 (2107) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella 50 cl tomada en el Lupulo en octubre 2011. Fcpref 28..03..2012. (r1090). Cuerpo ligero a medio con 7.1 vol algo denso y pasyltoso con cierta sensación alcohólica. Maltas y cereales ligeramente tostadas. Buena.
sjogro (1903) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown with dissolving head. Lot of roasted, nutty, chocolate, dried fruit, cinnamon, pine, hint of smoke. Little sweet little bitter. Backlog from 2014/06/25.