beastiefan2k (2963) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle purchased at Bierkoning on my Amsterdam trip and consumed in KC. Best before 28/03/12. Pours with a clear dark color and a small quickly fading head. Small bubble are visible as they travel to the surface of the beer. Aroma is strong earthy prune with leafiness. It is very novel and intense but not sweet and well-attenuated. Its different drinking a beer that doesn’t get all its flavor from either hops or ester rich yeast. Some weird caramel in there as well. Flavor is like tree caramel and not sweet. Dark bark/earth at the end of the flavor and it sticks around. Sweetness is there just not sugary. Easy to drink yet full of flavor. Split with two others and poured into a Stone IS snifter glass.
Malty_MacHops (641) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Details: Bottle purchased from Hometown Spirits. Aroma: The nose is molasses and raisins. There are subtle notes of Worstchershire sauce. Appearance: Deep dark brown, but still transparent. Rich tan head about 1.5" tall which disappears to a thin cap shortly after pouring. Bubbles are visibly apparent. Taste: Sweet with further notes of molasses and prunes. The barest notes of bitter in the finish. Palate: Medium full bodied with a slight effervescence on the tongue. Somewhat mouth coating leaving trailing notes of the aromas. Overall: A remarkable beer well suited to a piece of wheat bread or pumpernickel and a sharp cheese. Equally a match for grilled or roasted meats, and perhaps for smoked and peppered dishes as well.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android
impuritylaw (24) - Freibierg, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2015 Bottle bbe 10.12.15. Dark brown beer with a small quickly vanishing head. Sweetish aroma of malt and honey. Pretty flat taste of malt and nuts with minuscule hints of dried fruit. Somewhat nice but not breathtaking.
Lagavulin62 (8) - - NOV 20, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reichich Malzaromen und wenig Bitterarumen, Anklänge von Schokolade und Trockenfrüchten, im Abgang etwas kurz
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark chestnut brown color with mahogany edges and a two finger, frothy beige head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Impressive retention with sporadic streaks of lace left behind.
Toasted, slightly smokey aroma with a nice balance of sweet and roasted malt notes. Lots of toffee and caramel along with some bready yeast and subtle zesty spice. I’’ surprised about the roasted/smokey element by it adds another dimension to the swee malt profile.
On the fuller end of medium body with a smokey roasted malt presence that gives off a decent amount of lingering bitterness. Hints of toast, smoke and subtle BBQ/smoked meat followed by caramel and toffee sweetness. This is balanced by a strong bready yeast presence as well as some hazelnut and a touch of rye spice. Sweetness nicely counters the roast/toasted malts. Finishes dry and slightly tart. Well balanced and refreshing. ABV is barely noticeable making this complex beer very easy to drink.
kamwitsta (365) - POLAND - NOV 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: malts, a little caramel and honey, a faint fruity note (plums, grapes, this kind of thing), a bit of dark bread, and a little bit of alcohol.
Appearance: dark brown; clear; head small, unstable.
Taste: sweet and mildly bitter.
Palate: body full; carbonation soft; finish sweet and a bit bitter; spicy from alcohol, in a pleasant way; a bit tart.
Overall: really nice, intense but not overwhelming. Maybe just a tad too sweet, both in the aroma and in the taste. Quite enjoyable nonetheless.
Baalzevuv (87) - POLAND - NOV 13, 2015
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Piana delikatnie beżowa, średniopęcherzykowa, nietrwała. Piwo nie koronkuje. Barwa głęboko rubinowa, czerwone refleksy. W smaku alkoholowe, brakuje słodyczy, kwaśności, generalnie wszystkiego. Odczucie w ustach żadne, goryczki brak, wysycenie niskie.
Paladares (135) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Color rojizo oscuro. Limpia. Dos dedos de espuma. Aroma muy complejo. Mucho de cereal tostado, pero muy tostado. Recuerda un poco al olor que desprenden las fábricas de cerveza. Hay algo también frutal que no consigo distinguir. Quizá algún fruto del bosque. En boca lo primero que viene son esos cereales tostados para luego sorprendentemente pasar a algo dulce con un final y un postgusto claramente a caramelo. Deja un regusto muy bueno y con 7 grados muy disimulados. Distinta y muy interesante.
Daesposi (10) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beer was good, had a unique palates and taste and was smooth. Unique I will say.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
trapped (1654) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Cooper Craft Kitchen Chelsea. Dark brown with faint reddish tint, small foamy beige head, faint fruity aroma, medium carbonation, caramel taste, well balanced caramel malt taste, abrupt finish. Very well balanced brew, the high alcohol content is well managed.
mariuszek (702) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice ruby color, medium beige head. Sweet caramel, malt, dried fruits, raisins, spices and cherries in aroma. Dried fruits, spices in taste, Low carbonation, medium to full bodied. OK, but IMO not that spectacular to be the 2nd doppelbock on RB.