Rasmus40 (8884) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Very nice. 170609
adnielsen (7573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Happy Gnome. Dark brown appearance with a tan/brown head. Sweet Belgian chocolate, light piney hoppy nose. Sweet molasses,?caramelized, dark chocolate, mildly vinous flavor with a bitter, earthy hoppy finish. Complex sweet Dark Belgian ale finish with a slight bitter, hoppy, vinous touch.
Ernesto987 (3010) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sweet Malty strong ale, hops do a fairly decent job of attempting to balance this out, very yeasty, bottled 2007, opened 2011.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate brown color with a little bit of a red hue to it. Off white head with a few streaks of lace. Nose brings forward a cacophony of different scents, including raisins, dark fruit, booze, roasted malt, and a bit of dark rum. Taste pulls everything together quite well, accentuating the dark fruits and some sweetness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. Drinks really well and glad to try it when I did a few months back.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-13-2010
beerfest5 (835) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 9, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I would have to answer the style question by saying that in the last few years this type of ale has come to most beer drinkers attention by stones sublimely self rightuous. This is a black ipa, plain and simple, great roasted malt aroma and flavor on the front of the tongue, and spicy and flowery hops at the back of the throat. Its a wonderful interpretation of a black ipa and an overall style that is going to become very popular in the coming years.
back (965) - Holstebro, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma:humle citron malt vanilje tømmer hasselnød Ud.:kastaniebrun Skum:cafe au lait tæt langhold rolig E.smag:sød moderat bitter lidt Krop:medium For.:cremet Brus:blød
f (75cl) døe ho 31/8-10
BREWMUSKCLES (2088) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice fruit cocktail in hop brew. sweetish with a bit of rusty oil can in there the beer is zesty and bright though still aged well and refined. hops come through well enough with a pine cone and flower character that i am fond of. quirky? yes! and good.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Avery. Dark brown almost black with medium tan head. Aroma is spicy sweet with hints of molasses and deep caramel malt, nice pungent hop profile. Taste has strong hop presence with rich malty dried fruit at backend. Medium sweetness at start. Hints of chocolate. Medium bodied but hearty. Awesome brew.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from fidelis83- thanks again, Jeremiah! Pours a cloudy dark brown with a finger-thick off-white head with nice retention. Notes of grass, earthy hops, caramel malts, molasses, citrus and other fruits, raisins, nuts, and alcohol. Medium-bodied, with active carbonation and a malty, spicy mouthfeel. The hops are pretty decent for a beer that’s been sitting for a few years. Complex and pretty nice.
Narnad (1373) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very deep dark brown with garnet highlights and a small very creamy dense off-white head. Aroma as wonderful slightly nutty strong sweet caramel nose with additional notes of molasses, light citrus hops, light apple, grape and fig fruitiness. Flavor has a very strong caramel and molasses start followed by a smooth semi-strong toasted presence. Fruity notes of apple, grape and a strong figgy are in the middle with a light citrus hops note at the end with a tea like bitter ending. Body is extremely dense, almost a watered down molasses feeling. Texture is very smooth with fine carbonation that leaves terrific lacing on the glass. Overall a very well balanced and complex brew. This brew has really weathered the aging well and seems like it will only get better with age.