jcwattsrugger (11064) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap-pours a minimal white head. Color is deep amber. Aroma is grain. Taste is grain, sweet, coffee/chocolate/toasty. An occasional beer for me. Again, this is a Big Beer with that complex, thick taste.
Christian (11021) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper with a creamy off-white head. Some lacing Rich, fruity aroma, with some cherry, malt and alcohol. Nutty sweet flavour with a port-like alcohol-dominated finish.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 Date: 12/11/2003
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
slightly alcoholic sweet malt aroma with rich hops, rich malt flavor well balanced with good earthy hops, like a light barleywine,
clear dark amber, sweet spicy rich malt aroma, rich malt flavor, dry and hoppy, light bitter finish
Source: brick store
clear very dark amber, frothy beige head, solid lace, slightly fruity light malt aroma, rich malt flavor well balanced by lots of earthy hops, good bitterness, picks up a bit of fruity character, stays rich malty fruity and hoppy to the end
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Source: Falling Rock
dark, frothy beige head, specks of drippy lace,
sweet malt aroma with a winey character,
lots of oak and wine flavor, rich malt is offset by the oak, nice fruity esters,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - JAN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Park reddish body with very small off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, dark fruit and hops.
bhensonb (10688) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of toffee and nut. Beautiful garnet color with an off-white head that laced while collapsing. Thin to medium body with mild carbonation. The flavor is dark caramel with bread and citrus. The flavor is fairly dry considering the maltiness, with mild bitter and hints of coffee. Very tasty.
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark redbrown, smooth light brown head.
nutty dark caramelly aroma, also some dark chocolate, some bitter hops in the background.
flavor is dark caramelly sweet, dark toffee, faint roasted malts, bitter malts, faint flowery and bitter hop flavor to balance. a beer with lots and lots of taste from malts, but never too sweet.
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Clear dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and oxidized. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170713
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Pours a dark, reddish-brown with a firm, lingering tan head. Considerable lacing as the level receded.
Aroma: Nicely balanced between sweet, caramel notes and bitter hops.
Flavor: Flavor is at first sweet and malty, then quickly turns happily bitter with some nice, piney hop flavor. On the swallow, the bitterness prevails, leaving the mouth with a pleasantly bitter, sticky aftertaste. Some notes of toffee and burnt malts, adding to the bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-big in body. Light and fine carbonation. Slightly warming going down.
Overall Impression: Overall I was very impressed. A beautifully struck balance between malt sweetness and hop bite.
Comments: Bottle pour.
Tmoney99 (10399) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark reddish\brown hue with medium off-white head. Good complex aroma of roasted malt, sweet and small alcohol. Medium to full body with smooth texture. Complex flavor of coffee, hops and roasted malt with the same small alcohol bite at the finish. Very good brew.
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Wonderfull dark amber-red
colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Light chocolate notes. Fantastic powerfull heavy bitter flavor. Nice complex notes of hopps and chocolate. Creamy palate. Really great beer.