Tmoney99 (9596) - 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.
chrisv10 (9420) - 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.
gunnfryd (9318) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle . Dark brown colour with a beige head. Hoppy aroma. Sweet caramel and hoppy flavour. Light roasted caramel and bitter finish.
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Dark amber coloured. Clear. Light brown small dense head. Berries, caramel and spices in the nose Flavour of chocolate, hops, light fruit, sweetness. Has a full maltbase and a light alcoholtouch. Is nicely bitter in the end, and has a long impact on the palate. Nice one.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Bottle at TAG Restaurant, Denver 22/09/2009
Fruit and malt aroma. Amber coloured strong in alcohol and hoppy with a little roast flavour in a crisp and bitter warming chocolate malt finish.
Rasmus40 (8884) - 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
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bright and clear reddish-brown colour with a little foam; aroma of caramel and hazelnut, notes of fir needles, slightly roasted; sweet and full-bodied, very tasty, late but robust bitterness before a dry caramelish, woody and malty finish - a big very impressive beer; big thanks to fiulijn
Leighton (8656) - 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.
Ratman197 (8482) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured mahogany with an amber head. Aromas of dark fruit with some vinous notes. Flavors of roasted malt, dark fruit ,a hint of coffee, With a mildly bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 Bottle at The Avery Experience. Caramel mahagony hues with a medium frothy tan head. Caramel and brown sugar aromas with light roasted grains evident and a fruit hop nose. Caramel malt and acidic alcohol flavor with a fruit hop finish, and some vanilla faintly detectable. Medium bodied and warm spicy palate.