hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
darker brown with some red hints. Small dark fruity aroma. Some spice and fruit. Nice palate.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very spicy belgian nose. Spicy body with some carob. Smooth finish. Brown color with no head.
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coca-cola colour. Rocky head, lively carbonation. Sweet, spicy, nutmeg and cinnamon.
A beer for dark and cold winter nights. A little yeast, some sourness in the finish.
beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown to violet in color, small head but important carbonation. Nose of blue grapes, berries and yeast (belgian?). Starts too sweet, but a refreshing acidity takes over and ends on a metallic note. Expected it would be quite round, but is actually thin. I preferred the beer served cool, would not recommend to serve tempered as cooler, it enhances its refreshing side. OK, but not that exciting.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown colour with firm head. Vague aroma, it’s bit acidic with almonds and dark berries. Yeasty, bit nutty flavour with almonds and slight toasty. Acids are present here as well. Pretty one-dimensional maltiness.
larsniclas (6124) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2008 Bottled. Thx rickgordon.
Deep amber/dark brown. Firm beige head.
Sourish aroma with loads of marcipan.
Marcipan, yeast, nuts in the flavour with a warm alco-feel.
A bit short flavour.
xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared a bottle at the Hop Devil. Pours dark brown with a nice brown head. Aroma isn’t particularly strong... has some dark fruit, though without a commanding presence. The first few sips were surprisingly bitter, but it mellowed out after that. Very unique beer, but not really my style. Had the texture of a really dry wine, like a Bourdeux, but for some reason I wasn’t really impressed. Maybe it was the presence of alcohol in the flavor, which didn’t really match the abv. I have to give them credit for making a good, solid and original beer, but it’s just not my thing. I’d recommend that everyone give it a chance.
gnoff (8741) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2011 First rating
75 cl bottle, thanks rickgordon!
Shady dark brown color, tan head. Acidic and milky scent. Rubber and smoke phenolic taste, also wood. Medium mouthfeel and bitterenss. Acidic aftertaste.
75 cl bottle thanks to Honka (non ratebeer) on November 27, 2011
BB Feb 2010
Brown color, tan head. Alcohol, licorice, strawberry yoghurt scent. Apple, alcohol, grainy, harsh taste. Warming alcohol. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
ekstedt (5978) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (75 cl), thanks to rickgordon. Murky brown with medium beige head. Dark berries, some nutty flavours along with roasted notes of chocolate. Medium bodied and smooth. Slightly acidic and vinous with a dry finish.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 bottle (tasting hosted by after4ever) - carried all the way from italy by preston!! pours ruby brown with cream head; lots of malts and sugar sweet hints in the aromas; sweet flavors mixed in with a little spice; drinks smooth with almost no aftertaste