jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle@Home, vintage 2008. Lactic and malty aroma. Hazy, dark brown colour, light brown head, good lace. Sweet, bitter, allspice, licorice, coffee, light lactic. Dusty mouth feel. Flavourful, bit off balance, alcohol hidden.
thewolf (10532) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ De Molen.
Pours deep muddy greyish brown with a small, creamy, off-white film head. Aroma has raisins, chocolate, viniousness, caramel, liqourice and fat maltiness. Medium carbonation, fine and very dry mouthfeel. Flavour is quite ashy, raisins, light chocolate, softly roasted, vinious. Long, lingering grainy bitterness. A bit weird. But okay.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Cole’s - Buffalo
Appearance: dark brown look , minimal light top. Mellow appearance.
Nose: Caramel with brown malt feel , chocolate ,roast , touch of smoke. Solid , clean and smooth.8-
Flavor/Palate : Chocolate shown up front , bit roast in character , hint of spice followed by brown sugars. Roasty with vinous finish. Interesting brew.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, with thanks to Beastiefan2k for sharing. Pours dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma is heavy on the dark fruits, some toffee, and a little chocolate. Flavor is a bit thinner, also forward on the dark fruits, with dark berry and a little caramel. Eugene says this bottle has over a year on it, and that seems to come across on the palate and flavor. Thanks for sharing Eugene!
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark brown, almost prune purplish black with a huge 3 finger frothy coffee colored head with excellent retention that slowly fades into a lasting cap that coats the glass with large chunks of soapy lacing.
Roasted malt aroma with hints of bitter dark chocolate malt, dark fruits, especially plum, dark cherry and fig as well as some spice.
Roasted malt flavor with a lot of bitter dark chocolate and dark fruit, especially plum, raisin, dark cherries, grape and fig. There is also a good bit of cocoa and coffee bean to balance things out. The sweetness of the estery fruit notes are balanced by the roasted notes and the subtle hops provide a slight dry finish. The alcohol is undetectable and the excellent balance make this beer extremely quaffable. Highly recommended!
skortila (4174) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Aroma is slightly vinous, has roast, chocolate and dark fruits. Dark brown coloured beer with a short, beige head. The taste is sweet, slightly sour, has dark & dried fruits, some black currant. Medium bodied (so thin for an ASA). okay.
caesar (4504) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark color, short head. Aroma of some roasted malt, bit hop, some chocolat, slight hint of grapes. Bit fruity taste, soft malty body, hint of alcohol. Not as strong as american strong ales usually are, but more a thin italian version. Decent balance, but a bit thin compared to his harsh american brothers.
zach8270 (3037) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 375 ml) Dark brown in color with a tan head. Aroma is spicy and fruity with some light hints of chocolate. Flavor is spicy and yeasty at the beginning with a lot of chocolate and roasted malts in the middle. Finishes with some very apparent cherry and grape notes. Very warming on the palate.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ GBBF 2009. A dark brown colored beer, with a dark beige head. The aroma of chocolate with dark fruits. There are spices in the back. The taste of pure chocolate, with burned malt, dark fruits like black cherries and prune. It’s a bit dry with some bitter and spices. The aftertaste is bitter, spicey and warm.
vtafro (2163) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Rciesla for the share. Brown pour with little head. Nice grape filled aroma. Flavor is awesome for 10%, dark fruits, malt, grape and citrus. The first thing i wrote down was ten percent and I forgot that by the end of the glass, that’s how smooth this beer was. Nice!