reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle pours an amber brown color with a generous light beige head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark pitted fruits with some candied sugar and hints of yeast and chocolate. Taste is a fruit and chocolate malt sweetness with a herbal hop bitterness and a dry finish. Definite presence of alcohol. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Tasty but not overly complex for a quad. Good enough to sample.
ClubGonzo (3995) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Høkeren, Copenhagen. The body of this sinner’s beer is deep and murky brown, corresponding perfectly to a sinful soul. The aroma gives of dark malts, hints of licorice and raisins, but comes across as a tad bit faint all in all. Taste is however much more solid - a staple quad: dark malts, raisins, figs and dark candy sugars. Well-made but not outstanding in the genre, Malus Pater scores mostly (in my book) on the fantastically burlesque and humorous label, depicting some malevolent priest engaged in "extracurricular activities" with what appears to be a perhaps an altar boy. Wielding a beer from Beer Here in his hand, of course. Was this brew meant as a comment to the recent unraveling of sexual misconduct in the Catholic Church? Perhaps. I liked it, anyhow. :-)
DutchDrebus (3979) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love the bottle art. As soon as i saw it, i just had to try it. Very nice beer also. It’s not really unique, but it is balanced.
Marko (3918) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Lord Nelson, courtesy of and shared with Papsoe (thanks!), Blackish colour, tanish head... the light here really isn’t brilliant for rating appearance. Sweet malty fruity nose, figs, sticky but in a good way, some grain, maybe weak honey. Nice balanced sweet malty taste, rosehip jam notes, the alcohol isn’t there much in the taste but this is certainly warming. Not the type of beer I’d immediately call my favorite, but it really is a sublime thing that grows on you.
Ferris (3899) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Dark sugars and dark fruit. Dark brown, almost opaque with no head. Dark fruits and some slight bitterness. A bit medicinal and boozey but still pretty decent.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 50cl. Pours a clear and dark brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, sweetness, raisin, fruit and yeast. The flavor is malt, sweetness, raisin, nut, fruit and yeast. The palate is sweetness and some alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer with a good balance.
stouby (3717) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home.
Black with a creamy beige head, nice lacings. Aroma heavy malty (dark dried fruits, brown sugar). Flavor heavy sweet. Full body, sirupy, warming alcohol.
erickok (3499) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 Deep black body with creamy tan head. Apple juice, maple syrup, fennel, cloves, dark caramel, some smoke, honey cereal and rye bread. Lots going on and lots of good stuff, luckily. Super rich taste, light burned at first, with a sweet, raisin-y sweetness in the middle and a long, developed aftertaste. Good amount of warming alcohol and an oily texture that leaves a film of goodness. This can totally compete with the classic Belgians with their long history. The well-carbonated palate and velvety, fruity sweetness make this a world class brew. Clearly a knowledgeable and focused brewer at work. There, a Malus Pater review without mentioning the church once. Ah... damn. (50cl bottle, 7,20 EUR, unfortunately) (Rating re-indexed)
Palme (3311) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011 from a 0.5l bottle. Pours a dark brown body with a thin fading beige head. Sweet aroma with some licorice, dried fruits, some chocolate and it’s quite hopy. Lively carbonated, has an fizzing mouthfeeling and medium-bodied. Light sweet flavors, some brown sugar and more dried fruits. Ends with a mild alcohol finish and a pepperish aftertaste.
gam (3219) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Carbonation medium very dark pour tan coloured head aromas rich dark fruit caramel chocolate soy mild alcohol flavour liccorice plums and prunes a saltyness caramel soy note chocolate port wine raisin bright tasting but not a world beater however finish dark fruit tastes maltiness salty bitter aftertaste