tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18/11/12 - 75cl bottle @ Horecaexpo (Gent) - BB: IX/14 (2012-1289)
Clear dark amber to brown beer, small creamy off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: yeast, bit cheesy, caramel, sweet, dried fruits, overripe banana, bit smelly. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sugary, dried fruits, raisins, bit sourish, red berries, alcohol. Aftertaste: sour touch, alcohol and dried fruits.
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Purple Pig in Chicago. Medium brown, frothy tan head. Initially the aroma had a yeasty cidery aroma, but with some air time the spices came forward and the dark fruits became apparent. Figs and brown sugar and Christmas spice and candied oranges. Sweet but not overly so, quite enjoyable.
Nickls (2356) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Creamy light tan head, dark murky ruby brown. Lots of zesty citrus, toffee, sourish dark fruits, and a slight sweetness in the aroma. Sweet raisins, citrus, spicy, dark fruits and some sour citrus in the finish. Medium to lighter body.
Lukaduke (2982) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown color with a finger or so of eggshell colored foam that trails away rather quickly... aromas are earthy dark fruit... figs, raisin, belgian candy and cola. On the palate this is good. Nice touch of carbonation brings the dark fruit out and its balanced nicely by a earth wet wood malty backbone. Nice brightness from the orange peel shines mid to late palate and really bring this one from a good beer to a great beer ! Tasty stuff.
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at Copenhagen Ølfestival 2012. Hazy reddish brown color. Sweet aroma with toffee, raisins and prunes. Sweet flavor with plenty of prunes and raisins, some vanilla too. Low carbonation, mellow soft oily palate. Very good dessert liquer like beer.
Derek881 (1247) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured this beer from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a very dark brown/black color with a small white head that had short retention, and light cling and lacing.. The aroma featured fruits, raisins, and floral hops, along with some earthy grain tones and spices. Its taste was sweet with raisin, a touch of earthy-grainy hops, and a lighter sour barley effect. It had a creamy, wet, and lighter mouthfeel with low carbonation and an average body.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
DEC11: Orange color with small head. Fruity flavoring.
Tart fruity flavor with notes of prunes, lacks carbonation.
MiP (15247) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Sourish roasted aroma. Muddy dark brown colour. No head. The flavour is fruity. Not clean. Some brown sugar in the finish.
Skinnyviking (8645) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Low fluffy off-white head. Clear dark brown body. Dried berries caramel herbal aroma. Mild sweet roasted malt honey caramel cocoa flavor. Very sweet. Log carbonation. Short sweet aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden by the sweetness of the beer.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a medium off-white head. Sweet orangey aroma with herbal/earthy notes. Sweet caramel malt flavor with more herbal/earthy notes. Very light and the alcohol is well hidden.