jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown in the glass. Nose and taste is pleasant malts with hint of baker’s chocolate. Rated 7/2/02
thewolf (11652) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark amber colour, leaning into black. Plenty of hoppiness in the aromas, even some bread appearing... Quite a powerful taste, leaning towards a stoutiness with plenty of hops. The aftertaste leaves a nice caramel impression.
Lubiere (11589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark translucent brown with a thick moka head. Aroma of brown sugar, butterscotch, and plums. In mouth, a smoky oily malt, with light sweetness, and light British hopping, with nice sustained nuttyness. Medium bodied. Bottle is actually almost a year old, from Capflu if I recall (so from BC) and still a good quaffer.
bierkoning (11544) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby brown color. Chocolate aroma and flavor. Some coffee bitternees, licorice. Fairly well hopped, malty with a hint of apple. Medium bodied and well balanced. There is some alcohol, but that is reasonably weel hidden. Well made strong ale.
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by beerandblues2 at the 5/7/11 DC Ratebeer gathering. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, fruity notes and leafy hops. The taste is toasted malts, bitter hops and stone fruits. Medium bodied.
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Clear. Brownish dense medium sized head. Lasting long. Malts, liqourice, hops and herbs in the nose. Flavour is malty as well, with not so distinct liqourice taste. Notes of fruit and some vague chocolate. Is light bitter on a nice maltbase in the end. Nice one.
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, creamy beige head, medium-short retention with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, toast, caramel), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, toast, caramel), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Date: November 01, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark red, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a nice fruity character, light earthyness
Flavor: flavor starts off dry, touch of caramel sweetness kicks in and brings some fruityness, earthyness grabs hold to dry it back out again, hint of dry chocolate, light bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 9, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very dark brown pour. Bottle from world of beer in S Fla. Aroma of dark malts, overripe fruit, some toffee. Flavor is pretty boring and actually not so good. A bit of overripe fruit, spent malt, spent hops...meh.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This ale is sparkling clear with a deep copper hue and a slight orange tint. Large, rocky, khaki head. Mostly, but not fully diminishing. Great, full and creamy lacework.
Very malty nose with notes of homemade soap, butter, milk chocolate, cherries and cinnamon.
The flavor is moderately malty up front with notes of cocoa and citrus. Very well balanced with a moderately bitter and lightly pungent hop addition on the backside.
Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Lengthy, bitter and astringent finish with freshly cut buegrass and wet straw at the earthy end.