chrisv10 (12658) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 10.6%. Hazy dark brown/red with tiny tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, oak, vanilla, bread and dark fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, sweet, oak, wood, little vanilla, hop, dark fruits, toasted wood and a little bitter.
rarbring (1835) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Smelling of sweet bread, ripe dates, white chocolate and vanilla.
Appearance: A dark chestnut colored beer. A low off-white head with no lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting caramel, bread, sweet chocolate, alcohol and vanilla beans.
Palate: No carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: A bit short and simple.
Note: Bottle 3817/16250, 375 ml at home. (Vintage 2014) Reviewed 2015-07-30.
GreatDane1632 (1058) - Alabama, USA - JUL 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a fluted glass -- aroma was pleasant and powerful. Strong aged caramel/vanilla on the nose. Good looking cloudy color. A nice drink. Flavor followed the aroma through, not a very deep beer, but it was very nice. Definitely something to drink and converse or discuss. Well worth it.
Gluepot (135) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A soft tan head on a dark brown body. The nose is powerful featuring brown sugar, some sourness, booze, dark berries and a touch of vanilla. The Abstrakt series has a range of strengths, but hitting complex dark tastes is its strongest. This one is up there with the best of them. The taste profile features dark brown sugar, figs, dates, caramel and tobacco. There is little if any Belgian yeast but undertastes of nutmeg, plums, caramel, vanilla and balancing hops add to this dark taste adventure. One of the very best.
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - JUN 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Stas & Max. Deep amber-brown. Aroma of caramel, cardboard, dark fruits and alcohol. Sweet flavor with caramel, dark fruits, cardboard and alcohol. Medium-bodied. Not my thing.
berlinoise2go (666) - NORWAY - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (375ml) from Vinmonopolet, Oslo. Dark reddish golden brown colour. Small, short-lived head that leaves a thin ring, no lacing. Aroma of sweet dried fruit, plums, raisins, tobacco leaves. Full body, soft/flat carbonation. Sweet fruity taste, balanced by some acidity, low bitterness. Mildly tannic finish with a little alcohol burn.
DwarfeD (1608) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle at home. Dark amber brown with almost no head. Rich complex body with low carbonation. Quite sweet with subtle bitter tones. Ripe fruits, raisin, caramel, brown sugar, herbs, spices, warming alcohol and malts. A tasty complex quad.
jtclockwork (10892) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber. Nose/taste of dark fruit, plum, earth, grape and toffee - medium body.
Aniela (3750) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Clear Deep amber beer with a beige head. Bready, spicy, malty and abit fruity aroma. Caramell and malty, bready flavour with some nice fruity notes, nice spicy hints too. Really likeable beer :-)
drsandman (618) - New York, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thx to Leighton. Pours a funky brown purple, minimal head. Aroma is raisin, caramel, sugars, prune. Flavor is mega sweet, booze, sweet fruits. Mega beer, grew on me with time but agro