ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml (I think?) bottle into a tulip glass.
A: Pours a very dark red color. The head is a nice looking two finger mocha shade with a good texture. Rock-solid retention and attractive lacing are also present.
S: There is a lot of chocolate, along side some cola, honey, and a very subtle herbal component. All the sweetness comes across enjoyably.
T: The flavors presented are far more caramel-forward in general than the nose suggested. Despite that, there’s a strong suggestion of sweet cola and faint chocolate to start, before it gradually dries out near the finish. The honey qualities come across both dryly and sweetly.
M: At first, it’s a very clean, dry brew, but after a while sweetness will accumulate on the front of the palate (the sides and back remain dry, however). Carbonation is low, which fits its somewhat syrupy nature - but the thinner texture doesn’t, really.
O: For about 4 oz, this one truly kicks ass in terms of both drinkability and enjoyment factor. But as soon as the sweetness accumulates, it becomes a little less likable for my tastes. Killing an entire bottle would be difficult, but not unbearable; this is one to share with others. Between this and taking heroin, I’d pick drinking this 11 times out of 10.
ayealright (2) - Falkirk, SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lovely beer with Caramel, nuts, roasted coffee flavours. There’s an some initial alcohol and an aftertaste of licorice, smoke and chocolate.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown to tawny with a medium, frothy and bubbly light tan head, medium retention with spare lacing. Aroma is kettle caramelized malt, lightly tart prunes and figs, faint earthy and woody hops, bready and toasty malt, and light smoke notes; no diacetyl. Flavor is sweet malt, lightly tart dark fruits, no hops but light bitterness, caramelized malt, and a sweet, medium finish. Full body and medium-light carbonation.
JefVerstraete (876) - BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Dark amber/brown colour. Very well balanced beer. Aroma of caramel, honey, spices with hoppy aftertaste. Tastefull and refreshing. Very good!
mile (2660) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and light roasted malt. Body is medium, malty and lightly flavor, faint caramel with faint honey sweetness and some roasted malt. Finish is average, malty and dryish, some roasted malt - light burnt malt, faint hoppyness. Roasted Scotch ale with faint noted of honey - could also use more bitterness to balance roastiness.
jonno (2097) - JAPAN - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Odd very sweet with berry inflections. Honey, cough medicine and goji. Interesting experiment but a small amount goes a long way.
JonnyConga (30) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks lovely. Dark red to black, clear with brown head that quickly disappears. Aroma is burnt sugar, caramel and treacle. Tastes liquorice and very sweet. Aftertaste long with coffee and dark chocolate. Kind of like a very sweet stout. Tasty.
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artyom (342) - Osijek, CROATIA - FEB 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
0,33l bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma is malt, burnt sugar and caramel. Taste is really sweet, with toasted and caramel malt. Full bodied.
Gorm (758) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Svart farve med beige skum. Lukt av røstet malt, karamell, kaffe og sjokolade, Smak av røstet malt, kaffe, sjokolade og krydder. Vinmonopolet.
mt_hall (85) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Very dark brown with a small, disappearing, light brown head. Lots of malt and treacle on the nose. Sweet honey and treacle flavours at the start, lots of malt again, then a clean and slightly drier finish. Very good!
ERB92 (141) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dried fruits, chocolate, coffee soy sauce and licorice in the aroma. Dark brown with a red tint and a off white head. Medium to heavy sweet with light to medium bitterness. Medium to heavy body with a oily texture. Soft carbonation. Overall a interesting brew that i enjoyed quite much.