sitzds (318) - - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 750 ml bottle poured into shaker pint. Billowing tan head settles to a thin layer atop hazy iced tea colored liquid. Minimal lacing. Aroma is subtle, fig, bread, citrus, and dark fruit. Taste is stronger with citrus, malt, caramel, and honey sweetness followed by a slight floral bitterness. Medium body, creamy texture, high fizzy but soft carbonation, and a sweet finish.
altonbrownd (5518) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home in Chevy Chase. Nice dark brown body with medium head. Nose is toasty, spicy, caramel. Taste is caramel, malts, coffee - and quite sweet. Spices in there too. Pretty good.
commonshawn (1026) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bottle from surdyks with commonmac and Qponnagy. Dark mahogany with small white head. Funky dark fruit nose. tart and funky, yeast, high sugar . Dark fruit very prevalent. Very good .
toscanoigor (90) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - JUN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cerveja marrom-avermelhada, espuma bege de baixíssima formação. Aroma de caramelo, cravo. O sabor é doce, com pouco amargor, um pouco picante, com predomínio do malte e um pouco de ameixa/passas. Corpo médio, boa carbonatação, bem saborosa.
DwarfeD (2621) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle shared at home. Hazy dark brown with a medium beige head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with herbal bitter tones. Caramel, roasted malts, brown sugar, some coffee and chocolate, spices and herbs. Quite nice.
radio_nowhere (1384) - Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked/caged bomber into tulip glass, very deep ruby-amber color with tan head. Aroma notes of caramel malt, spicy Belgian yeast and some light dried fruits. Taste adds more Belgian spice character, clove, white pepper, brown sugar and light cocoa towards the end. Medium-heavy body, moderate-heavy carbonation, lively, tad sticky with sweet light cocoa finish. Pretty solid Belgian strong, drinks much lighter than its ABV.
markextrae (3717) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle sample from local bottle shop. hazy darker brown colour with a tanned head. nose of sweet caramel, caramel malts, spices, cloves, dried prunes, belgian yeast, spiced alcoholic notes. quite full bodied.
keepersj12 (3058) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nicely done. My bottle poured with a big head. The aroma had the spices and sweetness. I think the honey mellowed it well. Very easy drinking.
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Padchenko (277) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with medium brownish white head. Sweet malty flavour with sweetness and some bitterness in the mouth and mostly sweet in the finish. Some caramel also? Very tasty
minutemat (4154) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, March 16. Thanks to Mike for this, the final beer of the night. Pours deep hazy brown with tan head. Aroma is sweet molasses. Taste is dark fruits, brown sugar, molasses and manuka honey.. quite a complex intriguing beer.
BlackHaddock (6235) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cork and caged 0.75 litre bottle at the April 2016 Shrewsbury Beer Geek meeting and shared between 5 of us: cheers Mike for this one. Red/Brown body, beige topping. Sweet molasses rule this brew, some dark fruits in the aroma but they get lost in the flavour as the molasses take over completely. My sweet tooth liked it, but I would have prefered to be able to pick up the honey and other ingredients as I sipped the beer, not just having a malty sugar rush.