tmoreau (2127) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wrapped 750 ml. bottle, shared & poured to snifters showing a darkest brown color, with ruby highlighting, a modest layer of quickly diminishing, brownish tan head foam, and light spots of lacing. The aroma was a strong nose of lurking alcohol presence, dark fruit as prune, and caramel & treacle sweetness. Thick & full bodied, the taste then unleashed the warming nature of the alcohol, presented hefty malt, sweetness, and low bitterness that was devoid of any astringency. The mouthfeel was slightly slick, but basically smooth. A very flavorful sipper!
MrHangover (2141) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Dean to Mouth tasting, courtesy of me! Pours an almost headless, clear brownish beer. Very thin, off white head on top. Aroma is mostly red fruits, malts and a very faint, fruity yeasty background. Some booze detected in both flavor and aroma. Has a very big, fruity base in the flavor, backed up by some carmamel malts and faint yeast. Long, cloying sweet aftertaste. Really way better than Iíd expected it to be!
dEnk (3482) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big roasty malt, some liquorice, tangy roast sourness. Flavour is creamy chocolate, liquorice, roast, sugar. Decent.
worldbeertaste (1548) - AUSTRIA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1500th rating! Dark brown with a thin disappearing white head. Smells of dark fruit, sweet caramel malt, dark malt, and soft roast. Tastes of sweet malt with lots of dark red fruit and a sweet finish. Nice roast and full of flavour.
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at THT. Pours clear dark red. Aroma is red fruit, vandy, raisin, caramel, yeast and some citrus. Taste is very sweet. Full bodied. Pretty good.
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though itís only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Poured a clear dark brown with a thin round head. The aroma is a little tart, light vinegar, some molasses. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich toffee malt alcoholic bitter palate. Medium bodied with flat carbonation. Tasted fine but didnít smell so good.
kermis (4262) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though itís only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Pours clear dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of overripe dark fruits, caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet andodwrate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
deanso (4666) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample @THT courtesy of MrHangover.
Thin white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. A good quad.
sic1314 (2553) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured deep reddish brown with no head. Aroma of musty dark fruit, liquorice. Full body, flavour is very vinous, heavy berries.
Iphonephan (2682) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at Ryanís tasting. Pours a dark cola brown with a scant off white head. Aroma of caramel and bourbon. Flavors of plum, raisin and caramel. Medium heavy bodied. Low carbonation. Smooth finish that hide the high ABV well.