mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy brown with a thick fluffy head. Fruity aroma. Some raisin, some prune, and very interesting. Very subtle in alcohol, you don't even know the alcohol is there. Very rich and malty. Very balanced. Very nice brew. Really enjoyed it.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2003
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just came into Ramsey Liquors. Pours hazy brown. Thick fluffy head. Very fruity aroma. Can smell some malt/carmel and a mix of raisin and prune. All uphill from there. Very rich malty flavor and fruity. Reminded me of prune and raisin, but a whole lot more. @ 8%, it drinks like a thirst quenching gatoraid, making your palate crave for more and salavate. You don't even think of it as an alcoholic beverage. Absolutely outstanding.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Dark amber with a nice but not fully stable head. Fresh caramel-like nose. Some "ambrées" are a bit sharp in their bitterness, but tjhis one has a slightly sweet caramel-like touch and comes with added candi sugar. Lovely spicy and very potent. Unique and a wonderful surprise - and great looking in it’s slim, elegant swing top bottle. 151199
Grzesiek79 (3374) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dobre piwo z karmelowymi smakami. Alkohol w piwie jest rozgrzeawający, bez posmaku etanolu. Piana spora, mocne wysycenie, czerwonawe odcienie. Finisz rozgrzewający i trochę alkoholowy. Na zimę piwo w sam raz
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Sampled in 2005 in Lundeborg bought at Rob in Hesselager.]
A bomb in the party. Lots of notes such as spices, yeast, dried fruits and with a soft, acidity palate. Also notes of something rouge! Really great!!!
ha1ag (748) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled deom Carrefour in Liege. Very dark amber color with thick foamy head and nicely layered lacing ! Visual is perfect. Nose taste like caramel. Aroma is spicy and some hops covered by caramel and candi sugar. Flavour is hoppy followed by intense bitters. Very complex nice beer!
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2011
12/01/2011 - 33cl bottle @ home (2011-14)
Note: so, appears I have already reviewed this one. I’ve come to a point where I’ll be needing a permanent connection to the web, to keep track of my previous ratings. Anyways, they were purchased at the same moment, so this is the review for the aged version.
Dark amber coloured cloudy beer, creamy off-white head. Aroma: caramel, dried fruits, some dairy, yeast. MF: nice carbon, medium body. Taste: caramel, full malts, hops, fruity, toasted malts. Aftertaste: some citrus, hops, caramel.
May 2010 - 33cl bottle at home
Pours a cloudy orange beer, the bottle was a gusher. Rocky white head that disappears quickly (possibly due to the gusher effect). Aroma is caramel sweetness, ripe fruits, a little citrus. Full body and round palate. Malty and spicy (koriander?) in flavour, a little alcohol sweetness that ends bitter. Aftertaste is acidic to bitter, which works very thirst quenching.
Ar: 8, Ap: 4, T: 7, P: 4, O: 15, Total: 3.8
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is an eye opener. It’s one of those "what the fuck is that familiar smell aroma." I never figured it out. Cherry, wood, candy sugar and caramel.
Quite a bit of sugars in this one. Very sweet. Chocolate, caramel, sugars and a large amount of fruitiness.
DocLock (8250) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Turbid dark straw pour with malt, hopcit, toffee aroma. Well hidden alcohol and a malty, ery hopcity finish. Very complex, with caramels and fruits coming out more pronounced as it warmed. Fantastic.
kopestes (164) - Braine l’Alleud, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2006 0.33l bottle at home. Hazy amber color with huge white head that diminished quickly but didn’t fade away completely. Nice lace on the glass. Bit alcoholic aroma, some roasted taste like roasted bitter hazelnut chocolate Real joy to drink.