VDuquerroux (922) - Airvault, FRANCE - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A black beer with sparkling dark brown hues ; big beige creamy head ; medium retention. Spicy licorice aroma, anise, roast, light caramel, prune, herbs : beautiful landscape ! Medium to heavy sweet, warming background. Medium voluptuous body, thin texture, average carbonation, medium sweet finish. Overall, odd feeling of security : seriously?! how can you resist this spicy fruity roasty aroma... cradled like a baby.
k92488 (378) - NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 flaske. Mørk klar mørk hvit skum som varer. Smak av malt gjær. Mild og fin veldig god
StilleStorm (1254) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DWF; Bottle 0, 33L, with a flip top. Pours hazy cobber with a moderate, creamy, somewhat lacing and lasting off-white head. Aroma is toasted malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruiy, nuts and spice. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a lasting nutty, spice finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is avarage.
IPAgutten79 (842) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brun med lavt skum. Aroma av litt tørket frukt, ellers lite. Smaken er malt og tørket frukt. Medium konsistens.
Erzengel (6723) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
*Old rating, best before 01/08. Mild-weich, dickflüssig, weinig-holzige Töne, dunkle Früchte, nett.
ForlornHope (286) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle at home. Gushed on opening, then poured well, although the head very quickly disappeared. Brown in colour with a nice red tint against the light. Not much aroma, perhaps some roast malt. Taste is on the sweet side with a little balancing bitterness. That said, this is not an overly sweet beer, there is plenty of grain in the taste. The mouthfeel is slightly thin, though. Aftertaste of nice, roasty, grain. Overall, not bad, perhaps a little bit boring.
ABS (773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown body. A thin, white head. Beautiful lacing lasts longer than the beer. Dried fruit and some alcohol nose. Low, but fizzy carbonation. Medium to light body. Sweet. Raisin, figs, dried fruit, some malt and wort flavour. A bit to thin and flat in my opinion.
Alengrin (3884) - BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The classic Bon-Secours, since 1996. Deep bronze coloured beer under a thick and creamy, yellowish beige head; very estery aroma, overripe peaches and plums, chocolatey and caramelly malts, liquorice and perhaps a hint of aniseed; sweet taste, full and creamy mouthfeel, caramelly malt sweetness, very yeasty, dryish finish but some candi sweetness lingering too. Nice and probably an interesting ale for cellaring.
martjoobolut (2103) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33L bottle (from Wine of Galilee), BB 2018. Pours dark brown with light brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, intense raisins, malt, yeast. Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, caramel, malt, raisins. Finish is burnt with raisins, some bitterness, some warming alcohol, and some metallic notes. Body is thin to medium. Overall: I just love the raisin character in these kinds of brews. If it had more body, it would great, now it’s just very good.
Vaiz (4107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown pour, thin creamy tan head. Aroma is sugary, roasted malts, quite spicy and with licorice. Flavor is sweet caramel malts, spicy and smooth. Quite full bodied and loads of licorice.