wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma spices fruits caramel and some anise taste fruits spices caramel some anise and some hops
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
66cl bottle. Pours a cloudy odark range color with a big soft white head. . Aroma as expected, warm with malty sweetness prevailing on the floral hoppiness. Overall, a very well balanced flavor.Taste is good but not as complex as expected: it’s mostly sweet with some spicy notes and some phenols. Well rounded body; lacking some complexity.
thirdeye11 (5488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(330ml bottle 2009 vintage best by March 2011 thanks to bu11zeye) clearish brown-orange with lasting tan head. Nose of caramel, raisin, and sweet bread. Taste of raisin, sweet, bready, a bit of anise and ginger. Well carbonated finish with a long duration. Pretty good for what it is!
alobar (2730) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby color with no head. Aroma of chocolate, wheat, and spice. Lots of chocolate flavor with spice, anis, and caramel. Different taste. Nice beer.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
head: beige , thin
colour: dark amber, brown
smell: herbs, spices, malts, anis, sticky sweet malts, jeagermeister
taste: malts, anis, herbs, woody appearances, jeagermeister, dry end
rand (1270) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330 ml from Willems in Grobbendonk (B). Amber reddish with flavor of toffee butter, brown sugar, cereals, hay and sweet chestnut. The taste is malty, sweetness of the wheat, toffy, milk chocolate, grape, apricot and soft apple. Little bitterness and a supple finish, hardly syrupy, citric notes and spicy aromas.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010 bottle. Brown color. caramel, milk chocolate and pear in the aroma. Anis, pear and milk chocolate and toffee in the quite sweet flavor. Hint of pineapple. Anis in the aftertaste. Maybe a bit too sweet and spicy.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(330ml bottle, 2009 vintage, BB March 2011) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium cream head. Aroma of nuts, caramel, apricot, and grass. Flavor of caramel, light apple, and herbs with a somewhat dry finish.
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper with a fine, dissipating beige foam. Aroma of Everton mints, flaked fish food and dentist’s mouthwash on leathery old malt loaf. Maybe a trace too much mouthwash as it warms. Intriguing malty beast with an unusual interplay of mint, clove, milk chocolate, shrivelled old fruit (figs, prunes) and beechwood that’s difficult to pin down, and easy to like. Complex and very drinkable, without a hint of hop or alcohol. Medicinal, different, balanced. Keeps you pivoting your elbow gob-wards, and that’s always the measure of a good beer.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, amber in color with a few bubbles, bready brown sugar aroma with pumpernickel and brown sugar flavors