henrikb (1257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber body, beige head; Very pleasant caramel malty nutty nose, very balanced; Full soft a little sweet and to fat body; Slightly fruity in finish a little to fat, sweet, pleasant late aromas.
MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Fruity yeast and caramel maltiness pervade this able-bodied Belgian-style Strong Ale until an earthy, herbal hop bitterness seals each sip.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the hazy brownish copper.
-The fruitiness is sometimes redolent of prune juice and raisins.
-The caramel sweetness is accompanied by a smidge of licorice.
-Alcohol is warming yet does not bother the flavor profile at all.
-Our bottle was well-carbonated, yet the Tsarina Esra wasn’t. I starting to wonder...might they have capping issues?
Bottle; thx Marc et Éric!
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle sampled at wlv this past weekend..... poured a reddish amber brown with very little head.... aroma of sweet candied sugary malt w/ dark fruit.... flavors of sweet candied sugar and had virtually no carbonation.... i’m not sure if the lack of carbonation is universal to this beer or just the sample that we had tried.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown with medium beige head. Sweet vinious aroma with roasted malt, ripe fruits and alcohol notes. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, overripe fruits, caramel and chocolate notes. Ends sweet with warming alcohol.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. pours flat, ruby w/ no head. aroma of brown sugar and dark candy sugar with a nice touch of tangerine. flavors of brown sugar and plums. sweet malty and touch of fruit. pretty nice but a little carbonation could help this out a lot.
holdenn (2063) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled by bottle at West Lake View Tasting. Pours a clear red brown with a small off white head. Lots of malts in the nose. Caramelized, toffee, and toasted malts that are slightly sweet. Sweet malt flavors. Caramels, brown sugar, citrus and red fruit that finish with a charred sweet hop finish. Decent beer.
DSG (4711) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(3/15/08) Draught sample at Brouwerij de Molen in Bodegraven. Deep amber with a medium creamy beige head. Aroma of malt, some roastiness, some caramel and some yeasty fruity notes. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, some dark fruits and a bit of chocolate hints. Medium to full body. Great!
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut brown with a creamy and lasting tan head. Malt, grain, caramel aroma with a hint of roast malts. Big and sweet flavour, malty with some caramel.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Fonefan/Brugmansia Cnudde tasting. Courtesy of Fonefan/Brugmansia. Nice red mahogany with a nice, creamy head. The aroma has sweetness and notes of roasted malt, raisin and candy sugar. The flavour has sweetness and notes of candy sugar, malt, spice, light citrus, raisin and caramel. Quite charming.
yespr (28663) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2008 33 cL bottle@fonefan/Brugmansia’s Cnudde tasting. Pours slight cloudy brown with a lacing tan head. Light spiced and mild yeasty aroma. Flavour holds a mild chocolate and liqourice mix. Smooth and mild yeasty note. Spiced flavour into the finish accompanied with a sweet caramel note.7-4-7-3-13=3.4
75 cL bottle. Pours slight cloudy deep orange with a collapsing white head. Dense phenolic yeasty aroma with a solid roasted malt note. Smooth roasted malty flavoured with a light and nicely balanced sweetness. Lingering malty finish with a nice mellow yeasty note.7-3-8-3-16=3.8