JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2009
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Spuyten Duyvil Grocery. Deep brown/amber beer topped by a thin white head. The aroma has some lightly sweet malts and a distinct, slick aroma of diacetyl. Flavour is just awful. Rancid butter and toffee over a chewy sweetness that makes this unbearable. 15 bucks, down the drain.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Ølbaren, Copenhagen. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty nutty dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty fruity and nutty caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty and fruity dark fruit finish.
Theis (14292) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at ØLbaren. Murkey dark red/brown - offwhite head. Berries, ryebread, sweetness, yeasty, belgian yeasty, light candy, light alcoholic, sharpness, dried fruits, caramel, light light hoppy, light licorice.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Jazy dark brown colour with a medium off/white ehad. Sweet malty dark fruity aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is sweet with well toasted malt and caramel, some dark fruits, alcohol and some bitter hops. Sweet malty finish.
nuplastikk (4971) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml shared with argoO and company. Thick brown-amber color. Mellow sweet aroma. Yeasty and rich. Interesting subtle nuances, very complex. Smooth, malty, thick. Sweet sugary aroma. An excellent Dutch beer.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of malts, nuts, caramel, wood, and hints of chocolate and oak leaves. Poured brown/amber in color with a large, tan/beige head that diminished some some, but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malts, caramel, nuts, slight tar, slight yeast, and a hint of cocoa. Medium body. Average texture. Soft to average carbonation. Sweet, nutty, caramel and malt finish. 8.2%ABV is undetectable.
badgerben (4578) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red color with a medium head. Solid aorma of sweet grains and Munich malt. After warming up a bit, the flavors really stand out. Lots of sweet grain, rich Munich malt flavor, light caramel and a pinch of chocolate. Moderate Noble, floral hop. Quite nice.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAR 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle courtesy of argo0. Hazy amber beer with a lasting head. Rich malty caramel and cherry aroma. Smooth malty flavors of vanilla, caramel, and molasses, with some fruity yeast flavors, but a relatively clean profile. Creamy full body. This was really nice stuff; great balance and mouthfeel with an interesting yeasty component that doesn’t seem very typical for the style.
bierkoning (10945) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked bottle. Dark brown color. Malt, caramel and maple syrup in the arioma. Firm grassy, malty flavor with hints of cinnamon, caramel and dried fruit. No carbon, but that is my fault. I drank the beer within 3 weeks of bottling. Still a good beer and a worthy doppelbock, that shows a lot of promise. Will re-rate sooner or later.
argo0 (11981) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Some gushing, medium beige head atop muddy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry/raisin, some caramel, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some caramel, raisin, light alcohol. Sticky medium body.