JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruddy brown color with very little head - a ring of light tan head. Sweet aroma, rich malts, not much of a spice component. Some maple detected, light peat. Rich, almost tannic malts on the taste, nice finish, tinged by the maple syrup. Very nice.
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Large thick rich foamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Somewhat cloudy copper-amber like color. Aromas of smooth toasted malt, light grainy feel, hint of fruit and light alcoholic nose as well. Some underlying caramelized notes. Over the palate came and unexpected explosion of harmonious notes of mainly malty notes, but also fruit and almost raisins, light vinous, nutty; particular walnuts, spice and maybe a hint of smoke in there somewhere. Full bodied with a soft carbonation and quite smooth thick and alcoholic texture. Moderated to heavy sweet flavor with good counter bitterness. Lingering nutty and light spicy warming alcoholic finish. This was quite an impressive and surprisingly good beer.
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1509-20080704] 341mL bottle. Sweet heavy fruit and sugary malt aroma. Clear, dark red brown body with a quick creamy off-white head. Sweet honeyed figs and malt flavour. Medium-full body. Nice and sweet.
(w/ jerc, manuchampions, tupalev)
MiP (13798) - S°nderborg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 8%. Weak marcipan aroma. Cloudy dark red brown colour. Small light brown head. Good malty flavour, some yeast. Roasted, some brown sugar.
dmac (4209) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 ml bottle from glouglouburp, thanks Dany. Pours a slightly thin looking burnt orange/brown with an average size fizzy light beige head. Aroma of peat, toffee, alcohol, rotten fruit. Medium bodied that is on the syrupy side with fizzy carbonation and a large dose of alcohol warming, especially for only being 8%. I know the site says 8.5% but I’m going with my bottles listing of 8%. Flavor of toffee, brandy, alcohol, sherry notes as well. Not really getting any maple syrup in the aroma or flavor though. Sorry DdC but this is the first beer I have had from you guys that didn’t blow me away, just a little to boozy especially for something that isn’t even over 10%.
not really getting the maple syrup that the commercial description speaks of).
joergen (21509) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange red coloured with a small beige head.
Sweet aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of liquorice, alcohol, butterscotsch and spices.
Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, liquorice and alcohol with notes of spices and maple syrup.
Spicy and burning alcoholic finish.
The alcohol is too dominating.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy ChzMan. Dark amber/brown with a small, off white head. Toasty malt, caramel/toffee, light smoke and peat. Straightforward scotch ale. Medium/full body, balanced carbonation. Solid.
ekstedt (5630) - G÷teborg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (34 cl) from ělbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Hazy amber with a creamy medium tan head. Rich malty aroma with dried fruits, fudge, and spicy hops, and warming alcohol. Medium bodied and smooth. Very well balanced.
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy deep orange to amber/brown and with a collapsing tan head. Mild floral and spiced aroma. Flavour is spiced and mild malty. Light caramel malt lurking through a solid bitterness mixed with spiced notes. Ends spiced and bitter.
Defreni (2649) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske. Lidt skum pň en mudret r°dlig brun °l. Duften er meget diskret af malt, imens smagen er meget kraftig alkoholisk, med en del peat til at begynde med der minder meget om en single malt. Siruppen kan jeg ikke kende, medmindre det er den jeg smager som den kraftige alkohol, der er meget gennemtrŠngende og brŠnder en del pň tungen.