Ughsmash (7354) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured clear deeper garnet with a short cap of off-white head. The aroma was sweet, fruity, and slightly smoky with a bit of a syrupy complexion.. very enjoyable. The flavor had a heavy dark fruit and lesser caramel presence at the core with just a touch of smoked peat around.. finished strong, but it held itself together. Thicker-bodied on the palate with low carbonation.. malty overall with low bitterness.. well done overall.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red colored with little yellow head. Sweet toffee in aroma with spices and thin alcohol, some wooden vanilla also present. Medium bodied. Flavor also starts with same toffee and caramel, same wooden note here with slight vanilla too. Aftertaste turns to mildly alcoholic with toffee still. Excellent beer.
bedainedebiere (505) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2009 2,49$ at BDF, you probably paid more than that and that’s because a lot of profit was made on your wallet... Third rating of this beer. The 2008 version, fresh, was very enjoyable, aged 10 months, turned slightly sour and was not as good, and the 2009 is now 9,5 %, powerful flavors of caramelized malt with the maple syrup turning this year in an almost unpleasant sourness. I’d rather have a real scotch ale from DDC than one with maple syrup.
Beer4000 (5046) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ EBF 2008. Amber with a thin beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, notes of spices and some alcohol. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, brown sugar, a bit spicy and alcohol. Quite nice.
martin21 (155) - Quebec city, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel et sirop d erable. Legerement trop sucrer a mon gout. Mlagrer tout c est une bonne biere.
Caramel and maple syrup. Lightly too sweet in my opinion. Still a good beer.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Moderate fruity aroma.Huge frothy, light brown head. Excellent lacing. Mostly lasting longevity. Clear amber body. Moderate sweet with notes of prune. Long finish duration. Medium palate.
larsga (6680) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big light brown head. Hazy deep barely translucent red-brown body. Sugary vanilla cocoa aroma with fruity spicy notes. Dry-sweet intense malty raisiny taste with vanilla, coca, and alcohol notes. Soft, round aftertaste. Fullish body. Dry spicy licorice and vanilla aftertaste. Excellent! (0.341l bottle, Ølbutikken, København.)
yngwie (15194) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 Bottle at the European Beer Festival, Copenhagen. A clear amber pour leaves a beige head of moderate size. Spiced, sweet and caramel-ish nose with some alcohol notes. Malty-sweet flavor with caramel, some spices and a little alcohol. Full-bodied and warming. Nice carbonation level. Long sweet, slightly spiced finish with a pleasant warmth. A really pleasant one. Rating: 8-4-8-4-16-4. (080912)
Bottle. It pours a reddish dark brown body, slightly hazy, with a small, creamy, beige head on top. The aroma is malty sweet, with some beef stock, toffee, alcohol, syrupy sweetness and prunes. Slighlty spiced too maybe. It’s warming and creamy effervescent in the mouth, and has lots of malty, syrupy sweetness, a quite generous hoppy bitterness to battle the sweetness, dried fruits, prunes and sultanas, beef-stock and a little spicy touch. A good dash of toffee too. Lasting, warming finish with lots of sweetness. A big beer almost screaming for a snack. Tried some sausage, gouda and mustard, which was nice. (090427)
KnutAlbert (6377) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown beer.
Cocoa & spices.
Spice, herbs, malty body.
A hint of soft fruit, peaches maybe.
jonas (6081) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Herbal, brandylike and wooden aromanotes.
Cloudy brown to amber, low head.
Fairly wooden nutty start, light smoke, roasted notes, fruit as from belgian yeast
medium body, light sparkly mouthfeel.