annunz123 (741) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy brown, almost like apple cider, with a modest head. Aroma has caramel, fruit/apple, and some pipe tobacco. Flavor starts sweet with fruit, dates, and molasses. A little bittering hops and alcohol provide balance in the finish, but still just a little too sweet overall.
andrewturba (726) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very cloudy copper/orange colour and a solid dirty white head that lasts and leaves good lace up the glass. Aromas of sweet malt, sweet dried fruits, perfumy, toffee and overall quite fruity. Flavour is sweet fruits, sweet malts, mild bitterness, light toffee, slightly nutty and a warming alcohol character.
punkska101 (713) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from Winooski bev shared with dad A: Toffee a lot of caramel, resinous, brown sugars, complex. App: Brown / rubby in color minimal beige head. T/P : full body finish is bitter and medium long. Sticky texture. O: Superb low you don’t get any alcohol ton of sugars perfect for a cold like today. Grab it !
Joakgust (687) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 50cl - Semi hazy beer with a large white head. Aroma is malty with notes of spices, caramel, dried fruit and som alcohol. Flavor is malty with notes of toffee, caramel, herbs, some vanilla and a hint of alcohol. Very warming beer and perfect for this time of year. Slight hints of mintyness indicate hopping with Northern Brewer.
tmrmwel (663) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours dark brown, with a creamy, finger thick slightly coloured head. Dark and sweet aroma with lots of ripe fruits, molasses, tobacco and port wine. Full body with soft carbonation. Sweet fruity flavour with burned malts as well as molasses and succades.
hackobock (657) - SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet and has roasted notes, caramel, figs, raisins, dark fruit and alcohol. Taste is sweet with with ried fruits and caramel as main contributors. Some alcohol shines through in the end.
dnoaksson (634) - , SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smaken är komplex, enligt katalogbeskrivningen. Kanhända, men det hamnar i så fall i slagskugga av den långt framskjutna alkoholsmaken, som irriterar och distraherar. Den borde ha tuktats bättre, för nu känns det som en von oben-ölprovning som ramlat ned i rännstenen.
MotherBrother (619) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour dark, deep ruby red, with a small creamy off-white head.
Aroma of plums, dates, malts, caramel, toffee, portwine notes ans slight oaky notes. Slightly hoppy towards the end.
Taste is sweet, with a slight bitter finish, from both the hops and the wood.
Medium body, with a medium oily texture, and average carb.
freeofthoughts (593) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark copper brown with a little beige head. The aroma is mild with a light grainy sweet must. The flavor is more full with an English old ale simplistic nature, a bit of a grainy bite with drying grainy bitter. Smooth overall, easy to drink with lower carbonation, lingering herbal earthy notes with a little touch of sweet dark fruits.
Nocturne (546) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Ølfestival 2012. Hazy amber colour with little head. Taste and aroma are big on toffee, with a deep hit of winter berries and dark fruit to complement it. Alcohol is noticable but this goes down pretty smooth. I was sufficiently impressed.