yngwie (14069) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. An unclear, dark amber to brown beer with a small, beige head. The aroma is very sweetish, with alcohol and some roasted malts and dried fruits. Peat hints. It’s rather sweet on the palate, warming and soft, low on carbonation. Rosted malts, peat hints and alcohol in the flavor. Full body. Lasting finish with a lot of sweetness and a good dash of alcohol. Too simple and sweet this one, but far from foul. 141219
Rasmus40 (11787) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy amber brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and candy sugar. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 191214
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed dark amber color with a small off-white head. A slight peat aroma along with caramel, toffee, and dark fruit. Maybe a little watered down in terms of the aroma. The flavor is quite similar to the nose. Caramel, toffee, and a touch of brown sugar. Further sweetness provided by dark fruits but counteracted a little bit by the peat notes.
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hops and Pies poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, toasted malt, cocoa and light fruittines. Palate was medium bodied and smoth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, toasted malt and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering malty finish.
adnielsen (9453) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap @ Rackhouse. Deep red brown appearance with a small, tan head. Very sweet malty, caramel, brown sugar, light toffee nose. Fairly thick, syrupy, dark candy sugar, thick caramel, toasty malty flavor. A little but of bitterness on the finish but overall just too sweet for my taste.
Sammy (8912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On-tap sasonal at the brewpub. Smoke and chocolate in aromas. Dark brown colour. Cloying, not so drinkable because of coffee mixed with sugar and burnt parts. Overall, way too sweet and they describe it so.
Meilby (8180) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toffee, alcohol and hint of sweet dried fruits, Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long caramel/toffee sweet malty finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
crossovert (7869) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A heavy wee heavy. This one had some smoky elements, really distinct malt bill.
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by the ever ebullient Matt. Pours a clear amber brown with a thin white head. Sweet caramel, almost floral on the nose. Caramel and candied malt. Sweet malt, smooth toffee. Easy drinking, sweet and tasty. I’d like a touch more smoke, but this was still a very solid beer.
arminjewell (6417) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is ruby red with thin to no white head on tap at brewery, aroma has notes of sweet caramel, toffee, hints of dark fruit and even some cocoa. Taste is a nice balance of sweet caramel, toffee, dark fruit, some slight spice notes along with some bitter cocoa, finishing fairly sweet.