MaartenRF10 (1606) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red brown without much head. Taste is spices, toffee sweetness and some bitter hops.
erickok (3702) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium-sized frothy, off-white head over an dark, murky brown body. Very nutty aroma, dried apricots, cream, caramel and sugary cookies. Quite original. Taste continues on this path with medium, slightly lactic sweetness and some peaky hops coming through. Thick, smooth and alcoholic body. Ending is more dry and uninspiring though. Heavy and not overly refined quad-like, but pronounced and interesting enough. (33cl bottle, 3,25 EUR)
bierkoning (10386) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown color. Tropical fruit and a hint of licorice in the aroma. Malty caramelly, slightly alcoholic flavor, well hopped. Tropical fruit. Sweet, but with enough other flavors to compensate.
Earlier Rating: 4/29/2008 Total Score: 3.1
2007 swing top bottle. Dark brown color. Malt, caramel and licorice in the aroma. Full bodied, malty, lots of licorice, caramel, apple syrup and molasses. Potentially good, but not too well balanced. (7 3 6 2 11 = 2.9)
2009 version from tap @ 1st BBF. Malt aroma with toffee. Malty sweet flavor with cinnamon, cardemom and anis. Sticky mouthfeel.
marcus (6596) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours murky brown with a thin beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a robust dark malt flavor with lots of candi sugar and a bittter hoppy finish.
bhensonb (11263) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours very dark amber with a transient beige/tan head. Aroma of malt and fruits de bois. Near full bodied. Flavor is hoppy - and a little yeasty/bready. Itís not sweet, and itís not bitter, but itís fairly hoppy. Fruits de bois covers it for me. Good stuff.
jtclockwork (8610) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours muddy brown. Nose and taste of dark fruit, raisin, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar and mild spices. Medium body.
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown and modest head. Sweet malty smell. Taste is sweet. Apache status critical. Aromas has some elements of sour type, but not exactly that. More like spicy sour, such as cinnamon. Overall good beer, although not quite my favorite style.
BeerandBlues2 (9883) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear tawny with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is cookie, toast, and caramel malt with Belgian yeast esters, dates, and light hops. Flavor is alcohol, brown sugar, Belgian yeast, caramel and cookie malt, light bitterness and a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.
Travlr (12383) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Beautiful ruby. Olor, bright white edge head, solid lacing. Aroma of light spice. Taste is similar, nutmeg, coriander, bitter finish.
Maverick34 (2316) - New York, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. 2011. Pours brown, dark fruits, malty, sugary. hits the spot, serve with dessert.