Aggiebob (393) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into a Trappist glass. It is a dark murky brown having no head and with an aroma was ripe stone fruit and molasses. The taste is sweet and oily while the finish is a dry bitterness. Overall I was expecting a little more.
vipinvelp (2999) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque dark brown, light brown lacing foam head. Bittersweet aroma, definately some candy tones present. Light bittersweet taste, again some candy there. NIce warm feeling this beer. (Velp 201503)
tricksta_p (2243) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2014 version. Aroma of dark malt, caramel, candy sugar, raisins, some hoppy notes. Flavour is sweet with a moderate bitter finish. A bit too much of candy sugar sweetness, but the bitterness does seem to balance things out... somewhat.
stevoj (3022) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste would lead you to believe hat this had a higher ABV. Deep and dark, pit fruits and figs, oily and slippery. Robust enough to let stand and sip over time.
solidfunk (5661) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a snap of oakiness at the finish of this one. Pours cloudy maroon without much head or lacing. Some prune or raisin. Bitter wooden finish. Tap at pizza paradiso Dupont.
Erasmus_ro (2017) - Alabama, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Viisi penniä, Helsinki. Pours a dark auburn brown with a good, yellowish-brown head. Aroma is sweet with caramel, sweet malts, syrup, dark fruits, earthy, spicy, some clove. Taste is sweet with caramel, syrup, dark fruits and marzipan. Somewhat spicy. Full with good carbonation. Too sweet.
Sledutah (6182) - Utah, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at SuperMarket Liquors
Pours cloudy dark brown with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar, toasted malts and mild smoky. Flavors of toffee, sweet malts, dark fruit, brown sugar, dry finish
Nice, I had to keep changing my rating as it warmed up. Let ’er warm up and enjoy.
MonsterMagnet (686) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, 2014 version, 9.2%. Pours red brown with a thin off white head. Aroma: candy, raisins. Taste: cotton candy, marshmellows, nuts, raisins, caramel, spices. Very sweet, little bitterness, slick texture, medium thin body, average to lively carbobation, pretty long finish, leaving the taste of sweets. Balance is way off on this one.
PeatyPete (587) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Version 2014 with 9.2% ALC. Poors a murky Brown beer with weak foam that instantly disappears. Aroma of sweet malt and ripe fruit. Taste of sugar, candy and a bit boozy. Flat beer that is missing something here.
Douberd (3425) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Emelisse Winterbier) Bottle 330 ml t home, vintage 2014 with the ABV being 9.2%, served into small trappist glass.
Faded brown colour on the body, clear, with a small tan head, disappearing quickly.
Aroma has caramel, toffee, toasted malts.
Taste of malts, caramel, toffee, light dark fruits, alcohol is notable.
Medium body with carbonation on the high side.
Good sipper but taste-wise nothing special, maybe a bit too boozy too.