brokensail (12169) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahogany pour with a khaki head. Moderate spiciness on the nose, caramel malt, toffee, and brown sugar. Some notes of banana, dark fruit, and a little bit of roasted malt. Tastes mostly of brown sugar, caramel, and dark fruit with a decent roasted quality to it. Some banana, a mild spice quality, and a hint of yeast.
sir__v (832) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color: dark brown beer with no carbonization and small ivory foam. Smell: caramel, malt, spices and yeast. Taste: great complexity, malt and caramel with yeast, very strong taste. Aftertaste: dry sensation, malt and caramel.
nuplastikk (4871) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.16 bottle. Murky, opaque burgundy-red. Smooth on the palate, classic quality Danish feel. Malt and yeast forward, with some raisiny chocolate tones. Really balanced, quite a well executed beer. I can deal with this one being caled a Quad, as it really does capture all those big malty, fruity flavors..but also retains a really creamy, smooth body. Great beer!
BREWMUSKCLES (2332) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark fruit and sweet with a bit of fired caramel or toffee. a bit of earth and some hop character in the head. mellow moderate body and bit of sting to this brown ale.
Iphonephan (3899) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a a murky dark brown with an off white head. Aroma of raisins and prunes, Flavors of candy sugar and toffee.
jkwood04 (4355) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours brown with a cream-colored head. Aroma of chocolate and caramel malts, some light spices from the yeast, and floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
note666 (1166) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 - 12 - 11 330ml bottle. dark brown colour. medium, tan head. dark fruits and chocolate in aroma. bit bitter taste. dry palate.
LomYst (598) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
weird one... tastes like the r.i.s. but far lighter... nice dark malts, caramel, dried fruits... some smoke?
mansquito (3860) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whole Foods, Bowery 12oz ($5): Pours dark brown with a rather small head. Aroma is sorachi ace, lemon, dark malts, dark fruits, and weird European candy. Taste is like a dark sorahi ace IPA. some minor bitterness. The aftertaste is long and sustained. Very lightly astringent. Minor sweetness. A strange fruitiness. This is weird, but not that great.
sic1314 (4164) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark brown with a minimal tan head. Aroma of phenolic sweet alcohol soaked roast malt. Creamy, full body,no carbonation. Flavour is sweet malt and a hint of roasted spice.