ElDesmadre (1200) - Mikołůw, POLAND - JAN 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Bierkoning, thank you! Greyish brown with a small head. Aroma is lots of dried fruit - mainly plums, also apricots. Also - smoked plums. Plus caramel, some chocolate and vinous elements as well as some faint liquorice. Surprisingly low on spiciness. Full, oily body, very sweet with a light bitter alcoholic-hoppy finish. Lots of dried and smoked fruit on the palate, aftertaste of smoked plums and a bit of liquorice. A quality beer, a bit too sweet for me.
Beershine (5177) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Stumbling monk. Muddled red brown. No head. Aroma of smoked dates, sugary but good. Tastes and feels fatty like bacon with good dose of campfire. I have no idea why I got so much smoke out of it but I like it. Interesting.
MaartenRF10 (1370) - 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 (2823) - Tours, 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 (9569) - 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 (5621) - 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 (9837) - 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 (6235) - , 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 (8481) - 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.