flying_pig (932) - - JAN 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet-smelling upfront with a lot of sugar and dark malts. There is some sweet caramel and dark fruits too that add to the overall sweetness of the beer. There is a bit of banana in the middle which was a real surprise and some other fruits including but not limited to apple, figs and plums; I can also detect some raisins. A wonderfully complex mix of different aromas make this an excellent smelling beer. There is some oak and even a whisky like aroma right at the back-end.
Reddish, mahogany brown with a thumb sized, off-white head that slowly recedes to leave a creamy head about half that size. There is some light lacing on the glass around the circumference too.
Sweet to begin with. There is some dark fruits to begin with along with some malty, oak like flavours and a touch of sugar. I can also taste some alcohol at this point although it is not overpowering and there is some caramel too along with light spices. This is a truly excellent tasting beer and it leaves a great, lingering aftertaste in the mouth after each sip.
Medium to full-bodied with moderate carbonation and a strong alcohol content that adds to the drink a little. It is smooth, sweet and rich on the palate.
It smells better than almost any other beer I have ever tried for starters. For a beer that is 8.5% it goes down very well and although it’s not a beer you could drink more than two of I can see myself picking this up every now and again when I can.
daje (2185) - NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Aye Aye Club, august 19th 2014. Clear amber body with a thich beige head. Aroma of toffee, plum, herbs. Taste is light roasty with a caramel sweetness dominating, alcohol, light fruity, metallic finish with subtle fruit hints and a strong toffee character, notable alcohol aftertaste. Not bad but probably one I wont have again.
rand (1280) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330 ml from Hyperboissons - Doubs (F). Brown garnet beer, ochre head. Heavy aromas of caramel, malt syrupy, roasted, alcohol, butter. The taste is caramelized, intense with dry fruits, fig, shortbread and roasted. Peppery notes, spices, prune, Whisky, hints of peat, earthy bitterness, the whole coated with alcohol. Silky to fat mouth, salty point. Perfect with Stilton and walnuts.
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Pours a mostly clear dark brown color with a small light tan head on there. Nose is bready and yeasty with just a little bit of caramel coming through. Taste is sweeter and has some candy elements to it. Ok.
martin00sr (568) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, dark brown. Creamy, offwhite head. Aroma has malt and wood. Flavour is boozy, more wood, dried fruit. Long, boozy finish. Nice.
Bamsen78 (3084) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper brown with airy but stable off-white head. clear aroma of malt, barrel, vinous notes and booze in the long nose. Bitter flavour of hops and alcohol, complemented by sweet notes of caramel malt and fruit, and pronounced touches of barrel. Warming alcohol presence. Sweetish and boozy aftertaste. A good one.
brontebeach (156) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark orange, bubbly off white head that thins quickly. Malty sticky nose, holds promise. On the palate a little thin but balanced. Good complexity in a lightweight trappist style. Its problem is it’s neither quaffable or satisfyingly sippable.
inbirraveritas (1227) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 330 ml.
Clear copper colour, medium sized broad pored tan head, which leaves a thin film behind.
Intensive smell of molasses, dried fruits and liquor.
Malty aroma with molasses, alcohol, toffee and dried fruits, mouthfeel is syrupy and sticky.
Long and dry, harsh liquorique and malty finish escorted by earth.
joejames (124) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to English pint. Pours amber/red, two finger off white head, some lacing. Aroma of smoked wood, plum, caramel, dark malt. Taste is very sweet, big malty flavor, nutty bitterness. Full body, moderate small bubble carbonation, somewhat sticky, scotch like mouth feel. Finishes mostly malty sweet with notes of smoke, wood, ripe dark fruit. Alcohol is apparent. Great malty Scotch ale.
Peter_L (690) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska hos god vän. Mörkt kopparfärgad vätska. Härliga dofter av karamell och toffe, precis som det skall vara. Smaken överraskar då inget från doften återkommer. Både kola och karamell är borta. Stram och torr med en fyllig munkänsla. Trevlig luring.
Trev (1924) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour, thin head.
Big malty aroma. Toffee, woody hop.
Flavour is woody, earthy, toffe. Light grainy/woody sourness.
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