rangerred (838) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml bottle into a tulip.
Pours a clear very dark brown, nearly opaque. Topped by a huge billowy off-white head that keeps growing thanks to the abundant carbonation. Some of the best head retention I have every seen.
Aroma has lots of dark fruit such as figs and cherries layered on top of wood. Hints of pipe tobacco along with wet grass and hay. A little bit of light cocoa underneath.
The flavor really has tons going on. Like in the aroma, dark fruit predominantly up front consisting largely of cherries and figs. A decent woody note is present along with a little bit of must although it nicely compliments the other flavors. Grass comes in next along with a moderate, cleansing bitterness. The beer finishes dry on the palate with bitterness lingering long after all other flavors depart.
Overall, a truly complex and amazing beer. There is really so much going on here and the flavors change as the beer warms. One of the classics.
exeter (108) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a cloudy brown with quite a bit of head. Candy sugar and cloves come across in the nose. Same flavors are present in the mouth as well where a nice medium bodied beer goes down quite easily. Other flavors include some fruit and a slight spicy tang.
lucasmba (1) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Beerhunter111 (2787) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch nach getrockneten Früchten, Hefe, Karamell.
Geschmack hefig, Karamell, Früchte, leicht gewürzig.
gwillrich (109) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - MAR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ótima cerveja estilo dubbel. Boa formação de espuma e boa persistência. Complexidade nos sabores e aromas. Caramelo, especiarias, cereal e mel.
VincentKabel (44) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red-brown color with a creamy lasting head. medium carbonation. Aroma of malts and banana fruitiness. Taste starts out sweet but turns bitter hlafway of the sip. Dry finish. Good dubble beer. Not to tough in the taste but not without character as well.
KAWANO (24) - JAPAN - MAR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good smell reaches the nose when I open a plug of beer. Its fragrance is seen smell but not strong thing but in a mouth. I think taste, beer’s crisp suit to cooking very characteristic and moderate sweetness.
JoshAWaddell (26) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A fruity aroma with a hint of alcohol. A cloudy red appearance with cream head that quickly dissipates. A fruity taste with bitternes and alcohol.
Cerbier (63) - - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,3l Flasche. Braunes Bier mit wenig Schaum. Der Malzduft steigt gleich in die Nase. So schmeckt es auch; malzig. geröstet und gleichzeitig fruchtig.
veceo (147) - - MAR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy reddish brown color, thin off-white head. Full body, lively carbonation. Aroma is roasted malt, fruit, berries, banana. Medium sweet, medium bitter, long dry finish. Very well balanced. Excellent,
AKORN (77) - Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lite sweetnes, bread and malt aroma. Dark brown with little head. Malty, roasty, chocolate, good sweet and bitterness at the end. Very good beer.