flying_pig (933) - - SEP 22, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle (330ml from Peckhams, Glasgow):
Lots of depth to it and plenty going on. Starting with some dark fruits, mainly raisin and plum along with a lot of spice and some burnt sugar. There is some alcohol to begin with and some chocolate with a bit of caramel too.
Dark brown colour that has maroon tinges in it and is topped with a bubbly tan head that starts about a thumbs width tall and halves in size where it stays for upwards of a couple of minutes.
Dark fruit and a lot of sweetness; there is dates, plum, raisins and sugar to name but a few. There is also maybe just a slight bit too strong an alcohol burn from it towards the end.
Medium bodied and very smooth indeed with medium to strong carbonation, a lot of spice and great depth with some alcohol but this is hidden well for the most part.
Almost perfect beer, if only it were ever so slightly weaker in the alcohol department it could be classed as unbeatable. It had it all, a great mix of flavours and with plenty going on and a huge alcohol content that was hidden a lot better than I would have imagined.
Schrizo (2) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The high alcohol percentage shouldn’t scare you, it’s a very easy to drink beer with one of the greatest tastes ever! Dark brown beautiful color and the taste is very complex but extremely nice to drink. The fruits explode in your mouth while you can taste a sufficient bitterness.
Zwiebel88 (115) - GERMANY - AUG 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dunkelbraun mit Rotscimmer im Glas, beiger Schaum. In der Nase Karamell, Likör, Gewürze, etwas dunkle Früchte, belgische Hefen. Komplex und sehr elegant. Am Gaumen dunkle Früchte, Alkohol, Feige, Karamell, Likörsüße. Vollmundig, ausfüllend und klebrig.
rayaron (115) - ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Hazy brown, low quickly diminishing beige head. Aroma of liqueur, cherry, very alcoholic, fruity, notes of honey, date honey. Heavy cherry flavor, very sweet, malty, yeasty, woody. Lively carbonation. Full body. Sweetish sticky aftertaste. Very nice.
Bootlegger007 (17) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Licorice aroma, cloudy dark brown with a small diminishing head, complex flavours very malty, long lasting flavour, has low carbonation very light to drink - smooth, considering the ABV was not at all overpowering it gives a great warming sensation
taylorderek (25) - - AUG 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served cool (set out of Fridge for 30 mins) Beer pours hazy dark brown, has a tall pillowy head and a carbonation strong enough to make the sediment "dance." Damp earthy/chocolate aroma. Creamy, slick feel with a medium-heavy body. Sweet, dark flavour with gentle a very bitterness. Very good beer.
justone7 (5) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is subtle, lightly fruity, nice dark coffee color with full head and lacing. Taste starts fruity and sweet with a full stout taste. Very complex, enjoyable beer.
leghorn99 (7) - Livorno, ITALY - AUG 17, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Colore mogano scuro, leggermente opalescente per il lievito in sospensione, con schiuma color caramello, fine e persistente. Il naso: profumi netti ed intensi di banana, frutta secca, caffè tostato, liquirizia e pepe; dire che è ricca, multiforme, esplosiva non rende completamente l’idea. E’ una vera prelibatezza. 11,3°: la potenza sì, ma in assoluto controllo ed equilibrio. In bocca è calda e strutturata, morbida e avvolgente; moderatamente frizzante si fa gustare con lentezza e metodicità. Le sensazioni del palato: malto, sempre e dovunque, frutta matura, spezie, pepe e cannella, un po’ di cioccolato e liquiriza, lievito, ma non in ordine sparso: ognuno di questi al momento giusto e al posto giusto, senza doppioni né sovrapposizioni. La corsa è delicata, calda di alcool, generosa di sensazioni: ancora la liquirizia, l’amarino del cioccolato, un delicato luppolo finale che la rende armoniosa e armonica. Difficile fare meglio e trovare di meglio. Da servirsi a temperatura rigorosamente di cantina.
PietS (31) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It looks and smells good. Taste a little bit sweet (caramel, fruity), but mostly heavy bitter notes of chocolate and alcohol. It is good balanced. Although it’s clearly a good beer, it fails to interest me.
Elizagroff (3) - - AUG 17, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick head. Lots of sediment. Dark espresso in color. Heavy malt smell up front, hint of smoked alderwood and fresh clover. Velvety texture with nicely balanced hops. Prominent flavor is nutmeg followed by citrusy hop bitters rounding out with sweet caramel malt.
DeuceD (4) - - AUG 17, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
High quality, delicious and complex beer. Smooth to drink and hard to predict amazing taste from a relatively subtle aroma. Very dark and opaque in color with thick frothy head and heavy sediment.