JohnGalt1 (593) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at the COOP tonight for about $6... Poured into my HotD goblet and received a short lasting tan head with little to no lacing... the brew is hazy dark walnut... Looked like quite a bit of yeast/sediment got into the glass during the pour before I noticed.
Nose shows earthy dark maltiness with little in the way of traditional esters or phenols.. mainly just dark malt with a subtle kiss of malt sweetness... does not smell "malty" though if that makes sense.
Flavor is dominated by again sorta dry dark malt essence... a bit of sweetness reminds me of a musky mead... dry dusty, sorta nutty dark malt on the finish.
Okay carbonation and body.. but both seem a little muddy.
Better than average certainly, but I guess I was hoping for more.
Shark_Pants (266) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep cloudy, opaque cola colour with half finger head that dissipates within 2 min. Smell of honey and fruit cake. First thing that strikes is the thick, oily, almost chewy mouth feel. Taste is immediately raisin toast, with some licorice and vegemite/marmite following through and a strong boozy finish. Nice Trappist quad but not as balanced or complex as Westvleteren XII or Rochefort 10.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with yellowed head. Aroma of dates and nuttyness. Flavor has notes of dates, honey, maple, and yeast. Definite alcohol presence in the flavor and aroma.
Borup (6305) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from SuperBest, Rødovre. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of dreid fruit, alcohol, spice, licorice, caramel and malt.
ThirstyBird (1707) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep, dark brown with orange highlights and a thick rich tan head. The smell is caramel, dark fruit, dark bready, mint. Very sweet...caramel, dark fruit. Active carbonation with medium body. Overall a bit disappointing as it is too sweet without a unique character.
Erzengel (3553) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing! The colour is a great dark copper, beige head. The beer starts sweet, malty, fruity. The mainpart is thick, liquorice, dry-sweet, a bit fruity. Heavy. But a bit too sweet. The aftertaste is long, a bit sharp, thick, rich, malt sugar. Intense.
--> Nice, but a bit too concentrated!
Christian (11278) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy chestnut with a small off-white head. The aroma has a ton of bubblegum, with bees wax, and some licorice and pepper. Sweet flavour with honey, bubblegum, fruit and malt. Bold new idea with honey, but it’s not working and it’s too much. Though a few years in the cellar could possibly work
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 330 ml achetée chez Beverage Warehouse Winooski (Winooski, VT). Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe de raisins. Apparence: La couleur est brune voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de raisins et de prunes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyene avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #5216)
aenima (275) - Askim, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of caramel, toffee and some cherries. The taste is similar. A little sweet in the finish. Low and soft carbonation. Nice!
SSSteve (3831) - - OCT 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. muddy dark brown with almost no head. nice bouquet of caramel, raisin, and hints of banana. lively and dry palate. caramel, cherry, spicy and plastic phenols. a bit medicinal. extremely dry but flavorful.