hopdog (9384) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Sugar / brown sugar, caramel, with a lighter fruitiness. Sugary sweet.
tkrjukoff (4128) - SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of rlgk. Pours deep redish mahogany with a nice bubbly tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is sweet, fruity, malty, a bit phenolic, bready. Flavor is very sweet, fruity, malty, raisins, madeira and bitter. Finishes sweet bitter.
callmemickey (3167) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 A: Dark pure-brown body. Just the faintest bit of light khaki colored foam. No lacing.
S: Tons of caramel, brown sugar, a pinch of molasses and rum-like fruit sweetness.
T: Like the nose, this is one healthy blast of sugary sweetness. Surprisingly, despite the clear abundance of residual sugars, I didn’t find it to be cloying at all. There is a nice cane-rum like flavor that brings some
M: Given the sweetness, the medium body, gentle carbonation and smooth finish, helped keep any cloying vibe away. Impressive.
O: A robust assault, but ultimately lacking the depth and complexity to be a mainstay.
jesperhammer (3170) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
28-OCT-2011, bottle @home from "Fish & Beer".
Clear brown almost no head. Nose is sugary sweet caramel with a hint of licorice - moscovado?
Taste is quad like with caramel and dried fruit. Very sweet, almost no bitterness. Fine belgian.
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 0.5L bottle, shared by Bergen Ratebeer Crew @Club Gonzo’s. A deep brownish-amber colored beer, topped by a low coarse blond head. Heavy caramel-sugary aroma with a sweet fruit-cocktail scent. Also a whiff of phenols and higher alcohols. Taste has a substantial fruit-sweetness, along with toffee and molasses tones. Sparsely hopped. Juicy mouthfeel. Feels full in the mouth, due the big amount of residual sugars. Alcohol warmth and a lingering sweet fruity/caramelly ending. Did easily fill my sweet tooth, and more.
madsberg (10592) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2011 Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Light brown coloured head. Aroma of fruits, Brown sugar, light sterin, spice. Flavour of fruits, sweetness, Spice, Brown sugar, light caramel. Mediumbodied. Sweetish and fruity end. Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jtclockwork (9869) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown - almost black. Nose/taste of beet sugar, dates, dark fruits, sweet raisins and dark caramel. Finishes with alcohol soaked raisins and plums. Medium body.
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark brown with some red highlights and a thin off-white head. Aroma is huge brown sugar, candied sugar, hazelnut, and a pinch of Belgian yeast. Flavor is quite cloying, but for some reason it works (maybe because of the name?). Heavy brown sugar, some dried fruit, and a finish of yeast and alcohol. Medium bodied.
Maverick34 (2429) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Man I don’t even know what to say about this. Poured dark, raisin rum aroma, same taste with molasses etc. Good but maybe too syrupy.
caesar (5468) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ home. Clear reddish brown color, short head. Aroma of rich sugar, some ripe fruit, caramel malts, raisin. Only slight spicy from the yeast. Taste is quite sweet, bit dry, slight nutty. The belgian yeast is obvious, but not overwhelming and lets the sugary notes shine, the way they probably intended to be. Carbonation is quite low for a belgian style, which is perfect for me, coz usually they blow up in your stomach. Despite the sticky tooth, reasonably easy drinkable that way. Im not a fan of pretty sweet beers, but Im enjoying this one!