visionthing (4060) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle at BRU, shared by Arve_Christian - thanks! Deep mahogany with a tan head. Sweet candy sugar like aroma with burnt sugar, caramel, malt, dark dried fruits and just hints of spices. Sweet and sugary with flavour of raisins and a very mild bitternes. Quite nice, but still a bit too sweet.
Arve_Christian (4301) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle at Bru, Oslo. Dark brown, good offwhite/ brownish foam. High aroma intensity; malt, figue, dried fruits. Full body & high complexity . Quite sweet , ok balance. Very enjoyable
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48FanInCali (829) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good stuff although too expensive for the style. Nice dark pour with a decent head but no retention. Nose of dark fruit, sweet malt, and yeast. Taste follows the nose with a little candied fruit mixed in. Sweet but not cloying in the least.
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The sweet brown sugar am molasses. The pallet is sugar cane, molasses without all the dark fruit and caramelization. There are subtle notes of date, raisin, and licorice.
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GothGargoyle (1951) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby brown with a small pale head. Aroma is brown sugar, dates, maple syrup, bread & butter pudding. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, medium bodied, sweet on the palate but not overpowering, short finish. Taste is brown sugar, dates, raisins, bread & butter pudding.
Strykzone (6025) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint bottle. Dark brown with a tan active head that dissipates quickly but leaves a half inch of foam. The aroma suggest super sweetness with chocolate and alcohol. The flavor is interestingly fruity and very sweet with a different kind of sweetness that is kind of like toffee. Alcohol is tasted. This is interesting and is indeed super sweet. Some kind of hop bitterness would be a welcome addition. Not quite cloying sweetness but too close for me.
zvikar (4092) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - FEB 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks troubles. Pours deep red with a beige to brown head, aroma of toffee, honey, molasses, vanilla, some caramel, flavor of fruit juice, toffee, fruit acids, glue, medium bodied
Ratman197 (12142) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee, tobacco, brown sugar and dried fruit. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, dried fruit, brown sugar and light spice with a smooth dry lingering dried fruit finish.
madmitch76 (20066) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
14th October 2011
Opaque black - brown beer, small tan head. Nose of dark malt and sugary bubblegum. Light palate, a little silky. Sweet malt and sweet molasses. Mild lactose and mildly spiced bubblegum. Finishes smooth with minerals. Fresh tasting but a little but much with the malty sweetness. Needs some hop relief.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Dark brown with a thin layer of tan-khaki head. Fades fairly quickly.
S - Sweet dark caramel malts, Belgian yeast, clove and other spices, raisins and other dark fruits, residual raw sugars, some booze.
T - Sweet dark caramel malts, raisins, plums, and other dark fruits, Belgian yeast, clove and other spices, residual and raw sugars, and a bit of booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate-mild carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, fruity, spicy, and warming finish.
D - Nice and complex but well balanced. The raw sugars add some nice complexity.