charlotte (4579) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught.Hazy dark brown colour with small head.Aroma is sweet of dried fruits,caramel and brown sugar,full body and sweet light spicey finish.
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Raisin brown color with a tiny head. Very sweet malty aroma, brown sugar, dried fruit, spices. Taste is very sweet, sugary, malty, rasisns, brown sugar. I know the intention was to be that sweet, but it looses a bit on balance, could have been even better. Still nice though
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours dark brown with a tiny beige head, mostly bubbles, and a sweet candy aroma. There is a sweet brown sugar and malt flavor with some dark fruit and a carbonated more bitter finish.
bhensonb (12140) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours really dark amber with no head. Aromas of brown sugar and dark plummy fruit. Full bodied. Dark fruit, brown sugar and a hint of rum and/or treacle.
Bov (10215) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark brown beer with a modest foam left; aroma of brown sugar, rum and caramel; very sweet and full-bodied; sugary and caramelish aftertaste - interesting yet too sweet for me
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Pours medium to dark clear brown with a slightly reddish tint and a relatively small beige head. Nose is complex sugars, wood, and rum. Some dark fruits and cherry skins. Flattish palate, and the sugars just taste, well, sweet at the end of the day.
sebletitje (7473) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pint bottle from DeMolen biershop. BB 17/07/2012. Too much sugar kills the sugar, this would have been a great sipper in a 33cl format.
Cuivrée, col léger beige allant sur un café au lait.
Arôme est sucré voire mélasse, fruits noirs; prune, figue, date, léger malt caramel/grillé.
En bouche, aspect belge triple avec un profile bien fruité noir, le sucre est présent et en retrait donnant une touche de cane à sucre qui suit après les gorgées. Carbonnation est à niveau, fini est collant aux lèvres allant sur un sucre caramélisé..
thomat (2355) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a small brown head. Sweet and fruity tones. Malt, fruit and sugar. Full body with a long, bitter sweet finish.
suprchunk (2528) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, deep, mahogany colored pour. Ruby highlights. No head, no lacing. Looks flat, but there is the occasional bubble rising. Smells like caramelized sugar, raisins, malt. Taste is sweet, slight smokiness, sugary. Vanilla. Sweet syrupy mouthfeel, but not to syrupy. Not too bad. I like it, but would like it better if it was colder. Nice winter warmer.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, sugar, light dark ripe fruit, light caramel, and raisins. Poured brown/deep copper in color with a medium-sized, creamy, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer, as well as around the edges. Hazy. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, sugar, light brown sugar, and candy. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, sugar, candy finish. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.