GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep clear copper with a big creamy beige head that recedes slowly to a solid cap.
Aroma is very sweet with lots of cane sugar and caramel malts. Plenty of booze soaked fruits, plums and raisins especially.
Taste is more of the same though it’s actually a little less sweet than I was expecting. There is lots of cola-like sweetness with cane sugar, various dark fruits and vanilla. There is more of the Belgian yeast coming through which evens the sweetness a bit.
Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy and well carbonated.
I really thought this was going to be a diabetes-inducing beer given the title and the nose but the taste is more balanced than that. Really solid Belgian dark.
gnoff (7834) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1 pt 0.9 fl oz bottle thanks to rlgk. Sampled on October 28, 2011
Clear dark reddish brown color, tan head. Sweet, sugary, alcohol scent. Sweet, malty, sugary, alcohol scent. Sweet, malty, sugary, some grains taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
ekstedt (5433) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (50 cl), courtesy of rlgk. Clear chestnut, medium beige head. Deep malty aroma with fudge, chocolate, dark fruits, and some floral hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Swemi sweet, medium bitterness.
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown, hazy, with a small, shortlived tan head. Aroma is roasted caramelish to toffee/breadish malty, light fruity yeasty and sugarish sweet flavorued. Sweet, yet not as bad as expected. Light quad-yeasty profile - like a mix between dark Belgian and Westy12. Smooth malty, yeasty and brown sugarish finish.
rlgk (10510) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber beer with a beige head. Malty sugary aroma, some raisins. Malty flavor, roastes, sweet chocolate, raisins, some figs. Rather sweet but still a nice beer.
hopdog (8933) - 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 (4057) - 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 (2769) - 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 (2888) - 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.