olio (6799) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. BBE 2015 (the bottle had also some 2012 marking)
Pours dark ruby red colour with small head. Aroma of sweet malts, clove, grass, light caramel and sugar candy. Flavour of caramel, sweet malts, haym nuts, flour, sugar and ripe fruits. Something familiar to german beers on the nose, probably just the sweet malts.
jredmond (5813) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at The Ginger Man with Andrew. Pours a bright hazy orange with white lacing. Aroma is belgian candy, sweet malts. Mouthfeel is medium with pretty much just nice sweet candied flavor dominating.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at gingerman. The least favorite of the night. Belgian candied sugar.. Not completely balances
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 (8035) - 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 (5673) - 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 (33244) - 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 (11936) - Göteborg, 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 (9327) - 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.