zathrus13 (1661) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber/red, with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, malt, and fruit. Flavor is brown sugar, malt, fruit, and alcohol. Heavy body, long, sweet palate.
kerenmk (1568) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks troubles. Pours reddish velvet, no head. wine, chocolate liquor, roast potatoes aroma, sweet, somewhat wooden taste. Velvety texture, full body, no carbonation.
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.
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is heavy rotten fruit, sweet malt, broad caramel, weak alcohol, feel is medium wine-like, carb is very low, taste is medium alcohol, hazel, heavy caramel and some rotten fruit.
tcane7 (1345) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Prohibition Taproom. Pours brown and hazy. Aroma is Belgian yeast, candy sugar, sweet malt, raisin. Light malt flavor, candy sugar, raisin, and yeast. Average mouthfeel.
Nightfall (1307) - 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
andyhwcinc (1258) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap as 1 oz sampler before my friends showed up at Bad Apple in Chicago, IL. Appearance like cola, huge bubbly tan head, cloudy coke like brown. Aroma mostly of sugar, light fruit, definitely has that burnt sugar smell. Taste is very interesting, extremely sweet, retains a fruit like quality that is tropical, there is a caramel like quality to it, but it doesn’t taste especially malty. The name of the beer describes the flavor pretty well. Impressive.
trevor211 (1254) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at SIBF. Pours a cola brown. Rum and raw sugar on the nose. Boozy sweet flavor, with some wood, a good amount of rum, and dark fruit. It has a bit of a harsh palate, though -- somewhat tinny. This was a bit of a disappointment.
bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle with 17.07.2012 stamped on it, label says best before 2015. Served in a goblet, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch tan head that fizzled away quickly. Not much lacing. Aroma is sweet, the brew smells like candy and brown sugar, dark fruit, caramel, and molasses. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like brown sugar, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, and a bit of pear. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and sticky with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, and I wouldn’t mind trying it again sometime in the future.
Derek881 (917) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this beer on draft at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore, Maryland, served in a snifter glass. The beer had a black color with a dark copper hue, with an average-sized, off-white, bubbly head with average retention, great lacing and medium cling. Its aroma featured raisin, plum, and some other dark fruit, along with toffee and candy, and a touch of earthy grain. The taste was sweet and fruity with notes of raisin, plum, and toffee, along with some sugar and candy, and a subtle, earthy sour-bitter finish. It was a creamy, full, wet beer with average carbonation and livelyness, and a thick, smooth mouthfeel.