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.
kschep (1706) - 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.
zathrus13 (1703) - 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.
tcane7 (1657) - 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.
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.
andyhwcinc (1429) - 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.
Dfonorow (1349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark brown with some red highlights and a thin off-white head. Aroma is huge brown sugar, candied sugar, hazelnut, and a pinch of Belgian yeast. Flavor is quite cloying, but for some reason it works (maybe because of the name?). Heavy brown sugar, some dried fruit, and a finish of yeast and alcohol. Medium bodied.
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
trevor211 (1298) - 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.
ansjelaah (1282) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gedronken met dutchdrebus en benzai. Licht bruine schuimkraag. Kastanjebruin van kleur. Smaakt heel zoet, koffie, caramel beetje bitter.