swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at blue monk, deep brown pour, light tan head. Malty aroma, brown sugar, molasses. Sweet sugary flavor, ginger snaps, molasses, cookies. Decent flavorful brown. Dessert beer
Geokkjer (5221) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@TFODRBSG11.Pours deep amber with a small off-white head.Aroma of red berries, malt, yeast, spice and sugar.Flavor is sweet and malty with some spicy notes.Medium body, average carbonation.Good beer.
mcberko (5219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500mL bottle, pours a deep dark brown with an amber tinge and a medium beige head. Aroma is fairly sugary, with dark fruits, brown sugar and Belgium yeast. Flavour is very similar, with brown sugar, some dark fruits and Belgium yeast all equally characterizing the taste. Despite the name of the beer, the sugary qualities are not cloying, nor out of whack. Finishes on dark fruit and sugary brown sugar notes. Medium complexity with lots of depth. Very enjoyable.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle.
Pours a dark amber colour with a thick, white head. Aroma of smooth brown sugar, slightly toasted malts and toffee. Very smooth flavour of toasted malts, brown sugar, candi sugar, toffee, some hops. Full bodied, very smooth mouthfeel and a long, warming, smooth and sweet finish. Overall a very smooth beer with loads of sweetness, but it doesn’t disturb here.
olio (5125) - 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.
ekstedt (5082) - 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.
BoBoChamp (5014) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, very sweet and slightly fruity/spicy, yet balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew, yet expensive
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.
DSG (4922) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks troubles. Dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, some dark fruits, caramel, demerara sugar and nutty notes. Sweet caramelly flavor with dark fruits and a bit of chocolate. Medium-bodied. Not bad.
jredmond (4874) - 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.