craftycarl21 (2115) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Churchkey. Deep red pour. The nose and flavor are bursting with sweetness; raisin, molasses, apple, brandy.... apple brandy..... plum, candied sugars, and caramel. The flavor is much of the same, but it’s a bit too much; cloying, and syrupy sweet. Ehhh.
callmemickey (2076) - 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.
luttonm (2048) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at SIBF. Red cola brown, minor head. Sweet brown sugar and rum. Heary aged feel, cola, tobacco, sugar cane. Aged dark rum. Bit off on feel. good, tart finish.
KingCecil (2028) - DENMARK - SEP 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, kindly shared by Faroe V...... thx man... :) pours dark brown with off white head... the aroma is dark fruits, brown sugar... the flavor is brown sugar, caramel, hops, ... hoppy finish....medium body........
Maverick34 (2006) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Man I don’t even know what to say about this. Poured dark, raisin rum aroma, same taste with molasses etc. Good but maybe too syrupy.
Habanero (2000) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a medium sized, short livin’ beige head. Nose of brown sugar, caramel, yeat and overriped fruit. Markedly sweet flavor with dark malt, dark, dried fruit, berries and molasses. Medium to full bodied, creamy to syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Ends up more dry with an alcohol touch. Goes well with a lump of good cheese.
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.
suprchunk (1926) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, deep, mahogany colored pour. Ruby highlights. No head, no lacing. Looks flat, but there is the occasional bubble rising. Smells like caramelized sugar, raisins, malt. Taste is sweet, slight smokiness, sugary. Vanilla. Sweet syrupy mouthfeel, but not to syrupy. Not too bad. I like it, but would like it better if it was colder. Nice winter warmer.
kerenmk (1869) - 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.