JorisPPattyn (9242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of a vertical comparison, many thanks to M & L V.!. Huge cream-coloured head over faintly hazy amber beer. Molasses, caramel (the Muscovado!), and indeed, very sweet-smelling. Sweet-caramelly caramel-covered cookies, Cafť Noir, faint trace of raw alcohol (again the sugar?). Sticky, medium to full-bodied, viscous, but surprisingly well-carbonated. Perfectly balanced it would be, if half of the sugar would have been left out.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My friends and I always save these beers for special occasions. This one was enjoyed at a recent dinner club gathering that we do several times per year. This is always a complex, sophisticated ale that is best enjoyed with good friends who truly appreciate good beer. Pours a beautiful amber color with a modest off white head. Aroma is of sweet malt and brown sugar, and dark fruits. Flavor has sweet malts, dark fruit, molasses, and a warming lingering finish that is reminscent of a good brandy.
tmongoose (2108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared poured a hazy orange/brown color. sweet malt aroma almost the sensation of sweet tea. the flavor is boozy upfront and then sweet malts blended into a wonderful flavor. there is a bit of doughiness from the yeast.
Gurthnar (4692) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (#079237) shared by Cuso, thank you! Hazy deep amber colour. Aroma plum, caramel, light alcohols, diacetyl. Taste is soft chocolate, toffee, lightly fruity. Light background bitterness. Finish is long, sweet, balanced with some bitterness. Late roasted character.
pivnizub (9973) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, GERMANY - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle(#017208):Amber coloured, stable and lacy and creamy off-white foam, nuts or almonds, dried fruits and/or raisins and a touch of port-wine in the complex nose; moderate to solid sweet flavour with a slight bitterness, full bodied; more bitterness in the still sweet fruity-vinous-caramally finish. Heavy and niceÖ
Lagerboy (1856) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle # 016783 Clear medium copper, smaller creamy tan head settles and mostly fades. Musty aroma of strong sweet malt. Sweet malty taste, caramel, toffee, some fruitiness, backseat earthy floral herbal hops, a lilí boozy and slightly oily. Soft carbonation, medium-full bodied, lightly hopped. A little disappointing. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)
allmyvinyl (9031) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from the brewery. Pours copper with a thin white head. Aromas of apple pie, poached pears, dark sugar. Taste has a touch of booziness, and a very faint bitterness, mostly just sweet and sugary though. Nice, got a few to age so will be interesting to try again in a couple of years.
Dohny (348) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle. Brown color, slightly hazy, minimal tan head. Aroma: malt, tofee, leather. Sweetness of caramel malts, raisins, dried fruits is well ballance with bitterness of noble hops in finish. Full body, smooth, warming, soft carbonation.
Cuso (7442) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, kindly donated by Scopey, many thanks. Dark amber colored beer with medium off-white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, herbal notes, piney hops. Taste, toasted malt, caramel, biscuits, ripe oranges, tangerines, aromatic hops. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.
Block (2152) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper-brown pour. Thin off white head. Aroma is sweet with some malty fruit. Flavor is really nice and the mouth feel is perfect. An overall sweet beer with caramel, alcohol, and spice. Itís hard for me to describe. Really nice all around.