PorterPounder (6711) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orlando, Fl. - Knightly Spirits, 750 ml tissue-wrapped capped bottle. Murky, dark orange to light brown pour with a sticky khaki colored head that stick around a while and leaves a nice trail of lace. Pleasant aroma of toffee, raisins, some molasses. Smooth flavor with chocolate notes, toffee, dates, sweet cherries. Blended well together and extremely drinkable. Mouthfeel is luxuriously smooth and clean, velvety, touch of carbonation.
bhensonb (13218) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle; bottled on 28 Apr 2007. Aroma is caramel, with something of a scotch ale aspect. Color is amber with garnet notes in the thin parts. Rather flat white head. Something of a cola aroma as the glass comes to the lips. Medium body with slightly coarse carbonation. Roasted caramel with some dark fruit notes. There’s a lot of other stuff too. Asparagus? It’s complex, tasty and very satisfying. Finishes well balanced - slightly sweet with some bitter.
juiceisloose (1257) - Windermere, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured out a deep orange color with a thick and creamy off white head that displays excellent retention. This is one great looking beer. As the foam settles it leaves thick sheets of lacing around the glass. The aroma is very appealing of caramel malts, toffee, dark fruits, apples, and candy sugar. The flavor really stands out in this one. Flavors of chocolate nuts, sweet dark fruits, caramel dipped apples, and candy sugar lead the way. The flavor is really good and sweet but balanced out just enough with some spices and yeast as well. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation that leaves a nice clean feeling on the palate. This one is really smooth and easy to drink with a nice sweet finish to it. The complexity of the brew really lead to an enjoyable experience. Really good stuff.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
20080407 750ml bottle picked up at Oak Tree. Hazy, amber, some visible eff, medium-small, lasting off-white head. Aroma is nutty, fresh, bready, prominent notes of date, toffee, and some light apple must. Flavor continues with nut and grainy, yeasty, earthy bread notes. Body is a bit on the thin side, but airy and with the usual De Glazen Toren dose of sparkling effervescence. Some muddled old fruit and spice late and slight bitter astringency as from wood.
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75cl @ Zythos Bier Festival 2008, Sint Niklaas, Belgium. Hazy amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, dark fruit, toffee. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is metalic in the head (foam). (010308)
after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, capped and paper-wrapped. Beautiful crystal clear ruddy dark amber. Thick creamy white head. Big toffee and green apple nose. Cocoa there as well. Fizzy, creamy body. Passionfruit, cocoa, and toffee on the mid-palate. Long cocoa finish. Subtle, complex, and amazing.
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at ZBF08. Roasted flavour with some fruitiness. Clear dark brown colour. Some barley sourness, not too bad though. Long bitter finish, slightly slour.
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008-03-01. Murky amber brown body with a good beige head that fades a bit fast (3+). Sweet spicy aroma, chestnuts? Muted yeast. (6+) Sweet flavour, yeasy, mild spice, dry caramel malt. Average palate. Pleasant.
Bottle at Zythos Festival, St. Niklaas
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ZBF2008: From tap. Pours slight hazy hazzlenut brown with a lacing tan head. Mild roasted malt, slight butterish and with a mild yeast note. Flavour is caramel malt, slight acidic to citric note. Mild roasted note. Descends into a mild roasted and mild yeast spiced finish.
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber coloured with a huge off white head.
Spicy aroma of caramel and yeast.
Spicy flavour of caramel, fruits, yeast and hops.
Yeasty and spicy finish.