MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bottle, 7%. Vinous aroma at first, later just nicely malty. Clear chestnut colour. OK tan head. The flavour has a lot of caramel malt, a hint of spice. Tastes stronger than 7% to me. Well-balanced, though.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (7% - 2009) at Sune’s. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Nutty, vineous, berries, high malty, nice hoppy, fruity, roasted, caramel, marmelade, syrup. OK-Nice.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - pours brown - nose/taste of cocoa, caramel, malt and spiced date - medium body.
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Thanks to Joes for sharing. Clear amber color, small beige head. Smell malts and herbs. Taste malts, herbs, lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation, medium body.
gunnfryd (14183) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. copper colour with a beige head. Aroma is spices, alcohol, cloves, toffee. Flavour is spices, hop, malt, cloves. OK beer
bhensonb (14167) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle is like BOBANDDOUG’s. Bottled 10/08/07. I’ll put one away. Aroma of rather darkly roasted malt. Some hop as the glass approaches the lips. Reddish tinged amber color with a beige head that is quite refined (bottle conditioned!). Medium bodied with refined carbonation. The flavor is roasted malt with some subtle floral hop and some resin. The finish is fairly dry, with some harsh roast notes, and some floral hop bitter lightly building. A dark winter brew, but not overly Xmased. Could be a year round dark ale.
Tmoney99 (13605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Moderate malty aroma with light cereal. Appearance was deep red/brown with average light brown head. Good blend of bitter and sweet finish.
Ratman197 (13420) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber 2009 poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, spice, toffee and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth malty finish.
imdownthepub (13390) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 355ml from Beers of Europe, Norfolk at 6.2% ABV. Brown with off white head. Sweet, malty beer with an underlying nuttiness along with sweet caramel and toffee. Sticky and quite cloying in nature, some fruitiness. Not a favourite but ok.
argo0 (13316) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear garnet body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is light sweet, not much else. Taste is smoke, mild fruity sweet, some spice. Minimal finish. Light body.