kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Retorp. Pours a dark brown to black color with a thin white head. Aroma has an earthiness to it with notes of sweet malt, spice, yeast, caramel, toffee and some hints of prunes or raisins. Flavor is malty and sweet with caramel, honey, spice, some slight notes of alcohol toward finish. Generally medium body with a pleasing malt finish.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A clear dark brown colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma of sweets, with malt and a little cherry. The taste of sweet caramel, sweet fruits and alcohol. It is a little bitter. The aftertaste is sweet with somme bitter. The sweet lingers on like sugar sweet.
markwise (4624) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks retorp for the share. Brown pour with off white head. Aroma has fruity sugar and alcohol. Flavor is similar with smoke, earth, molasses, and brown sugary plum. Finishes off with sweetness. Musical beer.
Slokop (107) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2009 A dark feast beer with little but creamy head. A bittersweet taste, slightly sweet to start with and bitters that stay present for a longer time. A nice beer for once in a while.
ha1ag (754) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled from Carrefour in Genk, Color is dark mahagony, nose is fruity and roasted. Thick beige head, proper lacing. Aroma is fruity and bit roasted some hops. Medium body, with apparent alcohol. Aftertaste is mixd of sweet of plum and bitter of roast. Nice but lacks a proper balance
FatPhil (10259) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle - - Gallows Bird, Espoo
Beautiful deep red, luscious thick self-supporting creamy head. Rich mämmi and raisin aroma. Soft carbonation on the tongue. Initial spicy taste, but quickly a wave of very dry nuttiness - so dry it is almost papery. Aroma also shows the spice. A curious combination of the sweet, smooth, and sticky with the drying. Pleasant nutty finish. Covers 8.8% very well. Scores fairly well everywhere, but does not wow me. Definitely pretty good, just no wow.
mjs (5112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Hilpeä Hauki, Helsinki, on 2008-11-14. Deep amber and clear. Cherry aromas and port wine in nose. Full bodied, sticky and sugary palate with little carbonation. Sweetness, roastedness, nuts, hint of chocolate and some raisin in taste. Sugary aftertaste.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours very dark brown with a thin light tan/off white head. The aroma is pleasant. Honey, dark malt, licorice, and a little bit of alcohol. The mouth starts creamy with a light sweet malt background, that turns slightly bitter with some dark fruit and spice in the finish. Light alcohol burn as it warms. Nice stuff!
Svesse (6844) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Dark reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with dark fruit, raisins, prunes and cherries. Slightly vinous. Malty taste with caramel, dark fruit, cherries, prunes, chocolate and a fairly spicy finish. Above medium body, chewy mouthfeel, fairly sweet. Not really complex, but nice and tasty with a warming alcohol glow at the back. In short: chocolatey, spicy and sweet malt with dried fruits.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thorups, Aarhus, DK.
On tap, 211108.
Reddish brown with small head. Aroma of fruit and som malt. Flavor is sweet with red berries and some caramel