StoutHead (852) - DENMARK - JAN 14, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a deep red color with an off-white head. Aroma is of caramel and fruits. Taste is a complex mix of fruits, fruits, fruits, spices, nuts, malt, caramel and only God knows what else. Quite sweet - a bit like wine, but with a dry and bitter aftertaste. I know itís a Christmas beer, but it sorta stands out from most other similar beers Iíve had. This is...not for me - too fruity and spicy.
rcasta (841) - EL SALVADOR - AUG 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gracias casta desde porto hasta el salvador me ha gustado bastante porquer es un dark ale buenisimo
Blom (836) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Redbrown with a fine head. Aroma of roasted malt and burned bread with a sweet-bitter flavour of cherry and dried fruits.
TrefwoordPunk (830) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a hazy brown with a medium tannish white head and an aroma of caramel, breadish malts and cinnamon. The taste is sweet, lots of brown sugar, toffee, ripe plums, banana and sweet winter spices. The finish is mainly sweet, with some spices in the end. Pretty good!
ha1ag (784) - 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
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer with an intens dark brown color and a creamy beige froth. Good aromaís of nuts, dark malts, licorice, butter-cakes, ahorn sirup and dried fruits like apricots and dates. Good malty attack in the taste with mild hints of Sirop de LiŤge, nuts, burned malts, cedar-wood and a good bitterness of roasted malts. The afthertaste is mild and medium sweet with a good malty touch in the middle pallet and with a nice burned bitterness in the end.
Valgreen (753) - DENMARK - NOV 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Clear dark amber, medium white head, some lacing. Malty, nutty, caramel, dark fruits. Sweet finish. Medium carbonation and bitterness.
BeerGolem (752) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330 ml. Pours dark copper red. Gets clearer as we drink. Medium persistant beige head. Lacing. Aroma: nice aroma of sweet cherry, along with caramel, malt, and spice (cinnamon, muscad). Awesome taste also: strong hints of caramel and malt. Well balanced sweetness and some bitterness in the end. Alcohol well hidden. Full bodied, but not long lasting. Warming sensation. Not very familiar with the style, but I did enjoy this one for sure!
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another bottle I brought back from my October trip to Belgium.
Itís dark brown in the glass with auburn highlights and topped by a frothy tan head. A malty nose, sweet spices and a faint smokiness.
Rich, raisiny fruitiness blended in with sweet spices, clove and cinnamon perhaps. More dark fruit lurking below and an understated earthy smokiness or toastiness in the body. Thereís a faint metallic quality in the finish and the fruitiness leaves a stickiness in the mouth. The earthy roastiness lingers in the aftertaste.
Itís 8.8% ABV but youíd never know it. Very smooth and complex at the same time. Nice ale.
Icedwarf (724) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Donkerbruin bier met weinig schuim. Smaak is zoet en kruidig, caramel, chokolade, noten. Blijft lang hangen. Uitstekend bier, smaakt ook in de zomer.