KombatAle (20) - New Brunswick, - MAY 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle at home. Colour is dark brown and the head is thin. The taste is quite sweet with some liquorice.
gunnfryd (9342) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sugar, anise, caramel, dried fruit. Flavour is sugar, anise, caramel, dried fruits, spices, alcohol. Nice beer.
thornecb (3977) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep mahogany into a tulip. Off-white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface leaving spot lacing. Pit fruit and clove aromas. Thick with sweet caramel and toffee upfront turning to pit fruit before the lasting dark marshmallow finish.
ClubGonzo (3203) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep clear bronze-hued brown body with a large creamy off-white head. Really nice looks. Nose is candi sugars, caramel, star anis and hints of herbs and licorice. Taste is sweet candi sugars and up front, then spices and star anis before smooth caramel notes and hints of herbs takes the finish. Full body, high carbonation. Perhaps not exceptional (with the exception of the assertive star anis touch, which is not quite common) but nevertheless a very nice BSA from Het Anker.
M82 (173) - Kansas, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich and warm, loaded with licorice and fruit cake complexities
A clear, vibrant, deep mahogany body flashes cherry red highlights and supports a tall frothy-smooth light khaki head with solid duration leaving a couple solid, thick, jagged peninsulas of lace surrounded by several spots and spatters
Big red and black licorice open the show with a layer of doughy spice, and spirit-esque accents; herbal notes pick up on the palate while the silky smooth, med-heavy body rolls around emitting well restrained carbonation and offering further complexities of caramel drizzled apple, orange, and pear; sweet, warming residuals build and form barrel characteristics, deep, lightly charred, woody, flashes of fall leaves with echoes of sticky dates and raisins
25.4oz cork and cage bottle code Lotnº 05/02/2013 13008 served at 55º into Stölzle 13.75oz Berlin
yngwie (11755) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. A lightly unclear, dark amber to brown beer with a beige head. The aroma has dried fruits, some spices and a faint roasted, nutty scent. Sweet flavor, some bitterness, and with nuts, caramel and some spiced notes. Full body, soft carbonation. Nutty, caramel finish with a touch of anise and generic spices. A nice, classic Belgian. 130906
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle.Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of licorice, malt, fruitiness, caramel and spices. Flavor is sweet and malty with some anise, malt and caramel. medium body, average carbonation.
jimhilt (2340) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Will pour a 5+ finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving an excellent lace. Dark amber/mahogany color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit and orange nose and flavor is sweet spice and dark fruit and a little alcohol. $9.99 for a 750ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Marlboro, MA
Arve_Christian (2473) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Sandefjord. Copper coloured, good foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruits, light honey note and light yeast influence. Medium/full body & complexity. Immediate sweetness, but balances well. Very enjoyable
TheBeerGod (4907) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - corked and caged. Lotn° 13008 05/02/2013. Dark coppery pour with a short tan head. Aroma is dark fruit notes, toasted grains, sweet malt, strong yeast notes and soft caramel. Taste is abundant yeast, flowery notes, toasted malt, sweet malt, light caramel, dark fruit notes, herbal notes and hints of licorice. Body is medium with a strong, steady, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more soft herbal notes, light licorice, caramel, yeast flowery notes, sweet malt, dark fruit and toasted grains.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Cheeky Monk. Murky brown with a thin creamy khaki head. Aromas of earthy fig and toffee brittle, with just a touch of summer sausage. Flavor is big yet delicate with earthy sweetness, some honey-covered fig, a bit of Belgian toffee maltiness, and a little faint earthy chocolate sweetness.