KombatAle (121) - 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.
Marduk (3529) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Cloudy dark brown color. Medium size, brown head, stays. Sweet, cummin seeds, raisins, brown sugars, dark bread in aroma. Dark bready, raisins, licorice, berries in taste. Pure breadyness in aftertaste. Nice full body. So bready. Beautiful brew!
FatPhil (10036) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As I pour, there’s an absolutely beautiful winey cognacky aroma. In the glass it’s less special, but there’s tonnes of caraway. Absolutely beautiful soft malty body. Very nice hoppy finish, even has the fullness of hops that I expect from fresh hops. Love the soft sweet malty body, some mammi, lovely rye bread. Palate so smooth. Totally love this. Underrate?
suurjuust (1538) - ESTONIA - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. About five years old, over BB. Dark brown beer, medium beige head. Sugary, dried-fruity nose, yeast hints, spice notes. Flavor is more dried fruit, booze, spice, mild perfume and perfume in the finish. Very smooth and fruity, probably the aging in effect here.
Foffern (1383) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Two years old. In the glass the beer is nut brown, and is somewhat unclear. There is formed a small, light beige foam head. Aroma is filled with dried fruit, but also anise, brown sugar, dark wood and some chocolate and some liqueur like. The taste has even more touch of raisins and prunes, and dark berries, anise and leather. Mouth feel is surprisingly light and smooth, and it is a light bitterness on this. An absolutely nice and balanced, dark strong Belgian ale that is just right complex.
Bontus (666) - Flanders, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, jaarmarkt Waasmunster. Pours mahogany murky brown. Spiced nose over burned malts. Quite some anise / staranise in the aroma, balanced but sweet, fondant chocolate. Not better than the original.
JHeath99 (1304) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a ring of light tan head. Aroma of spice, yeast, and dark fruits. Taste of dark fruit, caramel, and a slight buzz of alcohol.
larsniclas (5900) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Dark brown with a tan head.
Marzipan and almond in the aroma.
Sweet and vinous flavour.
ej (912) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brownish with a light tanned head. Aroma of light banana and clove and a sweet candylike aroma. Some vinous alcohol notes as well. Taste is sweet with candy and malts. Along with loads of estery fruity notes. Full body and high co2 level.
ekstedt (5733) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Shady chestnut, medium beige head. Sugray, caramelly, with clear notes of aniseed. Full bodied, medium carbonation. Sweet with low bitterness.
Japalo (1362) - DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @easter lunch with the Pratts. One finger well lasting foam. Fruity red Apple notes. Intense anis almond flavours. Very warming alcohol.