bp (819) - Queens, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours a hazy, dark, reddish brown with a thin whispy head that quickly disappears, not sure about the aroma, taste is sweet, a little roasted malt flavor, not bad.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Tap] Pours a light brown color without any head. Aroma of hazelnut, vanilla and cocoa. Caramel malts backbone in the taste. Nutty notes, along with brown sugar, molasses, cherry, plums and soft hoppy finish. Rich palate and fine carbonation. Exceptionally balanced, with a creamy mouthfeel. This beer is a nice change of pace.
smith4498 (3215) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Maltzilla’s All American Weekend. Pours medium brown color with tan head. Aromas of dark fruits and nuts. SLightly nutty flavor with some dark fruits and dough. Medium body with average carbonation.
Bov (10204) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
@Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - clear amber colour with a modest foam left; fair aroma of chestnut and hazelnuts along with some biscuity maltiness; full-bodied, lsightly smokey; pretty sweet with a light bitterness; very long chestnutty finish - wonderful
kevd193213 (901) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle. Cloudy brown pour with no head. Aroma of caramel malt and herbs. Flat taste of lemongrass, caramel and yeast with a lingering finish. Had potential, think the bottle may have been spoiled with zero head.
gnoff (8173) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle thanks to Marko, on September 24, 2010
Murky brown color, small brown head. Fresh, sweet, chocolate scent. Sweet, chocolate, hoppy taste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Lingering sweet aftertaste.
Marko (4175) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.75l swingtop courtesy of fiulijn, huge thanks Alex! Murky red-brown, big tan head that went away at a medium pace. Sweet, pungent malty nose, sweet apple, quite dusty.Nice sweet chestnutty and yoghurty malty taste, bit caramelly. A remarkably balanced beer, quite pleasant.
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber, beautiful packaging. Aroma is big, and lush: malt, sweet chestnut, baker’s chocolate, and nutella. Mouthfeel is medium in fullness, with good creaminess and a lightly dry finish. Flavor bursts forward with chocolate and chestnut, perfect harmony. There is a depth of malt flavor achieved here that I find particularly special. Great beer overall.
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy amber with big, foamy, fine bubble, head / Nose of orchard fruit, chrysanthemum, and brett / Medium body, fine carbonation, good balance tending towards hoppy dry, with excellent finish / Bretty flavors, with a big barnyard kick, with elegant and subdued, flavors of apples, sour cherries, banana, oak, caramel, chrysanthemum, manure, and a hint of chestnut / An excellent Belgian ale.
wedgie9 (2501) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on draft at the Purple Pig. Pours cloudy dark amber with a thick off-white head that recedes to lace. Nose of banana bread and malt with hazelnuts as an afterthought. Flavor is caramel malt with nice bitterness and a slightly sour note. The hazelnuts really come through strongly on the palate. The body is fairly full with average carbonation and a long finish that reminds me of Christmas.