elihapa (1488) - 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, bakerís 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.
Lukaduke (1071) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear amber color with no visible bubble... still in fact. Aromas were sweet vanilla, winey, nutty and boozy. Taste was alot of the same rich mouthfeel with a bit cloying but a perfect dessert beer. Really getting the fortified madierized merlot barrel. Very complex not something id want a pint of but rather a small snifter after a light meal.
baraciisch (958) - USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby red in color... Aroma is sweet malts.... Flavor is slightly sweet with prevalent notes of roasted chestnuts, extremely unique... I like it...
danielyabu (904) - Uni„o da Vitůria, BRAZIL - AUG 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
small frothy offwhite head. fl. md. clear thick dark amber body. aroma: moderate malty, chocolate, castanha, manteiga, diacetyl. if: moderate sweet light bitter, salty. ff: light bitter sweet salty; long duration. palate: medium full body, creamy texture, medium carbonation, metallic light alcoholic finish. sabor adocicado e salgado ao mesmo tempo, semelhante a uma castanha, permeado por ligeiro amargor, uma das cervejas escuras e spice/herb/vegetable mais interessantes que jŠ provei, realmente uma experiÍncia que deu certo, cerveja exůtica, lembra smoked em alguns momentos, de forma atenuada, 135 s
pete4999 (843) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, as pictured, pours an almost purple-mahogany with minimal head. Smells of vanilla, strawberries, raspberries. Almost has a barleywine feel to it, though itís a bit thinner than that. I donít really taste the chestnuts, not much nutty flavor in it at all. Itís very sweet.
kevd193213 (805) - 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.
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - JAN 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Un assaggio ai Troeggi, sarŗ che a me queste birre alle castagne non convincono, ma non mi Ť piaciuta
bp (722) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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.
magdalar (503) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Pours a clear amber with a thin dissipating white head. Smells of fruit, red, semi dried; caramel, malt, yeast. Tastes rather alcohol rich, sweet, with an lingering bitterness. Medium bodied, medium active carbonation, oily texture. Finishes dry with a lingering bitterness. Its tasty.
bhops (423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to markus. Pours hazy amber, smallish head. Aroma of chesnutts, malt, sugar, crystal malt? Flavor of sweet malt, chesnuts, dried fruits. Palate is smooth, medium mouthfeel. I liked this beer. Surprising.