mfhennig (276) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a can, it’s a clear reddish brown, big froth tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, barley and oats? Flavor is moderately sweet, hints of toffee and fruit. Smooth, creamy and drinkable with a mildly bitter finish. This gets added to the shopping list.
Vighals (2822) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk brun, nesten sort med to fingre høyt lys brunt skum. Lukter papp, trevirke, kakaopulver, kaffe og noe melkesjokolade. Smaker toast, sjokolade og kakao også her, samt skarp alkohol. Middels lang alkohol i avslutning.
Blairgus (3992) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6 fen 2016, tap. Brown and hazy. Nose is milk chocolate, alcohol, and a tad meaty. Ned/thin body and moderately fizzy. Milk chocolate and alcohol. Not too strong. Nice
ozzy70 (548) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours light brown/reddish, small dissipating tan head. Aroma was malty and raisin. Taste was bitterness, malty. Slight alcohol burn.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Angels Trumpet Ale House: Clear reddish-brown with an off-white head. Pleasant aroma of malts and mild spices. Anise noticed in flavor along with malts.
Quick3Beers (806) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark copper-brown from a bottle. Rich, caramel aroma to match the color, along with a big boozy taste. Good beer.
metalspice (565) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Klart rødbrunt med lavt, hvitt skum. Herlig duft med kaffe, mokkabønner, mørk karamell og noen ubestemmelige frukttoner. Markant bitterhet i smaken som består av grapefrukt, bitter sjokolade og kaffe. Denne satt!
foyle (380) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 20, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.
Appearance: 2"+ tan head falls slowly with plenty of lacing. Color is dark reddish-brown. Plenty of streaming carbonation.
Aroma: rich roasted barley and a definite citrus rind hop background.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied and slightly astringent, dry finish.
Flavor: dark fruit flavors, raisins, caramel, and molasses along with citrus rind.
Overall: very well done.
tfredvik (1670) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear(!) deep brown to copper body, with a beige head that ends up as a partially covering film, good lacing. Malty, sweet and strong aroma of milk chocolate, chocolate sauce, lightly roasted malt, hints of hops and a light fruitiness, all upon a sugary background. Strong flavour of massive chocolate that lasts all the way into the aftertaste, dark caramel, roasted malt, generic fruits and citrus. A complex background of dark dried fruits, pine needles (especially in the long-lasting moderate to heavy bitter chocolate finish) and hints of rosemary. Moderate sweet initial taste. Medium body, smooth texture, very soft carbonation consisting of tiny bubbles. Brilliant!
[35.5 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]
tmrmwel (1665) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark maroon, with an airy off white head. Aroma is roasted malts with bread, nuts and toffee, as well as caramel and kandi. Full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is roasted malts with bread, caramel and kandi, as well as nuts, leather, dark fruits, wood and fruity hops with citrusy notes. Lingering malty finish with dark fruity notes.