DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks zvikar. Dark amber to brown color with a beige head. Pleasant aroma with dark chocolate, some dark fruits, nutty notes and a bit of piney hops. Sweetish flavor with malt, dark chocolate, caramel, some dark fruits, some piney hops and a moderately bitter finish. Medium to full-bodied.
viyh (71) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer has a wonderful light side with hints of tea and flowers. Once you get drawn in by this, the dark side hits you with caramel maple syrup and a slight amount of bitters. An excellent beer with a rich, complex taste!
RexTalionis (1974) - FINLAND - SEP 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours clear dark amber in color with a foamy tan head. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass as well.
Nice aroma of dark fruits, some raisins, some dadels, a bit of christmas spicyness, some wooden smokyness
and faint bready maltyness in aroma. This start is incredible, so much seems to be going on here. Looks
good, feels good. Dark fruityness in taste, some syrup sweetness, dark breadyness and light vinous notes in
taste. Crunchy mouthfeel somehow, even if it’s on the whole on the more softer side. A bit of that christmas
vibe with some clove is present in the taste as well. Doesn’t feel at all heavy, but instead is quite easy
to drink. Nice christmas spicyness in the end as well.
SSSteve (3548) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep brown no head. Dark fruit, low hopped, hint of licorice aroma. Flavor has dark fruits, licorice, a bit smoke. Medium body, moderately dry. Mild floral hops.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated on 4-11-2009 at Fort Wayne Gathering (Bottle). This beer pours a small beige fizzy head, transparent reddish brown body, no visible carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The Aroma is malty, some yeast, dark fruits, and hints of hops. Ditto for the Taste and the ABV comes through as the beer warms up. The Palate is tingly and this beer is medium bodied. In conclusion, I enjoyed the taste of this beer except what are hops doing in this beer? I would have rated the taste a point or two higher if it was not for the taste of hops.
Nische (415) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a thin lacing of tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, some slight banana and clove. Flavor is big sweet malt with a nice bitterness to balance it out. Finish is very clean, with a tiny amount of hops. Not overly sweet at all like some big grand crus. Excellent beer.
jkwood04 (2901) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of dark and roasted malts, some spices, and some floral hops. Flavor the same with a nice blend of dark malts and spiciness. Average to smooth texture. A pretty solid American version of this style of beer.
BrewBoxer (1523) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep dark color . Hints of raisins , molasses and maple. Boozy and slightly bready with a nice heavy backbone of flaor and malt hop profile. delicious beeer. glad i got another one
Kita (652) - Koper, SLOVENIA - AUG 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 0.355l. Clear amber brown color with small frothy light brown diminishing head, poor lacing and average visible carbonation. Aroma of moderate malt, caramel and some mild roasted hints, heavy pine and spicey hops, mild alcohol and dry fruits. Taste starts with sweet and rich malt, followed by strong alcohol presence, notes of raisins and prunes, while finished harsh bitter. Full body, oily texture, lively carbonation and heavy astringency in palate. Wow, hell of a strong ale; it feels like 20% ABV to me...
rarbring (911) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Tea, honey.
Appearance: A clear amber colored beer. A off-white head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet, bread, honey and bitter peel.
Palate: High carbonation, a coarse texture. A medium body with a somewhat dry finish.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2013-08-24.