FatPhil (8093) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (Vanha Posti, Tampere)
Very dark red, healty head. Sharp winey and sour aroma, some alcohol, maybe medicianl. Sweet alcoholic with medicine-like maraschino cherries and marzipan. Not sophisticated at all.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouring at Get Real New York. Deep brown pour. The aroma is quite sweet and plummy. Lots of plums and a bit of sweet rummy flavour. There’s a bit of light molasses. The yeast has a lovely bit of estery character as well. Pretty solid actually.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 mL bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark ruby tinted brown color with a large brown frothy head. Aroma of grainy malts, brown sugar and a tart note. Really a faint aroma. Taste is tart cherries, cola, grain, caramel, leafy notes. Medium bodied. A decent effort, especially considering this is gluten free, but as far as dubbels go, this sucks.
MesandSim (7121) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A Sim rate (RBESG tasting): Hard liquor aroma. Almost offensive, but bittersweet. So brightly red and black with a nice lacing. Flavour again is too too bitter.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget Gårda, temporary in store
On June 22, 2009
Clear very dark red almost black color, smallish tan head. Coca-Cola, red berries, sweet, acidic, lactic, glue scent. Acidic, red berries, tart, short taste. Medium mouthfeel, very low bitteerness.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, BB 5/4/09. Poured cloudy deep brown with plenty of sediment and a fizzy cap of tan head. The aroma picked up semi-sweet chocolate, earth, and raisiny notes along with a dark-sugary funk that wasn’t exactly vegetal, but it was weird. The flavor opened with sour and tangy vegetal character with brown sugar, raisins, and caramel following.. heat picked up on the back-end, amplifying raisiny sweetness and bizarre sour maltage. Medium-bodied with high-ish carbonation on the palate.. grainy and sweet with a scratchy flow.. didn’t feel good or taste very good.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle celebrating that the Hammers still have a premiership status! This double dark beer pours a deep mahogany red-tinged body supported by a beige, frothy head with lots of bubbles (I’m forever blowing bubbles in the air!) and some lacing. Sweet rummy aroma. Rich taste of dark berries and fruits (plums and prunes) - almost vinous. A spicy touch towards the end. Perhaps a bit too sweet and one-dimensional. Medium bodied and easy to drink (13.05.2007).
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sample at AleFest Columbus (06/27/09): The beer pours a deep mahogany color with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of ripe fruit and spice. Medium body with flavors of almost sour fruit and sherry, plus some off spices. The finish is tart fruit with a spice and yeast aftertaste. Not very enjoyable overall.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 23, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Mahogony beer with a big tan head. Red wine, caramel, dark fruit aroma. Berry fruit, caramel flavor with light yeast. Medium-light body. Needs malt. Lingering sweet fruitiness that turns a bit sacharine.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at Get Real NY. Pours a deep brown, clear, with a thin beige head. Plum and prune, deep dark stone fruit and caramel malt. Sweet, spicy caramel and sweet phenolic yeast. Boozy, but not too hot. Long sweet dark fruit finish. For what this is, this is very good.