devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours from the bottle with a near opaque cola brown color and a thin but present beige head. The aroma has a subtly complex and alluring assortment of characteristics ranging from dried figs to old leather, light wood smoke, and a light but noticeable sweetness. The flavor is likewise wonderfully varied, with notes of molasses, raisins, a little licorice, some earthy, almost peppery hops, some alcohol, a pinch of orange peel, pine mulch, dark brown sugar, etc. The texture is dense and mouth-filling, but it doesn’t become syrupy and overwhelming. Overall, this is a rich, exceptionally complex beer.
tillmac62 (621) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours as dark as a stout. World class head volume, lacing and retention.
Outstanding nose of leather, plum, tobacco, fig and chocolate plus subtle molasses and smoky oak.
Light full body that is extremely smooth and approaches creamy. Superb carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a fairly prickly finish. The carbonation / body balance is very well done.
The flavor profile is quite outstanding and very complex. The flavors of the nose all deliver but don’t quite separate completely. It begins with the dark fruits over a slightly sweet base with notes of caramel and molasses. The heavier flavors (leather, tobacco) slowly ascend towards a mildly bittered middle then linger in the background. Light smoky oak serves as the transition to the finish with dark fruit again taking center stage. The highest sweetness level appears here as well over a rich wave of chocolate. The slightly dry finish provides a touch of astringency and back of the throat warmth while a rich caramel and chocolate slowly fade.
Nische (1649) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Omnipollos Hatt. Dark reddish brown with no head. Roasted chocolate aroma with caramel, raisin and dates. Quite sweet caramel fudge, dates and some malty, boozy notes. Quite heavy on the sweet and boozy side.
ansalon (2450) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a low tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, raisins, molasses, caramel. Taste is quite sweet with roasted notes. Mouthfeel is quite think with low carbonation.
Mad_Ferret (924) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at hatten.
Dark with redish tints, shortlived small head.
Sweet malty alcohol aroma with syrup, butterscotch, alcohol, raisins, some licorice, tar and smoke.
Taste is not as sweet as expected with alcohol, caramel, raisins and tar with some berries and dark dried fruit. Dry leathery peppery finish.
Big boozy malty body, low carbonation, oily sticky.
Needs some age.
SirLimpsalot (3452) - SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@ Hatten 16-4-9: riktig trevlig med stora toner av torkat frukt samt lakrits och tobak. Tydlig ton av aska i eftersmaken. Mycket bra.
BRW (1908) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black colour with beige head.Chocolate, caramel, fruity and roasted aroma. Sweet, caramel, dark fruits, roasted, chocolate taste. Medium to full body.
The Etruscan (607) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAR 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown creamy head. Brown colour. Aroma is malty with red and dark fruity (cherries and blackberries) and wooden notes. Flavor is malty too with dark fruits and tobacco and licorice tones, ending in a fruity and slightly dry finish. Full bodied.
tcon25 (487) - Duvall, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at Brouwer’s, happy anniversary to Brouwers this beer is the 2013 version. Looks black with a amber hint to the pour, smokey scotch aroma, little sweet flavor, some tobacco nots mostly a smoke malt base that is very smooth.
andrewje41 (2403) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft 2013 vintage at Brouwers for their anniversary. Very dark pour with a swirl fizz head. Smokey caramel malt aroma. Such intriguing flavor here. Just enough smoke to keep you coming back for more, and not enough to overpower the remining malt bill. Semi sweet caramel with the smoke to balance. Soft smoke finish. I would love to pair this beer with a fine cigar. It does plenty by itself. Most.excellent beer here.
bergstaden (2119) - Røros, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you GT2 for the bottle - Black with a brown head - Malt and some wood in the aroma - Malt body with hints of caramel thas has some wood and hints of spice in the flavour - The malt and wood note goes into the finish - This was good