after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330. Pours an opaque dark brown with a dense and creamy dark tan head that leaves decent stringy lace and then splits. Mild graham cracker and caramel nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Graham cracker and caramel mid palate. Not too much happening here. Mild finish.
TheBeerGod (4913) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Label shows 8.5% ABV. Brown bodied with a tall, dense, foamy beige head. Aroma is sweet with malt, caramel, light toffee, dark fruit and hints of tobacco.Taste is sweet malt, caramel, tobacco, dark fruit notes, dark bread, toffee, light nuttiness and yeast. Body is medium but soft with a strong, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more sweet malt, caramel, tobacco, dark fruit, soft spice, yeast and toffee.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown sugar and alcohol aromas. Light biscuit, brown sugar, and caramel flavors. Overall a decent Belgian style.
bhensonb (9869) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours darkly ruddy with a creamy/bubbly beige head. Aroma is musty yeast with a faint chocolate background. Near full bodied. Flavor is musty chocolate with some coffee hints. Musty/earthy/yeasty. Dry. Then not. Then dusty dry. Then not. A little organic sulfur. Back to somewhat chocolate. Have no idea what is going on with this. Another challenging beer.
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye.
Deep amber brew - nose of caramel, Belgian yeast, and dark fruit. Flavor is similar with bready malts.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: January 11, 2012
Appearance: gusher, clear dark amber, frothy beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: dry and musty caramel aroma, hint of sweet esters, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, caramel sweetness, light earthyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
ChainGangGuy (4234) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Pours out a clear, mahogany-hued body with a thin ring of tired-looking bubbles (despite being a gusher upon opening).
Smell: A sniff of unwrapped mentholated cough drops, tart berry skins, toasted bread, sweetish caramel, and a jigger of spirits. Not exactly an aroma that bades you to proceed further.
Taste: Mentho-lyptus and alcohol soothed only by a hint of sweet caramel candy and nutty, toasted malt. Sliver of berryesque fruitiness. Then, it’s back to the menthol and booze, growing in intensity midway and downright spoiling everything until the spicy, yeasty, unclean finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation.
Overall: I sat down to a few Hantverksbryggeriet beers, generally not liking any of them, and finding this one to be the most unpleasant.
swoopjones (4940) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Blue monk, Buffalo. ruby, aventinus like colored pour. One finger white head. muted aroma of light dried dark fruits/raisins. Sweet malts & dried fruits dominate the rather tame flavor. Flavor & aroma fall rather flat, fuller mouthfeel. Decent
_angst_ (2093) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle received as a Christmas present by Daniel. Consumed on January 2. Pours hazy chestnut brown with a creamy white head that slowly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is very sweet and yeasty with alcohol, some bread, raisins, prunes, apples and liquorice. Taste is sweet, slightly sour and quite vinous with dark sweet fruits, spices, hints of bread, yeast and caramel. Finish is slightly sweet and slightly bitter with lots of chocolate. I didn’t expect it to taste so good considering the not very impressive smell.
Dazz3 (1430) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours hazy brown with a huge brown head. Smells raisins, abit nutty malty. Tastes sweet nutty malty, abit alcohol. with a similar finish.