Fatehunter (970) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a thin head on a black colored body.
Well, the ginger comes through strong in the smell. The cardamon and the roasted malt are there too.
The taste is roasted malt at first and then the spices take off with the rest of the profile.
The texture is smooth with a crispiness and moderate carbonation.
The does not do it for me. The smell is way off and the taste has to many spices.
Benzai (5881) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled from bottle @ monthly De Molen tasting. Opaque pitch black color, small light brown head. Aroma has a lot of herbs or spices. Not my thing at all. Taste also has those herbs or spices, with sojasaus and other weird food. Iím pretty sure Dutchdrebus would taste Chinese food in this. Medium body and carbonation. Not my thing at all.
kermis (3769) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at the De Molen monthly tasting. Pours dark brown with a tiny ring tan head. Aroma is meaty. Meaty and gravy and herbs and vegetables. Mixed with soy. Itís like a roast chicken dinner, if a roast chicken dinner didnít smell good. With chips. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, moderate bitter, and moderate umami. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Weird.
Vaiz (2987) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at 2nd tuesday tasting @ De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma has anise, spices, gravy, soy sauce and slightly roasty. Flavor is sweetish, very spicy and with a hint of iodine. Quite strange and a little offensive.
deanso (4200) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.
very thin tan head. Low carbonation. Herbal aftertaste.. an odd beer but ok
Idiosynkrasie (2787) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with average, frothy to creamy, diminishing, minimally lacing, beige to tan head. Dark malty aroma, hints of treacle, almost tar, anise, a cautious spicy-soapy touch. Taste is minimally sweet dark malty, a anise-liquorice note, cautious spicy hints with a minimally soapy touch; sticky palate.
Lowenbrau (1484) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
65cl bottle @Lķpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Weird one, some brett aromas.Pours black,some tan head. Silky texture. Lot of raisins, liquorice, some cardamon.
TrappistenOli (303) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Schwarz, kaum schaum, fein karbonisiert, süsslich und leicht fruchtig im aroma, gewisse malznoten, aroma aber nicht so intensiv, süsslich und würzig im geschmack, mittlerer körper
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madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
23rd June 2013
Almost opaque dark brown beer with a small pale tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Fruity dark malt, thin. Plummy fruits with light cinnamon and cloves. Semi dry finish. Tasty if a bit light and dry.
caesar (4515) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, large sample. Dark color, short brown head. Aroma is slight fruity, lots of chocolate and coffee, biscuity malts. Not a lot of spicyness actually, which I was a bit afraid of. Lots of malty sweetness, biscuit, some bitterness. Good body, nice balance.
wedgie9 (1666) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted with the Nashville crew in late 2011 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle. Pours opaque dark mahogany with an average tan head that slowly recedes to thin lace. The nose is baking spices with milk chocolate and some herbal and roasted bitterness. The flavor is more malt-forward milk chocolate with all of the same baking spices, ginger, and anise, with a very pleasant bitterness. The body is full with light carbonation and a long spiced milk chocolate finish.