McTapps (4073) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade with Geiserich - many thanks Micha! Beer pours out in a deep dark brown colour with low steady head and medium body. Aroma of malt and nuts. Taste of chocolate, malt, coffee, brown sugar and bread. Hints of caramel and roses. Extremly nice and quaffable to drink - very good beer.
drdisque (525) - Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz poured in a snifter. Sweet rich fruit and candy aroma. Thin mouthfeel. Flavor is mostly chocolate. Finish is clean but slightly musty. Almost no alcohol flavor. Pretty good.
Ferris (4166) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Toffee and rich malty nose. Some chocolate notes as well in the finish. Dark solid brown with a rapidly dissipating brown head. All toasted malts and nice brown sugar. I can’t say I have ever had a beer that accentuated malts so perfectly. Slight booze warmth in the finish, but a brilliant winter beer.
ryecatcher (789) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a murky, deep coppery brown, slight head, not much lacing. Nose is malty (go figure... theis beer is pretty much a malt bomb all around), hints of vanilla, caramel and tobacco. Mouth is medium bodied, light sweetness, malt forward (malt backward and sideways too), some dried fruit (dates particularly) in there, toffee, vanilla, pipe tobacco. Quite as tasty little beer.
Beergeek23322 (2263) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
September 2010. Bottle. Caramel, toffee and malt aromas. Pours red brown with a tan head. Sweet flavors of caramel and dried fruit.
monk191 (929) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice bock. Pours a beautiful brown with a white head. Not too much smell, a little sweet. Taste is great, lots of banana and some pepper. Had on tap at Mill Valley Beerworks.
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Suttree (5142) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky copper, dense white head. Smells toasty, bready. Flavor is burnt toast and bread, with a good dose of molasses. Dry, woody finish.
mansquito (3386) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour George, NY 50cl ($10): Pours a mahogany colour with a thick looking off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit, toffee, and caramel malts. Taste is somewhat sweet, but not cloying. Body is medium to heavy and gives it a pretty substantial mouthfeel. It doesn’t have excessive amounts of complexity. Hops are barely there. Still, it is pretty nice.
Svesse (6147) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Reddish brown colour with lasting, frothy, beige head. Malty nose with notes of dark bread, caramel and roasted nuts. Malty taste with chocolate, dark bread, caramel, nuts and a mild bitterness. More than medium bitterness, with a certain sweetness. Well balanced and tasty. Nice one.
oh6gdx (20330) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@Monks Café Sveavägen, Stockholm. Very dark reddish brown colour, close to black. Mediumsized thick creamy beigeish brown head, that leaves some slight lace. Aroma is sweet ripe fruits, raisins, some sweet malts, and sap along with some toffeeish ntoes. Flavour is rather similar with burnt sugary and fruit juice concentrate like sweetness. A bit too sweet for me.