cluny6 (115) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours burgundy/brown, and copletely opaque. Aromas of malt and som spices. It tastes sweet, with some molasses and prunes. Very good. B+
Borresteijn (6040) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a gift pack. Purple/brown colour, thin head. Aroma of herbs, alcohol, spices. Reminds me of cough syrup, just like the flavours. Herbal, medicinal, spicy, chocolate, malts, slight bitterness. Very complex, rich in taste and definitely something different. Very good.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From LIC, Aarhus, DK.
Brown with brownish head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavor of spices and malt. Medium bitterness
rallison (116) - USA - JUL 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at least 2 years old, possibly up to 5 years old.
Pours an amber red with a 1/2 finger white head that diminishes and leaves no lacing.
Smells very much of herbs - medicinal, to an extent - with some vinegar and spiciness (likely from the herbs as well). Quite interesting. The vinegar notes either preclude a very interesting beer, or possibly an over-the-hill, horrible bottle. Let’s find out..
Tons of herbs in here. I can’t quite pinpoint them, but some of them most definitely lean toward medicinal. Somewhat spicy, but not over the top. Hints of red wine, dried fruits and caramel. Finishes with herbal spice.
Nicely carbonated with a fair richness.
Recommended. I can definitely see this being a beer with quite a history. I’d be curious to know how close this comes to the original versions. Unique - I like that.
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is reminiscent of bourbon coupled with fruits. Flavor is yeasty with alcohol- Taste has a bite to it, almost like scotch? Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Interesting and unique.
gam (3902) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with a medium light tan head,good carbonation.Aroma caramel malt liccorice,nut.Flavour crisp,caramel,nut and toffee,malt is good,balance of flavours is good.Finish a bit chalky like,but good flavours,nice beer.
note666 (1214) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
300 ml bottle. brown red colour. creme head. sweet chocolat herbal tatste with alcohol.
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2011 low carbonation. no head. sticky, goopy, syrupy plum-flavored pancake syrup. grassy, herbal, perfumed (plum, lavender) esters. chewy, flat caramel malt and candy sugar. that’s about all of it.
fonefan (42424) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home.
Clear medium brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, light alcohol, notes of licorice. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - smooth, carbonation is soft. (290408)
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strange brew.. Aroma of prunes, banana and cloves.
The flavour is fat with prunes and alcohol dominating. The aftertaste is quite spicy and the palate is rather light, considering the strenght.