musinj6 (371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky brown with a little red hint. 1 finger head that quickly dissipates that leaves no lacing. Boozy bourbon, caramel aromas with hints of fruit. Hint of tobacco. Mildy sweet, mildy bitter. Carbonation too effervescent. Medium to heavy body, sticky mouthfeel. Long, woody finish. This has a great taste.
skortila (4312) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is quite fruity cassis/brambles, has some rye. Black coloured beer with an off-white, frothy head. The taste is light roasty, bit sour, very fruity with some lemon, rye and brambles. Not too good.
BOSSbrewer (1251) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown to dark amber with a thick tan head. Somewhat sweet with good hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Not bad.
seymour (1307) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted from an 11.2 oz brown bottle into a nonic pint glass. Very cool-looking bottle, but thick foil wrap over a twist-off cap makes no sense. It poured an opaque dark reddish brown colour with HUGE fluffly beige foam, so thick it took multiple slow pours to drain the bottle. Aromas of coffee, toast, roasted grains, dark malts, very fruity and pepper yeast aspects like a Belgian Dark Strong Ale. Full flavours of caramel and brown malts, chocolate, toffee, plums, raisins, figs, molasses, somewhat sour, more hops in the flavour than aroma, smooth alcohol, faint oxidation and soy-sauce in a good way. Light-medium body, spritzy carbonation, woody, earthy, smooth and creamy, with a lingering tart and toasty aftertaste. This is AWESOME beer, I absolutely did not expect to love this so much. I want more.
Mora2000 (5310) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with an off-white head. Aroma is full of rye, toffee and cocoa. The flavor is similar with rye, toffee, nuts and caramel. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
madmitch76 (13079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
23rd October 2011
Hazy dark red - amber beer, tidy pale tan head. Light palate, dry. Tangy fruits - dark cherry, raspberry and some dark berry fruits. Dry finish. Trace of rye spice. A curious beer, not quite had anything like this before. Like the tangy fruits but where is the dark malt.
Beersiveknown (2395) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 24, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from supermarket, Auckland
Hazy fizzy dark brown with sweet caramel nose. Spiky jarring carbonation with over autolysed Marmite yeast, astringent malt and a touch of chocolate. Too far oxidised, drain pour unfortunately.
Cantabrian (744) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 4, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
I was really looking forward to try this beer. Itís been a while since I did, but I did not like it. Too pungent, sour, close to being unpleasant. I will give it another chance, maybe a different batch...
jonno (2097) - JAPAN - MAY 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Eh? Delightful Rum raisin nose. Goes downhill quickly from there. Strange, sour tasting, flat beer. Some rye and bland dark malt. Odd and toothless.
ComradeK (908) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large off-white head, which lasts well, but does not leave a lot of lace. There are some chocolate and roasty notes on the nose, but also a slight sourness, which suggests a wild yeast infection. The taste is equally suggestive of this problem. There are some very faint herbal hops up front, and some dark, roasty malt flavours later on, but from start to finish there is an unpleasant, jarring sourness to it. I suspect without that it would be quite enjoyable, but judging from what I actually have, it really isnít. As mine is one of many, from all over the world, to mention yeast infection, it seems this brewery has a serious quality control issue. Iím certainly in no hurry to rush out and try their other products.