ThirstyBird (2315) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thank you MisoW for the bottle!! Pours a very dark brown with a nice tan head. Smells of molasses, dark fruit - like a dessert wine. Tastes of huge molasses, dark fruit ending a bit dry. Thick body with nice carbonation. Some interesting flavors but the sweetness is very high and is a bit tough to handle.
Erzengel (6242) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to MisoW for the bottle. Shared with ThirstyBird. Smell is sweet molasses. The beer starts very sweet. The nice floral and herbal notes are covered nearly completely by the malty sweetness. The mainpart is malty-sweet and slightly bitter. Like a German Malzbonbon. Far too sweet. Thick, viscous, sweet.
The aftertaste is long, but nearly only sweet and slightly hoppy. Nearly no herbs visible.
--> For me far too sweet. --> 8/4/9/8
MrHangover (3583) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 Bottle, thnx to MisoW, cheers. Pours a dark brown beer with a creamy, medium sized beige head. Aroma is fruity, boozy, some woods, and herbal influences. Flavour is quite sweet and light boozy with big touches of caramel and red fruits. Thick mouthfeel, medium long, sweet finish. Very nice brew.
Douberd (3727) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml swing top bottle, many thanks to MisoW for this one. Poured into a snifter. ABV 10.5%
Very dark brown colour with red ruby shades when hold against the light. Two fingers of light beige head, good density. Average retention, light lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of dark fruits, lots of plums. Sweet and inviting.
Taste has a lot of wine qualities, lots of dark fruits on the taste too,red grapes, sweet with the alcohol perfectly hidden and thus dangerous.
Medium thin body, good carbonation with just a little bite on the tongue.
Overall a great beer, very drinkable, that should be listed as a quadruple, being Spice/Herb doesn’t do it justice.
McTapps (6045) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Cuso - thank you a lot! The beer pours out in a deep dark brown colour with low head and medium-smooth body. Lovely nose of rum, roisins and plum wine. Taste of plums, malt, rum roisins, nuts and leaves. Very smooth finish. A very nice and tasty beer.
MichaelAwesome (6008) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thank you cuso / Imrich for that one ! Thick, bit sweetish with some syrup in the back. Strong and a perfect mate for a colder night. Enjoyed that one really. Front is a bit skunk but the end warming and sweetish.
oh6gdx (23708) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (thanks Cuso). Deep amber (close to amber colour) small off white head. Aroma is caramel, some burnt sugar, and some very sweetish notes. Flavour is caramel, sugary and a bit alcohol and some mild spicy notes.
olio (8203) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours dark mahogany color with a small head. Aroma of sweet fruitsa nd sugar. Flavor is the same with some honey and malts.
tiong (5407) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle @ PBF 2013
Pours dark reddish brown with a small head. Aroma of vinous spicy notes, hints of wood, oak, grassy and malts. Taste is sweet, caramely, spicy, vinous and woody with hints of oak and malts. Finish is malty, sweet and syrupy with some vinous notes. Quite complex and spicy.
lusikka (7622) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours a dark amber colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of sweet malts, lingonberries, grass and biscuit. Flavour is very smooth with notes of sweet malts, lingonberries, licorice root, pine, grass, wood and some tannine. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Warming alcohol finish with some licorice root notes. Very smooth and complex beer.