Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 2013. From a 750 ml. bottle vintage 2010. Poured dark brown with a tan head. Aromas are dried fruit, brown sugar and caramel.
Scopey (8526) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Gollem. It pours deep brown with a large beige head. The nose is earth, berry, dark fruit, candyfloss, faint tartness, caramel and wood. The taste is dark fruit, berry, subtle, tartness, earth, wood, dust, caramel, farmyard and light mouldiness with a dry finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Good depth of flavour, smooth and well balanced.
crossovert (8853) - Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Totally slays the donker. Comes off not as sweet and with an oud bruin aspect?
PriorL (2490) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: dark brown beer, unstable beige head.
Nose: port, madeira, caramel, all factors indicating an aged beer.
Taste: caramel, malts, somewhat fruits as well.
Once tasted this next to a 7 year old Kasteelbier Donker, and it’s true what they claim! This beer is a very nice representation of an aged beer.
Borup (7135) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Metro, Glostrup. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of spice, caramel, dried fruit and burnt brown sugar.
DuffMan (7624) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy nut brown body with a fairly anemic head. Aroma is very bready, which I absolutely love. Bready yeast permeates a palate full of brown sugar, dates, molasses cake, and a subtle rummy note. Smooth, soft mouthfeel, sweet but not cloying. The ABV is not at all intrusive, but is instead warming and pleasant. I liked this much more than I’d anticipated.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
marked 2011, pours clear dark brown with tan fizzy foam. Aroma of bubblegum, candied date, prune, plum. Lighter in body than anticipated, and also lighter in carbonation. Flavor is sweet dark fruit, with warm oak notes. Pretty nice.
CapFlu (4725) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Courtesy of Donald from Tree Brewing. Deep brown body and a thin, white dissipating head. Good burnt brown sugar and flowers. Some good bubble gum and vanilla front. Likable.
GTAEgeek (1401) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Secret Stash Bash. Dark brown color, with a medium, tan head. Caramel and oak aroma, with some cherries and dark fruits. Very sweet flavor, and a little tart. Medium body, silky feel, and a little sticky. Overall, this is a nice, complex ale, but lacks complexity.
after4ever (6565) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750, corked, baled, foiled, and collared. 2010, opened in 2013. Very attractive presentation. Pours a murky, grainy dark brown with a dense and creamy but very short-lived light tan head. Big sweet graham cracker, molasses, and light prune nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Graham crackers, prunes, and molasses on the mid palate. Long sweetish finish.