Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, dark brown with small persistent head. BIG taste of banana pudding, dark fruits, caramel, chocolate, raisins, molasses. Strong alcohol taste as well. A real mouthful.
MarkoNm (1505) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 1, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a coppery brown color, topped with a medium sized but quickly disappearing tan colord head. Aroma of some dry fruits, a bit yeasty and some caramel presence as well. Taste is sweet and somewhat fruity, yeasty presence and a bit bready. Alcohol is quite hidden. Malty. Not what I like really.
tillmac62 (423) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOD 2/6/13. Pours a dark garnet that is almost black unless held to light. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention...considering it’s 11% ABV.
Outstanding rich nose of plum, raisin and fig over a solid caramel malt base. Light alcohol notes are present.
Light medium body with a smooth texture. Light carbonation with just a touch of effervescence in the middle and finish.
The flavor profile is almost world class. Reasonable intensity, quite complex and very well balanced. The only flaws are the body is a bit light and the alcohol is not quite covered. The fruits of the nose predominate with sweetness upfront that flows through plum, fig and raisin. The middle brings an alcohol note that intensifies into the finish and also provides a bit of heat. The flavor shifts from the sweet dark fruits noted earlier into a prune that is slightly astringent. Prune and alcohol linger.
mrttiimmoo (17) - FINLAND - JUL 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tummaa omintakeista muttei liian makea. Voisi pari juoda iltaan. Päähän menee.
MayumiH (379) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Taste sweet. Caramel, raisin, banana and cinnamon. Interesting and complex. Warming. Not bad at all.
Keukeman (29) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank this at a bar in Den Bosch, really sweet taste, too sweet if you ask me, the high percentage (11%) doesn?t really come back.I?m not a really huge fan of dark beers but maybe this can change my mind. Love the glass by the way, there?s really a castle at the bottom of it.
alusdievs (6) - LATVIA - JUL 10, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at Bon Vivant in Riga.
Mild and tasty. Creamy, but no bitterness as described.
Icedwarf (717) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Zwart bier zonder schuim. Smaak is zoet, krachtig, licht bitter, anijs, drop. Smaak blijft erg lang hangen.
BeerdedDave (816) - - JUN 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
reddish-brown color; dark fruit (cherry and raisins) and Belgian yeast aroma; nice, smooth, dark fruit flavor; notes of plum,cherry, and raisins; semi sweet malt and Belgian yeast
Achel (176) - GREECE - JUN 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A brown or dark red beer with an OK but fast disappearing head. The aroma is sweet and slightly fruity. The flavor is fanstastic; very sweet, fruity, and complex. It ends on an earthy note - but with a good sweetness and notes of oranges. It has no bitterness at all. A really good beer with a good palate, but a little too sweet, and not bitter enough for my liking.
mtu71 (288) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Brown, medium, fast head. Deep dark reddish brown. Rasins on aroma. Silky palate. Sweetish, dark malts, plums, strong. Intense taste. Balanced and rich.
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