KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown with a small light brown creamy head that disappeared very quickly and had fair lacing. The aroma was of nutty malts with notes of brown sugar, raisons, dried fruit and a horseblanket yeast scent. It tasted sweet, rich and malty at the start but matured into a nice sweet-sour yeasty flavor. Mouthfeel was medium in body and nice and creamy in texture. Overall a very interesting brew, one definitely worth trying again.
gyhallmanti (79) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle at home. Pours a darkbrown colour with a beige head. Aroma of brown sugar, malts, syrup. Taste is very sweet with notes of brown sugar, malts, and something like chemical sweetner. Very sweet finish. Texture is oily with average carbonation. Too sweet for my taste
MelvinKalksma (298) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, malts, caramel, sugar, syrup.
Ruby/brown beer with a slight off-white head.
Very sweet with malts and caramel, the finish is pure sugar/sweet.
MunBro (886) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
For such a highly rated beer, I found it awful. Shared a bottle with Dad and we both poured it out. Absolute syrup, way too sweet with a tangy metallic taste.
poech73 (302) - Braine, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bière brune fort sucrée, aux arômes chocolatés mais finement amérisée. Son nez reste quelconque pour le style. En bouche, le matage très sirupeux s’appesantit pas mal dans le gosier en laissant en scorie quelques saveurs de malt très torréfié et se finissant sur une belle longueur avec un houblon fin et discret genre golding belge. Dommage ce fort accent régionaliste. Sans intérêt globalement.
borpinteric (1) - SLOVENIA - OCT 30, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: chocolate, roasty, citrus, earthy Appearance: amber, red, cloudy Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter Palate: soft carbonation, long finish
artemb (254) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: chocolate, macerated dark fruits, some alcohol.
Taste: moderate to strong sweeteness balanced with light fruity sourness and roasted bitterness.
Flavour: sweet raisins and dried plums, chocolate, light almond bitterness, spicy notes like red sweet vermuth.
Very good, sweet and strong but good balanced and drinkable.
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is candy sugar, rich sweet malts, plum, raisin, and caramel. Taste is very much the same. That fruity and sweet richness is rich up front and mellows out smoothly with very light tang or burn on end. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains quite well.
patricks110 (2226) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like several things but hate others. Pours an opaque almost black brown with a fizzy beige head that dies instantly, heavy carbonation. The aroma is rich, caramel and toffee malts, heavy fruit notes with a candied like note. Too sweet overall with a syrupy like flavour, heavy prune and raisin notes, molasses, toffee and a finish of strong alcohol and residual sugar. Much too sweet profile.
Martin243 (947) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home served in a Trappist glass. Brown with a tan head fruit and chocolate aromas, caramel, dried fruit, chocolate flavours. Creamy texture, pleasantly ruminative sipper. Full bodied, long finish. Very good
Bubeer (168) - - OCT 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, mahogany against the light. Thin to medium beige head. Fruity aroma, with notes of pear and banana, plus some malt. Black currant and liquorice add to the taste. Heavy sweet. Medium to full body