Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep ruby, min tan head.
Smell big rich roasty nutty.
Taste sweet coffee nut sweetness.
kraddel (3556) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thnx to filip
Pours dark brown , no real foam
Smell is bitter , some chocolate-ish sweetness
Taste is sweet , dark fruits , raisins . Bit bitter . Pretty complex beer
Hermod (3416) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ sbwf13. Dark brown, thin off white head. Sweetish, spicy aroma, yeast. Flavor has elderberry, mild sweetness, hops, floral notes. Decent.
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Russo (1685) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour with a minimal frothy off-white head. Aroma is sweet roasted malt and yeasty, hints of chocolate and dark fruits. Flavor is pretty much the same as aroma but with a strong alcohol presence. light to medium body and light carbonation. Alcohol finish.
markextrae (1225) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared a bottle with a friend. pours a deep brown colour with a tan head. with a good carbonation level. aroma of coffee, toffee and brown sugar. warm feeling from the alcohol. nice roasted. with some red fruits of cherries. with a small bitter chocolate finish
thornecb (4507) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Toffee and anise aromas dry with dark it fruit and chocolate front to back. Lasting bitter earth finish.
marcus (6696) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Monks Kettle. Pours pitch black with a modest tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark malt flavor with a smooth chocolate finish. Very tasty.
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: A store close to the castle in Gent.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Liquorice, dark fruit, roasted malt.
Body: Full bodied with a good carbonation.
Flavour: Dark malt, liquorice, chocolate. Mild, slightly bitter, finish.
Comment: Surprisingly enjoyable. Maybe a boat ride on a warm day isn’t the best place to enjoy it fully, but it still tasted nice.
stevoj (2292) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with thin beige head. Sharp aroma of malt, wood, whiskey barrel. Taste is roast grain, cherries, dried fruit. Smoky, yet smooth,very drinkable.
berntholer (996) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
beige coffee coloured head with quite big CO2 bubbles disappears quite fast with foam head and structured lacing. cola coloured. aroma of spices, cinnamon, coriander, clove, yeast, ester, sweet and alcoholic. taste is a bit sweet, spices, liquorice, malt, yeast and a long aftertaste of liquorice and slight bitter finish. mouthfeel is alcohol warmth, medium body and rather soft carbonation. bottle 33 cl / best before sept 2014