Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed from an 11.2oz bottle in a wine glass. The beer pours a very dark brown color, with a mild light tan head. The nose shows really spectacular notes of milk chocolate, Abbey/Trappist yeast esters, raisin, and prune. The palate shows milk chocolate up front, strong CaraMunich and raisiny Special B notes, a surprisingly lightly ester profile, and an almost candy-like final character. Carbonation is perhaps slightly low, but pleasant, given the high level of residual sweetness. The finish again shows a nice chocolate character, with a slightly stronger ester note than shown in the palate. Overall, a beer that is decidedly on the malty end of the style, just short of being cloying, but utterly enjoyable.
SarkyNorthener (2460) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from wife for christmas. Very dark brown beer with medium head. Aroma of caramel and dark malts. Taste is dark bread, caramel and dark malts with a touch of spice and yeast. Bit of a gusher on opening. Good.
Baramba (249) - ITALY - NOV 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Malterie des Remparts. Brown colour with thin off-white head. Sweet and flavour of caramel, notes of tobacco. Medium sweet
Boxereddy (187) - BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Donkerrood/bruin bier met spuitend schuim.
Moutige neus met zoethouttoets.
Hoppig in de mond met licht bittere afdronk.
Alusmamuts (549) - LATVIA - NOV 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown with rich off-white creamy head. Strong caramel, but too watery taste, remainng caramel bitterness, some sweetness around.
Silvan7 (770) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Birra marrone con riflessi rubino, leggermente velata con schiuma beige non molto fine , ma piuttosto persistente. Aroma intenso, fruttato, di fave di cacao, frutta rossa disidratata (ribes/amarene), tostata, sui toni della liquirizia e del cacao amaro. Poco caffè. Alcool e caramello sono presenti. Gusto abboccato, poco amaro, quasi solo da tostatura, poco luppolata, cacao, frutti rossi caramello e dolcezza alcolica sono i gusti principali. Retrolfattivo di liquirizia.Leggerissima acidità. Poco corposa, poco carbonata, molto rotonda, calda. Equilibrata ed armonica.
Alengrin (2584) - BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Scotch-style Belgian rather than a dubbel, with creamy, regular, beige, stable head and very dark brown colour with wine-red hue, hazy. Sweet fruitiness, banana, candied cherries, apple sauce, chocolate, brown bread, buttermilk, candi sugar, liquorice, cloves all suffering under an unpleasant DMS odour of cooked cauliflower. Malty, bready taste, candied fruits, sweetish, light coffee-like roasted bitterness in the end, a bit sticky and a bit alcoholic.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper/brown pour with a thin off-white head. Aromas of dark fruits and notes of brown sugar. Flavor is a bit thin. Not quite as robust as I was anticipating. Still a decent brew bur as good as I was hoping
Hanoi (473) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is pronounced yeast, copper, slight dark fruit. Taste is yeast, red berry, malt, bread, iron, maybe a little spice in the finish. The mouthfeel was terribly thin.
I was really very disappointed in this.
ruigo (1291) - PORTUGAL - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared a 33cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours a very dark brown in colour with a tan thick head. Aroma is caramel, raisins and malt. Average carbonation and medium to full creamy body. Flavour is medium sweet and light bitter. Overall, a good beer for a winter afternoon.
jmgreenuk (5132) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Poured a hazy dark brown with a thin broken white head. The aroma is raisin yeast and malt. The flavour is medium to weak bitter with a nice smooth hop yeast fruit palate and a short bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation.