Onionkid (371) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is of yeast and fruit. Flavor is similar but also with caramel and spice. Doesn’t have much of an alcohol burn that I would expect from something that tastes like this. I read a review that said it was "complex, yet boring". That’s so completely apt. This was 5 bucks for a bottle, so I’ve got to say there’s no way I’ll be grabbing this again all things considered. But it does have a solid amount of alcohol (even if it could’ve been more)! And I still say it’s actually very, very good! I just feel like maybe there was some lost potential here, should’ve been a much bigger beer. 9% abv.
rarbring (1957) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smell of sweet fruity marmalade and some overtones of sherry.
Appearance: Light amber, nearly orange clear fluid. A rather strong foam that recedes into a fine lacing. Small bubbles.
Taste: The taste is very sweet, and dominated by fruits, like orange, but also some sherry tones both in taste and alcoholic presence.
Palate: The beer is pleasant to drink, nicely carbonated.
Overall: Goes very well with a strong cheddar I dare say.
Note: bottle Reviewed 2009-12-18.
Patdelichte (114) - - NOV 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delft 23-11-2015 (drankgigant)
Ouderwets etiket. Kastanje bruine kleur met mooie schuimkraag. Hele verassende smaak. Had een wat standaard bruin bier verwacht maar is vrij uniek. Ruikt lekker zoet, smaakt fruitig en neigt zelfs een beetje naar wijn. Perfect voor de donkere wintermaanden! Top!
blackisle (1366) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Clear deep ruby brown color, large frothy tan head, good retention, heavy lacing; aroma of dark fruits like cherry, plum, raspberry, candy sugar, wine gum, caramel and nutty notes; taste is medium sweet and light bitter, fruity; full-bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste bittersweet, light fruity sourish notes in the finish as well as some wood and alcohol; very solid and enjoyable strong brown ale.
pils70 (60) - - NOV 1, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ruby red, aroma is caramel, bread, grass, banana, alcohol, medium sweetness,
ClaudeB04 (238) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - OCT 29, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown colour, beige head.
Dark fruits, caramel, medium sweetness.
Finish is hoppy bitterness.
A truly great beer for this time of year.
Moolesen (356) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Brown with a tanned head. Yeasty aroma with some dried fruit and at the end some orange peel. Slight metallic taste (disturbing) but also a very rich taste with lots of jam and dried fruit. No hops discovered. Rather long finish which is medium sweet.
Shark_Pants (497) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear cola colour with frothy beige head that leaves good lacing. Aromas of caramel, toffee, dried figs, dates, plums. The taste is fortunately less sweet than the smell - the dark fruits from the aroma are all there, cherries too, toffee, solid earthy hop bitterness to help counteract the sweetness. The light to medium body and lack of stickiness also helps offset sweet flavours. 9% ABV unnoticeable. Solid belgian strong.
Icedwarf (916) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Zwart bier met mooi stevig schuim. Smaak is licht zoet en licht bitter, drop, anijs, braam en bessen.
Anthobeers (58) - - OCT 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Arômes, pain, pain grillé, apparence ambrée, foncée, goût très amer, pas hyper agréable, mais on s’y fait, pain grillé, café, boisé, palais très fort trop fort,
tricksta_p (2409) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Aroma of malt, caramel, chocolate, cookies, dark fruits, toffee, some candy sugar, liquorice, strong spicy notes. Flavour is sweet. Body is medium to full. Rich and smooth spicy malty toffee fruity beer, good balance. Enjoyable.