DocLock (9231) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Smitty’s. Pours turbid brown w 3f owh. Nose is heavy Wheaties, BS, tart darkj cherry-like fruit. Tastes very malty, earthy, peaty, with cobwebby yeasty damp esters, not sweet but rather ESBish, with old moldy hops and old aleyness.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy deep amber coloured with a nice off white head. Aromas of dried fruit, yeast, berries, caramel and spices. Fruity and semi sweet flavour with notes of yeast and caramel. Tasty brew.
MoritzF (9094) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 75cl) Hazy, dark brown colour with a big and beige foamy head. Yeasty and distinctively blue-berry fruity aroma with notes of toasted malt and herbal hops in the background. Roasty bitter flavour with shades of vinous fruitiness, medium to full bodied with a calm, almost creamy carbonation. Moderately roasted malty and slightly fruity taste with notes of liquorice and traces of caramel; almost dry, roasty and moderately hop bitter finish. Good. 03.II.10
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Moderate malty aroma. Huge, frothy, off-white head. Clear, red brown body. Moderate bitter flavor, smoked and malty. Light to medium and watery palate.
evergreen0199 (2793) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Vanuxeem warehouse, Belgium. Deep red pour with a medium head. Malty, fruity aroma. Tastes fruity, malty, caramel, spices. A nice warming complex Belgian Christmas beer.
pivnizub (9861) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Hazy, amber coloured, medium-sized, lacy and persistent off-white head; caramalt/malty and slightly fruity nose, combined with wine and liquorice; dry bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; dry roast-malty finish with a good dash of liquorice. Good and moreish.....
KornDogg (568) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of raisins. Dark body with thin head. Flavor is sweet and malty with hints of raisins and molasses, balanced with a little spice... slight bitter aftertaste
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ redlight redlight. Pours a dark amber with some nice lacing. Nose is yeasty, some fruity esters, a dry grainy maltiness and a bit musty. In flavor some caramel, fruity, nice yeastiness, a touch of acidity. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation, finishes very dry with a tiny hint of alcohol as it fully warms up. Very nice.
DScanlon (70) - Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Redlight. This is pretty kick ass! Pours a nice amber w/ a white head. Lots of caramel malts, spices, dark sweetness and a boatload of good ol Belgian funk, but not overpowering. A bit earthy.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft @ redlight redlight. Spicy caramel nose with candied dates and hints of a funkiness. Pours caramel amber with a sold white head. Spicy with huge caramel malt flavors with molasses and figs, with spicy dry funk. Man this is great! it tastes like an amber version of Orval, their yeast really comes through. Great beer!