Grovlam (4203) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Colour is dark-golden. Slightly creamy like thick head or though it felt very fizzy carbonated. Aroma is very candy and sweet, some notes of banana, dry fruit, yeast, apricot and maybe even marzipan. Body medium-full. Flavour is sweet with slight bitterness to it. Smooth sweet finish.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught at Monks Café, Stockholm) Pours clear dark red. Candy sweet, ripe bananas and canned pears aroma with some marzipan/allmond paste. A bit spicy. Sweet, canned pears flavour with total lack of heavy quadrupel features. Some liquer feeling. Allmond. Medium, spicy body.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly cloudy dark amber with a large light brown head, great retention and lacijng. Aroma of toffee, alcohol, plum, yeast, apricot and banana. Very alcoholic body, but reasonably smooth and very sweet. Flavours of caramel and plum, nowhere near as complex as the aroma. The finish is warming and candy sweet.
yngwie (16377) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Clear, amber, carbonating, with a lasting, dense, creamy beige head. Banana, caramel, prunes, raisins, alcohol, candisugar and hints of cigars. Lovely, silky, warming mouthfeel with flavors of alcohol, dried fruits, yeast, candisugar, caramel, spices and ripe pears. Full-bodied and sweet. The finish has alcohol, spices and sugar. A hint of bitterness as well. Finally, when this quite quaffable beer is drunk, the lacings are still there. I love it. A lot. (061011)
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a big fruity aroma and a soft fruit taste that is initially very sweet but then mellows a bit. A few spices near the end. Taste is actually ill-defined, nothing I can actually pick out. Reminds me of chimay rouge and not just because of the colour.
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in Tallin. One of those bottles you just don’t want to finish... every sip reveals something a bit new you missed the first time. Toffee, caramel, berries, touch of malt. Marries the attributes of a great dark beer and a great dark beer, like a half-half with everything perfectly in balance. Deserving of waffle.
HDane (82) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours a reddish copper color with a moderate, foamy head. Nose is fruity, with floral hops, brown sugar, spice, perhaps malts. Flavor is sweet (overall), with an initial taste that’s heavy on the malts, then smooths out and lets some caramel, as well as spice, come through.
LeoN (26) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and Tap! Strong (10% alcohol) with a sweet taste and great dark red colour. Rasberrie and plums malts. Prefer the tap than the bottle.
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2009 Bottle from the SAQ, in a trappist glass. Poured a hazy caramel colour with a medium head. Aroma is spicy, with sweet malt, apple, red fruits and raisins wtih notes of yeast and alcohol. The 10% abv is well hidden, it is dominated by spices and sweet malts, with notes of dough and fruits and a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Very good!
Borup (10702) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy brown colour with a nice head. Aroma of fruit and alcohol. Flavour of malt, fruit and alcohol.