Russo (2012) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Nice red dark color with a persistent beige head. Aroma is fruity with notes of malt, flavor is spicy notes of red fruits. Mouthfeel is long and amazing, some spice and bitterness.
frankcolub (83) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2009 strong dark amber beer, fruity taste and a hint of spices,lovely finish leaves a fruity bitteness taste in your mouth, great beer.
joe19612 (2618) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and sour taste, with a note of tropical fruits and spices, especially banana. Finishes off rather flat. Pretty well balanced, with no strong alcohol tang, though this is a fairly strong ale. A pleasant beer.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red beer with a thick rocky off-white head. Aroma of nice malts, spices and dried fruit and alcohol. Flavour is caramel, citrusy and some spiciness. The alcohol is hidden well. Nice finish with a bitterness that lingers.
floydian1 (1362) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy dark red-brown ale with 2 fingers of off white head. Yeasty nose of roasted malts and chocolate. Sweet fruity palate with a warming mocha-like finish. Smooth and full bodied. Hides its alcoholic strength well. Unusual but I like it.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
strong dark fruit flavors with lots of head with a dark brown. Nice balanced.
SeanMacGC (334) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl. Pours translucent dark mahogany, with short-lived off-white head, some lacing. Cherry, malt and yeast on the nose, and very sweet on the palate, too sweet in fact. A shadow of a beer in comparison to a genuine secondarily fermented beer, and added sugar is no substitute.
Pinball (11940) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home,
ar:spicy, sweet, dark fruits. good aroma, albeit it could be a little stronger
app:amber, small offwhite head.
fl:dark fruits, spicy, sweetness, deep flavor, well balanced.alc. well hidden, but can be sensed.
ov:a real great brew. top end of the ’’ordinary’’ macros imo.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared this one w/ SkyCop32. Picked up at Maruhn Getränke in Darmstadt. Pours a darkish red/brown. Aromas of spice, coriander, yeast, and alcohol. Flavor has an alcohol taste to it, mixed with a nice smokey dark fruit. Also has strong hints of spice and orange.
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from belgianbeergal. Pours a reddish color with lots of floaters. Aroma is sweet and fruity. The flavor just doesnt live up to its aroma. The flavor is just a tad to weak. Malt, dried fruit, vanilla, spices. Not bad, but underwhelming. Oh well.