olio (6106) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle, 8.6% abv.
Pours clear dark copper-brown color with a medium head. Aroma is extremely malty, some caramel, bread, nuts, ripe fruits and some wood. Flavor is also bready and malty, lots of caramel, hay, some toffee notes, yeast and faint nutty notes. Somewhat bitter malty palate with a creamy chocolaty finish. A bit watery feel to it though, alcohol hidden very well.
Ernesto987 (3640) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Way way way too sweet, some acetone in there too, meh pass... No thank u. I don’t like this much
MadRobin (1880) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Frisco Tap House & Brewery in Columbia, MD.
Hazy, dark brown with a small khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of toffee, prunes and raisins.
Taste of toffee, roasted chocolate malt, prunes and raisins.
Medium/full body and low/medium carbonization.
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chris__hartley (274) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours ruby coloured with mahogany highlights; the head is beige and foamy. The aroma has notes: raisins, molasses, pumpernickel, licorice, and ruby-fruit marmalade. The taste is heavy sweet that finishes light bitter; there are notes of: the aforementioned aroma notes. The palate is medium-full bodied, sticky, has low carbonation, and a long sweet finish. Overall, pretty good, albeit a little simple.
thorongil2 (1187) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(bottle) clear reddish brown colour with a tall brown head; aromas of bread, prunes, chocolate liqueur; sweet, rich flavour with a long light bitter finish; excellent
shaynsawchuk (453) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Pours dark amber with a foamy tan head that leaves no trace. Aromas of fruitcake, rum, candied orange, chocolate and demerara. Fairly sweet and firm bodied, moderate to heavy carbonation and full on the palate. Leaves a lingering sticky sweetness on the palate, gently offset by a touch of acidity and woody hop spice. Liquid bread indeed!
Damico (2547) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark unclear deep amber with a beige head. Aroma is malty and a bit sweet like a barleywine, but tamer with no booze. Flavor is tame as well for booze. I get big yeasty notes that are sweet, a bit fruity, and again, resembling a barleywine style.
NeoHippie2 (971) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Sweet roasted malt aromas with notes of coffee and dark fruit. Flavor is big toasted malt with chocolate and brown sugar notes. Very sweet, abv is well hidden too. Tasty brew, great example of the style.
thewolf (11148) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Beer City, Belgium. Pours clear chestnut with a small, creamy, beige film head. Aroma has sweet milky chocolate, toasted, light vinious, soft pepper. Medium carbonation, very creamy and light grainy mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of chocolate, toasted, raisins. Lots of malty bitterness. Lovely.
Alpha10 (320) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013/09/10 - Pour a hazy, dark mahogany colour, with a soapy, khaki coloured head that reduces to a surface film and lingers. Minimal lacing. Aroma is bread, molasses, spices and dark fruits. Taste is similar to nose with a very sweet, malty aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky with smooth carbonation and a sharp, sweet malt finish. Almost cloyingly sweet...wished I had aged it to mellow out the flavours. Still, a good representative of the style.
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