Leighton (9619) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - this one I got at THE Kris Wines. Pours rich, amber-brown with a creamy tan head. Nose has dry fruits, some rich bread. Medium to big sweet flavor, brown sugar, toffee, cherries, hints of coffee and cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Mildly warming to finish, lots of ripe, dried fruits, dusty cocoa. Rich and pretty well balanced. Nice depth. Very drinkable.
Rasmus40 (9588) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy dark reddish brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit, spicy and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 060413
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark amber colorued. Dense beige head. Aroma: Ripe fruits, caramel, spice, sweetness. Falvoru. Sweetness, ripe fruits, spice, light herbs, Medium to full bodied. Ends frutiy and sweet with a light alcohol touch.
rlgk (9016) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Very dark brown beer with a beige head that leaves quite quickly. Fruity, yeasty aroma, pepper, licorice, grapes, caramel, alcohol, cinnamon notes. Spicy flavor, cinnamon, clove, fruity, sourish, some caramel, some alcohol.
BeerandBlues2 (8988) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is figs, plums, and dates with cookie and caramel malt. Flavor is malt dominant with earthy Belgian yeast, dark fruity esters, peppers, chocolate and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Bov (8967) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Erzbierschof - very dark brown beer with a little beige foam left; very malty and nutty aroma, some wood presence; full-bodied; a bit fizzy and fairly bitter and long nutty woody and chocolatey finish; some lingering sweetness and alcohol presence
Ratman197 (8836) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee, cocoa, raisin, light roastiness and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, spice, cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering tobacco finish.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Cloudy, dark brown ale with no head. The nose furnishes an intermingling of cocoa, spice-rack goodies, dark raisins, vanilla and toasted nuts. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and laid-back carbonation. The flavor is tangy, chili pepper-spicy and moderately bitter. Acrid, lightly bitter, tangy cocoa finish. Bottle courtesy of 50belair!
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost balck color and a smaller sized off white head. Chocolate, roast, spices, some dark fruits, and some light pepper/chili in the background. Alcohol content well hidden.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Argonaut Denver. Pours a clear reddish brown appearance with a big, creamy brown head. Plum, dark grape, somewhat spicy cinnamon, mild chocolate aroma. Dark fruity, chili pepper, cinnamon, caramel, plum, caramel flavor. Kind of interesting but not my favorite.