marcus (5639) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours near black with a large tan head and a chocolate and spice aroma. There is a sour chocolate and treacle flavor with a lot of spice tastes.
Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a off-white/tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, vineous, alcohol and cinnamon. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a warm, fruity and chili spicy finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
KnutAlbert (5571) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Schouskjelleren.
Very dark, fluffy head. Dried fruit, prunes and figs. Deceivingly light mouth feel, very drinkable. White peper, salt, liquorice. The chili is very discreet. Incredible beer!
Theydon_Bois (5485) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BOE, split with JF, 20/04/13.
Opaque mahogony brown with a thin bubbly tan head.
Nose is dark malt, Belgian yeast strains, brown sugars, soured dark fruits.
Taste comprises dark fruit, molasses, sour and tarte fruit notes, demerara sugar, yeast, touch of booze.
Full bodied with light spritzy carbonation, boozey finish.
deyholla (5404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Brian! Pours a cloudy dark brown with a touch of amber and a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of spice, fennel and clove with dark grains and chocolate. Flavor has notes of fennel and chocolate with underlying clove and spice.
arminjewell (5231) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, bottle opened with a loud pop, lots of carbonation. Dark reddish black pour with nice fluffy and large tan head, aroma brought notes of vanilla, dark fruits, plums, chilis, hints of cinnamon, ginger, touch of raisin, slight earthy notes. Taste is a nice mix of sweet vanilla, caramel, bready, like bread pudding almost with a creamy note, nice cinnamon, slight chili, ginger, hints of earth, grain, finishing fairly sweet, but dries out, carbonated well, finishing with some more dark fruits and sweet raisin. This is well done and very well balanced.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
San Diego Strong Ale Fest 2012. hazy brown color with tan head. dark fruit, cinnamon, caramel, spicy yeast aromas. medium body with average to high co2. Sweet dark pit fruit flavors with caramel, spicy yeast, cinnamon--good
larsniclas (5199) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Very dark brown with a beige head.
Roasted, vinous aroma with brown sugar anddark chocolate.
Very vinous and fizzy mouthfeel.
Sweet and roasted flavour. Chocolate, figs and sweet, dried fruits in the flavour.
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of spices, yeast, malt, chocolate, alcohol and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some licorice, chocolate, spices and caramel. Medium to full body, soft carbonation-. Spicy and super smooth !
lusikka (5019) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
375 ml bottle.
Pours a dark amber brown colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of sweet tart berries, dark chocolate and some alcohol. Flavour of sweet caramel, tart berries, alcohol, metallic notes, dark chocolate, some off-flavours, grass and spices. Medium bodied, massive carbonation and a long, sweet, alcohol burning, metallic finish. Horrible balance and pretty close to a homebrew. What a disappointment. Hopefully it’s just this bottle.