5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep dirty brown, huge frothy light beige head, nice lacing.   Big whole wheat bready and dark pitted fruit nose.   Smooth on the tongue, bready, somewhat heavy, with a soft alcohol background.   Not as
musty as Belgian examples, but comes across as similar in every other aspect.   Smooth, hides the 10.5% ABV very well.   Doesn’t feel as big as others tho.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate   Slight grape popsicle flavor
on the backside, which to me screams artificial.   No idea how to otherwise interpret that.   Sweet finish, malty, but not all that musty or barnish as other examples.   The dark pitted fruit isnt as heavy either.   The
only really good quality is that its very easy to drink for 10.5% ABV, and its not a complete ripoff.   Does have some Quad qualities, albeit minor.   Thanks Ron!
Cuso (6247) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bierkompass.de. Dark red brown color with huge creamy head. Aroma of plums, syrup, dark berries, cinnamon. Taste, sweet dark malt, ripe plums and berries, cinnamon, dark chocolate, molasses, alcohol. Sweet fruity finish. Tasty, little bit sweet for me, tough.
larsniclas (6186) - 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.
Sledutah (6180) - Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery
Clear dark mahogany with a medium sized tan head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, sweet caramel and dark fruit
OK, very sweet
nimbleprop (6160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at EBF. Pours a watery, translucent mahogany, one ring of white head. Nutty, chocolate aroma, raisins, dates, candy sugar. Flavor is candy sugar, date, prune, light spice, ancho chile, Szechuan peppercorns. Full, slightly spicy finish.
gyllenbock (6115) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at a tasting at Systembolaget, March 2013.
Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of fruit, raisin, malt and some cinnamon. The taste was quite complex with spices, malt, dark fruit, chocolate, yeast, soap and some warming alcohol. Quite creamy mouth feel and with a long aftertaste. A good beer.
ekstedt (6082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (375 ml) from Systembolaget. Clear deep mahogny. large rocky beige head. Nutty, caramelly, chocolatey aroma, too evident alcohol. some spicy notes. Medium bodied, spritzy carbonation. Sweet with medium bitterness.
SaintMatty (6052) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Dark brown with red tinges. Leather, dried fruit and marzipan in the aroma. Fruity, sweet and slightly smoky taste with notes of raisins and marzipan standing out.
jmgreenuk (5931) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the John=Jim Den Haag tasting, Den Haag. Poured a dark brown colour with a thick frothy off white head. The aroma is dry with some hoppy notes. The flavour is strong bitter and alcoholic. The palate is a little too bitter. The alcoholic bitterness is starting to dominate which doesn’t appeal to me.
77ships (5872) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2013 "The world has ended a long time ago, we are going backward."Jhonn Balance. Thx! to Niel sampled 375 ml. corked & caged LA bottle. Pours dark brown with little beige head. Nose is dark fruits, light chocolate, spices, sweet herbs, very light licorish,… Taste is overripe dark fruits, soaked raisins, clear booze, ferment dark fruits booze, red grapes, sweet, light chocolate, mellow malts, light vanilla oak, not really getting oak,.. Bit explosive carb. Not really getting chilli here,… A clear attempt to imitate the greats of the style, solid but far from the top.