NeuroPliny (66) - Calgary, Alberta, - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lost Abbey. Dark thick head; nice lace. Subtle caramel, ripe plum, and vanilla with notes of exotic spice on the the nose. Surprisingly sweet up front which fades to a subtle kick and long spicy finish. Way more subtle than expected considering the two types of chili, cinnamon, and tamarind that went into the brewing process. Caramel and Far East spice in one gulp. Amazing.
merc7186 (1501) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Raisins, Chilis, Mild Tamarind
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Raisins, Cinnamon, Chilis
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy
Smurf2055 (1066) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours dark bown to black, big khaki head.
Smell big fruity, almost a bit of a lactic tartness, bit of roast, mostly fruit
Taste spicy cinnamon, astringent, hot, belgian yeast, bit of raisin, off flavors
Think this went bad :(
harrymel (930) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best after 12/21/12
Pours dark brown with a rim of light yellow foam. Smells of candy sugar, dark malts, belgian esters, a touch of cinnamon and a little ever so slight chili pepper character. Taste is sweet and belgian yeasty with malts, clay, grass, slight heat, raisin and oranges. Full bodied with an almost cotton candy tackiness, medium carb and dry finish. This is a meh beer to me.
Serving type: bottle
teddybeer (1900) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Thanks to fiulijn]. Bottle. All aroma when opened with notes of caramel and toffee. Very dark brown colour with a beige and quickly diminishing head. Aroma has notes of red fruits, slightly sweet, no cloying, notes of coffee, toffee and caramel. Flavor is slightly sweet at the beginning with aa good maltiness, notes of toffee and caramel with yeasty and spiced hints, also chocolate plumbcake are present.. The final is slightly bittery wit ripe fruits and spices. Dense and creamy on palate with hints of alcohol that is hidden by caramel.
Christian (10367) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Odense Beer & Ball Saturday - Parma vs. Bologna. Dark ruby with a small tan head. Vineous aroma of dark sugar, molasses and dried fruit. Very sweet and quite alcoholic flavour of dried fruit, dark molasses, spice and a hint of licorice.
hallinghansen (1687) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Odense Beer & Ball Saturday - Parma vs. Bologna. Dark brown body with a medium offwhite head. Alcohol, dark fruit, spices, sweet. Medium carbonation. Warming alcohol and spicy flavour.
Dedollewaitor (13025) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Beer & Ball Saturday, Odense. 13,000th Tasting. Pours dark brown with a large beige head. Sweet nose. Yeast, licorice, dark fruit, cinnamon, brown sugar Warming alcohol.. Heavy.
bytemesis (2177) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours deep reddish chestnut, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma is yeast, dried dark fruit, malty, molasses. Flavor is very spiced, cinnamon, chili pepper, medium sweet, zesty bitter. Medium body, pretty hot. Too spiced for my tastes.
Mortlach (883) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22/11/2013 Bir&Fud Bottega (375ml bottle). Bruna, intensa, schiuma color beige- cappuccino, abbastanza persistente. Al naso sentori di toffee, malto, caramello, legno, zucchero di canna, alcol, buona complessità. In bocca è dolce all’attacco, caramello, toffee, quindi vira su un finale leggermente amarognolo. Corpo medio-pieno, carbonazione medio-bassa. Ottima, ma mi aspettavo di più.
Scopey (4697) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours deep brown with a small yellowish-beige head. The nose is earthy, fruity, jam, berry, dried fruits, toasted coconut and caramel. The taste is jammy fruits, berry, sherbet, blueberry, raspberry, candy, warming alcohol, toffee and nut. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Pretty juicy. Nice jammy character. Good depth and high drinkability for the style.