Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
25cl bottle. Pours a brown color with a huge head. Aroma is spicey with some cinnamon. Sweetmalt,fruit anc caramel can also be found. Taste is just a sweetexplosion! Caramel,candy,overriped fruit,plums and some chocolate. Really sweet but finishes a bit bitter. Superbalanced with note hint of the 12 %.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle From Whole Foods San Diego. Pours a hazy coffee brown with a good sized beige head. Lots of candied dark fruits and a touch of booze on the nose. Flavor was sweet with toffee and also a bit boozy.
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white almost light brown head. Dark red-amber colour. Moderate malty and very fruity aroma. Rasin notes. Moderate bitter powerfull fruity flavor. Long nice not that powerfull finish. Creamy palate. ABT caracter.
Lubiere (12883) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown ale with a thin light moka head. A pleasant aroma of cloves, light cinnamon, butter, and alcohol. In mouth, a vinous sweet beer, with treacle, ouzo-like licorice, dark fruits, and alcohol finale. A very nice beer. Bieropholie import. BB 19-12-09.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared w. Tim & Jacob. Thanks Tim! Cloudy brown, tan head. Nose is candied sugars, dark fruits, spices (cinnamon, clove), strawberry fruit roll-ups. Flavor is rich fruits, alcohol, a nice hop profile. Strongly bitter w. honey & alcohol in the finish.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml Bottle: Aroma of malts, dark ripe fruits, burnt caramel, plums, slight coffee, molasses, brandy, prune juice, light caramel, and light candi sugar. Poured mahogany/ruby in color with a large, oatmeal-looking, tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Full of large particles throughout. Flavor is very sweet. Tastes of malts, dark ripe fruits, resin, light hops, plums, light molasses, slight brandy, caramel, toffee, slight alcohol, raisins, and slight tar. Medium to full body. Thick, coating, syrupy, sticky texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, malty, dark ripe fruit finish lingers a long time. Pretty much no hint of 12%ABV.
Ansset13 (127) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The nose is a nice blend of dried dark fruits, smoke, sugars and a slight alcohol bite. The pour is dark brown with a one finger tan head. The taste is vinous and the alcohol takes over much of the scents from this ales aroma. I would like to age this and try again, as it seems to not quite live upto the complexities of the nose.
jerohen (2172) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, a present from my brother, BB 27-03-2005, sampled 12-01-2009 (about 7 years old). Very dark brown coloured, small brown head, fair lacing. Very complex nose, malts, raisins, liquorice, vinous notes, nice. Very harsh flavour, the alcohol really kicks in, lots of sweetness. Tastes like it could use some more aging, but itís already 7 years old! Great nose, but way too harsh.
DYCSoccer17 (3630) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 mL bottle purchased at Pole Line Nugget in Davis, CA. Best by 4/15/11. Aroma has some solvent-like cleanser properties. A bit minty with some raisins, too. Kind of sweet with some cidery acetaldehyde as well. Not so good. Moderately hazy amber body with a smallish off-white head. Starts sweet with some brown sugary notes. Becomes a little vinous with some roastiness in the middle. Finishes with some raisin notes. A little molasses is in there, too. If this is actually 12% ABV, then it is hidden well. Not bad, but the aroma is a bit off-putting.
AskForJenny (1066) - Ontario, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.75l - Random buy. Licorice and smoke followed by spice. For some reason didnít expect it to be quadrupel dark. Good times.