kappldav123 (5714) - GERMANY - DEC 29, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle looks simple but really good. Beer in the glass zippy, small head. Spicy-sharp aroma. Starts strong-malty, some alcoholic notes, modest fruity like arpricot. Finish with some sourish and dry notes. Finish still intense malty and spicy. Still warming-alcoholic. Okay.
bjakk (576) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear, golden with minimum foam. Malt, toffee and a hint of banana in the aroma. Sweet malt, with toffee and a hint of fruit in the taste. High in carbon.
JorgeLee (1572) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from the off license on Westbourne Grove. I was quite excited to see some new beers in there, what an idiot! Quite a deep amber colour, lacking head. Malty, sweet, caramel, really lacking any hop at all to balance, neither bitterness nor flavour to be found. When would a beer like this ever be appropriate?
Beerhunter111 (13065) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dunkel goldenes Bier mit geringer weißer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, getreidig, etwas fruchtig. Geschmack sehr malzig fruchtig, etwas Karamell, süß, minimal alkoholisch.
scarletfire65 (1242) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014 Bottle at The Rock Tapas Bar. Aroma is very sweet malt with brown sugar and vanilla notes. Slightly oxidized notes as well, and as it warms some dates and figs. Tastes very malty and sweet. No hop presence at all. Tastes like that Spanish drink Malta. Ready to age, but not sure if that would be a good thing. One is enough, thanks.
Cimbasso (558) - - AUG 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep golden hue and extremely short-lived white head. Purchased in a 33cl bottle from Spirited Wines. Aroma of malts, vanilla, dates and cloves. Taste is quite sweet and with hints of fresh bread. Also notes of cloves, toffee and dried fruits. Plenty of alcohol at 6.8% but this beer is reasonably well-balanced. Not particularly complex for an abbey beer but quite pleasant. The after taste is a little strange and rather metallic.
didierlewallon (262) - ponferrada, SPAIN - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cerveza dorada con reflejos brillantes anaranjados un poco turbia.Aromas muy intensa de frutas madura y florales. Notas acarameladas y sabor a levadura. Cuerpo medio y acabado ligeramente dulce.
zacgillbanks (3764) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2015 Bottles from E.Leclerc supermarket, Marmoutier, France and Cora supermarket, Saint Malo, Brittany, France. Bright golden coloured pouring with a disappearing thin white head. It has a sweet boozy fruity flavour with toffee and malty notes followed by more warmth and strawberry on the finish.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber color with a fine foam. Actually a bit strong and bitter. Slightly fruity aroma.
nimbleprop (6655) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz goblet at a bar in Bordeaux. Pours a hazy, burnt orange with some thin, eggshell head. Nose has some candy sugar sweetness, some clove, dates, nougat, lightly floral too. Flavor is candy sweet, raisins, clove, some herbs, some dried apple slices, some dried citrus peel. Fairly heavy finish.