tiong (5073) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle, thanks lusikka
Pours dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, with hints of raisin, exotic fruits and alcohol. Taste is caramely sweet with notes of toffee, exotic fruits and malts. Finish is sweet, smooth and carbonated. Full bodied. Quite good, but I’m not a fan of these kind of overly sweet dessert beers.
lusikka (7452) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.
Pours a dark brown colour with a white frothy head. Aroma of strong licorice and dark chocolate. Flavour of caramel malts, licorice, dark chocolate, hops and lovely sweet toffee. Medium/full bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and a sweet raisiny toffee finish. Very tasty without too much sweetness.
Koelschtrinker (13105) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malziger, stark alkoholischer Antrunk mit leichten Spuren einer Holzfasslagerung. Wenig gewürzig, das Malz wird nun stärker, der Alkohol bleibt erkennbar, wirktim hinteren Teil aber besser integriert und stört daher nicht mehr. Nett, nicht mehr. /9/10/9/11/9
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 375ml @ home
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of prunes, raisin, brown sugar, alcohol and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm sweet finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
MrChopin (3726) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
hazy dark red-brown, thin lasting white ring. Large oxidized sugars, burnt caramel, sweet and unsatisfying.
GT2 (9408) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375mL thanks to CaptainCougar. A long time want list item if only for the crazy presentation of the bottle. The pour is a hazy deep maroon/mahogany with a larger yellow head. Webby lace remains. Aroma is rum raisin, cinnamon, cookie, sweet maple, alcohol. Taste is ashy, bitter, lemon, sweet syrup. Watery palate. Not sure the point of this one.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big sweet and boozy nose with lots of toffee and dark fruit. The taste is very sweet, moderately bitter, lots of toffee, lots of raisins, lots of astringent crystal malt. Bleh.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle, gold foil bag: Pours a clear deep copper amber with a spotty-lacing beige head. Has a lightly sweet toasty biscuity dark caramel malty nose with some light fruity esters. Starts with a finely-dissolved carbonation and lightly sweet caramel maltiness with some oxidation and light fruits before a drier biscuity finish with some lingering peppery warmth. A pretty decent Belgian strong ale, but could hide its alcohol a little better.
BeerandBlues2 (10831) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours hazy tawny with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light to spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast, bread), average hops (floral, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of brown sugar, alcohol, dates, and pepper. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast, bread), average hops (floral, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of brown sugar, alcohol, dates, and pepper. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a dry and biting/spicy finish.
Mora2000 (6050) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is a mix of nuts, caramel malt and a little bit of fruit - mainly apples. The flavor is similar but a little more complex. I get some caramel and toffee malt, but also some nuts, molasses and brown sugar. The alcohol is also detectable but is not overpowering. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Interesting beer but nothing too exciting.