bhensonb (13218) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown/black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and cinnamon. Med + body. Flavor is essentially Mexican chocolate. Very tasty.
Tmoney99 (12733) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark reddish brown color with an average frothy tan head that lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy complex dark sweet and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration with a small alcohol bite. This is a solid beer
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle. Medium beige head atop clear cola dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chococaramel, some alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel, light alcohol, spicy. Sticky medium-full body, light effervescence.
HenrikSoegaard (12264) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Dark brown colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Roast and chocolate dominating over fruity notes. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.
Christian (12189) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2013 Bottle at Cafe Biografen. Dark brown with a lasting light brown head. Malty aroma with caramel and licorice notes, spice and fruit, a little alcohol and a touch of green apples. Sweetish malty flavour with fruit, molasses, caramel, spice and alcohol. 3.6.
On tap several times at Christian Firtal and Carlsens Kvarter: No sign of the green apple notes. Very subdued alcohol. More chocolate character. Much better. Another bottle in February 2013 was still problematic
FatPhil (12181) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 750ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Pungent hoppy aroma, very raw - seems like it might appreciate some ageing, lots of orange peel. Quite different in the taste, this one is ready to drink now, unlike previous SLHs I’ve had young, despite the clues the aroma gave. Nice rich roasty body. Smooth palate, nice carbonation. Mellow roasty finish. Look forward to trying one with a little bit of age on it too. 6-12 months would be good, I guess.
Rerate: 750ml bottle - 15 months aged.(7+:5:7+:4:14=3.7++)
Beautiful aroma, sweet, very gently spiced belgian strong dubbel to almost porter roast. Lovely black, small tan head. Spicey estery retronasals, great roast nice and toasty. Nice little burnt finish, and some nice biting noble hops. Mellow rich roast finish, fills out very nicely
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown ale with a thin lacing brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light chocolate, fruity esters, treacle, maple syrup, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with light treacle, scotch character, grassy hops, alcohol warmth, nice. Bottle from Spinrsx.
Benzai (11827) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 Sampled at OBER Kerstbierfestival 2012. Opaque pitch black color, small to medium sized light brown head. Smell and taste malts, some sweetness, port, slight hint of fruityness. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Pinball (11739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from kihoskh shared with Gitte.
Very dark brown, smooth brown head. sweet malty aroma, dark fruity notes like a belgian quad, wood, booze, syruppy notes, some faint spices. flavor is hard roasted malts, spicy peppery notes, woody dry notes, quite strong and powerfull sort of a peppery, woody and dry imperial stout. Very tasty.
thewolf (11728) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph. Pours deep black with a lovely, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has mild roasted malts, chestnut, chocolate, softly vinious, cardemum, coriander. Medium carbonation, lovely creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has a bit of a vinious bite, but also wonderful cocoa and Nutella. Piney, light roasted bitterness. A touch of yeast. Nice.