Theydon_Bois (9932) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split in London, from Systembaloget Nordstan, 10/07/14.
Clear chestnut brown with a light reddish hues and a good sized beige covering that thins to spotting and edgework.
Nose is dark fruits, burnt toffee, dates, caramelised sugars, prune juice.
Taste is pretty sweet, dates, sticky toffee pudding, sweet toffee apple, raisens, candied sugars, faint yeast ester.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, a little overly cloying and sweet.
The alcohol is well disguised but overall just too sweet for me to be something I’d look to return to.
FunkyF (155) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från SB regeringsgatan. Mörkt brun med beige skum. Söt doft av russin och kola. Smörkola och mörka bär i smaken.
abergdahl (64) - SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful aroma, full of chocolate with notes of sherry and sweet malt. Very dark with a thick stout like head.
Lots of taste, first a nice fresh taste and feel, long, long taste, wich overtime reveal more chocolate and spice notes, some sherry or booze like warmth also some vanilla, very pleasant.
A rather oily texture with average carbonation, long finish, smooth..
Again a beer in like..
VictorStr (1434) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kraftig sötma i aromen, mörka toner, russin. Likaså i smaken, väldigt balanserad i kropp och smak.
stefannilssons (1491) - SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Det här var en riktigt mörk, söt och skön sak, smaken bar toner av russin, vanilj och lite klassisk hederlig belgisk jästkultur. Kroppen var stabil och balansen fint justerad. Slutsats; riktigt smaskens!
TheJestersBeer (2136) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark mahogany, with a thick brown head.
Complex, spicy aroma, caramel, yeasty phenols, dried fruits, hops, candied sugar, plums, prunes, licorice, apricot.
Sweet, full bodied, mid bitterness, creamy CO2.
Spicy, fruity, quite complex taste, dried fruit, caramel, yeast, candied sugar, plums, leather.
Although rich in flavours, it feels a bit one dimensional after a bit. Maybe it is the growing sweetness? (2014-10-24)
ClubGonzo (4232) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a near-clear ruby-hued body with a large creamy off-white head. Nose is raisins, black pepper, wood, vanilla, red berries, alcohol and hints of caramel and toffee. Taste is raisins, toffee, vanilla and hints of alcohol, caramel and syrup. Full body, soft to medium carbonation. Fair enough, but very sweet and not quite my thing.
fantti (731) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown/dark red and "clear", with 2-finger good head and lots of lacing. Aroma is very complex and intense; raisins, rum-like aromas (roasted sugar and hint of alcohol), oakiness and dried fruits are all very strong. Taste is also very intense, but not as good as aroma. Raisins are strongest, and less of vanilla, dried fruits and oakiness are also present. Palate is intense and full, just perfect for sipping. Well made quad, with lots of raisins and oakiness. You can’t feel any alcohol.
HULK777 (416) - - SEP 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of rum, molasses, and vanilla. Red berries also, and cola. Spices. Complex. Raisins, vanilla, some cherry, som sherry. Sweet. Almost perfect taste. Sweet caramel and cappuccino aftertaste.
Cunningham (4916) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep lovely ruby brown color with a nice tan head. Some lacing. Nice complex aroma. Raisins, fruity, caramel, some alcohol and some spices. Fine body. A bit sweet and a moderate bitterness. A little bit unbalanced. Soft carbonation. Good complexity in the flavor. Mostly the same as in the aroma. Fruity, raisins, some alcohol, toffee and some spices. Tasty stuff.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order, Sweden]
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
10th July 2014
Forgetfu Tasting at ChrisOs. Lightly hazy amber beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is light and dry. Strong but thin toffee - caramel. Little sweet cream. Sweet tangy fruits. Brown sugar. Light dry finish. Pretty bloody sweet!