cgarvieuk (19734) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2016 Bottle at Olivertwist , Stockholom ... Nice Hazy red ... almost brown ... Meaty malty ... little ovaltine nose ... fruity malty again little meatyness full rich deep flavour ......
Bottle at maxs.. Copper... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet toffee bready fruit.. Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Sweet toffee malts 3.8
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chestnut body with a fizzy, thin orange head. Aroma held notes of yeast, hops, caramel, smoke, spice, toasted almonds, and ripe fruit. Medium body with ample carbonation. The flavor was slightly tart and spicy. Didn’t appeal to me.
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Dark garnet brown. Very full banana and clove nose, with nutmeg, granola, and floral, fruity banana scents. Rich and sticky, frothy and properly full, with sweet, sticky resinous burnt banana, some clove, some nutty, bready malts and a really nice, rich, fruity yeast. Also noticed some chocolate in there as well after eating some spicy food. Very good stuff.
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 12, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 Damn near perfect beer! Very hoppy, floral, and STRONG. This deserves to be slowly sipped over an evening.
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Pours an extremely dark amber with a thin off-white head and some carbonation. Aroma is full and sweet with notes of caramel, roasted malt, nuttiness and a twinge of hoppy citrus. Taste is full-bodied and syrupy with initial flavors of caramel and citrus giving way to a sharp and strong lingering finish reminiscent of sweet dark rum. An interesting strong ale almost closer in potency to a barley wine or a dopplebock.
Elizavyeta (110) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fantastically dense and sweet pour with a thin head and exciting effervescence. The aroma is reminiscent of Newcastle with a slight nuttiness with a hefty amount of malt.
Flavor is intense with prevailing notes of toffee, whiskey, and a finish of malt with a lingering presence that simply begs for a young, flavorful gouda or medium-bodied washed rind cheese like pont l’eveque or saint nectaire for dessert.
fraternie (972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Complex aromas of caramel, raisin and floral notes. Full mouthfeel of chocolate raisin, caramel, plantain and vegetable. Complex and full-bodied, medium to long finish.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pour a coppery brown with bubbly off white head. aroma of fig and dates with some sweet caramel. mouthful is light at first with some hints of sweetness and the finish is full of big flavor of dark molasses. as it warms the alcohol note comes alive. nice brew...
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: It was almost like a cross betewwn a barley wine and a doubel. Great beer. I wasn’t expecting much the first time I tried this, but it seems even better now with a little aging. This one doesn’t need to be very cold at all. A must try for dark beer lovers.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium to dark brown with red highlights and a small, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma was heavy caramel and chocolate syrup along with raisins, brown sugar, dark fruit, bourbon and very light alcohol. The initial flavor was light to moderate sweetness, while the finish was moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic. The dominant flavors were chocolate syrup and dark fruit. Really malty and not really much hops. The medium body was slightly syrupy with soft carbonation and a lightly alcohlic finish.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A really heavly rich dark belgian all. Almost too heavy for me. I liked it alot but it lacked some of the subtlies that I look for in a belgain.