bhensonb (9828) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#10! Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours very, very dark amber with a slight beige head. Nose has a bit of everything - spice, dark malt, chocolate, cinnamon, maybe anise. It brings Mexican chocolate to mind. Med body. Flavor is dark malt, with contributions of dark fruit, chocolate, anise and spices. Still think there’s cinnamon. It’s complex and interesting. Finishes on the dry side.
dEnk (3106) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Borefts. Aroma is roasty molasses, liquorice, burned caramel. Flavour is big caramel and molasses with some roast and liquorice. Decent.
harrymel (516) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark honey with copper when lit, then there’s a fleeting etched surface of light tan foam. Really light and flat looking for the style. Smells initially like the inside of an empty black olives can, then some sweet malt, a little bit of banana - not a particularly enjoyable nose. Flavor is booze, bitter, sweet malts, some banana, really boozey and chemical. Thin and lowly carbed for the style. This is not really firing on many/any cylinder for the style.
IndianaRed (2041) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap at the new "Yard House" in Meridian, ID Deep dark brown with a huge tan head. Warm soft dark malty aromas and flavors with intersting belgian yeast notes mixed in. A belgian sweet stout? Rich and smooth palatte. Very nice
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
28th September 2013
Borefts Beer Festival 5. Day 2. Thanks to Colin for this bottle. Hazy amber beer with a small pale cream coloured head. Palate is light and a little soft and airy. Fine carbonation. Light, dry creamy malt. Dried fruits. Finishes dry and soft. It’s standard stuff but quite drinkable.
bierkoning (9563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle @ Borefts 2013. Amber color. Candy Sugar, toffee and grapes in the aroma. Mellow toffee flavor, sweet with some tannines. Vinous notes. Slightly alcoholic.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown color, light cream colored head. Yeast, dates, light douce, toffee, golden raisins, doughy malts.
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared by Theydon_bois. Thanks. Pours ruby amber with a small off white head. Dark fruit, prune, caramel. Some sweet alcohol and a slight metallic touch.
Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Borefts ’13, I picked this up from the airside duty free shop at SEATAC, 28/09/13.
Lightly hazed amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is bready, dark fruit, yeasty notes, light spice.
Taste comprises toffee, dark fruits, dates, prunes, sugar, light yeast esters.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, sweet finale.
So so affair, drinkable but not one I’d return to.
77ships (3037) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thx! for the share. 650 ml. bottle sampled @ Borefts 2013. Dark amber with a beige head. Nose is sweet caramel, black bread, rye, malt, light dried fruits,… Taste is bitter caramel malts, rye, bitter herbs, sweet bozzy, roasted dark bread, syrupy dark fruits, touch booze, warming. Sitcky, low carb. Pretty nice stuff.
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden amber to brown with a small off white head. Aroma is herbal, toasted malty. Sweet malty, caramelish. Bitter, toasted malty and caramelish finish.