tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Pours a brilliant orange brown with fluffy offwhite head and good lacing. The aroma is sweet and malty with some bread, a bit of peppery spice, and a little bit of alcohol. The flavor is clove, caramel, tea, distant banana, and cherry. I pick up some slight vanilla also. The finish is smooth with a little bit of wood, raisin, and alcohol. It leaves a sweet, raisiny aftertaste. Pretty good.
Braudog (5962) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caged/corked. Poured a deep, muddy brown with towering head. The aroma is equally muddy -- full of moist, almost rotting dark fruits. Drinks with a wicked conglomeration of yeast, over-ripe bananas, and super-sweet European hard candy. This is a kick in the pants. (#3767, 12/9/2009)
madmitch76 (17031) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1st September 2008. Cloudy brown ale. Soft and creamy. Sweet with a dry spicy finish. Decent take on the Abbey Dubbel style.
jesperhammer (3315) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
11-NOV-2009, bottle @home.
Bottle says produced november 2006, that is three years ago!
My 14th anniversary with Marianne, and we are having duck from the Weber. I guess this beer can be a good choice for an occassion like this?
It pours brown with everlasting beige head. -good start.
Some sediments can be seen, but hey it is three years old. I can live with that.
Nose is very vinouos and malty.
Taste is loads of dried frut, apricots, prunes, charamel and so on.
Very creamy, nice mouthfeel, high carbonation, alcohol can be detected but is very well integrated.
Very long lasting aftertaste.
Lovey experience somewhat like a good old tawny.
Perfect beer for a perfect setting. Sometimes the rating could be 5 because of the setting.
I am not quite rating the beer 5, but one of the best in some time, and a perfect match for grilled duck and 14th anniversary:-)
radiomgb (2460) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mahagony in colour, long lasting beige head, light lacing.
Aroma of caramel, chocolate, yeast, lemons and some light alcohol.
Flavour of caramel and chocolate again, plums and other dark fruits, sugary sweet, some alcohol.
Smooth mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation.
Finished long, sweet, some citrus and alcohol.
Quite nice, rather smooth despite the alcohol percentage, good balance.
750ml bottle purchased from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York.
Opened on January 1, 2009.
Best before January 2012.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours rusty brown with burnt orange highlights and a large fluffy beige head that bubbles down to a ring fairly quickly. Aroma of brown sugar, cinnemon, pie crust, key lime pie, leaves, dirt, and tobacco (good stuff). Really nice nose. Tastes spicy at first with caramel, brown sugar, lime, pear, cinnemon, and pie crust. Finishes like spiced dessert with cinnemon, dried fruit, cloves, earth, and brown sugar. Spritzy carbonation lightens the mouthfeel which could be a little heavy otherwise. Fairly creamy and low heat presence (but I can tell it’s lurking). I’m enjoying this!
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
brownish color with great beige head. tons o yeast in this one, nose is sweet with Belgian spices, flavor hits the same notes kinda fruity dried and sweet malts yummy. alcohol is well hidden
Enjoyit (3523) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of sweets, prunes, port, spice and bubblegum. A flavor of port, sweets and spice.
thedm (5004) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very large sized head of foamy fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind an extremely hazy semi-opaque body with lots of fine particulate and yeast floaties no visible carbonation and a thick foamy lacing. The aroma was mild brown malt and nut. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a thick vinous dark malt aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of hops and vinous brown malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a touch of red. Big nose and flavor of molasses, brown sugar and dried fruit. Smooth on the palate.