Davros (1859) - Melbourne, - FEB 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown with a small head.
Nose shows burnt figs, rich caramelised bready malt, brown sugar, toasty melanoidin malt. Very rich.
Equally rich flavours, with toasty and bready melanoidin malt, golden syrup and some burnt, almost roasty, dark sugary fruit. Also some subtle booze.
Nice creamy carbonation works perfectly.
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at the Manny G tasting, from a trade with Luca in Roma, 28/06/14.
Hazed mahogany brown with a good sized light tan covering of bubbles.
Nose is dark fruit peel, tobacco, dark malt notes, spice, hint of ginger, leather, nutmeg, faint soap.
Taste comprises dates, dark fruit rinse, spice, earthy, fruit cake, leather, nutty tinge, pipe tobacco.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, light warming booze and a pinch of spice in the close.
Decent enough Belgian Strong.
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours hazy amber with a thick, creamy yellow-beige head. The nose has fruitcake, dates, toast, toffee. Medium sweet flavor with some earthy bitterness, more toffee, sugary fruits. Full bodied with average to lively carbonation. Sweet, warm finish with berries, grapes, bread, earth, toasty toffee. Not bad. Pretty tasty.
Scopey (6140) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks tomColin. It pours deep mahogany brown with a decent light tan head. The nose is sweet, dark fruits, fruit cake, candy, wood, earth, must and dirt. The taste is toasty, earth, wood, dried fruits, mild acidity, alcohol, berry and candy with a dry finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Not to bad at all.
pdoorr (50) - - MAY 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 CL.Pours dark black with a thin frothy head.Yeasty aroma with hint of caramel.Taste is full of roastiness and bitter from dark grain... Too much roastiness to me. Full body with medium carbonation. Some sweetness in the aftertaste.
Camons (5610) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Hotelroom, Rome. Rating # 5000. Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head, leaving heavy lacings. Aroma of malt, belgian yeast, candy sugar, dark fruits, raisins, plums, light spices. Flavor is sweet malty, yeast, caramel, candy sugar, plums, raisins, little spice, licorice, some alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, warming alcoholic finish. 080414
Brandman (2055) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown body, offwhite head. Aroma is sweet malt and some dark fruits. Very sweet flavour. Nicely balanced.
vanvenlo (1191) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Local Taphouse StKilda (23-Nov-13) Sweet plum and spice hop aroma. Dark brown with a tinge of red colour, good solid light brown head and sheet lacing. Big sweet choc plum flavour. Sweet choc light roast malt, tangy plum finish and tangy plum herbal hop sweet malt aftertaste.
Lunkie (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Herbal spice malt Choc aroma. Dark brown colour great head & lacing. Malt Choc cherry spice flavour. Smooth palate.
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Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Süßer, dünn malziger Antrunk, wässrig, dennoch alkoholisch. Unstimmig, leicht fruchtig. Zum Ende intensiver werdend, malziger, brotig. 9/8/7/8/11/8
jimmy01 (29) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown/black. Small white head. Mod carbonation. Raisons and toffee aroma, plus alcohol. Full body. Taste - raisons, ? plums, toffee. Full fruity finish