yespr (29421) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle #5 at sk8vikings American blind tasting. Pours hazy brown with lacing white head. Dense malty and towards slight bourbon aroma. Light fruity and sweet malty flavour. Light spice note. Light acidic and bitterness flavour. Sweet and fruity finish. Holds a solid alcohol note and warmth into the finish.
Ungstrup (28233) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled - tasted blind. A hazy dark amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of over ripe fruits as well as lighter notes of phenol, caramel and alcohol. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of caramel as well as lighter notes of over ripe fruits and prunes, leading to a dry ans slightly woody finish.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 100 cl) Courtesy of FlacoAlto. Pours slightly hazy amber golden with a rough off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel and overripe fruit. Medium body with very sweet malts, a little wood and vanilla and again overripe fruit. Almost no bitterness but plenty of alcohol burn in the finish. 260708
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty dark fruit aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweetish malty dark fruit flavor with spicy caramel hints. Has a long warming malty dark fruit finish with hints of caramel in the aftertaste.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy dark amber with medium off white head. Sweet vinious aroma with caramel, ripe fruits and roasted malt. Sweet flavor with with plums, prunes, caramel, roasted, bourbon malt and mild hoppy notes. Ends sweet with warming alcohol.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
8th Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines. Pours clear light brown with a large, frothy, light brown head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee), light hops (flowers), average yeast (barnyard, earth) with notes of butter and maple syrup. Full bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, moderate sweetness, acidity and bitterness.
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 liter cobalt blue swing top bottle 2005 poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, coriander, apple, brown sugar and a hint of banana. Palate was mediyum bodied and warming. Flavors of carmel, spices, brown sugar and a hint of apple with a warm lingering sweet finish.
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A dark amber beer with a big off-white head. The aroma and taste is of sweet caramel malt, bourbon, some rye bread and dark fruits/ raisins/prunes. Medium body with a very sweet light alcoholic finish.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mini-keg, Vail Beer Fest.
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie),
lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of banana, clove, candy sugar, alcohol.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Fun big Belgian brew, though it didn’t knock my socks off. Lots of the "usual suspects" for an American rendition of a Belgian, like overdone banana and clove, but otherwise pleasant and enticing. As portended, in the mouth it smacked with a big dose of candy sugar without quite enough to balance it. Still, this was a delightful big Belgian-style and I wouldn’t mind trying it again someday.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy deep amber colour with a small off white head. Malty, sweet aroma with dark fruity notes. Light roasted and fruity sweet flavor with a vague chocolate note.