Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from Erzbierschof - cloudy dark brown beer with no head retention; solid aroma of plums, nuts, wood and vanilla; full-bodied and pretty thick and sticky; a fair bitterness on top of a solid sweetness; fruity (apple dominates) finish with notes of vanilla, nuts and warming alcohol; some residual sweetness
Staffan47 (689) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mycket härliga toner av molass. Positivt överraskad. Skitbra för stilen. Något att lägga på minnet
Slayer85 (1027) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red waxed bomber. A hazy dark brown beer, with a minimal, fully diminishing off-white head. The aroma is moderately to heavily malty (caramel, molasses, toasted nuts), with notes of alcohol, plums, sherry and raisin. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, soft/flat carbonation, not avery long finish with light bitterness. I can’t say it’s bad, but in a good shape neither. Some oxidation, but the aroma is pretty good and malty. No head, still, no bitterness. I will give it a retry and hopefully a rerate in the future. Disappointing...
alexsdad06 (3824) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle shared with the group. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small creamy beige head. The aroma is rather mild, but has some caramel, vanilla, maple syrup and hints of earth. The flavor is moderately sweet caramel, vanilla, maple syrup, light spice and a hint of earth. Decent.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Binnys in Orland Park, nice dark brown pour with white head. Aroma of vanilla, malt and syrup. Taste is some caramel, light tart fruit and a syrup finish, it's alright.
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drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, batch 47 (i believe), thanks to Gerrit for bringing this by. Pours dark ruby with off white head. Aroma is loaded with maple syrup, some vanilla and spice coming through. Flavors is rather sweet with maple syrup dominating, hints of vanilla as well, finishes with a lot of fenugreek. Med bodied. Rather sweet beer that just never comes together well.
arkurzynski (1291) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BA eorwar. Thanks! Deep brown pour with mahogany edges. Nose is a nice mix of spicy, fruity malt, cocoa, roasted malt, brown sugar, caramel corn, and a whisp of smoke. Flavor is a thick, sweet molasses, toasted malt, cherry, plum, faint vanilla and finishing with a nice roasted malt/chocolate finish. Lingering chocolate covered dark fruit. Medium to heavy palate. Quite nice, in my opinion.
Koelschtrinker (9479) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Süffig malziger Antrunk, intensiv würzig. Das Bier bleibt aber sehr würzig, erdig. Rund, intensiv, etwas Vanille. Gutes würziges Bier. 9/11/11/11//11
RichTheVillan (1629) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with small off white head, smokey and sweet aroma, quite sweet syrupy taste with smokiness and autumn leaves, raisins sultanas, caramel, impressive scotch ale.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy vanilla aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty spicy vanilla and caramel flavor. Has a Sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.