pivnizub (9166) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazy, chestnut-amber coloured, quickly diminishing off-white foamy layer; sweet dried fruits and sweet dark malt in the nose; full sweet flavour; sweet-fruity-vinous finish with a chocolatey touch in the aftertaste. Not bad, but a bit too sweet to be really great...........
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep dark red colored with black hints. Little light brown head. Caramelly and chocolaty aroma with slight burned tones, mild alcohol also here. Medium bodied. Flavor starts with same burned tone and some chocolate, caramel also here. Aftertaste is sweet still with mild alcohol and glue, sugar sticked in lips. Well, not too Belgian one.
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - JUN 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, courtesy of Dixen & Hildigöltur) Cloudy, murky brown colour with a reddish shine and a short creamy beige layer. Sweet and sugary strong toast-malty aroma with dried fruits (plums)and lighter spicy notes in the back. Sugary sweet flavour, full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Sugary malty, moderately toasty with dried fruity accents and a whiff of caramel; strong sweet and toasty, slightly vinous finish with a noticeable but non-disturbing alcohol. Very sweet but nevertheless likeable brew (10.06.08).
Plovmand (6843) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a meduim head. Spicy aroma with coriander, toffee, caramel, raisin and plum. Flavour is the same and the palate is smooth and creamy. I liked this very much!
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAY 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet sugery along with minor roasted chocolate malts, spices and mint. Thick palate and loads of sweetness balanced by alchohol and yeast.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy and crystal malt dominated. Though not over-sweet. Some coffee notes
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks for sharing a bottle, iowaherkeye. The body is black with a khaki head. The aroma has milk chocolate with some toffee and black tea. The taste is bubblegum with some caramel. A fairly light body on this one. It reminded me of a dunkel in it’s character.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours very dark with red hints. The aroma is light roasted and light spicy with caramel, vanilla, milk chocolate and fruity/raisin like tones. The flavour is roasted and toasted with some milk chocolate notes. The undertones hold some subtle fruity and spicy hints. A touch of coffee and dark bread is also present. The mouthfeel is milky and berry like. Light to medium bodied.
JorisPPattyn (8328) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Little or no head, yellowish bubbles on cola-coloured beer. Sweet, (red or dark) berries, dark malts but restrained, shoepolish (in a nice way), and a very light tobacco-like finish. Maybe some molasses. In the taste very outspoken tobacco (strong dark as pipetobacco), also peanuts (unsalted but roasted), dark malts, hint of liquorice, brown candi sugar and molasses. Only medium bodied, drinking away quite easily despite lots of flavour(s). Here’s one I like. Reasonably complex, sweet but not overly so, interesting flavours but no spicecocktail. Top!
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with an off-white head. Spicy fruity malty aroma with some alcoholic hints. Sweet malty spicy flavor. Dry malty spicy finish with a warm malty spicy aftertaste.