Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent Quad. Typical dark fruit notes and flavors. A little more carbonated than what I like, but flavors and nose and enjoyable...and it gets better as it warms a bit.
Rasmus40 (12214) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy reddish amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit, candy sugar and honey. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 160115
chrisv10 (11707) - DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 9.4%. Clear dark amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, yeast, berries, little honey, toasted and a little oxydized. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, berries, yeast, sweet, little candy, little plume, spices, little bitter, little honey with notes of alcohol.
RickTStiles (804) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours the color of black tea with a lasting off-white head and some chunky lacing. sour apple aroma. taste has notes of cranberry, sour apple and yeast. body is thin and carbonation is oddly low. the honey comes through but there are some odd notes of Styrofoam and baking soda. ok finish
Necscv (22) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head retention, and lace. Nice taste, honey, dark fruit, slight-sourness. Mouthfeel is quite-thin for the style.
crajun (1009) - , Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Interesting in that I thought very highly after first few sips but it diminished toward end. Aroma of dark fruits. Figs. Taste is similar with sugar. Cane sugar? Got a little too sweet the longer I drank it. Will have again
jkwalking05 (3971) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Gusher. Brown in color with a large tan head that vanishes quickly. Aroma is heavy in yeast, candy sugar, raisin, and spices. Taste is of fruit (prune and raisin), spices, cola, and cardboard. Mouthfeel is thin and way over carbonated.
KamGoPro (117) - Texas, USA - APR 6, 2014
1.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
12 oz floral painted wax feel label. Dark coffee color. Thick and sweet honey strong taste. Peppery carmel and fig finish
ZacM612 (241) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
New 12 oz bottle. Dark brown, with thin, light tan head. Aroma of fruit and spice. Rich and sweet flavor, with a little spice. Medium body, with a smooth finish. At 9.4% ABV, I’m glad it comes in 12 oz now.
BelgianBeerGal (3255) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2011 traded bottle. Decent quad but a little thin overall. Some dark fruit and spice but also a larger than expected dose of coffee. Fine.
ineedbeer (930) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle from 2009 or 2010.
Aroma had a lot of caramel and toffee character with moderate burnt toast notes. Lighter roast, chocolate and nut character. Medium notes of raisin, fig and prune. Light alcohol note.
Pours a fairly dark brown with some ruby highlights and burnt amber hues. Medium thick, half inch tall, tan head that shoes slightly above average retention. Light lacing and medium sized legs.
Flavor has a light tartness to it. Medium strong caramel and toffee notes with some burnt toast and lighter roast character. Moderate bitterness and medium low alcohol spice. Some moderate raisin, fig and prune notes. Light phenolic spice. As it warms the chocolate becomes more pronounced.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall the beer is alright, but also not amazing. Lots of malt character with some complimentary fruit notes. The tartness was unexpected and not a good addition.