armando629 (2422) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 30, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33 l bottle, bought at Biererei, Vienna
Deep amber-reddish, hazy body with a delicious creamy and lacing tan head. Alluring aroma with a mild vinous character, some woody tart, fruits and spicies like raisins, honey and cinnamon. Fine liqueric caramel in the nose with a light hop. Oily texture, smooth mouthfeel, rich body with a tart vinous flavor, fine fruits like raisins and plum, nice spicies. Vinous finish with a bit of hop in the end. Yummm!
guzluka (7) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
lovely toffee and chocolatey malt aroma, nice head retention for a bottle and nice deep brown appearance. tastes soft creamy and nutty and very underatted, nice thick smooth beer.
Habanero (2818) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours clear and mahagony brown with a beige, creamy medium sized head. Nose of malt and overriped fruit. Malty flavour with alcohol, caramel, wood and raisins. Medium bodied. Nearly no bitterness. Some alcohol in themore dry finish.
renffisch (849) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle for my birthday from andrew. Dark brown colour thin fine bubbled beige head, no lace. Sweet alcoholic woody smoke nose. Sweet strong alcohol taste, stewed stone fruits and wood taste. The alc is too apparent, but then it is a strong ale..
planky84 (2189) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pours dark brown with a beige head which lasts a fair while. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits. Flavours of caramel, dark chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, coffee. Sweet and hoppy finish.
SeanMacGC (332) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cl. Pours dark russet, with frothy off-white, and short living head, with lacing. Aroma of dark fruits and toffee malts. Slightly medicinal/cough-syrupy on the tongue with delicate hops, but well balanced overall on the palate. A decent ale.
sound67 (223) - Offenbach, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl dark brown bottle, as shown. Dark mahogany colour, small, creamy white head with decent lacing. Aroma of plum butter and toffee, indeed not unlike a good port. Medium to low carbonation, oily mouth feel (well, at 8.5 % abv). Roasted malts are dominating the taste with dark chocolate and coffee notes, with some vanilla for balance. Bitterness on the palate increases as you keep drinking. A full-bodied, stout-like dark ale with a lot of character - thus, of only limited appeal as a session drink. Good stuff, but heavy!
pivnizub (9103) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Clear, mahagony coloured, small and stable beige head; dark malt with traces of molasses and a good dash of port in the nose; solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied; dried fruits, chocolate and warming cough-syrup in the lingering robust bitter-sweet finish. A bit harsh, but all in all a fine brew........
abemorsten (2943) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, dark red pour with a frothy, off-white head. Aroma and taste of port, raisin, prune, vanilla and tobacco. Dry alcoholic mouth feel. Promises and delivers. Highly recommended!
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 L bottle enjoyed@Olympen, Oslo. A tiny, yellow tanned foamy head upon a dark mahogny colored body with good clarity. Inviting aroma of dark dried fruits, plums, marzipan, cocoa, and dark, caramellish malts. Full malt body, delicate and light to medium sweet. A fine, plummy fruitiness and some distinct earthy and slight floral hops. Pepper tones and a touch of cocoa. Rounded malty-bitter ending. Good stuff!