TrefwoordPunk (850) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl (my bottle states only 9 % alcohol). Pours a very dark brown with a fading off-white head and roasted grains and candy sugar in the aroma. Flavor is sweet malty, but not to sweet. Just a very easy drinkable 9% beer with caramel, honey, some roastiness (almost like a porter), some fruits and some spices (coriander and maybe some cinnamon). The finish is sweet, with some hoppy spiceyness and a little bit of alcohol. A very nice one and this should be a really great one when aged.
thewolf (11640) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [thank you, Skortila!]
Pour looks more or less like a Coca-Cola, deep nutty brown with a fizzy off white head. Aroma is roasted caramel, lots of plums and raisins and slight spices. Oily and full, but with lively carbonation. Flavour is powerful, sweet malty like a barley wine. Lots of dark fruityness and roasted caramel mixes well with a little coriander. Rastacouere called it effervescent - that’s a well-describing word.
Rastacouere (6162) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
‘t Arendsnest . Deep murky brown, large lasting tight and lacy beige head. Strong, powerful perfumey nose with a rather mineral character. Also floral though. Develops a certain fruitiness in mouth where figs and raisins touches are enveloped in desserty dark chocolate. All along, quite complex, deeply malty and surprisingly dry for what it is. Medium bodied, very effervescent. A fine Belgian nightcap ale.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
muddy brown, whispy beige head,
rich yeasty malt aroma with nice chocolate and light floral hops,
rich chocolate flavor, light tartness, nice yeast character,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUN 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
$5 33cl bottle from Takanaya in Tokyo. Pours thick murky brown with a simultaneous fine bubble brown head as if the bottle were half filled with yeast, but with no sediment at the bottom of the bottle. The smell is a unique and wonderful blend of buttery molasses and a little yeasty maltiness. I want to pour this over pancakes. The head forms a thin cloudy veil over that doesnt fade. The taste is mild, not sweet, but not dry either. Still murky at the bottom of my glass and now I can see some small floaters. Very good beer. Use before 06/2009.
Dredd (742) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dead flat with a thin head that quickly dissipates. Reminds me of instant coffee in colour. Not a lot of complexity to this one, strong malt aroma and flavours. This is very very sweet with lots of sugar candy character. There is a kind of funky sourness to this one as well. Maybe it is an off bottle, but at 9% i doubt it. Kind of disappointing really, i expected a lot more.
Skinnyviking (8070) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very small white head. Black body, oh yes black,. Sweet berries aroma with something that tickles my note, I do not know what. Caramel and sugar cane flavor, sweet. The sweetness completely hid the high alcohol percentage. Too sweet though in my opinion.
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2007
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2008 33 cl bottle: Crisp, deep red-brown libabtion with a lasting caramel cream head. First thought on the aroma... banana milkshake made with toffee ice cream?! Let it sit for a minute then rum raisin shows up to join the game. There is also some upfront nuttiness, think roasted (unsalted) peanuts. Alcohol presence with background of roast, chocolate, and dark dried fruits. The carbonation seems to erupt when it hits your tongue. This causes a "soft sting" when combined with the roast and alcohol warmth. As it warms up the alcohol really takes over the aroma. Big bold chocolate and molasses flavors accompanied by sharp vinous character which mellows to port and again chocolate. Some nice complex flavors happening here... however, if this beer was a party, there is one large, loud drunk guy ruining everyones time. The hot alcohol gets in the way, I can’t avoid it. The astrigent alcohol bite of this coupled with the oily mouthfeel makes me want to pour a glass of water to serve next to this beer. Maybe I need to try this again sometime, because I am the only one having this problem.
HenrikSoegaard (12044) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white fair mostly lasting head. Brown colour. Heavy malty burnt nutty aroma. Heavy sweet flavor. Average syruply finish. Oily sticky palate. Way too sweet and too alcoholic.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Hazy dark brown with a rich tan-coloured foam. Full, sweet and yeasty aroma of over-riped bananas, sweet licorice, sweet chocolate, black currant and coriander. Full, warming and potent flavour of dark chocolate, nutmeg, banana, licorice and figs. Long yeasty finish of cocoa, caramel, nut-shells and sweet licorice.