ajnepple (1043) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Deep brown appearance with a light tan head. Sweet, malty aroma with caramel, sugar, chocolate, bread, clove, banana, dark fruity esters, syrup, alcohol and yeast. Similar flavor, heavy sweetness and minimal bitterness, mostly hiding the alcohol. Medium to full body with a creamy feel and soft carbonation. Too sweet for me.
azlondon (1249) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown, slightly murky. Good amount of tan head.
Aroma: Wheat, slightly burnt. Fruit, maltiness? Slight alcohol.
Taste: Fruit, some sweetness and alcohol. Pretty good.
Info: 330ml bottle, 3/12-2013, BB: 7/8-2018
tmzl (8) - SLOVENIA - DEC 2, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Nice, equal foam, light, goes away fast
Dark amber, brown, dark wood-like color
Cloudy, yeast visible, light carbonation
Looks like some barley wine/trappist beers, inviting
S - Very nice - first some figs, plums, raisins, then the alcohol note hits the nerves, feels like you smell these dried fruit soaked in rum - sweet and potent. There is a hint of something slightly acid - wine like, and some apple almost fusel notes.
T - Very impressive and rich. It starts with in rum soaked raisins, plums, prunes, reminds me of plum wine or maybe Porto, definitely some brandy/oak notes in there. A lot of sweet, malty, caramel taste. There is a hint of banana and slight sour/wine notes. It gets a little spicy, probably do to high alcohol content which kicks out slightly towards the end but sums up all the flavours very very good. Gets yeasty towards the end.
M - Medium, heavy at the end body; low carbonation, palate fullness; there is warming from the high alcohol content - it is felt after you swallow.
O - Incredibly rich, complex yet finely tuned beer. 12% alcohol content is well incorporated into the flavour and it’s presence enhances the experience and all the complexity of this incredible beer. Very impressive.
blackisle (321) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a reddish hue, fine frothy tan head, vanishes rather quick, thin rim remains, good lacing; sweet roasty nose, very complex aroma, brown sugar, licorice, dark fruit, raisin, caramel, clove, cinnamon, coffee, herbs, woody; roasty sweetness, mild bitter undertones, sugary, dark fruit, caramel, alcohol; yeasty mouthfeel, heavy body, creamy roasted texture, average carbonation; full sweet malty finish, with hints of coffee, cloves and dark fruit. At the end a shot of alcohol and pepper...
sfuen03 (218) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours thick, dark brown colour, average brown head. Aroma remembers of sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, toffee, raisins, dark fruits. Body is full, creamy, alcoholic. Low carbonation and long sweet finish. Taste is amazingly balanced: sugar, cinnamon, bread, black fruit.
Smurf2055 (1052) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting style, thought I would give it a whirl
Pours hazy muddy light brown, minimal head.
Smell big wheat sweetness, normal gum and clove accentuated. Some added red fruit.
Taste sweet sticky gum, burn on tail. Weizen comes out more than the bock, sort of like an imperial Hef, but one that tastes good and balanced.
Stronger, fuller bodied
Nice beer, glad I picked it up
sitzds (133) - - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle into weiss glass. Cloudy mocha with a tall tan head that quickly drops to a ring and leaves spotty lacing. Aroma is banana, bubblegum, clove, and alcohol. Taste is clove, alcohol, phenol, fig, banana, bready malts. Certainly malt-forward, but the sweetness is held in check by the other elements. Medium-full body, very creamy and sticky around the mouth, velvety soft carbonation, with an astringent finish.
rikstar (338) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l fles, in het glas een zeer troebel donker bruin bier met een fijne crème schuimkraag. Bijzonder biertje, geur is mooi complex met vooral gedroogde pruimen en krenten en wat chocolade. Smaak is overweldigend. In de smaak chocoladerozijnen en overrijpe banaan, ook de alcohol komt nu duidelijk naar voren als in rumrozijnenijs. Body is mooi vol afdronk is zoet met een bittertje.
ansalon (611) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown with a nice foam head. Aroma is rich and full, with plum, raisins, honey, muscovado sugar upfront, and fainter tones of caramellized walnuts, figs, dates and cherries. Taste is plum, dates, honey, vanilla, muscovado sugar, roasted walnuts. Very good!
scotchzombie (174) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours hazy walnut-prune juice brown with a rich tan head in a field of fine bubbles. The head settles quite quickly to a rim and coating and makes a bit of noise doing it. The aroma is totally bananas right off the pour and then yeast, spicy malts with notes of prune and raisin darkfruit. The taste is powerful, striking and complex - have we invaded Belgium? A somewhat syrupy symphony of sweet malty goodness with more banana and dark fruit on the front, followed by a warm river of booze (close your eyes and just float) and closing with clove, nuts and caramel - even chocolate. Velvety mouthfeel. Nothing bitter but potent. The 12% - let's say that I'm feeling no pain. Outstanding - one to remember.
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