paulvanpelt (292) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Troebel, hazelnootbruin bier met compacte, beige schuimkraag. Aroma van banaan, karamel, mout. Alcohol vooral duidelijk in de neus, maar ook aanwezig in de mond. Smaak is erg zoet, licht zuur. Zacht in de mond, volle body.
bp (777) - Queens, New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours a dark cloudy brown with a foamy light tan head, sweet, banana aroma, taste is slightly sweet, malt with a touch of an alcohol burn. Nice!
ARH (152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330mL bottle poured into a teku glass. The tart, and sweet, fruit aromas come through in force right off the pour. Itís a very bright berry-like aroma; kinda like sweet red grapes, blueberries, and raisins (maybe even some chocolate. It reminds me quite a bit of a sweet red wine. Thereís also some hints of wood, or maybe itís more of a smokey or charcoal character. Some citrus creeps into the aroma as it settles with some vanilla and some flowery notes come through, along with a faint alcohol suggestion. The pour is a fairly ugly, very murky (nearly opaque), dull wood-brown color that does have some effervescence to it. The head is a consistent, small-bubble, tight, neat, evenly spaced pillow-like texture that leaves a healthy, puffy ring behind, but a very runny lace. The taste is a high / medium-high sweetness, with a touch of bitter at the finish - very much in the vane of a sweet red wine. The very soft, and crazy active, abundant carbonation combine with the full, rich body to create a very creamy mouthfeel with a fruity stickiness. Thereís a nice, wine-like alcohol warmth at the finish with a floral and resin aftertaste. This oneís a good beer to use if youíre trying to convert a dedicated wine lover.
Homer321 (991) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share thanks to Dave Webb and his world famous honey. Nose is full of Munich like malt, slightly dusty. Mouthfeel is full with lots Munich malt and very sticky on the lips. Very nice.
DrewFace (482) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish brown color with light foamy head. Big malty dark fruit aroma. Malty sweet boozy dark fruity, slightly buttery, smooth, high boost.
bosta (97) - SLOVENIA - APR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours hazy dark reddish brown color with big beige head. Very intense and complex aroma of fruit (especially cherry, raisins, apricot and candid fruits), malts and alcohol. Taste is similar, lots of sweetness and fruitiness. Nice oily palate, lively carbonation and strong sweet aftertaste.
tmrmwel (756) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, three years after bottling. Pours clear dark amber, with a fiery but quickly dissipating head. Aroma is dark roasted malts with loads of dark fruits and berries, as well as some nice oaky notes. Full body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts, kandi, molasses and coffee, and with light alcoholic bourbon, vanilla and prune in the finish.
hobsch (372) - Cologne, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l. Pours murky dark brown with no head. Aroma smells very strong of banana with yeasty spiciness, dried fruits, plums, rum pot. Taste is light bitter, medium to heavy sweet, heavy banana flavour , slightly sour, dried fruits, alcohol. Aftertaste is boozy and sharp. This is a beer where I drop out. Too strong, too pungent.
oliodnb (131) - ITALY - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color, not exactly beautiful. Low beige head, disappears almost immediately. Heavy smell of dark fruits, caramel, dough, some banana and sweet spirit. Taste is very rich, with sweet fruits and very noticeable alcohol that warms up the palate. Strange but good.
ReV2 (129) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Baccus Wine, Olney, Bucks. Dark fruit with sherry aroma, pours murky brown with a lasting tan head. Taste is sour, cherry liqueur, burnt banana fritters, sweetish. Alcohol is obvious, not that subtle, yeasty, almost medicinal . Pear drops with clove oil finish. Iím not sure if I like it or not but I wouldnít rush to buy another one. Perhaps better with age.