dr.dod (318) - Szeged, - DEC 29, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Its hard task to write about this beer. Unclear eisbock with a lot of silky Co2 but weak foam. Very unique. Taste is first citric (maybe for wheat) than malty almost sweet behind this and bitter smoke at the end. Body is like a builder, gulp is sticky.
antonstoop (176) - - OCT 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a hazy dark brown color and aroma of caramel, raisins and prunes. Taste of sweetness, prune, alcohol, brown sugar and a light sourness.
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YantarCoast (150) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Pilgrim in Moscow (those guys have all the good stuff!). Pours opaque brown with a dense beige head. Slightest bit of lacing. Aroma of caramel, banana, and alcohol. Flavour of dark fruit, banana. I am not really a fan of the stronger beer styles, but this is definitely worth trying.
WillRunForBeer (731) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with a beige head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is molasses, bananas, cherries, brown bread. Taste is banana, caramel, a touch of molasses. A bit like drinking banana bread. Sweet and syrupy with some prickly carb to break it up.
ItyMeuh (13) - Danderhall, SCOTLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
A worthwhile beer to seek out and try, with a unique aroma, taste and mouthfeel.
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tom10101 (2965) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (330 ml). Vintage 2010. Courtesy of Jürgen, thanks! Murky amber brown with a small beige head and very little lacing. Aroma is of breadied malt, caramel, banana, light spiciness, strawberries and red fruits/port notes... quite complex. Taste is moderately sweet and quite complex too with molasses, red fruits/port notes, breadied malt, banana, cloves and alcohol. Full body. Soft carbonation. Liquorous and syrupy mouthfeel. Warming finish. Quite complex and well balanced. Very nice sipper. It’s already 4+ years old and I think it could easily survive a few more years.
crazy_cat_lady (142) - - OCT 21, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sept. 10, 2014. Bottle from LCBO. Chocolate brown with tan head. Strong aroma of raisins, plums, toffee; quite lovely. Very sweet caramel, plum, and raisin flavours with hints of chocolate. Very smooth mouthfeel. Quite nice.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"fruity, spicy aroma with a new level of complexity compared to the others I’ve had in the style. not my favorite beer, but worth trying to familiarize yourself with a new style, perhaps."
UrbanCaveman (23) - Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from a bottle, into a bell glass, at 40 degrees F.
A: The pour is a cloudy dark brown, like old hickory wood. A thick head of very pale tan forms atop the beer, though lacing is more or less nonexistent (forms quickly, then slides right down the side of the glass). Nigh no light gets through the beer, just enough to let one know this is a seriously dark brown, cloudy brew. Bubbles rise slowly as it sits in the glass.
S: While I am tempted to simply write "awesome in the true sense of the word", that’s not exactly helpful. The aroma is malt in all its best forms - toasty, bready toffee caramel goodness.
T: Perfect.Toast, cracker, warm whole grain bread, caramel, and toffee, all singing in perfect harmony. The finish lasts a long while, toffee-slathered toast. The alcohol content is present, but as a background note, adding primarily the warmth.
M: Rich silk, dancing lively and sparkling across the palate.
O: This is one of my favorite beers brewed, ever, if not my absolute favorite. And yes, I’ve had BCBS, Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30, St Bernardus Abt 12, Espresso Aged Yeti, Celebrator...I would order this over any of those.
Marheb (2162) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bue à la brasserie): Une banane flambée riche et amère qui détruit rapidement tous les souvenirs de Dunkles, Helles ou Pilsner.
hackobock (1491) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 10, 2014. Bottle, best before June 13, 2018. Courtesy of McTapps, thanks!
Pours ruby red with a large off-white head. Aroma is dried fruits, plum, caramel, banana, alcohol. Taste is sweet caramel and dark fruits, esters, slight alcohol, light bitterness. Finish is sweet fruity, light bitter, alcohol warmth. Medium bodied, light sticky mouthfeel, soft carbonation.