fairwater (134) - Reading, Berkshire, - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Pours dark ruby with no head, but enough carbonation. Sour cherry aroma. Flavours of vanilla, salted caramel, bit of liquorice, sherry-like finish. I’m really enjoying this one.
hohops (285) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance- very dark ruby, almost mahogany, not much light coming through. Half a finger beige head which dissipates slowly. Aroma- dark fruits- cherry, plum, and raisin. Brown sugar, a bit of banana, caramel, port, some booze. Taste- lots of dark fruits, especially cherries. Bitter orange, vinous, a bit of sugary sweetness, alcohol warmth at the end. Relatively short finish. Quite juicy in the mouth, not as full bodied as expected. A little disappointing considering the look and smell, but still nice.
Martinus (2857) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear redbrown colour, white head. Ara of caramel, raisins, honey, dried dark fruits, dates. Sweet flavour, brown sugar, golden sultanas, caramel. Sweet finish, caramel, loads of dried fruits, lingering liquorice (drop).
(from 33cL bottle @ Benzai’s place. Thanks for sharing, Rene!)
Benzai (8395) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home shared with Martinus. Superb nice dark amber to red-brown color, medium sized a bit fizzy, fair lacing, beige head. Aroma is malts, sweetish, slightly alcohol, some overripe fruits. Taste malts, sweetish, dark fruits, some alcohol. Medium body and carbonation.
allmyvinyl (3431) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from the brewery online shop. Pours dark brown with a long lived beige head. Rich toffee and prune aroma, raisins and burnt sugar. Taste is light sweet, nice bitter tickle. Full bodied, light boozy, cakey finish. Lovely.
mR_fr0g (3171) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small glass served with the chocolate and ale cake at the hand and flowers. Aroma is sweet candy sugar, toffee and dried fruit, raisin. Stocky viscous golden copper coloured pour with no head. Flavour is sweet caramel burnt sugar and candy apple. Noticeable alcohol, dried fruit. Palate is sticky sweet with alcohol in the mouth.
SilverfoX (278) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
caramel, toast, roasty, licorice, aromas, red, brown, black, hazy, with no head, its a really sweet malty taste, a bit too much for me i think with a quite sour after taste, this is quite an old bottle to be honest so my review maybe offset by that i won it in a charity raffle!
dEnk (3811) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is quite yeasty, some chocolate, light metal note, light vanilla, touch of pepper. Flavour is creamy chocolaty malt liquorice directly followed by quite some peppery yeast. A bit too yeasty imho.
Bov (9552) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of Markus Obrist - pours a quite clear dark brown beer with a poor head retention; aroma of pralines and chestnuts, cacao and vanilla; pretty sweet and gently chewy , full-bodied, light metallic aftertaste with residual sugars, notes of licorice and black cherries
Quack-Duck (7944) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle from Darts Farm. Hazy brown colour, mid-sized white head. Quite light-bodie dfor the strength, malty and slightly hopy. Lacking depth and complexity, expected much more....