maeib (7557) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Fantastic alcoholic, vinuous aroma with dried fruit notes. The appearance is a muddy murky dishwater brown with no head at all. Full flavoured very strong alcohol taste almost sherry like. An extremely pleasurable drinking experience, just not so pretty on the eye.
DenverLogan (429) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold-amber color. Sweet, honey, molasses, light prune and sweet red grape flavors. Noticable alcohol but not too much. Quite tasty. Found on tap at Arendsnest in Amsterdam March 25, 2006.
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark amber color; the head disappears too quickly, fizzing. Nice aroma of malt, cake, fruits (dried raisins?). Malty, quite sweet in the front, correctly balanced later (just the necessary bitterness), caramel, spices, candi sugar, some alcohol perception. Pleasant Winter beer.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (BB 12/2005)
Hazy nut brown, small creamy tanned head. Burnt sugar, fudge aroma. Medium to full bodied. Starts carbonated, then softens, some alcohol warming in the finish. A bit chocolaty, malty, slightly sweet - some candy sugar.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Bottle from Battersea Beer Festival. Malty and sweet. Very Belgian in the nose. Murky brown colour with good head retention. Fairly yeasty flavour with fairly obvious alcohol giving it plenty of warmth on the way down. Great palate, something to really sink your teeth into. Almost sugary sweet but its just about tolerable. Balanced out with some bitterness at the death. Chunky and quite tasty.
MiP (12169) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 9%. Slightly farty aroma. Hazy dark orange colour. Citric flavour, good maltiness. A bit tart, but OK.
goozen (2313) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at PRZH Winterbierfestival, Gouda:
This beer have good carbonation on the tongue. Hazy brown ale with some fruity, honey and caramel taste.
harrisoni (10911) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Kent BF 08. Slight haze, reddy copper colouor. Slight yeast with rich red fruit aroma, slight sourness. Sweeter fruit in mouth, but the alcohol isn’t overly present. A strong strawberry jam type beer. Gets better as it warms up. A good fruity winter beer.
leaparsons (7074) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy brown with hints of pink and thin head. Aromas are sweet malts with spices. Mellow berries with citrus. Flavours are sweet malts and ripe apple and pear with spices. Warming alcohol on the finish. Good.
sayravai (4655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Murky dark amber color with a small head. Extremely grainy-malty, caramely-candy-sugary aroma with figs, plums and some alcohol. Sweetish, very malty and quite syrupy flavor with lavender, yeast and a slightly bitter finish. Not very clean, but the alcohol is well hidden. Medium to full-bodied, somewhat sugary palate with quite low carbonation. A bit too sugary, but grainy and very malty, reasonably enjoyable and interesting brew.