berntholer (1553) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
yellow-brown head that disappears fast without lacing. red-brown clear colour. aroma of malt, sweet, chocolate, a bit cloying. taste is malt, caramel sweet, alcoholic with an aftertaste that is bitter, liquorice, wood/wry .. quite complex. medium body and quite a lot of carbonation. interesting brew, not quite what i expected though. bottle 33 cl / bbf 8-2014
McTapps (6396) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from MrH - thank you a lot, Johan. Before opening the bottle I had this idea in mind of how this beer should taste like (something in between Schneider Aventinus Weizen- Eisbock and Trappiste Rochefort 10), but unfortunately it was something completly else: Porter, Stout & Leather. Well, the bottle looks nice and the beer itself as well (dark brown / blackish colour with steady head and medium-smooth body). Nose is alright but not overall very impressing - malt, roast, caramel, nuts. Taste might be a little bit tough because it is very malty and spicy. Rotten leaves, caramel, campfire, woods and, well yes: Lots of malt. Leathery hints and some very light smokey finish. No beer that makes me happy, but it was solid and I’m sure many other enjoy it a lot.
MichaelAwesome (6332) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Mr Hangover for that one ! Classic bock with a bit of sweets, coffee and caramel in the back. Strong one with a warm finish. Definitely enjoyable.
Theydon_Bois (16227) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Croydonia Tasting, thanks to Jackl, 13/07/13.
Murky chestnut brown with a few floaties swimming beneath the light tan head of spotting.
Nose is oaky, dark toffee, brown sugars, gritty, light waft of booze.
Taste comprises bready malts, toffee, grain, light booze, dark fruit, berry fruits, demerara sugar.
Medium bodied with bite, moderate carbonation, bitter fruity finish.
Ok for the booze level but lacks much in the way of complexity, drinkable though.
Leighton (17767) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Croydonia Tasting - East Croydon. Thanks to Jack for this not-too-common style - and a great pick for 30C weather! Pours deep amber with a creamy beige head. Sugary, semi-dark malts in the aroma, dark bread, dark fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor with expected dark malts, ripened dark fruits, bread, plums, etc. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Toasted dark bread to finish, light bittern toast, earth, light cocoa, more ripe fruits. Good. Decent balance for the ABV.
MarcoDL (3772) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice! Complex beer with a warm glow and delicious herbs. Recommended!
Scopey (11759) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Croydonia tasting, thanks to jackl. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is soft, sweet berry.. particularly blueberry, as well as roast, chocolate and a touch of alcohol for good measure. The taste is caramel, roasty, blueberry, blackberry, raisin, earth, chocolate, boozy warmth and faint aniseed. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth, boozy and rather drinkable. Quite impressive really.
worldbeertaste (1793) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Brown with a red tint and a thick, tan, brown, non-lacy head. Smells of deep malt, burnt roast with chocolate, blackberries and lots of caramel with some light spices. Sort of like a English Strong Ale. Tastes of caramel and roasted malt with raisins, and a light ashy bitterness on the finish which lingers. Dry. Sweet. A nice balance between bock and porter once again with minimal hops but not overly sweet.
Vells (1403) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - JUL 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks to zenkis
Cloudy reddish brown with medium off white head.
Aroma.. quite malty, coffee that follows after my morning cigarette, kinda smoked, decent hops, fruits, spices
Sweet with moderate bitter finish. Quite dry
Interesting experience, thou this was something stout-like for me. Enjoyable brew
R2k2 (445) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer with a great story behind it. Dark-red color and with a nice brown foamy head. Sweet caramel-like aroma, and a full, warm, sweet taste. The aftertaste is somewhat bitter.
Mooi bier met een goed verhaal erachter. Donkerrode kleur met een bruine kraag. Zoet caramel-achtig aroma. Eveneens een volle, warme, zoete smaak. De nasmaak is bitter.