f351c4v (411) - Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark cloudy brown with a nice white head. Big aroma, sweet caramel and fruit. Yeasty and sweet, can notice some chocolate in the flavor. Not as dry as the Pater 6, but much more complex. Worth searching out.
DarkMagus (503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy dark amber-brown, almost purplish color. Light brown-colored foamy head that leaves some lacing on the glass and remains on the surface infinitely. Sweet malty aroma of dark dried fruits (cherries, dates), yeast, and some floral hints. Huge sweet malty/yeasty flavors with a heavy presence of dried dark fruits, fresh apples, pears, cherries, and grapes. Some light spiciness. A soft and silky, almost creamy mouthfeel with a slightly dry finish. A really great beer, I’d never pass one of these up.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottel) Pours hazy, dark redish nut brown. Fruity, a bit wineous aroma with some grapes and cherries. Raisins and marzipan. Chocolate, candy sugar and dried fruits. Cigars and some earthyness. A bit fiery from the alcohol. Rich carbonation, wineous flavour with malt, raisins and chocolate in the finish. Tones of brown sugar and alcohol. A bit salty. Pretty smooth mouthfeel and a medium body.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[bottle] Pours a dark, murky brown color, with a beautiful off-white head. Yeast, spices and a touch of alcohol in the aroma. Flavors are dark malts and fruits (prunes, dates), and some nice bready yeast character. Full bodied palate, with a touch of warming alcohol towards the finish. Very smooth and enjoyable overall.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is caramel, yeasty dark fruits, alcohol. Flavor is rich malt, sourish caramel, yeast, fruit, alcohol.
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a cloudy dark brown with a one finger off white tannish head and has some sediment. aroma is a little bread, malt, and almost cinnamon like smell to it. light to medium body and some nice lacing. flavor is bread, malt, little cinnamon maybe, and a lttle dry hoppy aftertaste. little raisin smell and taste more so half way down the glass and when it warms, also alittle sweeter in the aroma and flavor. very nice!
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dar brown hints of ruby. Large lingering head. Aroma of caramel, malt, fruit, yeast and spice. Flavors much of the same. , plus some chocolate. Picked up a warming at the end due to alcohol. Nice and complex.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark with hints of brownish orange shining through. It pours with a medium sized tan head that fades relatively quickly, but not completely. The aroma has caramel and malts along with some soft fruits (apricot, banana). The aroma has also hints of toffee and distinct smell of alcohol. The flavor at the beginning follows the aroma, but with much more malt and caramel than fruit. Flavors of raisin bread, bitter hops, and dark fruit (plums) reveal themselves on the middle of the tongue. The beer finishes somewhat dry and bittersweet (some roasted grain flavors showing through in the end) with virtually no after-taste. The finish also has some alcohol warming the throat as you swallow. The mouthfeel is splendid - quite creamy and light - particularly light for such a strong beer.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark hazy brown with a large off-white head, poor retention. Spicy christmas pudding aroma, caramel, yeast, alcohol.. so complex and inviting. The body is near perfect, full, but without a dominating alcohol. Flavours of spice, old blood plums, yeast and a warming fruity finish. Brilliant, I think Westy have a better product than St B in the ABT, but this St B thrashes the westy 8 with this beauty.
SDalkoholic (2339) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 3, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very smooth aroma of fruit and true Belgian yeast that gvies me comfort in drinking this. Pitch dark brown hue with a creamy perfect foaming on top. Delicious in its flavor. Just so true to the style i cant believe i never picked up a bottle of this before.