Swank (9) - - JAN 22, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nothing too exciting, taste is ok, but a little dull. Biggest drawback is that it does not stand out in any way. There are more exciting beers of this style.
Ferris (1868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Malty, prunes and raisin. Cloudy brown with a rich brown head. Molasses, brown sugar and malty with a slight metallic taste.
Douberd (1564) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stubby bottle, 330 ml, poured into a tulip at home. ABV 8.5%
Deep red brown colour on a still transparent and clear body. Two fingers of tan head, froathy, with average to low retention, leaving light lacing around the glass’ walls.
Aroma of spices, caramel, alcohol, very nice and appealing.
Taste has lots of caramel and malts, even more spices. The alcohol is notable, offering a nice boy warmth. Some dark fruits also present.
Medium body, carbonation is high.
Overall very nice, with better head retention and less carbonation it would be even better.
Erzengel (1742) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sehr scharf alkoholisch, dabei ziemlich süßlich. Malzige Süße erkennbar, Nachgeschmack sehr flach und kurz.
--> sehr enttäuschend!!
Test vom 31.3.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,6,8,4,12,5 - 6,50
Flanfl (79) - USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark ruby color with a nice white head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel and sweet malt. Taste is plum, toffee and sweet. No bitterness. Medium finish with a lasting alcohol taste.
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tderoeck (4012) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
17/XI/13 - 33cl bottle @ Horeca Expo (Gent) - BB: 22/IX/15 (2013-1079)
Clear ruby red to rust brown beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: liquorish and aniseed, bit of caramel, toast, grains, liquorice. MF: lots of carbon, medium to light body. Taste: lots of aniseed, liquorice, bitter touch, some caramel, bit sourish. Aftertaste: lots of aniseed again, liquorish, sweet caramel, little bitter, hint of mocha.
Way over spiced if you ask me.
KeefOz (746) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BB 12/05/2015. Poured an opaque dark brown colour with a two-finger light tab frothy head than retained very well but produced poor lacing. Aroma subtly of sweet malt and a hint of spices. Taste of sweet brown sugar and caramel but lacking a hops bitterness presence. Taste subtly rich with a hint of alcohol on the back palate. Medium body. Smooth, creamy with subtle spices and a quite sweet finish. Quite good. For me better than the blond.
undercurrent25 (1301) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a brown colour, taste is sugary with a slight hint of chocolate, not a bad beer
ciaranc (676) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pale brown pour, fizzy tan head which quickly disappears. Nose is caramel, toffee, some dark fruits, candi sugar, a little bubblegum. Flavour is stewed fruit, plum prominent brown sugar, butterscotch. Highly carbonated, light bodied, as per the style. Finish is short and sweet with a nice warming alcohol kick.
hansvf (103) - - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruikt naar drop. Donkerbruin met prima schuim ook dropsmaak. Lekker eigenlijk. Doei!