edgallow (1455) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle pours deep amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, bread and spice. Taste is the caramel malt, yeast and a hint of sweetness.
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Flanfl (74) - 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 (3624) - 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 (631) - 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 (1188) - 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 (595) - 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 (81) - - 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!
timmwillum (24) - BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fin brune. Mørk med lidt lakrids. En anelse for sød til min smag. Kan godt gå i en snæver vending.
Maris (854) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330ml bottle on 15 October 2013. Pours a cloudy amber with a biggish head which dissipates. The aroma features caramel, dark fruit and figs, Flavour wise, you get more caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar and a touch of spice. This is a bit of a sweet one, but it has enough bitterness to balance it out. Has a fullish body and is slightly over carbed. This is a nice brune, let down only by the over carbonation.
kingstoni (1169) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep amber color. Huge foamy head with lacing. Sweet aroma with some sourness. Flavors are raisin, chocolate and dried fruits. Sweet taste with bitterness and some sourness.
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chris__hartley (259) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours mahogany, almost opaque (very cloudy), and has ruby highlights; the head is bone-coloured and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: raisins, dark bread pudding, lemon-juice, and coriander. The taste is medium sweet, that finishes with a light sour/sweet/bitterness; there are notes of all the previously mentioned aroma characteristics - plus some yeasty funks. The palate is medium bodied, has medium carbonation, is sticky, and has a medium finish. Overall, pretty good albeit on the light body side.