kwoeltje (2151) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle brought back from Belgium by friend) medium brown with small head. Aroma of caramel malt, some sweetness. Flavor was mildly sweet brown malt, some sweetness, marzipan, dark fruit.
KeefOz (623) - 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 (1172) - 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 (578) - 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 (75) - - 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 (848) - 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 (1163) - 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 (258) - 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.
Thompson (217) - - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank at Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Nice dark brown color... Smell and taste malts, dark malts, a bit sweet.... Medium body and carbonation.
maltfly (4) - USA - SEP 24, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic beer. Maybe my new favourite in the style. Great carbonation, perfect amounts of licorice. Wonderfully balanced.