oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared this one w/ SkyCop32. Pours a darkish red/brown. Aromas of spice, coriander, yeast, and alcohol. Flavor has an alcohol taste to it, mixed with a nice smokey dark fruit. Also has strong hints of spice and orange.
ghawener (1518) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - FEB 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Retired? Just biught one in Bogota. Food Pairing; Serreno and manchego.
delnoche (465) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - NOV 10, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle poured into a Westmalle Trappist glass. Amber brown with a small brown head. Subtle malty aroma. Sweet malty flavor, caramel, dark fruit. Bitter finish, odd flavor to it. Interesting beer but not that special.
madquacker (1064) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with a decent head. Raisens and fruit over a not over the top base. Nice but not spectacular.
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUN 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle. Brown color with beige head and lots of sediments. Thin bodied. Aromas of figs, plums, caramel and raisins. Flavor is sweet dominated by ripe fruit, caramel and some yeast. Moderate bitterness in the finish.
FatPhil (10082) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 28, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2009 330ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam)
Reddy, lightly hazy, brown, with a brief head. Slightly sweet, thin and metallic aroma. Crisp carbonation, retronasals a bit alcoholic, but quite pleasantly grainy. Taste a touch yeasty, fairly richly roasted grains, some liquorice. Bitterness quite biting and potent - leaves a tingle in the mouth, exacerbated by the carbonation certainly. Long finish pleasantly grainy. Initially a bit wanting in a few dimensions, it improves as it warms, and the various components work together synergistically.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 33cl. Appearance: It pours a hazy nut brown beer with a huge, nicely remaining light beige head. Beautiful lacework. Aroma: The nose is very sweet with hints of caramel, spices (cinnamon and nutmeg), fruits (plums, peaches, raisins and banana), jam tarts, molasses, fennel, carrots and marmite. Yeasty. Flavor and palate: Sweet. Huge amounts of cinnamon, molasses, plums, carrots, fennel and marmite showing up. Yeasty. Medium to full bodied. Low bitterness. Sweet finish with lingering hints of yeast and plums. Overall impression: Very nice with sophisticated spicy, fruity components.
Rune (8928) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2009
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml green bottle with a long, thin neck. Bought at Vinmonopolet a long time ago (bb.29.09.09). Medium, off-white head. Deep amber-brown body. Mild malty aroma with a discreet touch of yeast. Flavour of fruit-filled, sweet malts, slightly roasted. Not enough bitterness in the finish to counter all the sweetness. Foamy in the mouth (Tromsø, 21.02.2009).
mike_77 (3716) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nut brown colour. Lightly malty aroma. Slightly sweet and malty flavour. Warming aftertaste. Quite a rich, silky texture.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl, from the brewery, complex brew, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, nice brew