bhensonb (14073) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. ceramic bottle. Aromas of sweet dark fruits and caramel malt. Near opaque color, but brilliant ruby red using halogen. Beige head that frothed and laced. Medium bodied. Mild carbonation. Sweet berry and raisin flavors. As the sweetness leaves, a mild bitter arises. The finish begins sweet, but as the sugars rinse away, a mild bitter stays. Dark fruits come and go. Very drinkable brew.
Tmoney99 (13459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dilly Deli. Poured clear copper color with an average fizzy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted malty and sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
argo0 (13208) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear mahogany body topped by a medium beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, raisin, anise. Taste is mild sweet, caramel, anise. Finish is somewhat burnt, with slightly sweet brown sugar. Watery medium body.
HenrikSoegaard (13142) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ceramic bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. DArk amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a murky brown body with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of yeast, dough, toffee, and mustiness. Flavor of sweet malt and yeast.
Scopey (12502) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Shane at the 2016 Cotteridge Convention. It pours cloudy deep brown with a medium off-white head. The aroma is earthy, toasted brown bread, wood, leather, dull toffee and cardboard. The taste is bitter, earthy, wood, dark fruits, fruit cake, caramel and dull spice with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. A bit chewy, but overall not bad.
thewolf (12074) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2007 Bottle, from Citti, Flensburg. Pours a clear redish brown with a BIG beige bubbly head - filling up most of my tulip glass. Aroma has dark dried fruits, and a little toffee. Quite low in carbonation compared to the giant head. Flavour is surprisingly roasted with an undertone of raisins and plums. There is a definite dark bitterness to the end - perhaps a little chocolate even.
Bov (11952) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 22, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear dark reddish colour, fine creamy head, nice lace, peachy and malty aroma, smooth, sweet and heavy, dry fruity finish - lacks of balance
Borup (11604) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl. bottle at KØ15. Clear dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, caramel, fruit, yeast and spice.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at kerenmk’s place. Dark brown a big bubbly beige head. Malty aroma with a bit of fruity esters, a bit perfumy, yeasty spiciness, caramel, a bit of licorice and a bit of alcohol notes. Sweetish malty flavor with caramel, some fruitiness, light toastiness, a faint chocolate note, a bit of licorice and a drier finish, a bit bitter, slightly spicy and slightly alcoholic. Medium-bodied and over-carbonated. OK.