MiP (13597) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Malty aroma. Nice brown colour. Sherry/wine-like undertones reminding me of old/vintage beer.
yngwie (13525) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 75cl ceramic. It pours a clear, dark brown body under a big beige head. It’s fruity and sweet on the nose, in that belgo-style way. Some cellar and dried fruits too. Belgo-fruity and sweet flavor, dried fruits, dark sugars and some cellar too. Full-bodied, effervescent and quite dry on the palate. Dry, fruity, caramel finish. A nice beer with a misleading name. 100331
TBone (12545) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 75 cl (BB 06/2007)
Dark ruby color, cloudy expresso head, lace. Berry aroma, malts, hints of cardboard. Medium-bodied, but a bit watery palate. Barley, roasted flavor, also berry-like tones. "Watered barley wine".
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chestnut colour with a light tan head. Aroma shows toffee, caramel, nuts. Lean toffeeish malt notes in the body. Light walnut, almond hints as well. Sweetish and pleasant, but does not capture my imagination.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours an amber-brown color with a thick, frothy (like a root beer float), long-lasting, beige head. Sweet malt and caramel aroma. Flavors of toffee and cola. Bitter palate.
thewolf (11176) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Poetzsh, Flensburg.
Pour is dark brown amber with a pretty, frothy off-white head. Aroma is nice and fruity, lots of berries, some apple, light tartness and a good dose of caramel behind it. Fresh and lively mouthfeel. Flavour is lightly tart, some raisins, a little chocolate, biscuits and oranges. Semi-dry.
Rasmus40 (11091) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As Hoogstraten Porter. Clear dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, dark malt, light roasted malt, dried fruit and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 071011
bhensonb (10970) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of dark malt and arguably citrus hop. A huge frothy tan head on top of a ruby mahogany beautiful color. Although strong light is required to penetrate the ale. Full bodied, creamy carbonation. Some citrus sour, some coffee, arguably anise, could be prune or plum. The finish is fairly dry, lightly bitter, again some anise, and mostly just wonderful. Way underrated. Truly.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown, fine beige head,
rich fruity estery aroma,
lots of dry chocolate flavor, touch of fruity character, light bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
brokensail (10808) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a dark amber color with about a finger of off-white head.
S: Lots of malty sweetness with a definite dark fruit aroma which consists mostly of plums, black cherries, and raisins. There is a mild roasted malt quality and some nice toffee, chocolate, and caramel.
T: While the beer smells nice, there is a bit of a cardboard flavor to it. The sweetness is still there with plenty of toffee, chocolate, and caramel, along with the fruitiness. A mild to moderate roasted malt quality and a fair amount of yeast.
M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation.
O: Smelled quite nice and tasted pretty good as well. Not a bad beer.