scarletfire65 (827) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, at home. Deep clear amber, High foamy khaki colored head. Aroma of pumpernickel bread, rye, cinnamon, brown sugar. Medium bodied, high carbonation. Lightly sweet underneath, very spicy with rye and black pepper flavors being noted, very dry (but not bitter) finish, with a complex sweet / spicy thing developing in the far finish. Toffee noted. Distant funk. Kind of like a rye saison. Very slight acidity. Very complex, a great offering.
Sledutah (3631) - Utah, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from drfabulous
Appearance: Pours hazy dark amber with a big long lasting beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, toffee, dark fruit and some alcohols
Taste: Malts, wheat, earthy and dark fruit
A nice sipper, grows on you. I didn’t like it at first but it got better as it warmed up.
Lilja (1222) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smak och doft choklad, malt, kakao, choklad, kaffe, vanilj. Smakar som en frisk och syrlig porter/stout, om detta är en svart IPA eller en saison råder det en viss förvirring om. FIn beska.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle - $10.99 at Bullock’s Wine & Spirits in Woodstock, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a rustic brown body, opaque, with a hefty layering of off-white suds.
Smell: Sugar-encusted, toasted dark bread, embodying a scent of caramel just as a blitz of tartish, ripe fruits, citrus, banana, and piquant phenolic spices (along with a drip of alcohol) pop in.
Taste: Moderately toasted bread crusts and fresh grains, with a sweetness of dark caramel and brown sugar. Has a herbaceous streak running through it from the hops, along with a little bitterness boosted by the suds. Soon, the wheat opens up, as does a little tempered roastiness. A portion of sawdust mingled with white peppercorns. Splash of fresh lemon juice. Hint of pear, prune, and bruised banana. Drying, zestful, tartish finish with some sweetness remaining.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-high carbonation.
Overall: A nice, respectable ale.
jesperhammer (2512) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
15-MAR-2013, bottle @Sonni, @Ulkløbben tasting.
Clear, amber with lasting, lacing, grey’ish head.
Yeast, farmhouse-like, gun powder, fruit, citrus.
Taste even fruity’er, but sill with quite some funk.
Medium body and carbonation. Fine drink.
TheRealMGD (548) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from PD. Deep mahogany pour with a tall beige head which fades to a solid layer and leaving moderate lace. Nose is Belgian malt and light pine hops. Medium-light body with healthy, fine carbonation. Pumpernickel, dark candi, pine and citrus hops and some mild funk. Finish has acorns and some tartness. Lovely stuff.
deekyn (853) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - pours hazy yellow brown with no head. Very effervescent. S - very bready on the nose. Light caramel malts, metallic notes. Simple yeast and malts. Very quiet citrus. M - watery body. very crisp with high carb. Dry lightly bitter end. Lingering sting. T - very simple earthy lightly grassy up front. Bitter grassy citrus metallic palate and end. Subtle hint of caramel malts and coffee grounds. O - simple drinkable bitter dry farmhouse ale.
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Lukaduke (1476) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep copper color with a three finger gaseous head. On the nose its got some nice round malts, earthy spice and a hint of dry graininess. The palate is similar with a nice doughy mouthfeel. Traces of honey, nutmeg and some undetectable earthy spice lead to a pleasant finish. Not bad and a solid fall offering.
burg326 (2762) - Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark amber color from a bottle. Nice aromas of caramel, light barnyard, some pepper and some earth. Flavors are the same with a light peppert aftertatse. Nice beer overall, glad I found this beer.
alexsdad06 (3835) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep copper color with a smaller off white head. The aroma has caramel, peppery spices, earthy, dried dark fruits with some mild toasted malt and funk. The flavor has mildly sweet caramel, lightly toasted malts, earthy bitterness, funk, some fruits with a dry finish.