sherm1016 (885) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown color with a tan hear. Aroma is yeasty, dark fruit, cherry, raisin. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, plum, raisin, a little anise, with a spicy, Belgian yeast finish. Tasty.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Max’s. Very dark red tinted pour with a light tan head. Fruity aroma with a touch of cherry. Moderately sweet flavor. A bit peppery and earthy. Cherry and maybe a bit of a coffee note. Bitter finish with a bit of an alcohol burn.
omhper (17448) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Hazy mahogany colour, rich head. Aroma of milkk chocolate and marzipan. Fairly sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Milk chocolalte withe some raspberry esters. Mid bitter finish with mild brandy warmth. Flavourful, yet drinkable. Complex, but never overpowering.
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours dark mahogany brown with red highlight. Beige coloured head. The aroma holds, caramel, fudge, toffee, candi sugar, dark fruits, black cherries, light phenols and touch of wheat. The flavour is medium sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic. Tones of caramel, fudge, dark fruits, tart berries, light spices, wood and light earth. The mouthfeel is soft, smooth and round with a light carbonation. Cherries, fudge and wood on the finish. Medium bodied.
decaturstevo (4075) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with frothy tan head and lace. Aroma of brown sugar and light abv. Roasted malt, brown sugar, abv warmth and a sourish finish. Aggressive carbonation and medium bodied.
ChainGangGuy (4120) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours out a dark chestnut brown body with a tall, quickly accumulating, light khaki-colored head.
Smell: Dark, moderately roasty malts hinting at less-than-bold coffee, sweet chocolate, mixed berries, cider, and liquor, with a portion of Pibb Xtra.
Taste: Dark, roasty with muted coffee, cocoa powder, pumpernickel bread, and a greedy sip of simple syrup given additional dashes of cola and cream sherry. Soundly sweet upfront. Mottled yeast comes and goes quickly. Plum jelly sits atop apples atop bitter orange peel atop over-ripened berries. Moderately acidic. Pungent pepper and whole clove spiciness grows on the back half with some encountered heat from the alcohol. Fruity, semi-dry finish with lingering tongue, gullet, and belly warmth.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-high carbonation. Yearningly chewy.
Overall: A nicely complex brew. A little hot as it goes along, but makes for a decent nightcap.
MaartenRF10 (1170) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy brown with nice beige head. Hops, some toffee sweetness, overripe fruits. Hard to describe beer. Maybe I should try this again! Anyway, I like both taste and palate. Better than Outblack.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours deep brown with a thick light tan head. Aromas are sweet dark fruits and Belgian candi sugar. Taste is very dubbel like, with raisin, toffee, and floral notes. Body is medium, alcohol is notable, but does not overpower. The beer is sweet but not too sweet. Leave a nice nutty and clean finish. Overall, I like this one a lot. Another great brew by Brian (and Urbain).
JanLaursen (2151) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: hazy, slightly muddy looking beer with a frothy, quickly disappearing off-white head. Very yeasty, phenolic aroma with notes of malt, caramel and dried fruits. Taste is smooth, yeasty, spicy medium sweet, with notes of brown sugar, nuts, licorice, pepper and a very weel-balanced medium bitter hoppy finish. Full bodied beer with a very well hidden ABV, soft carbonation. Complex as hell - like a saison paired with a quad. Ghee, it’s good.
gunnfryd (8543) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, dried fruit, malt. Flavour is alcohol, dried fruits, roasted malt, yeast, spices. Nice beer.