PriorL (2806) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: caramel, sweet, burned malts, little anise.
TASTE: lots of alcohol, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, burned malts, molasses.
Very decent beer!
AndySnow (5156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: De Republiek, Brugge.
Appearance: Dark red colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Caramel, spices, alcohol, malt, dark fruit.
Body: Watery body with rather low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, spices, alcohol, dark fruit.
Comment: Starts off good, but falls flat at the end. Would have been much better if it managed to last all the way through the sip, as it is it falls a bit short.
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Dark brown color. Aroma of alcohol, malt, caramel and lots of dark fruits (prunes, plums and raisins). Sweet malty flavor with caramel, demerara sugar, a bit of molasses and lots of dark fruits. Medium-bodied, a bit heavy.
berntholer (1475) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
beige head, disappears fast, some lacing. dark-brown clear colour. aroma is boozy, dark fruit, raisins, esters, chocolate and spices. taste is boozy, spices, raisin, wood, candysugar with aftertaste of bitter chocolate, liquorice and vanilla. quite dense mouthfeel, soft carbonation, alcoholsweetness. much better than i expected. bottle 33 cl / lot B / best before jan-2016
dmac (4849) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a huge super tight foamy super light beige head over a super deep amber/brown body. Aroma is sweet, sugar, dark fruit, plums, prunes, raisins, dates, alcohol, dough, yeast, rotting banana, bubble gum, chocolate, bready. Flavor is solid, raisin, dates, chocolate, yeast, nutts, rotting bananas, bubble gum, slight slight alcohol. Palate was full, syrupy, and lighter carbonation. Great stuff.
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - AUG 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark brown appearance, medium strong head. Inviting dark fruits and roasted malt aroma. Sweet with gentle bitter finish. Good beer.
cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Fratto. Pours a dark caramel color with a thin light tan head. I can definitely smell the 11%. The taste is not overpowering at all, slightly sour.
makromaniak (142) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownishred pour with an offwhite head. Taste is malts, caramel, sugar, dark fruit, bit of bitter and spices. Good brew.
DenverLogan (941) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a corked bottle in a Great Lakes tulip glass.
Big pop of cork...pours a dark brown with big amber head.
Aroma of dark malts, alcohol, and malt sweetness.
Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of dark roasted malts, alcohol, caramel, molasses, dark chocolate, milk chocolate. Overall big and bold with a big alcohol strength coming through over the big malt body. After 10 minutes the alcohol resides a good amount.
tlind2 (1349) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Brussels, July 2012. Murky dark brown color, tan head. Hoppy aroma with a hint of alcohol. Warming flavor with hops, juicy malts, dark chocolate, lavender, vanilla and plum. Wow. Full body, high carbonation. Very nice.