RichardW (1633) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle, beersofeurope. Heady, medicinal strong, sweet aroma. Sherry and bourbon flavours compete on the tongue, with big alcoholic notes that don’t overpower the flavour, rather linger on the tongue and all round the mouth. Definite tastes of leather and yeast, it has a real bittersweetness to it, leaving a dry aftertaste. A good liveliness on the tongue. Complex and very interesting..
wekker84 (1740) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle a dark brown black colored beer with a beige head aroma dark fruits caramel malts spicy and hops flavor malts spicy liquor caramel coffee dark fruits and dry fruits and hops
maledictum (674) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - OCT 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle: Aroma of alcohol, malt, light yeast, slight cocoa, light figs, light acetic acid, and light dark ripe fruit. Poured brown in color with a small, tan/brown head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Cloudy. Very slightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of malt, yeast, dark ripe fruit, hazelnut, and a hint of cocoa. Medium to full body. Average texture becomes dry. Average carbonation. Malt, yeast, light dark ripe fruit, and hazelnut finish is dry. 10.5%ABV is present in the aroma, but not in the flavor.
Marsiblursi (3045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours brown with a nougat coloured head. The aroma holds dark caramel, brown sugar, dark bread, dried fruits, earthy spices, cardamom, clove, chocolate, almonds, light marzipan, wood, glue, tobacco, rum, prunes, raisins, and a touch of liquorice. Good level of esters. The nose is fairly complex but lacking a bit of personality. A touch of warming alcohol also notable. The flavour is near medium sweet, light to medium bitter and light acidic. Tones of figs, prunes, resins, spices, chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, liquorice root, bitter almond, rum, tobacco and light wood. The mouthfeel is round and light stick with a near medium carbonation. Malty and light alcohol-ish finish. Medium to full bodied.
jaghana (4342) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with a huge creamy head. Nose is spicy and chocolate like. Aroma is spicy, sweet, creamy, licorice and caramel like, very nice, in the range of a Pannepot, very appreciable beer, complex, intense, long malty caramel aftertaste, dry fruit notes, brown bread like. I like very much this fresh creamy caramel dominant.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[4028-20111009] 330mL bottle. Grainy malt aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a quick foamy light tan head. Boozy sweet grain malt flavour has a sweet heavy bread yeast undertone. Medium-full body. Boozy and bold. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5-
(Vintage 2010; w/ jerc)
tiong (4236) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle @ Pannuhuone, Kuopio
Pours dark brown with a foamy head. Aroma has notes of raisin, plum, hops and caramel malts. Taste is quite malty with notes of raisin, plum and fruity hops. Quite sticky and carbonated finish, alcohol warms nicely. Okay, quite malty and hoppy quadrupel.
Meilby (8514) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Papsoe
Pours cloudy dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, alcohol and sugar. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
17thfloor (2435) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the maproom. Pours a dark shiny chestnut brown with small foamy tan head. Brown sugar vinous aroma, some plums. Flavor follows, very pleasant, easy drinking, full of flavor, well rounded, plums, brown sugar, balanced bitterness, very well balanced and delicious. Medium/full bodied, great carbonation feel.
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011-10-09. Very dark brown body, nice tan head and lace. Sweet fruity aroma, mild alcohol, sugary touches, dark fruit. 7+ Flavour is similar, sweet fruit character has lightly tangy quality to it, mild earth touches to sweet malt, wisps of caramel. Smooth medium to full bodied palate has a zippy effervescence. Pretty nice. 2010 Vintage, Bottle from Belgium trip