Borresteijn (5414) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Bottle almost exploded upon opening, leaving just enough to sample the beer. Unclear reddish brown colour, creamy off white to beige head. Thick aroma of caramel, malts, molasses, anise, a hint of mint. Flavour is sweet, malty, caramel/toffee/fudge, some yeast, some subdued sour spiciness. Light bitter finish. Fullbodied, soft, light prickly mouthfeel. Tasty beer.
omhper (21282) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Cloudy dark mahogany colour, small creamy head. Fruity viola and licorcie aroma. Fairly dry with aniseed, menthol and grass. Fresh and alive with medium body and some late bitterness- Complex and tasty.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours out in a hazy dark ruby brown colour with a low tan foam. Compact and well-rounded aroma of fudge, nuts, raisins and whipped cream. Solid yet cottnly rounded flavour of fudge, raisins, prunes, crackers and yeast. Long balanced finish of fudge, nuts, yeast and mild anise.
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Deep brown to black, clear body. Creamy/fizzy, small head that diminishes fastly. Aroma of mint chocolate ("after eight"), molasses, caramel, medicine, ... bit weird. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour which is also quite medicinal but nice.
pivnizub (9306) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Unclear, chestnut-amber coloured, small persistent beige layer; sourish-woody nose with a distinctive fruitiness and some liquorice underneath; sourish-sweetish flavour, relatively light bodied; lactic acid detectable in the woody and fruity finish. Pleasant, but nothing special.........
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown in color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is of honey, honeysuckle, and sassafras. Flavor is slightly fruity with fig, brown sugar, and floral undertones.
MoritzF (8726) - GERMANY - JAN 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[33cl bottle] Hazy, opaque colour with a short tanned foamy head. Sweet and slightly toasted malty aroma with notes f chocolate, anise spice and flowery accents. Sweet-bitter flavour, only light to medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Delicately toasted malty taste with notes of anise and licorice. Quite dry, malty and slightly hop bitter finish. [20.I.09].
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam)
Rich reddy brown, small tight beige head. Zingy, but also a bit dusty, hoppy aroma. Crisp carbonation, but still a smooth palate. Rich malty body, heading towards dry ashiness, and some salty mature camembert too. Hops quite prominent, and leave a nice tingly finish. Good one, all the way to the end of the glass.
caesar (5799) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy brown color, medium off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, some dried fruit, molasses. Bit sweet taste, malty, some caramel and toffee, hint of medicine though.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A truly ugly beer to look at. I dont think Ive ever given a one for appearance before. Murky, faecal, reddish brown with a scummy saliva like beige head. Initial impression of the aroma was herby and spicy perhaps even with a little mint. Then a sweet, leathery, yeasty maltiness developed. The taste has that sweet malt, but some rather less attractive flavours as well, a sort of chalky, peppery, sour aspirin or indigestion tablet taste that I couldnt quite identify. Some background dryness. I really didnt like this much.