wheresthepath (1660) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Bottle at the Bootlegger, High Wycombe] Brown with a large beige head and too much fizz. Had flavours of toffee, butter, and a little chocolate. Felt thin and yet vaguely cloying in the mouth. Weak-tasting given the high ABV. Perhaps it was hurt by comparison to the cask ales that I had the rest of the night, but this really didn’t do it for me. c8
Bosskie (474) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
caramel-coloured beer, lightly opaque with a light head. Sweetish woody caramel smell. Heavy, alcoholic with hints of cumin and cardamom. Sour-bitter watery with an alcoholic twang. Dry finish. Lightly chocolate taste with some wood and some spices. Quite salty. OK bok.
PaulW (105) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2011
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7%, rather fruity bock beer. Nice balance of burst sugar and hips, with a background of sweet dark fruit. Tasty and easy to drink.
mike_77 (3563) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, dark brown colour. Sweet aroma with some caramel and smoke. Rich texture. Nice, crisp taste with plenty of sweet roasted malts.
Martinus (3321) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown beer, white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, pear, dark fruits. Flavour sweet malts, caramel, some burned malts bitterness. Quite full-bodied, malty finish.
(From 33cL bottle @ home)
anders37 (18184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with weak hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with hints of dark frit. Has a fruity malty caramel and dark fruit finish.
Fin (7912) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this sat outside the De Hollebol Grand Cafe, Den Burg, Texel on a glorious sunny day 28.09.11 Pours dark conker brwon with a light beige head. This is a big malty beer very tasty and full bodied, thick in the mouth with just a little streak of citrussy hop showing. b] A6 A4 T8 P4 Ov14 3.6
shoulderbroken (2379) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Pembury. Dark colour with a small beige head. Aroma is alcohol, sweet caramel malt, but of treacle. Taste gives slight bitterness, but with a foundation of caramel malt/belgian dubbel taste. Sweet and slightly herbal. Quite nice!
Benzai (9351) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Dark brown colored beer with a very nice deep dark red glare coming through when held into the light. Not a very nice smell in my opinion, malts, caramel and a bit musty. Taste is decent though and the carbonation is nice. Medium body. Decent beer.
erickok (3966) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big fiz when opening. Nice dusty brown coloured and filtered body with small tan head. Surprisingly fine aroma; malts do great with toffee, spices, pie crust and figs to complete the picture. Taste is pleasantly sweet and pretty full in flavour, even though the body is a bit thin. Good long finish carries on the same flavours, not much extra. Can’t think of any brewer with such differing quality brews. This I really enjoyed. (33cl bottle, bought on Texel)