ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 2/23/13. Thanks to Butch for the bottle! 12 oz bottle into a plastic cup.
A: Pours a dark brown color. The head is a one finger light mocha shade.
S: The first thing I notice is a nice caramel malt backbone. Afterwards, it morphs into a slightly sweeter expression of dark fruit, molasses, and chocolate. Decent depth in the aroma.
T: The opening, midtaste, and finish at first sip is mostly earthy sourness. A bit of caramel tries to pop up before the semi-sour (not tart) finish, in a (failed) attempt to give it some depth.
M: Feels light, but not overly so. There’s a good bit of carbonation which help gives the bittersweet finish a nice backbone to it. Refreshing?! Yes. Apart from the nose, it’s probably my favorite feature.
O: Enjoyable aromatics, but it’s just okay otherwise. Though to be fair, this isn’t my style by any stretch of the imagination.
dnicolaescu (1133) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE 50 CL from Grumbo. Dark ruby-pinkish, beige creamy head. Rich fruity aroma with notes of dried cherry and cherry liqueur, dark caramel, malts, and herbal hops. The taste is similar, with a smooth velvety mouthfeel. Great brew.
nordic (140) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark color. Well balanced. Bready taste, caramel notes. Bitter. Enjoyable ale.
PeatyPete (480) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a off-white head . Sweet malty aroma. Tast is sweet liquorice with no bitterness.
Sandog_au (30) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark pour with a thin off white foam. Aromas of dark fruits and malt. Strong malt flavour, slightly fruity with hints of chocolate and caramel.
Fisler (149) - GERMANY - APR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Herrlich dunkelbraun im Glas, 1cm fluffiger Schaum. In der Nase malzig, Karamell, im Trunk leichte süße, schöne Malznoten, Toffee, im Abgang ganz leicht bitter. Sehr rund, bekömmlich, süffig.
mariuszek (374) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby brown, medium beige head, nice lacing. Fruits, caramel, coffee and roasted malt in aroma. Taste is fruity, sweet but medium dry, with nice bitter finish. Decent brew.
Giochaurand (147) - FINLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with low head. Aroma is roasted barley, caramelised sugar and bananas. Taste is caramelised suggar.
redders1974 (201) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beer to be sipped not guzzled pours golden brown with large quickly reducing but not disappearing head tastes of bread bananas and raisens very nice beer and true to its word peculiar almost has a hint of Belgium abbey ale would love them to produce a stronger version at around 8% abv
sinte (397) - Udine, ITALY - MAR 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body with average, frothy, tan head, mostly lasting with some lacing.
Moderate malty (caramel, toasted) and light-to-moderate hoppy (herbal) aroma with notes of nuts and light licorice.
Moderate sweet flavour with light-to-moderate bitter character; some vinous feeling.
Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.
nihtila (1449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
30.10.2014. Dark reddish brown with light brown head. Aroma of syrupy sweet malts, dark fruits. Taste is caramel sweet, dark fruits, wood, slight cacao, slight bitterness at the end. Pretty tasty.