KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear dark chestnut brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown rocky head that mostly lasted throughout, reducing slowly down to a med cap with fair streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted biscuit malt, light resin hops and an earthy yeast with notes of molasses, coffee, maple syrup, a very light hint of chocolate and a moderate alcohol presence.
The taste was malty sweet with a hint of molasses and a pinch of chocolate early on, progressing into a nice bitter sweet mildly roasty taste with a notes of coffee, maple syrup and a boozy alcohol ending. The flavor stuck around for a good long while after the swallow, with a nice roastiness and a strong boozy finish.
Mouthfeel was almost medium in body and dry in texture with a somewhat mild carbonation.
Overall this was a delicious brew with a malty sweetness that kind of compensated for the bold boozy presence. Yep, this one kind of makes you feel warm all over...
humpah (29) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. Bottle at home from Alko. Pours dark amber colour with creamy head. Flavor is malty, nutty, caramelly and sugary. Quite light body with warm alcohol taste. A bit bittery to balance it. Peculiar beer.
RexTalionis (3378) - FINLAND - APR 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Looks brown. Brown sugary sweetness and mild vinous notes in aroma. Some dry bitterness. Nutty and sweet notes in taste. Quite good drinkability considering the quite high abv. Sweet brown sugary notes and slightly boozy finish though.
Toomio (446) - Joensuu, FINLAND - APR 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pähkinävoita. Aromi on hyvä. Aika makea ja vähintä puoliteennäinen. Ei tätä kauaa jaksa.
imdownthepub (12592) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 355ml aged 5.5yrs from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Dark brown with cream head. This is sweet, malty from the off, quite fruity, peachy with a port wine background. The ageing has amalgamated the flavours nicely. Rich on the palate. Pretty reasonable.
Ratto (114) - - DEC 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, best by 09/28/2015. Aroma creamy, malty sweet, slightly alcoholic. Taste malty, alcoholic, gentle roasted notes lasts quite long.
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Moebbels (652) - FINLAND - DEC 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear brown body with a voluptous light brown head that leaves loads of lacing on the glass. Sweet nose with nutty, caramelly and creamy notes. Taste is sweet with some liquorice and a mildly roasty finish and a lingering bitterness. Soft carbonation and moderately ample palate and some warmth. Thos is quite pleasant and drinkable.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy, dark chestnut brown color with a half finger beige head that quickly fades into a thin, lasting ring. Minimal spotty lacing.
Slightly earthy aroma with grassy hops and a decent balance of roasted and sweet malt notes. Floral hops up front followed by hints of toast, chocolate, caramel and toffee.
Medium bodied and surprisingly hop forward for the style. Some dry bitterness complimented by a complex malt bill and maple sweetness. A bit more roast than expected but nit overly dry or acrid with hints of coffee and toast. This is cut by the maple sweetness as well as some subtle spice, caramel, toffee and hazelnut. Decently balanced and the high ABV is well masked, but there’s an odd lingering aftertaste that hurts drinkability. Not bad but I don’t think I would go for this one again.
wendymtnfun (5) - - OCT 30, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is an excellent beer !! First it's high in alcohol at 9% it's smooth with a rich flavor and no bitter aftertaste !!!
pressboxjoe (382) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Wegman’s. Cloudy, syrupy knockout of a beer, malty like a barleywine, hits like a sledgehammer for whatever reason. Tastes a little like it’s been around awhile, but could also be this beer’s intended flavor. Enjoyed it more first time I had it, 3-4 years ago, so maybe I did get an old batch.
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - SEP 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap. Brown color with beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, bready, light fruity, hazelnuts, licorice. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.