bhensonb (13854) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark fruity aroma. Sort of a hazy pruny color. No noticeable head. Starts with a hint of anise and some sweetness; thinnish mouthfeel; hints of raisin; a chocolate character follows. Finishes dry. Not very bitter. A woody aspect in the very end. Interesting.
mcberko (13502) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, oak, chocolate, berries and nuts. Flavour of bittersweet chocolate, oak, nuts, and some spice. Very nice.
FatPhil (13313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2007
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mostly black, but with a strong light you’ll get red glints. Sweet sticky and spicey malty aroma - some fruits - banana maybe? Taste is delightful - a very mellow combination of richly roasted malt, though without the bitterness that roasting can impart, and sweet dark fruits. Sweetness and spicines gave me hints of soemthing like cherry coke or dr pepper! All mellowed with a wonderful oaken woodiness. This is a masterpiece.
Tmoney99 (13253) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a ruby color with a small white head that diminished slowly and produced good lacing. Average plum and spice aroma. Medium body with a oily texture. Good fruity flavor with mild smoke finish of an average duration.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful sweet malty aroma, a wee bit of brandy sneaking through. The flavor is rich and complex, the maltiness combined with fruitiness, mild smokiness and some chocolate. Alcohol flavor shows through just a little bit. Aftertaste a bit cloying, but otherwise an excellent beer.
Ratman197 (12962) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of cola, some fruitiness, hint of molasses and light smoke. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of sweet malt, dark fruit, a hint of wood and some light cola with a smooth finish. A good beer but not as complex as I expected.
HenrikSoegaard (12935) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. DArk amber colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma, rasin and prune notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter nice finish. Fantastic creamy palate. Excellent beer.
imdownthepub (12919) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled, Filtered, 330ml, aged 4.5yrs. Ruby to brown with beige head. What a beautiful looking beer, it has the appearance of a rich burgundy, but with a head. It is smooth, the ageing has worked particularly well, fusing the parts into one luscious, rounded, full beer. There is a blackcurrant and winey raisin note to it, warming in the alcohol, there is a sweetness on the finish. Very, very good
Benzai (12797) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Dark brown color with a nice dark red glare coming through, medium to full sized beige head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is quite faint, don’t get much really. Taste is malts, a bit thin, lightly a hint of roastyness, a hint of raisins and dark fruits, lightly bitter. Decent body, medium carbonation.
Lubiere (12702) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red amber ale with cashew hues and a thin white head. Vinous port aroma with woody notes. Light sweet malt with alcohol warmth and subtil whiskey peat notes. Rich and warm in mouth. Tasted 28/01/05 at Institut Scotch Ale tasting. Dumdum would swim in traquair.