luvcasks (178) - USA - OCT 13, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful dark brown with mahogany highlights and a surprisingly almost whitish head which does not last too long.
Nose: sweet malt with some vinous and heather like notes
Taste: Tangy vinous dark fruits and heater like almost comes across like soy sauce and dr pepper combined finishing with a lovely touch of smoke and Hop bitterness and flavor in the background coming across slightly spicy. As the beer warms up some raisin like flavors show up with chalky notes as well
Mouthfeel for the alcohol and malt richness still finishes nice and light with a long lingering raisiny and smoky finish
Overall: Still a classic so much complexity with a such a simple grain bill. The magical smokiness is wonderful a great beer to warm up to on a blustery fall evening
RhetoricalAns (501) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mL bottle. Clear dark brown pour, thin but fairly long lasting light brown head. Caramel aroma, some wood, light roast. Taste is semi sweet, vanilla, caramel, oak. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Mr_Pink_152 (1523) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Favourite Beer Cheltenham. Deep almost black colour with a tan head. Dried and spiced fruit aroma with a dark toffe sweetness. Taste also has the sweetness, with more dried fruit.
JefVerstraete (1893) - Ghent, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade. Thanks minutemat! Dark brown, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet with notes of cocoa, dark chocolate, caramel. Rather dry bitter finish. Well balanced. Good!
krumbum (606) - truckee, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Smells like a light sweet cup of alacholic coffee. Clear brown color with lasting thin head. Malty but thinner then expected, turn a bit fruity rinsed to a light after taste. Really delicious.
goozen (3240) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Clear brown colored with an red glow. Quite bitter taste with hints of burned alcohol, toffee, caramel and dried fruit.
nihtila (1352) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
30.12.2014. Dark brown, head disappears immediately completely. Aroma of dried fruits, brown sugar sweetness, molasses, wood. Taste has dried fruits, wooden bitterness, molasses, slight ethanol.
branko (56) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,33 bottle. Dark red color with beige head. Alcohol, caramel, plums and carob aroma. Alcohol, dark chocolate, coffee/espreso/toffee taste. Aroma is big plus of this beer. Nice one.
anfractuosity (172) - - MAR 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome beer, lovely dark colour, tastes of dark fruits..................................
cards04 (2098) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lovely maroon with off white head. Aromas of bubblegum, dark fruit, and vanilla. Nice balanced malts, bubblegum, dark fruits and a nice bitter finish. Great stuff.
Mark_Eck (951) - - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear reddish brown color. Aroma and taste are sweet caramel and some oak.