elbernays (416) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle at home. Pours oily black. Little or no head. Bit of tan in it. Molasses, cherry, honey, blackberry, alcohol and spice on the nose. Flavour is caramel dark fruit syrup sweetness with slick mouthfeel. Slight alcohol hit on the back of throat. Full flavoured body with lasting luscious berry aftertaste. Nice
Philym (944) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Clear dark brown with ruby highlights and finger thick beige head.
Aroma: Aniseed, spiritous, dried fruit, liquorice, toffee.
Taste: Medium sourness and sweetness with low bitterness.
Palate: Thick fairly smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering dry, burnt toffee, aniseed, fruity, spiritous finish.
Comments: Very good and glass lace.
JohnCook101 (303) - - JUN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Toffee, spice and herbal notes. Very sweet initially but backed up with a detectable bitterness. Almost opaque black. Hides the abv well. Delicious.
jamestulloch (1275) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Traquair House brewery shop. Clear ruby body with a thin beige head. Lively carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of fig, toffee, heather honey and coriander. Flavour of spices, toffee and herbs. Easy drinking for the ABV. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Soft fizz. This reminds me of Westmalle’s Dubbel.
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lovely beer which seems very old fashioned, and that’s quite appropriate, the look and history behind it. I thought there was a sweet tone from various old style laid down fruits, some brown sugar and chocolate. Fine balance between sweet and bitter and a good alcohol strength.
Sjohnh (123) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Gonzo. Like Thornbridge Bracia, the dark brown / black colour and rapidly disappearing head makes this look somewhat like coca cola. Medium, slightly oily body with light carbonation. Initially malt and dark fruits on the nose, followed by more malt, treacle and spices, and a hint of marmite. Not as complex as Bracia but interesting and drinkable.
VastActiv (2651) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at Pivo, Oulu. BBE APR 2022. Colour is deep dark brown with small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, raisins, nuts, nice balance of dryness and sweetness, some chocolate and malts. Pretty special.
artyom (433) - Osijek, CROATIA - MAY 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33l bottle. Dark ruby - brown color with quickly disappearing tanned head. Aroma is malty, caramel, toasted malt and spices. Taste is rather sweet with rich maltiness. Full bodied with average carbonation. Alcohol is also notable. Overall it’s good and complex beer.
RussianDragon (331) - - MAY 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a medium translucent brown with virtually no head retention or lacing. Aroma is malt, caramel, slight note of sweet cacao. Flavor is sweet malt, complex, with slight notes of vanilla and vegetal spiciness at the end. The coriander may have faded slightly?
venom666 (310) - Alicante, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown with little white foam that quickly disappears. Malty aroma of baked bread, toffee and some species. Medium carbonation. Dry malted teste, full bodied, very spicy with chocolate and coffee touches. Extremely complete, balanced and well finished.