djroehler (277) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is deep brown fading to amber, thin tan head. Aroma is very malty, molasses, slight chocolate, lemon. Taste is roasted malt, a little yeast, slight hops, a little sour.
Niller (343) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@Voldby Ølmesse. Dark brown/reddish colour with a light brown head. Malty and fruity aroma with notes of chocolate and coffee. Malty taste with coriander, herbal. plum, chocolate and some coffee. Very nice smooth mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Good light bitter finish. Great beer.
StoutHead (391) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep red with a very shortlived light brown head. Aroma is of malt, caramel and fruits. Taste is of malt, caramel, darker fruits, spices and notes of citrus and portwine. Very smooth and a bit sweet. Has a portwine-like finish with a bit of alcohos burn. Very good beer.
GenkiGonzo (71) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought in Osaka. Pours very dark with an off-white bubbly head. Aroma has caramel, spice, malt and burnt notes. Mirrored in the taste. Slightly sweet with some alcohol.
esp0r (1613) - NORWAY - AUG 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours brown, quite dark in glass, light tanned big bubbled head. Smells of caramel, burned malts, anise, other spices and hints of diacetyl. Moderate to medium sweet, quite malty, toast, burned caramel and spices, some toffee. Moderate bitter finish. Quite interesting, nice malt base. Maybe to much caramel flavor for me
Ernesto987 (3041) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Takes a while to open up but roasty spices and sweet malts, it’s pretty good and has aged a bit
Machalel (32) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Very dark, some orange-red highlights. Speckled tan head. Minimal lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate / coffee forward, spices such as nutmeg, coriander, cinnamon, and maybe cardamom. Little bit of orange peel and Cointreau.
Taste: Chocolate and coffee again. Orange peel and nutmeg. Very malt-forward, but not too sweet. Some flowery and herbal characteristics.
Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy body and low carbonation. Holds its heat quite well. Very refreshing beer for its weight.
Overall: Somehow, this manages to be light and refreshing, whilst also complex and strong. The spices are very well blended, and the malt is well balanced with the bitterness. There is not really much about this beer that can be criticised, although perhaps there is a tad too much coriander and possibly a little *too* refreshing for a wee heavy.
richc (239) - Bolton, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of spicy chocolate with a hint of orange and a touch of warming alcohol. Flavour adds some gentle roasty notes but mostly mirrors the aroma
onceblind (3194) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Epic Beer Fest 2013. Clear dark nutty copper. Aroma is dark malty and peaty with a sticky toffee malt under it. Flavor is the same, and very tasty. Dark malt earthy sweetness, toffee, peat, toast, and a light kiss of molasses.
Brouwerij (722) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with off white head, settles quickly with minimal lacing. Aroma is strong coriander, clove, herbal, tea, anise, slight fruity, citrus character, strong raisin as it warms. Flavor is strong coriander, tea, herbal, floral, with a fruity finish, dates, plum, fig, apricot, mild licorice. Fairly sweet throughout, very pleasant. Soft carbonation, medium body, and mildly juicy, sticky texture. A pleasant, herbal, traditional ale.