Elkas (213) - Cambridge, Ontario, - DEC 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from the LCBO. Dark pour, with a white head. Aroma of dried fruit reminds me of a dubbel. So does the flavour; sweetness and fruit. Nice, but not outstanding.
einherjar (5) - CROATIA - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with decent head. Taste of caramel, liqueur, chocolate, some alcohol warmth at the end. Very balanced beer with excellent impression.
lambicboy12 (42) - salt lake, Utah, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 coriander, oak, and a caramel sweetness 2 mahogany red with a tan head that lingers, clear 3 dark malt flavors, munich, with more oak flavor and long boil caramel 4 medium body with a medium carbonation and some astringency (low) 5 overall a tasty malty beer with a good oak balance, a good sipping beer
Calisky (533) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Couleur ambrée très sombre, très légère mousse beige. Nez sucre caramelisé, fruits noirs ( note vanillée) . Gout leger caramel, fruits noirs, sucre, forte figues, bien balancé et leger en bouche. Fin de bouche note de reglisse, figues. Bien!
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice scotch ale esque maltiness with fruitiness and caramel or toffee. Spice note very prominent, makes it sorta desertlike, but without a sickeningly saccharine character. Really tasty stuff.
tillmac62 (173) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
BBD June 2018. Pours almost as dark as a stout, but has a very deep dark ruby hue. Nice head and lacing that retains well. The nose is dark fruits (dates, raisins and figs) coupled with hints of vanilla, oak, anise and coriander over a rich malt sweetness. Full bodied with a rich luxurious creamy texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The outstanding flavor profile is both complex and balanced. It follows the nose with dark fruits slowly yielding to the sweet malt. In the middle chocolate notes are evident that slowly fade to a very subtle vanilla and smoky oak. The finish leaves you with a note of coriander and the only hint of alcohol. In short, this is a brewer’s masterpiece.
oliodnb (252) - ITALY - JUL 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours very dark red, almost black in the glass with a quickly disappearing beige head. Smell is roasted malts, caramel, molasses, plums, light soy sauce aroma, some alcohol. Taste is similar, some burnt sugar sweetness, light final bitterness. Excellent.
maxwelldeux (3496) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a fairly dark brown color with a moderate light tan head on there. Nose is extremely malty, with a lot of caramel and bready-earth tones coming off it. Taste is a little bit sweet and definitely earthy, with just a bit of bread and yeast to it. Creamier and breadier than I would like.
Lele (88) - ITALY - JUN 21, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Eccellente e particolarissima birra! Dolce, dall’aroma affumicato e maltato, sembra di assaggiare del "marzapane liquido". Si avvicina molto ad una barley wine. Da non perdere!
Jorn69 (842) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Havregatan. Bottle (330 ml) from Kihoskh, Copenhagen (31 DKK). Malty and caramelish, spices, sweet flavor, medium body and oily texture. The finish is quite dry and sweet with fruity and spicy notes.
elbernays (407) - 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