hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
odd beer dragged back to the states by rustychiles. bb3/31/10 tasted 9/27/9.
pours thick and viscous with impending doom.... nice dark mahogany color topped by a teenie tan head.
it has a nice bone warming aroma... malty and sweet, raisins, grain, piloncilla, chocolate and some spice.
ick, the palate is syrupy and terribly sweet with nowhere near enough tartness to help out (i guess that helps the alcohol go unnoticed). it is raisin-y and raisin-y tart... but only mildly. it combines with the characteristics from the aroma with grainy bitterness to make a very unbalanced sugary brute.
thick sluggish body... i can’t get more than a few sips down. 6/4/5/2/12/2.9
Lubiere (12402) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A reddish copper ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, sweet fruits, prunes, maraschino cherries, vanilla extract and nice hops. In mouth, a vinous sweet ale with oily mouthfeel, licorice, light acidulated notes, rich and smooth, porto-like. BB 10 2008. Tasted Nov. 21 2009, with MartinT. Merci Martin!
rozsoma (707) - Győr, HUNGARY - NOV 17, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
It has a solid creamy beige head, murky and syrupy body and aroma filled with intensive fruitiness. Mostly blueberry, which reminds me to trappiste rochefort 10. In addition, plum and raisin notes in the aroma. Very sweet, oily flavour still with blueberries and a long aftertaste. Carbonation and alcohol was not felt at all. Commendable that it was served at room temperature. One of the best beers that i ever drink.
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yet another bottle shared by rustychiles -- many thanks! Pours caramel in color with a trim white head. Bizarre aroma. I have no idea what’s going on in this. Tastes of strawberry jam, caramelized bananas, crepe, and syruppy sweetness. Whoa. Certainly meant to share.
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a thick caramel with a white head. aroma is candi sugar oak light sourness caramel. flavor is oak caramel light sourness jammy fruits fruity tartness. really interesting.
cgreb (409) - Marburg, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle (asheft) - nearly clear, dark amber beer with no foam, like oil. Aroma has some fruitiness. Flavour has also fruits like current and a caramel maltiness.
asheft (2897) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight oxidized cardboard aroma meshes well with some dried fruit and a touch of liquorice. Viscous, almost clear chestnut with no top. Sweet, cereal grain flavour with some cardboard and tons of dried fruit. Bitterness is good and comes in after the sweet, providing some necessary balance. Excellent oily feel with carbonation that plays off the bitterness in the finish.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle from Bjarne.] A true bomb, which exploded all over the kids table to the vejfest. More like an belgian abbey ale with all those fruitnotes, caramel, dried berries, sweetness and heavy alcohol percentage. Good surprise, Bjarne!
travita (4754) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is a red like color with a beige colored head. The smell is wood, tart, fruits. The taste is sweet, fruits, sugary. A little cloyingly sweet, but good.
jkwalking05 (4534) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Deep red orange in color with a tiny off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, booze and fruit. Taste is of caramel, brown sugar, maple and booze.