FatPhil (9819) - Tallinn, - MAY 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki)
Rich brown, large beige head. Quite a full heavy stodgy brun aroma, some sweetish esters, but dirty and dusty too. Slightly messy palate. Odd seedy nuttiness, strange sweetness and weird cheap dark choocolate roast. slightly slick palate, but crisp carbonation. Ends with the burnt roast, some liquorice clearer now. Adequate at best, messy at worst.
Gerbeer (2114) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Pours a hazy brown copper color with light head. Aromas of anise seed, light toffee and toasty malts. Flavors are somewhat vegetal with sweet raw malts.
Bosbouw (1487) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Diep kersen rode kleur met een beperkte kraag. Ruikt zoet, caramel, suiker, herfstfruit. Smaakt zoetig, kruiden, wine gum. Beetje cassis afdronk.
wekker84 (1700) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle a red brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts some caramel fruits citrus and some hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy and hops
ClubGonzo (4375) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep mahogany bronze-hued body with a small white head. Nose is brown sugar, marzipan, nuts, nougat and hints of chocolate, caramel and rum. Taste is dried fruits, raisins, marzipan, chocolate and hints of caramel, toffee and brown sugar. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. Quite pleasant BSA, without being overtly convincing in any way.
oh6gdx (21383) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep ambery brown colour with a mediumsized beige head. Aroma is mild roasted notes, quite sweet caramel, toffee as well as a bunch of spices along with a slight alcoholic sweetness to it. Flavour is very similar in a good balance. Quite a bodied and nice beer for once. Tasty with the spices and yeast giving it a nice kick.
ABT_S54 (221) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2015 33cl bottle served in a Delirium Noel glass. Pours a dark, cloudy brown colour with a moderate head which lasts reasonably well. Aroma is very hard to pick up but there is a feint hint of Belgian yeasty, estery notes. Taste is almost unique with having Grand Cru and Dubbel qualities. Medium mouthfeel with a subdued malty, spicy taste which would clearly age well. Well balanced but just a little underwhelming.
StilleStorm (938) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DAA; Bottle 33cl. Pours dark brown to with fading, creamy, lacing tan head. Nose is intense malt, roasted, caramel, dark ripe fruit, light yeast, chocolate, wood, grass and spice. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a sweet, warming, moderate to long lasting, spice finish. Body is medium, mostly full, texture is sticky thick, carbonation is average. Candy, fizzdelicious.
dado93 (147) - ITALY - NOV 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown color with good creamy head, aroma with caramel malts and light yeast notes, in mouth is good, carbonate, with caramel, chocolate and spicy notes, bittersweet/spicy aftertaste
guiroul33 (132) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color, light tan head. Aroma of lactic acid, caramel, plum. Taste is rather sweet with notes if dark chocolate and caramel, and a slightly astringent finish. A bit disappointing compared with the initial aroma, somehow lacks of deepness. A decent brown beer though.
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ruigo (1375) - PORTUGAL - SEP 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle. Clear dark amber colour with an off-white head. Caramel, spices, malt, yeast, liquorice, molasses, syrup and slightly medicine in the aroma. Average to soft carbonation and medium body. Taste is complex but slightly ruined by the medicine finish. Overall, still don’t know if I liked it or not.