MoritzF (8402) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 33cl, vintage 2011) Hazy, ruby brown colour with a beige and big foamy head. Yeasty and earthy roast-malty aroma with notes of caramel, nuts and dried berries, accompanied by spicy notes of liquorice. Sweet and roasty bitter flavour, full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Roasty malt-character with yeasty and liquorice spice, combined with dried fruits and a warming alcoholic strength; sweet malty, roasty bitter and mildly spicy finish. Pleasant winter warmer. 03.II.13
Benzai (7323) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus. Almost opaque dark brown color with some redness coming through. Medium to full sized beige head that diminishes fairly quickly. Don’t get much aroma but that might be me since I have a bit of a cold. Taste malts, some caramel, slightly liquorice and slightly black fruits. Medium body and carbonation.
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home thx to benzai. Brown colour, medium off-white head. Smells liquorice, malts, slightly roasty. Tastes liquorice, sweet, liquorice wood, slightly roasty. Full body, soft carbo.
Jow (2017) - New York, USA - JAN 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Gingerman. Nice way to finish off sampler on winters day. Pours deep brown with beige head. Nice nose of dark fruits and sweet candies. Tastes of licorice, toffee, spices, light minty, raisins, and resiny finish. Light booze on end delicious
DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Craft. Pours turbid ruddy brownish red clay color with minimal head. Nose is fruit, funky yeasty malt, hops. Tastes complex, fruity, tart, earthy, with mid-palate funky yeasty esters. Comes off like an 80%/20% Quad/Flanders red blend, and is very tasty.
Countbeer (4320) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeast in the neck of the bottle, a bigger sized, vast, sticky and slow disappearing vanilla to light tan ish colored head.
Smell is very light: some (carbo) gass, toasted grains, liquorice wood and bay leaf.
Taste is pretty full contrary to the smell: bay leaf, spicy, bitters, toasted barley malts and toasted grains, floral grains, light dry.
Aftertaste is bitter and spicy with a dryness, some toast, some grains, malts and floral.
Low (to medium) carbo, creamy blown mouthfeel, good medium body (close to full) and a thick creamy (light oily ish) texture.
Nice beer with a strong bitterness that does seem to dominate both taste and aftertaste. And there is no real depth, but furtherwise it’s ok.
BeerandBlues2 (9457) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Columbia Ale House. Pours lightly hazy brown with a very small, frothy white head, short to no retention with light and spotty lacing. Aroma is caramel, cookie and nutty malt with dates, figs, and pear esters with light earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light warming alcohol, dark candied fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Dogbrick (7666) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Buckeye Beer Engine. Pours a dark brownish-amber color with a medium dense light tan head that diminishes slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt and sweet spices. Full-bodied with flavors of sweet malt, toffee, cinnamon and yeast. The finish is sweet and fruity with a lingering malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
k2cr2o7 (66) - SPAIN - DEC 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cerveza oscura con bastante graduación. Ideal como cerveza de postre, tiene un ligero sabor a café.
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at t’Brugs Beertje, Brugge - 01/12/12. Split with Nutty. 2012 Winter.
Very dark mahogony brown approaching black with a mahoosive frothy tan head.
Nose is spice, clove, liqourice, Xmas cake, light mint, dark fruit.
Taste follows, dark malts, touch of mint, spice, liqourice very evident, touch of alcohol but well disguised,
Fullish body with soft fine carbonation, smooth on the palate.