zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours ruby caramel, off white head. Aroma is caramel, molasses, toffee, ketchup, peat. Flavor is malt, caramel, wheat, toffee, grass, roasted nuts. Sweet and bitter.
Fin (9305) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up from the Dodgy Deli’ Cowley Road Oxford, consumed outside my tent at Towersey Festival Poured Reddy brown with impressive beige bubbly head which quickly dissappeared. Nice aroma, some yeast but also very definate raosted overtones there and good bitter chocolate. Taste was sweet and malty but very good and with nice soft mouthfeel, bit nutty, even smokey but jolly decent.
jeverszeuge (643) - GERMANY - AUG 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
the oldest monastery-brewery in the world. the lables look exactly fitting... smells spicy and of yeast. spicy start, roasty, sweet. mid stays roasty the finish is sweet and malty. aromes of caramel and plums. is there really hops in the bottle?
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark brown with a bubbly tan head. Aroma of plum pudding fruits, gum tree bark, cocoa and caramel. Medium body with an outstandingly smooth carbonation. Flavours of light chocolate, caramel, raisins, slight oxidation and pine. Malty finish, a bit buttery too. Good stuff.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel and brown sugar aroma, auburn, pours a nice toffee head. Roasted malts, treacle and almonds all play a role in the taste. Medium bodied, balanced and pleasantly bitter. Very good. Thank You Radek Kliber.
downender (7760) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish-brown with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel. Flavour was sweet with a dry finish. Very easy drinking.
Rune (10838) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml vom Fass at the Klosterbrauerei, Weltenburg. Deep rustic brown body under a thin white head. Dark chocolate aroma. Buttery caramel come into focus followed by the taste of coarse-grain and notes of dark fruits. The quite lively carbonation gives a foamy mouthfeel (21.06.2007).
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml. color is garnet and it pours with short off white head. light aroma overall with caramel and soft plum. nice roasty flavor with nuts and caramel making an appearance. the finish has a great hop bite and ends quite cleanly.
VilleH (31) - Vieremä, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(500ml bottle) Malty, "mämminen" aroma. Brownish red appearance with a thin foam. Malty, sweet flavor, balanced and soft palate. Good but lacks of character.
gnoff (9472) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2011 First rating from June 2007
From a 5 liter keg/fass
Fruity caramell and roasted malt scent. Fruity and grainy taste. Tan head. Thin mouthfeel. Dark brown color.
Draught at SB&WF 2011, first weekend
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Malty grainy scent. Malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.