pdx77 (1484) - Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Apex. Dirty brown in color and rich caramel aroma. Tastes like fruit, chocolate, and caramel with a dark alcohol kick on the finish.
DuffMan (8167) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with my wife. Medium brown with amber highlights and a lively golden brown head. Burnt sugars and light spices, like a spicy, yeasty doppelbock! This was great!
PeatyPete (587) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black coloured beer with beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit and caramel. Taste of licorice, dark fruit and brown sugar. Looks a bit like a barley wine.
Niko100 (2325) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color; Medium body; Aroma of yeast, dark fruit, some caramel, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit, caramel/molasses, some hops, and spice; Decent.
Niller (1035) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from G&B, Hammel. Pours dark brown, nearly black, with a tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Sweet finish with hint of alcohol.
BlindGuardianco (43) - - AUG 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A bit malty, strong alcohol and fairly sweet but I liked the balance, not a lot of head but still some carbonation, I liked this beer and will have again as a seasonal
minutemat (2740) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, thanks to JefVerstraete. Pours dark with light roasted malts / liquorice aroma. Taste is smooth & liquoricey with cocoa and dark treacle notes emerging as it warms. Very pleasant.
GuideDogSaint (867) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Corner Bar, Beijing. Pours very dark brown with a dissipating off white head. Aroma of black treacle, toffee and malt. Sweet finish, can sense the alcohol. Very nice.
BillKismet (3562) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark beer covered with a root beer float / cola head. Feint, but pleasant roasted malt, with a pinch of nuts and Belgian yeast touches round out the aroma. Figgy body, rounded, smooth with hazelnut underpinning. Warming and well balanced. Well suited for a dark night, cold night, deep into winter.
Pyrmir (4353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle during Brussels vacation. Dark brown with tiny off white head. Aroma sweet, liquorice, sugar. Taste is rich, liquorice, cacao, sugar, General impression is a sweet massive winter warmer.
rdb84 (366) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark dark brown, zero foam. Aroma: plums, raisins, boiled down red wine (beouf bourgoignon), hint of fresh mushroom, hint of charcoal. Only downside is that the aroma's are not that strong. Taste: licorice mixed with chocolate, again a hint of charcoal. Rye bread permeates. Hint of barley wine, coffee, oily. This is very robust.