ArtificialCyst (1193) - Szczecin, POLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle from Elysium. That’s an excellent batch I had here. Aroma: Dried fruit, caramel, bread, toffee. Appearance: Nice durable head, dark brown body. Taste: Sweet, lots of dried fruit, caramel, toast, bit of alcoholic underpinning. Palate: Sweet finish, low carbonation, medium-high body, velvety texture. BuckeyeBoy (7683) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 23, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours out a dark brown with some ruby highlights topped with a small tan head. Nose is earthy wood pit fruit toffee grain and some booze. Taste is more of the rich malts pit fruit toast some wood and a chocolate sweetness. MrBeerFanatic (1059) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2017
My label looked different then the one pictured here (lots a blue and gold). Pours a dark red with a quick head. Aromas big caramel and toffee with some nuttiness. Flavors sweet caramel, toffee light nutty, and just a ting of alcohol. Medium sweet. Decent. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2017
24th November 2016Theydon_Bois (19537) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
Grand tasting at Craft Islington with Hackobock. Thanks to Padraig. Clear amber beer, thin cream colour head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, reasonable fine carbonation. Smooth malts, trace of paper. Mild malt cream. Dried fruits. Light finish. Nice enough.
Bottle split at the Hacobock tasting, thanks to Padraig, 24/11/16.
Chestnut brown with a decent beige cap.
Nose is earthy fruit rinds, toffee, light spice, biscuit, figgy pudding.
Taste comprises sticky toffee, fruit esters, light spice, dates, brown bread.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid strong bock.
The_Osprey (7998) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2016
November 2016 - Bottle share at CBC Islington. Thanks to Padraig for this classic! As ’Augustiner Maximator’, 7.5%. Dark reddy brown, translucent with a dense foamy tan head, leaving thick lacing. Aroma is toffee and quite a lot of Horlicks. I’m a big Horlicks fan, so I like this vibe. Body is light, tingly carbonation, a bit foamy. Taste is dates, wheat, more Horlicks, some white pepper and booze in the finish. A tasty beer, maybe a touch thin-bodied. (3.6) teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 6, 2016
50cl bottle shared at the Hackobock tasting, Craft Islington. Many thanks to Padraig for this one. It pours a clean Amber color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is sweet and biscuity grainy. Taste is also grainy and sweet with keys of caramel and starch. Medium bodied with OK carbonation. Overall, meh Scopey (14766) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle at Craft Islington, thanks to MannyG. It pours clear rich mahogany brown with a thick yellow- beige head. The aroma is musty, earthy, sweet, toffee, fudge, wood, dried fruits and toasted fruit cake. The taste is smooth, bitter, dry wood, resin, leather, dried fruits, fruit cake, raisin, warming alcohol, spice and toasted brown bread. Pleasant warmth through the finish. Medium - full bodied with moderate carbonation. A pretty great example of the style. nearbeer (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2016
330 ml. Pours a deep chestnut with a ring and a small island of foam. Smells of molasses, prune, malt syrup, and touches of metallic dried grass and toasted nut. Tastes of earthy molasses, dark cherry, raisin, brown bread, hints of chocolate and earthy spice. Medium body has medium-high fizz that’s a bit much for me at times, but seems necessary to counter the sweetness. Finishes with a slight alcohol warmth and an astringency that both help in leaving an almost crisp finishing answer to the big malts. mR_fr0g (12128) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle shared at the Craft beer Co tasting 24/11/2016. Many thanks to Padraig for this one. A nutty caramel brown coloured pour with a small beige head. Aroma is sugary, brown bread, kvas, nutty, brown bread. Flavour is composed of sugary, raisin, brown bread, raisin. Palate is medium sweet, moderate carbonation rounded. Good for the style. Rustic sweet bready earthy grains linger.