Davros (3362) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2011
Pours dark brown with a small head.
Nose shows caramelised banana, chocolate, soft alcohol, rose-like perfume and raisins. Pretty full on.
Lots of alcohol shows upon tasting, along with heads of sweet brown sugar and golden syrup. Long lasting finish with plenty of candi sugar. Not amazingly complex for the style.
Moderately low carbonation could be higher. rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber beer with a brownish head. Malty aroma, toffee, dark bread, milky notes. Malty fruity flavor, spicy and with brown sugar. Bov (13456) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 29, 2011
from erzbierschof.ch - pours a hazy dark brown beer with a persistent dark beige foam left; a robust aroma of biscuit, prunes and apples; moderate carbonation and a strong malt body, very sweet, no bitterness and a long aftertaste of dark fruits and toasted malts with pretty lot of residual sugars gam (4161) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2011
Carbonation medium very dark pour tan coloured head aromas rich dark fruit caramel chocolate soy mild alcohol flavour liccorice plums and prunes a saltyness caramel soy note chocolate port wine raisin bright tasting but not a world beater however finish dark fruit tastes maltiness salty bitter aftertaste hopscotch (11492) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Bottle... Cloudy brown ale with a small, frothy, beige head. Good retention. The phenolic aroma presents vinous notes and dark fruits. Also, herbal and rooty components abound. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. The flavor is sweet and tangy; vinous and herbal. Lengthy brown sugar and cocoa finish. Kudos to Plovmand for providing the bottle!
Jaksmart (456) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle..Dark red color with a small brown cream head. Aroma has sweet malt, sugar, alcohol, caramel, candy, dark fruits, deep rum-like notes as well. Quite spicy yet very sweet. Taste is quite strong, lots of alcohol and a large malt base. Lots of flowery dark fruits, candy, sugar and caramel. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle. Pours jet black with a foamy tan head that quickly shrinks to a surface ring. Sweet, fruity aroma has caramel, vanilla, sultanas, cherry, dates, golden syrup and chocolate notes. Flavour is still quite sweet, reminiscent of cane sugar, but less complex than the aroma, with less fruit and more straightforward malt characteristics. Mouthfeel is thick and oily, almost syrupy, with soft carbonation and a moderate sweet, slightly boozy finish. Overall this fell slightly short of expectations and was lacking in complexity, but is still a pleasant brew and a particularly good nightcap. JorisPPattyn (10138) - BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2011
Small, receding, slighly irregular beige head over deep-brown to black beer. Very perfumey nose with marzipan, bubblegum, rosewater, suggesting perfumey sweet. Fruity esters and dark malts. Very sharp-bitter liquorice and drop - even salt one. Some fruity background notes, fruitdrops, but all drowned in the bitter liquorice flavour. Bitter chocolate retronasal. Well bodied, slick to viscous, alcoholwarming. Just a taste I abhorr, sorry. HonusWagner (2250) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Thanks Hopscotch for the share, lovely label.
Nose is faint traces of what should make up a good (to me) quad, raisins and brown sugar and figs, but also alcohol presence. But you have to dig for the good, and the alcohol is a bit much. The taste is a bit muddled on the palate, some ambiguous sweet flavors, and a kind of oddly dry/bitter finish. Meh. Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
As always im abit skeptic tasting a non belgian abbey ale. And with good reason i think. This one is hazy dark brown with a nice dense brown head. Aroma has some ripe fruity phenols, but its pretty far from the belgian ones in that they arent as intense, complex and smooth. The fruit is backed up by a rather big amount of hard roasted malt, and oc alchohol. Flavor is sugery sweet and actually more roasted bitter than sweet, with notes of dark chocolate and liquirice. I really like the beer, but i find it very different from the belgian abt which i enjoy even more.