DonPablo (11) - bellevue, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Bottle, pours a tannish colored head, mild aroma of chocolate, good amoumt of malt enough to stick to the palate.Definate caramel in the finish with a little fruit to back it up. thewolf (12803) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2007
Bottle, bought @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours a deep redish brown with a great almost white medium creamy head. Aroma is mild with caramel dominating, but a little underwhelming. Very nice creamy smoth mouthfeel. Flavour is nice with a good degree of toffee, caramel and a little peity oakiness. Lovely balance. dwyerpg (6413) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Nice appearance. Little aroma, this is pretty smooth. A little tingle in the finish, otherwise unassuming, just good. PorterPounder (8294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Tallahassee, Fl. - Liquor Loft - 500 ml bottle. Dark burnt orange to copper pour, tight khaki head. Fresh lake water aroma, hint of toffee. Flavor has some toffee as well, hint of caramel, a bit of butterscotch. Nice underlying bitterness throughout. Good Sesseion material. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Pours dark brown, red hue towards the edges, light khaki head. Fruity chocolate sweetness in the nose, very lightly roasty. Flavor is similar to a Czech tmavy, although not as silky smooth. Has that lightly roasted chocolate note up front on the palate, with a mild finish of caramel and sweeter apple.
demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Pours a dark brown with a coffe colored head. The aroma is malty and dark. The flavor is definitely malty but follows through with licorice and chocolate. Stays with you on the palate but is not cloying. A nice beer. RichardGretton (4788) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is lightly dry and malty and the flavour is malty, roasted, and lightly dry. Overall a pretty good beer. Braudog (6837) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Bottle: Poured a woodsy, orange-tinged brown color with a thin, creamy, pock-marked head. The aroma is creamy, yet nutty. This drinks with a malty underbelly, but the upfront character has notes of nuts, dried fruit, and light caramel. The mouthfeel is uniquely creamy, in the British style. Nice session beer. (#3157, 10/27/2007) Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2007
Aroma: Heavy, estery, sweet, slightly of mashed banana, germanesque dark malts, figs, wonderful. There is a quality to the aroma that feels ‘old’.
Overall very malty, with a lot of dried fruit and vaguely yeasty quality. Reminisicent of heavy, dark (non-trappist) belgians.
bhensonb (15761) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Appearance: Clear dark red body towards a darker hue of that of a larch tree.
The starkly yellowish head fades way too fast, leaving some film and big bubbles
Flavour: The flavour comes as a perfect continuation of the aroma. It is drier than expected. It is slightly sourish and there is some malty sweetness to give it some body; but overall it’s quite a dry and bitter beer with some traditional hoppy bottom.
It has an almost woody character rounded off by the mild sweetness.
Anyhow, after a few sips, the beer shrinks as further complexity seems abscent – the palate getting used to the flavour way too quickly.
Beyond the very good first sips it is near mawkish.
I do, however, think this is respectable - and drinkable to say the least. More of session beer than a dessert beer though (obviously!)
Palate: I like the texture of the beer, it reminds me of dark belgian ale and dark english ale at once.
The carbonation is quite soft yet with the sharper, smaller bubbles protruding.
Fluffy and medium thick.
Bottle. Aroma of sweetish dark fruit backed by some chocolate. Dark mahogany color with an off-white head that quickly collapsed. Thin to medium body with moderate carbonation. The flavor is dark toasted malt with a medicinal tinge. Coarse chocolate notes and enough bitter to be noticeable. The finish is relatively dry, maybe a bit earthy, and the chocolate and bitter persist. It’s really very drinkable. Brilliant, even.