CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2010
33cl bottle at home: Lightly hazy dark brewed tea with a fading tall tan head. Raisin, grape, caramel and apricot wofting up. Big apricot. Tea can be swirled up. Fruit starts to blow off and let a light roast, almost chocolate, come through. Aroma is sticky sweet. Flavor is surprisingly very chocolately with a touch of nuts. Fruitiness never hits quite like on the nose but does come in towards the end. Good stiff bitterness comes in the middle as chocolate rolls out. This then leads to some sweet apricot and a touch of herbs/mint. Ends just dry enough not to become sticky sweet. bhensonb (15601) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Bottle provided by Marcus. Looks to be a 2009 release. Pours slightly hazy ruddy copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is very berry. Medium body with sharp, but creamy carbonation. Flavor is chocolate with some berry. Almost astringent. It seems sweet, with chocolate, but there’s bitter offsetting the sweet. It finishes bitter. Kind of like a bitter chocolate. With some berry. Really different. Really good. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2010
Bottle @ Max’s. Brown pour with some light head. Chocolate, cocoa, truffle like notes. Kind of sweet and was different for a wheat ale. Also some doughy like flavors. bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bottle. Amber-brown beer with a light tan head. Cocoa and choclate aroma with rich malt and vanilla. Chocolate and light vanilla lingers with light yeast and a light herbal quality (mint/anise). Medium bodied. Chocolate and light mint linger with light vanilla marcus (10559) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 13, 2010
On tap at Monk’s Kettle. Pours murky brown with a red tinge and a thin bubbly off-white head. There is a plum aroma and a rather flat, sweet treacle flavor.
JorisPPattyn (10062) - BELGIUM - APR 11, 2010
Huge yellow-beige head over unclear foxy amber-brown beer. End of bottle solid yeast. Very chocolatey nose, cacao powder, dry but hinting at sweet; cashew nuts. Dry, strawlike flavour with again chocolated, roasted barley, and a spicy, cola-like finish. Well carbonated to spritzy, medium bodied, some faint grist slickness. Aftertaste yields again dry cacao powder. Strange beer, hiding its strength behind CO² and dryness. Must take courage to down a couple... argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2010
33cl bottle. Small off-white head atop clear, dark red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, banana, some Brandy/alcohol, raisin, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin/plum, some chocolate, light anise. Light alcohol/burn in finish. Medium-full body, some stickiness. joergen (28949) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2010
Bottle at Papsø.
Cloudy orange red coloured with a medium sized off white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel and spices with notes of liquorice.
Fruity flavour of caramel, spices, liquorice and yeast.
Spicy finish. KimJohansen (10511) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
Cloudy deep amber with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, plums, figs and caramel. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel, berries and hints of hops. Finished dry. fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
Tasting at Papsø
Hazy dark amber color. The chocolate aroma is spoiled by some celeri smell. Medium body, sweetish caramel and malt flavor, with more evident fermentation problems, vegetables. Low bitterness. Messy vegetables soup.