mmahut (1858) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2014
Deep dark amber body, ruby at glance, with visible high carbonation. Aroma has dried fruits on the nose with wood, roasty character, light butter, licorice but with evident alcohol. Taste has medium roasty sweetness with long lasting, medium noble bitterness, acidic after taste. Body is medium, medium carbonation. Bartjeking (88) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
bottle 33 cl. Very dark, large head. Tastes sweet; chocolate. Caramel and ripe fruit. crlnts (401) - SWITZERLAND - APR 21, 2014
Massive beige head. Dark brown. Syrupy. Soft carbonation. Tastes of wood, roasted malt, chocolate. Lasting medium bitterness, willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2014
20140411 bomber from somewhere, no idea when...I’ve had it for a while. Yeah I probably sat onthis one too long. Band-aidiness caught up and it’s ended up explosive, kind of thin, Well, at first it reeks of sour cherry goodness, but it falls apart quickly. No fault of the beer here, I can imagine it was 100% better a couple years ago, and I’m pretty confident I’ve had it before so I’ll rate without shame. uckelman (813) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Pours opaque chocolate brown. A little bit of tan flecking in suspension. Dense tan head. Aroma is malts with a hint of smoke. Full body, warming finish. Bittersweet.
sarauckelman (550) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Cloudy dark brown, full of particulate matter. Thick tan head. Aroma is sweet, with a bit of burnt nuts. The taste is not very sweet, like molasses with the sweetness replaced with malt. Mouthfeel is not too sticky, a bit sharp on the end. MonsterMagnet (1565) - NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma: rye, nuts, cheese, overripe cherries, roast. Taste: raisins, bread, wood, brown sugar, vanilla, cherries, spices. Lots going on. Medium bitter and sweet, slight sour. Full bodied, long warming finish. Different, excellent dessert or winter beer (but suits april just as well ;-) Borup (15320) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of spice, caramel, fruit, chocolate and roasted notes. Bosbouw (3005) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
Mooie donker bruine, bijna zwarte kleur met een volle bruine kraag. Ruikt zoetig, mout, kers, stroop. Smaakt lekker vol, vanille, mout, drop. Iets alcohol. Weer een goeie van deze brouwerij. JLDC (85) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
Colour: dark brown, coffee. Beige head.
Nose: roasted malts, nutty, dark fruits, chocolate, leathery.
Flavours: espresso-like bitterness, licorice, spices. Hazelnut.
Finish: long, bitter, like a strong after dinner coffee.
Verdict: exceptional beer, but too bitter for my taste. It reminded me too much of stout.