Theydon_Bois (19513) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Tap at the Craft Beer Co - 02/04/12.
Poured a hazy dark brown with a small cap of off-white head.
Sweet malt, wood and a good whiff of booze on the nose.
Belgian yeast, toffee, some spice, wood, a little bitter chocolate and a dash of pepper in the taste.
Rich and complex, well structured, the high end of medium in body with little carbonation of note. Dry warming finish with the alcohol being well disguised. tommann (3751) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is toffee, raisin and alcohol. Taste has heavy raisin throughout, with a strong bitter finish. Some liquorice. Grassy aftertaste. fletchfighters (1531) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
A-- Poured a dark brown color and settled black with some tints of red on the sides. Slow pour got a massive, almost 4 finger brown sugar colored head. Did take its time to recede though. Very clean, left no lacing at all. Good head retention but think this might be a bit over carbonated.
S-- There is Alcohol in this?? Really?? 10.2%? Does not smell like it. Candied sugar, plumbs, and a lot of malt and roasted malts. Near burnt coffee like malts.
T-- Oddly enough big and thick but carbonated. Bittering hops do kick in in taste but this is on the thick side but with more carbonation. A lot of burnt coffee and stewed plumbs/ dark fruits.
M-- Sweet in the mouth. Almost want to say poached pear or plumb. A little thick and syrupy but workable. Bitter coffee finish with some dark fruits. Booze does become more noticeable in the mouth. More it warms up the more aniseed it becomes.
D-- Can be harsh and unfinished at times and at other times brilliant kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
Name: Mooi & Meeddogenloos
Date: July 14, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, pillowy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet estery aroma, fruity, fusel, hint of roasted, touch of tartness
Flavor: rich fruity flavor, lots of esters, touch of balancing phenolic spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Bottle. Dark brown with ruby highlights. Big alcohol aroma with chocolate and dark peat. Boozy but incredibly tasty. Tasty peat, chocolate, candy, hints of molasses. The more you drink the more you want to drink.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
33cl bottle. Large beige head atop cola dark-brown bottle. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, coffee, some raisin, earthy/grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, some raisin. Sticky full body. DanielBrown (4502) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Pours very dark, with a trim white crown. Smells wonderful: sweet fruit, clean hop, richness. Taste is equally beautiful: fruit compote, raisins, warming alcohol. Superbly drinkable, but crammed with malty berry and hop breath. A seriously good beer, one of the best I’ve ever sampled. reebtogi (6270) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
330ml bottle pours a dark brownish red color with a finger and a half of off-white head that settles down to reveal some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is pleasant with mild roasted grains and light chocolate. Taste is a light roast malt and hop bitterness with some chocolate malty sweetness. Medium to heavy bodied with some decent carbonation and nice clean finish. A very pleasing strong ale with some porter like qualities and highly recommended as what I believe to be a hybrid beer. txspartan (1080) - Berchem, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2012
Old smell to an otherwise somewhat spicy aroma. Nice full sweet flavour. Very enjoyable. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2012
3rd November 2010
Cloudy dark brown beer. Huge light brown head. A lively beer on the pour! Nose is a little coca cola. Soft frothy palate. Creamy frothy malt with a fruity coca cola taste. Palate gets even frothier. Bitterness creeping in towards the finish. Whispers of banana and bubblegum esters. Interesting beer.