madmitch76 (23398) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
9th March 2008
Dark smooth beer. Hard to place flavour. Some fruitiness and a dry bitter tea. It’s an alright beer though!
Boutip (6097) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy brown color ale with a super large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light candi sugar with some light dry fruits notes with some light pepper notes. Taste is an interesting mix between some strong caramelized malt with some notes of dry fruit and some peppery yeast notes. Body is full but could have been even fuller with good carbonation notes with no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed and enjoyable though a bigger body would have been even better.
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Burgundy with a tight ivory head. Dull nose at first (too cold) warming with attractive bramble, grenadine and red apple splashes over a liquorice, coal and faintly roasted malt backdrop; some blue cheese hints as it warms. Mouthfeel like double cream; flavour good honest apple peel and plum yeastiness, a scattering of earth, nut husk; blueberry and coal smoke hinting at an English stout or porter. Fruity with a subtle roasted Balance. Tasty Belgian sharer that drinks like silk.
planky84 (2942) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Russet brown pour with a beige head. Aromas of raisins, chocolate, sweet spices, cloves and cinnamon. Flavours of sultanas, figs, dates, some chocolate and vanilla. Very Christmassy.
Travlr (22563) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Paradiso Dupont. Clear amber. Aroma of light spice. Taste of orange tea, light spice, very smooth and slightly sweet. Bitter finish.
ekstedt (6581) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Etre Gourmet. Dark reddish brown, medium creamy beige head. Nutty and spicy aroma, with some light roasted notes. Fairly dry, medium bitterness.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Pour is a clear, brownish amber with a cask-like nitro creme head. Good lace. Aroma is candied apple, artificial apple, overripe Bosc pears. Taste is malt forward, rustic, sweet, Bosc pear skins. Powdery, chalky palate.
Cascade8 (45) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nose: Citrus, pine,
Mouthfeel: Soft and full.
Flavor: Spicy.Somewhat sour, tart, becomes watery at the finish.
Rune (11653) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark green, big bottle shared with Skinnyviking. Opaque, dark-brown body topped by a decent, beige head leaving fragile lacing behind. Dark malt-fruity to the nose. Earthy malts, dark fruits and spices in a well balanced taste profile. Bittersweet finish. Well bodied (Plan B, Copenhagen 06.11.2010).
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[3325-20100809] 750mL bottle. Brewery grain sacks aroma is mostly barley malt with a mild wood fruit hint. Clear, dark brown red body with a long-lasting creamy light mocha head and some lacing. Sweet toasted barley malt flavour has brewery burlap sacks and a lingering sweet malt aftertaste. Medium-full body. Does seem a little old but is fine.
(BB 04/09 @ Delirium Cafe, Brussels, Belgium; w/ jerc)