mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Overall a nice beer. Pours a deep brown with a thick, long-lasting white head. Aroma is of anise and spices. Flavor is quite sweet - lots of malty sweetness and some dried fruit. The label mentioned anise, which is certainly present! Finishes nicely. A good beer. There are better ones out there, but there are MANY more worse out there as well! JanVittrup (243) - København V, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2009 A very appealing dark brown ale, lots of taste with wide palate. I need to get more of these!
Purchased for 17dkr in Metro, Copenhagen. TrefwoordPunk (1201) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark brown with a tan head and a heavy sweet malty aroma. The flav our is sweet too, with hints of liquorice, hops, salty and alcoholic. The finish is slightly sweet and long hoppy. A very nice, but a bit sweet beer Tmoney99 (14479) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle shared by shigadeyo.
Poured clear dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and caramel aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation.
Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
This is a drinkable sweet beer. jkwalking05 (4735) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Dark reddish brown in color with a pretty decent head. Aromas have strong fruit and spiced smells. That continues into the flavors and contributes to a nice taste. Sweet finish with a pleasant amount of alcohol warmth.
marcus (10222) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 28, 2009
This opaque brown ale poured with an attractive fluffy brown head and a fruity aroma. There is a sweet caramel malt flavor that fades to bitter as the spices take over. There is a dry finish with some carbonation and alcohol warming. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Bottled, BB 12/20/2008. Poured crystal-clear cola brown with about a finger’s worth of initial head that settled to a fine film.. nice lacing. The aroma had rich aged caramels and lesser chocolate supporting anise and a whole array of other wintery spices.. this smelled good, but it may have smelled great if I warmed it up. The flavor was equally spicy with a fine yeasty impression of cloves and dry white pepper paired with caramel and vinous notes.. spicy all the way through the finish leaving a satisfying, warming impression. Medium-plus bodied on the palate with higher carbonation that moved it well across the palate.. dry, especially on the back end, and the spice blend certainly worked. Very, very good brew. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2009
bottle, pours dark brown with a two finger tan head. Aromas of vanilla, brown sugar, and licorice. Flavors are mild with some sweet dark malt, a light hop bitterness, and a burnt honey/candy sugar note. Some alcohol in the finish which ends with a lingering sweetness on the back of the tongue. bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2009
Good lasting off-white head on a dark brown body. Subdued notes of dark fruit, fig, liquorice and some yeast in the taste and aroma, with not a lot of any characters really standing out. Drinkable and don’t notice the alcohol. gam (3924) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2009 Lovely burgundy colour large frothy pink tinge head good carbonation aroma malty plum fruit vanilla flavour caramel aniseed raisin plum nice creaminess and smoothness to this drink sweet notes then tangy mild bitter fig bounce around the palate finish sweet tangy mild dryness lovely this is something special to me.