rgfellow (100) - - APR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at home. Pours a deep brown with minimal head. Aroma is licorice and coffee, some booze. Taste is strong malty sweetness, caramel notes. Lingering sweetness at finish.
tfredvik (1798) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, very deep copper body with a small, light tan head that ends up as a partially covering film, ok lacing. Malty and strong aroma of sweet caramel and lightly roasted malt, with chocolate and dark dried fruits in the back. Very strong flavour of sweet caramel, dark caramel and lightly roasted malt, upon a background of chocolate, dark dried fruits and hints of marzipan. Moderate sweet taste followed by a long-lasting moderate bitter finish. Mid-bodied, creamy and soft carbonation. Great stuff!
[35.5 cl can, enjoyed 8 months after canning, from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge, Oslo
BrownALEx (436) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great malt aroma. Brown pour that is clear with a beige head. Taste is slightly spicy with a malt driven backbone, a hint of smoke and booze. Palate is thick with good carbonation. Overall, a wonderful beer to have a couple of. Will get again.
iguanodon (142) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear dark brown/red with a thick brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel. Taste of sweet caramel, malt, slight chocolate, cherry, smoke.
Ngejo (976) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - NOV 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Clear, brown, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.
DruncanVeasey (8056) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can off Cousin Matt. Sturdy but soft bellied malt sipper with carob, cocoa-dusted fig, vanilla pod, Caribbean spice and raisin nose. Slick mahogany glossy with beige. Silken lactic palate mellow with muscovado and fig. Alcohol not discernible. Chilled, elegant, nearly too sweet. Faint Twiglet and liquorice. An unexpectedly long way from the park bench
Muggus69 (2192) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL can from Booze Bud. Canned on 05/16/16
Pours a deep bronze body, holding a orange-tan head.
Rich malt nose - treacle & toffee, roast nut, meaty smoke/charr, cola, cake, touch of fragrant, citrus hops.
Full body, quite boozy upfront, not as thick as expected but smooth, chewy texture.
Big malty ride on the palate - roast nuts, biscuit, burnt toffee, citrus rind, cocoa, dark fruits, touch of smoke. Moderate bitterness.
Very good - solid Wee Heavy
RickFifty (1100) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red-brown color, beige head. Brown sugar nose, roasted malt, bread, dark syrup. Caramel taste, toffee, roasted malt, sweet, metallic notes. Medium body, soft carbonation.
Turboninja (589) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Balanced with nice nuances of slightly roasted nuts, bold malts and dark chocolate. Creamy, strong/medium body with light/medium carbonation.
ABS (943) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Dark red and brown, a lot darker than expected. Bubbly, light brown head. Roasted malt, slight fermented fruit, wine and some alcohol nose. Roasted malt and roasted coffee flavour. Smoke, leather, fruit. Herbal bitterness. Very heavy body, quite a lot of carbonation. A bit alcohol heavy maybe. Malt driven beer.
Emeister84 (2207) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On nitro at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of toffee, raisin, faint booze. Clear dark bronze with a fully lasting off-white head. A little sweet, smoky, raisiny fruit, savory. Medium-full bodied.