dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is liquorice, roast, fruits, molasses, caramel. Flavour is caramel, liquorice, roast, light coffee. Nice. sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2013
Poured medium amber with a beige ring. Aroma of roast caramel malt, alcohol soaked berries. Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, slightly sour, a hint of liquorice. MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle @ Deans Winter Shelter Tasting, courtesy of a non RateBeerian. Pours a dark brown beer with almost no head on top. Aroma is sugary, caramel and yeasty. Flavor is very sweet and quite alcholic. Well balanced brew, yet it has a thin mouthfeel to it. Nice winterbeer for sure. kermis (14494) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle shared at Dean’s Winter Shelter Tasting. Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, overripe fruits, mold old cellar. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. worldbeertaste (1806) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Dark brown with a tan, thin, lacy, disappearing, head. Smells of berries, caramel, malt, sour berries and some roasted malt. Tastes of sweet malt with berries and raisins, sour fruit. Decent enough and fruity.
jmgreenuk (9870) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle at Deans Winter Shelter Tasting. Poured a hazy dark brown with a thin white light tan head. The aroma is malt and caramel. The flavour is medium bitter moderate sweet with a smooth red berry fruit hop liqourice palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. deanso (10220) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 20, 2013
Sample @ THT tasting.
Thin off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Quite nice bierkoning (13614) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown color. Roasty caramelly aroma with hints of laurel and maple syrup. malty sweet, caramelly flavor with hints of laurel. Roasty, alcoholic. Medium bodied. Powerful beer. fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle at the brewpub, vintage 2011, 1 year old, 10.5% ABVkiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2012
Dark mahogany color, creamy head. Caramel and malt aroma, a bit nutty and oxidized. Lean body, semi sweet flavor of caramel, touch of roasted malt, roasted nuts, light oxidisation; alcohol perception well managed. Good (but in the shade of the V.S.O.P.).
The color is black. The head is robust. it smells mild, darkmalty, a bit roasty-alcoholic, darkmalty. Ok 10/8/8/9/-/9