omhper (25374) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2002
Amber coloured. Roasty, bitter and deliciously complex.
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spruce, cereal, leather, dough, rotten eggs, smoke, cough drop, butterscotch, orange, brown, brown foam, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish, TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2002
The pour yields an absolutely beautiful creamy and rocky foam. Solid aroma of rubber, maraschino cherry, marshmallow, leather, pecan, candied malt (but in a manner I have never experiened), cotton candy, only a hint of alcohol, and fresh bread. Sits very softly and creamy on the palate. Moderatley complex flavors showcase cherry malt flavors, bread, and a metallic shade. The finish is rather long and chewy. One of the funnest and most unique Belgian Strongs I have had to date. Thanks, Silky! rauchbier (3908) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2003
Bottle conditioned. Amber, good rocky white head, nice lace and good condition. Excellent malt aromas lifted up on a breeze of alcohol, slight hint of coconut and caramel. Thick and chewy in the mouth with malty caramel, boiled sweets and malt whisky notes.Long long finish that is dry and slightly bitter. Supremely smooth and drinkable, but such a small bottle (250ml)! More a weak barley wine than an abbey beer.
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2005
Copper coloured with a 1cm creamy off white head. Aroma is sweet, toasted malts, creamy caramel, vanilla, very nice, hope the taste matches it.
Almost, nice full, creamy mouthfeel, sweet at the start, slightly sour at the finish, nice maltiness throughout. Very nice.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2003
Brown colour with a fine head. Delicious sweet malt aroma with spicy notes. The flavour is warming. Very full bodied and smooth. A truly complex and great brew. Mads Langtved (2243) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2003
This was a perfect end of a great rating sesseion. Almost like a stout. Cacao and coffee in the flavor. Nice complexity and warming. great beer. Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2003 Rerate: Had to tone my review down a bit, for two reasons. This beer is inconsistent. Sometimes hoppy, sometimes less. The malt is still fantastic, but has a touch of a problem (falling apart, getting overly sour) when too warm. Still excellent and highly recommended. I'm just lowering it 0.2.
Original: 2/21/02. Absolutely fantastic. The earthy malting in this beer is the best I have ever experienced, in any bock, scottish, or any other style, you name it. A deep and rich aroma that is, in my short experience, without parallel. I felt like I was rolling around in a barley field. I may be getting used to sweetness, but this seemed perfectly balanced. I didn't think any one aspect of this beer was done improperly. It may miss a particular kind of hop twang initially and in the middle, I guess. But the body is perfect, not too thin or bubbly, not at all thick or cloying. Slightly more body, less effervescence than the St. Feuillen Brune I had yesterday. I ordered only one, but I could have a thousand. Find this beer. Smell it. Love it. hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2002
Well I'm steeped in intense malty (and carroty) stuff, lost in the toasty richness until the brief grassy ending hops pull me back to life. Yup, sour replaces sweet, but not so you'd worry. Go ahead - have one. Preferably, have one in Michael's tasting room - alive with wagging dogs and good feelings. seuinoz (260) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2003
way too light in taste.
tasted like toasted bread.
kind of watery when going down.
sat ok on the palate.
could be better.