blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2011
Bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, pours a cloudy amber color with tan foam, caramel, nuts and bananas aroma, flavor of bitter nutshells, toffee, spicy jesperhammer (4725) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2011
09-MAY-2011, bottle @home from "Ølbutikken".
Brown, huge beige head.
Belgian strong ale like with all the usual stuff like brown sugar, yeast, bread and more. But also a quite heavy spicey note. I get ginger and thyme...
Carbonation is extremely high but the mouthfeel is very creamy and fine.
Apart from the carbonation and spices this is a very refined brew... anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2011
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty bitter aroma. Sweetish malty spicy nutty caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel finish. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Pours a dark chestnut brown color that is completely opaque with a two finger frothy, pillowy yellowish beige head that has very good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.
Slightly earthy aroma with hints of zesty spice, roasted malt and sweet dark fruit. There’s some subtle funk in the nose with a prominent floral presence that compliments the peppery notes. Hints of chocolate, caramel and toffee as well as some raisin and plum.
Creamy medium body with a lot of tight carbonation and zesty spice up front that lingers throughout over the roasted malt and sweet dark fruit notes into a very dry finish. The carbonation is excessive and quite unpleasant, overpowering the flavors of the beer. After a while the palate adjusts and it becomes more complex. Lots of zesty peppery spice countered by a subtle floral presence, some roasted malt and sweet dark fruit notes. Hints of chocolate, caramel, fig, plum and raisin. Subtle alcohol het but overall the ABV is decently masked. This could have been a very complex flavorful beer but the carbonation problems really hurt it and it is a bit heavy on the spices for my preference.
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2011
(330ml bottle) Pours a murky orangish brown body with a tall beige head. Aroma of florals, rye, anise, dates, yeast, and raisins. Flavor of anise, rye, florals, dates, raisins, and pepper.
Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Sampled at the porter beer bar in atlanta. Murky purplish brown pour with ring of tan head. Nose is dark and spicy and has a good deal of floral notes that come out in the flavor. Very flavorful, very complex, very unique, but I just didn’t particularly care for it. Too much on the sweet side I think. BlackSwan (24) - Frisco (Dallas), USA - MAY 7, 2011
Pours a murky orange-brown body with a large frothy beige head. Aroma is subtle made up of grass, herbs, citrus, hay, wheat and wood. Mouth feel is light in body, low in warmth with a dry finish. Flavor is earthy.
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle from the Yeast Shop. Poured a murky brown colour with a generous, largely lingering tan head. Vibrant nose of dark fruit, spices, brown sugar and yeast. Lovely smooth mouthfeel. Flavour was sweet and had further fruit/spice notes in tandem with a slight tartness which dissipated as the gently warming booze kicked in. Some hop presence in the shadows. Sweetness lingered on in to the finish. Plenty to admire here. Quality beer. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Draught at Cask Republic. Pours hazy chestnut color with a white head. Smells floral and peppery. Tastes citrussy and grassy with a peppery finish. porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAY 3, 2011
(330 ml bottle from Rising Tide) Pours dark brown, nearly opaque, perhaps hints of a dark red/rust hue. Two finger tan head recedes to a thin lasting layer. Aroma of dark fruity vinousness and cooked sugar. Mouthfeel smooth, light thin, a touch fizzy. Flavor is boozy, hot, red wine and dark chocolate. Refined and unrefined at the same time.