lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 29, 2011
330 ml bottle.Boutip (6374) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2011
Pours a pitch black colour with a small, foamy, beige head. Aroma of sweet malts, coriander and perfume. Flavour of smooth malts, syrup, coriander, floral hops, smooth chocolate, candi sugar and licorice. Medium/full bodied with a slick mouthfeel and a smooth chocolate finish. Good Belgian Strong Ale with too much spices.
Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a super huge thick foamy head with great retention and very good lacing. Aroma consists of semi-sweet Belgian malt with great notes of fruity ester. Taste is also a nice mix between some sweet malt with nice fruity ester and light residual candi sugar notes. Body is quite full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Another very nice beer from two of my favourite brewers. jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours black. Tan head. Nose of cinnamon, spices, coriander, barley, candi sugar and yeast. Taste of yeast, spicy hops, cinnamon, warming alcohol, roast chocolate and some candi sugar. Good mouth feel. BrewBoxer (2635) - New York, New York, USA - APR 24, 2011
Draft. Deep black color. Lacing on glass. Smells of fruit, hops and syrup. Taste is more like a belgian strong then dark ipa. Pretty good big beer. Travlr (24656) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle at the fist=ever Germany local tasting at Idar-Oberstein. Dark hazy brown. Aroma is chocolate and pine. Taste is resin and dark milk chocolate. Not quite sue that the combination works.
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
Consumed at a recent DC area tasting. Served in a SAVOR snifter. Thanks to nimbleprop for opening this one up.
Pours near black with a good light head and some moderate lacing as it makes its way down. The nose brings forward some dark fruits, a bit of roast, and a piney/spruce-type hop character. Light yeasty spice there as well. Very strange and I’m not sure everything really comes together. The flavor adds in a bit more integration and the hops and underlying beer come together a bit more. Yeast is nice, but I still don’t quite love where this is going. Good body with just a touch of booze. Well made, but I didn’t really love the direction.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-31-2011 shrubber85 (11387) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle at First German Ratebeer gathering at Idar Oberstein courtesy of Travlr. Chocolate malt, cinnamon, and white pepper aroma. Opaque brown color with moderate head. Sweet toffee and white pepper flavor with bitter herbal hops finish. Full body. Spicy - an excellent beer. Habanero (4668) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
Draft. Pours hazy deep brown with a little, creamy and beige head. Nose of brown sugar, raisins and yeast notes. Sweet flavour with dark fruits, brown sugar and spicy notes. Medium to full-bodied. Flat carbonation. Oily/ creamy texture. Ends up more dry with some alcohol too and slightly bitter. An interesting and well coposed strong ale. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2011
dark brown, thin beige large bubbled head. Licorice, pepper dry nose, bit of paper. Flavor is earthy, licorice, light chocolate and faint plum, bit oversexed (? that’s what my phone says :/). dry earthy finish with fruit skin in finish, bit chalky. Like the soft dryness here. ekstedt (6773) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2011
Bottle (33 cl) from the Cracked Kettle. Dark brown, medium beige head. Caramelly malt aroma with notes of liquorice and spices. Medium bodied and smooth. A bit on the sweet side.