aenima (335) - Askim, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2014
Compact aroma of raisins, caramel, fudge and figs. The taste is similar with some traces of honey. A little sweet. Incredible beer! Ratman197 (14680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2012
750 ml bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR (thanks Andrew) poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, dates, toffee and brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, brown sugar and dates with a smooth dry lingering brown sugar finish. Alengrin (5249) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
Specialty ale apparently made for a Californian brew pub with a fish restaurant attached to it. Off-white, coarse, quickly dissipating head, colour a deep and pure bronze, misty. Aroma nicely and refinedly perfumed, dates, raisins, chocolate, port wine, gingerbread, candi syrup, black pepper, wodka... Taste a rounded fruity sweetness in onset, but in a ’cooked’ and ’sugared’ way (candied dates and figues, apple sauce), citrussy freshness vaguely present, then softly malty, chocolate and caramel, ginger-like spicy accents, in the finish a peppery hop bitterishness along with some warm, non-astringent alcohol. In terms of style, I would classify this as a top-fermented barley-wine interpretation of the old German Steinbier tradition, as it has apparently been caramelised with hot granite rocks.
Ibrew2or3 (8607) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 (01/28/2013) The 750mL bottle pours a murky copper brown sort of color with a thin tannish head of foam. The aroma offers up a little apple mixed with a light amount of spicy Belgian yeast and smooth sweetness. The taste is similar as I get some sweet apples mixing with various spices seemingly coriander and clove, possibly, and backed by some smooth almost honey like sweetness. Fudanchu (2) - San Jose, California, USA - FEB 11, 2013 does not count
(01/30/2014) This is getting a lot better. Smooth and bready to grainy notes are showing up and cutting nicely into the sweetness. Yes. 3.5 goes to a 3.9. Thanks Todd!
Scents of strawberries and ¿pebbles? Very palatable. Would pair up nicely with seafood.
markextrae (4410) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
shared bottle with a friend. poured a murky brown amber colour with a small tann head. sweet caramel, malts, nuts, figs, biscuit, plums, sweet honey, cherrie, syrup, fruity flavor, sweet apple compot, lot’s of flavors going on here. pretty tasty beer! i think the little bit of age has improved the beer. was expecting a bit more on the abv. but it was a pretty full bodied beer for 8.5% abv Korcz (3375) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
I had this on tap at The Bruery. This murky amber/brown pour has a complexity of flavors combining fruitiness and some caramel. thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2012
(750ml bottle) clear amber, tan bubbles. Nose of dates, rich, dark dried fruit. Taste of date, fig, light alcohol, creamy sweet finish. ADfan (870) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
On tap it has an amber color with a medium head. Aroma has dark fruits up front like raisins, figs and dates. Also some caramel. Taste has caramel, toffee and a sweetness to it. The booze provides a good balance.