CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2008
50cl bottle at home: Brilliant crisp deep ruby through and through. A tall tan caramel head works its way down to a thin film. Full aromas of rich brown sugar and toffee drizzled onto cherries and topped with chopped roasted nuts. A touch of coffee and cocoa powder add to the roast. The roast qualities bring out a subtle smoke or firewood aroma. The cherry aroma does have a slight cough syrup quality. Thankfully this beer is not as sweet on the tongue as it is in the nose. A nice balance between malt, fruit, and roast grains. Fruit and malt intermingle up front while the roast hangs out in the back, only coming forward towards the finish before alcohol puts him back in his place. A slight dry apple skin character shows up sometimes in the middle. There is also an woody, earthiness that seems to come from the roast as it dries out in the finish. Nice. Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2008
A clear dark red/brown colored beer, with a nice beige foamy head. It disappears quit quickly. An aroma of milk chocolate, some cherries, a touche of nutes. The taste is light roated malts, some vanilla and caramel. A medium body. It has a mild hop and bitternes. Not a bad beer. ciuspan (94) - Hillerød, DENMARK - APR 20, 2008
Smagt 19/4 2008 hos Lars. Dejlig rund og blød i smagen med en smule karamel og toffee. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2008
Dark brown pour with a medium beige head. Sweet roasted malt and caramel aroma. Nice flavors as well, including toffee, fruit, caramel and roasted nuts. A good brew, but not my favorite style. Blom (843) - Sorø, DENMARK - APR 12, 2008
Red brown with a fine dense head. Sweet aroma filled with malty goddness and straw. Flavours of chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, roasted bread, nuts and berries, but also some alcohol.
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 10, 2008
Pours a dark brown with a bubbly tan head. Very malty and caramel sweet aroma with a little fruit. Roasted malt and coffee flavor, almost finishes like an alcoholic fruit cake. Very smooth and enjoyable, alcohol is well hidden but does slowly become evident. altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2008
Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Dark brown body, healthy head. Sweet and coffee nose. Toffee and coffee malty flavours. Really smooth and enjoyable. Extra points for cool label. troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a brown color with a khaki colored head. One-dimensional aroma of dark malts and toffee. Taste includes roasted malt, a touch of smoke, nut, maybe some light cocoa, and alcoholic warming towards the end. The beer is a little on the sweet side. Average mouthfeel and carbonation level. A decent beer, but somehow it left me wanting more. douglas88 (9407) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2008
Bottle from Lee’s liquors in Las Vegas. Pours a dark brown body with a nice thick beige head. The aroma was just great; powerful fruit, spices, and malts. The taste was yeasty, with some rye bread, a hint of cloves, some sweet german candy, and a nice fruity aspect. It goes down really smooth and is damn tasty. A nice beer for sure. harrisoni (18800) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2008
500ml bottle from Utobeer. Deep ruby colour with thin deep beige head. Lovely fruity malt aroma. A dunkles starkbier apparently. Decent dark beer with decnt dark cherry/plum/grapey flavour. Bit bready, some roasty toasty malts. So do I like it? Well it’s not bad, but not really sure. I mean the beer is good, just not sure it’s in my zone.