|"Appearance: Outstanding lacing, clinging action all over the glass. The clouded brown colour leaves a bit of mystery.
"Smell: Light medicinal, herbal, minty, and licorice in the aroma. Hint of solvent alcohol and a layered malt sweetness.
"Taste & Mouthfeel: Heavenly smoothness within the full body, creamy from middle to end. Thickly sweet of dark malts, nothing roasted. Deceiving alcohol leaves little warmth until the finish. Bitter phenols and a trace of hops help to balance. Very herbal and a bit earthy as well.
"Notes: Drop dead in complexity, a sipping brew and certainly something you would want to pair with rather than drinking it alone. I varied my pairings from a creamy Danish Blue Cheese with water crackers to dark chocolate." —Jason Alström, BeerAdvocate
"Lightly hazy reddish mahogany color. Lively aromas of chocolate cherry bonbons and apple butter on toast with a rich, frothy full body and a long, sour cherry, pineapple cake, yellow apple, peppery spice, and flower bed earth melange. A great food beer." —Beverage Testing Institute
Gold, 2011 World Beer Championships