Unde (511) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mahogany brown colour with delicate head on top. Aroma has red berries, syrup and yeast. Taste starts with berries, tannin, slight syrup. Then there comes vanilla and cream. Pretty soft flavours. Medium body with medium carbonation.
Kenter (2) - Den Burg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy, light sweetness, a very light taste of apple and malt, very nice beer
canary dog (683) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderfully dark and full. Roasted and nutty and warm, although the alcohol is well managed. A great, unadulterated malty brown ale brewed to its highest peak.
Hanoi (554) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is caramel, bread tanin, sugars, spice, raisin, plum. Taste is brown sugar, nut, wood, spice, lifted by fruit notes, plum but also a touch of apple and pear, slight cola leading to a soft sweet nutty finish. Mouthfeel is good.
A delicious brune.
Theydon_Bois (11550) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Rose Red Cafe, Brugge, 17/10/14.
Hazed chestnut brown with a decent off white covering.
Nose is caramel, spice, dark malt base, toffee, earthy notes.
Taste comprises some bitter roasted notes, spice, toffee, dark fruit rinds, dates, prunes.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming alcohol in the close.
Solid Belgian strong, good balance, but not quite seeing where the 4+ average score comes from!
opetomaxico (2) - - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Riquísima tostada. Fuerte que entra como si fuese agua. Ideal para beber sin enterarte. (7/10). (Malte - A Coruña).
Calisky (1422) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur brune trouble, légère mousse beige, beaucoup de dépôts. Nez malté , candy, alcool, note fruits noirs. Gout malté caramel, fruits noirs,raisin, figue, épices, poivre, notes réglisse
et zeste orange. Fin avec petite amertume
PapaSkeetSkeet (997) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy tea-brown with lots of big flakes of sediment floating around. Half inch of consistent, fine tan head that fades moderate-to-slowly and leaves a film on the surface and substantial attractive ring around the outside. Aroma is white raisin, apple, figs, cherry, bit of grape, light bread and crust. Body is medium-light, on the watery side, very smooth moderate carbonation, fine creamy texture on the palate, no burn. Flavor is bread crust, hint of cinnamon stick and nutmeg, dried cherry, light brown sugar, moderate dates. Just enough heat on the exhale to keep things interesting. Fruitiness is understated in the flavor, in a good way. Hops are minimal (maybe hay or dried grass) and the very little bitterness is infused in the bread-crust flavor. I had pretty high expectations, but they’ve been surpassed. Great beer! Reminds me of Rochefort 8.
eduardovl (1021) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 330ml bottle served in a Chimay chalice. A: Pours a very dark amber to brown color forming a big soapy creamy beige head with great retention and some lingering and molasses lacings left in the glass. Quite dirty beer with lots of brown chunks floating around. That?s most probably the dirtiest beer I?ve ever had!
S: Very sweet nose. Strong notes of caramel and crystal malts. Sweet brown bread. Very fruity too with strong notes of grapes and raisins. Candi sugar and Belgium bready yeasts. Toffee and caramel. Spicy hints of black pepper and vanilla.
T: Complex taste too. Strong notes of dry dark fruits, mainly raisins, dates and plums. Candi sugar, caramel and crystal malts.
M: Heavy and creamy body. A bit molasses. Medium to low carbonation. Sweet fruity and bready aftertaste.
O: Great drinkability. Sweet beer. Strong Belgian character.
[ BA Review @ 1/28/2010 ]
Zakoon (146) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours red/brown with a thin brown head. Aroma is caramel malt, toffee, raisins and dark fruits. Flavour is sweet and yeasty. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, Finish is sweet and caramel.