grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, I have to kick myself a few times for making a rookie mistake. I’ve tried to not let the numbers reflect the fact that a bad pour sent the yeast into suspension, causing a chunky mess to be poured, even in the first glass. My problem was due to the relatively long neck and my one-handed pour while holding my snifter-type glass in the other hand. This caused a bit too much forward lean on the bottle and a resultant glug-glug of air trying to get out of the too-full neck. The turbulence made for a messy beer. Nonetheless, this bottle obviously had a huge amount of sediment. Beyond that, my bottle was obviously past its prime, fairly vinous and oxidized. Despite this, there were some great caramel flavors, sweet toffee-like chewiness, a great, light-tan head, and other enjoyable qualities. Too bad I only had one bottle!
L_Lovecraft (20) - - FEB 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel, roasty, yeast, brown and amazing red reflections a huge tan head quite persistant, medium sweetness with notes of coffe (burnt), fruits with a bitter final, full body, average carbonation...amazing as expected.
sir__v (1480) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 11, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Deconinck, Vichte - FR. Color: deep dark brown beer near to black no carbonation and medium ivory brown head. Smell: roasted malt, caramel, toffee and alcohol with soy sauce notes. Taste: full body with amazing complexity. Superb taste. Good palate. Caramel and toffee well balanced with incredible belgian yeast notes. Coffee and some chocolate finish notes. Aftertaste: roasted malt, caramel and toffee. Small coffee notes. Alcohol but really not present. Quiet drinkable for 9 ABV. Amazing, I’m in love!
Baramba (625) - ITALY - FEB 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown color with huge off-white head. Malt aroma, sweet malt flavour, caramel, plums
bursprak (1721) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split two ways. Murky brownish pour with a frthy head. Notes of prunes, caramel, vanilla, plums, dries fruit, orange and cereal. Nice!
Erzengel (6745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
*Old rating. Best before 12/03/2013. Great deep complex stuff. Intense nuts, caramel, plums, chocolate. Moderate bitter, great deep in the aftertaste.
sjogro (1590) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Maakun after Borefts 2014. Sweet sugar, roasted, lemon, fruit, cocoa, spices. Interesting complex blend of fine flavors. Backlog from 2014/09/27.
Cristobal37 (539) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle erupted. A few other reviews mentioned it happening to them as well so be ready if yours does the same. Light brown with minimal head. Bubbily sweet raisin flavor first swig. Aroma vaguely like that of red wine. Malty and roasted nuts, though both are subtle. Same can be said about the red wine character. Extremely subtle beer, what’s all the fuss about? I let it warm a bit and the flavor opens up some more. Finish longer and more enjoyable still not a very tasty one for me. Not bad in any regard, though hugely overrated.
mysland (113) - GERMANY - NOV 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flasche, 0.33l. Braun, trübe, feinporiger fester Schaum. Duft nach Pflaume, Feige. Trockener Antrunk, Alkohol nicht spürbar, sehr süffig. Fein malzigee Körper, Dörrobst.
josanguapo (676) - SPAIN - NOV 18, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Watching Sons of Anarchy 1x10. Although the aroma could improve, the taste is pretty delicious. Alcohol completly hidden. Had some sediments that didnt affect its taste
PeatyPete (704) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle L151107341 bff 29/05/2017. Extreme gusher. Red-brown color with direct vanishing extreme foam mass. Aroma of sweet malt, soy sauce and sugar candy. Taste is less sweet as the aroma suggests. Caramel, dark fruit and a little wine-like.