laiti (4799) - Helsinki, - MAR 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ home, BBE 28.08.2012
Bottle starts to foam after opening and mixes up all the yeast – a very typical opening ceremony for this brewery.
Aroma has ripe fruits and toffee typical to an aged belgian ale. Flavour has ripe, dark fruits, apricot, licorice, some anise and spice. Nice and rich.
PriorL (1148) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small stable beige head.
NOSE: malts, caramel, gingerbread, dried fruits, raisins, burned malts for that matter.
TASTE: sweet, burned malts, fruity, again same dried fruits, taste is recognizable with the ’Brune’, same herbs sort of mix present. Pleasant and good beer, but the ’Brune’ was better.
Ragnampiza (173) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from beer-shop.it served in a Teku glass. Deep dark copper/almost brown, quite hazy, with an average light beige head. Long lasting and good lacing. Powerful aroma, dominated at first by light booze notes, than a fantastic bouqet of different dark fruits, winter spices, some roasted/meaty presence, burnt caramel and medicinal herbs. The alchool completely disappear in the mouth, leaving just a pleasent warming sensation down the throat. Perfectly balanced and elegant, sharing some dubbel qualities, but more dry and less sweet. Long and spicy afertaste. Average to lively carbonation, on the higher side of medium body, and oily texture. Should be trated as a sipper, being so complex and changing a bit every 5 minutes! I’d love to try a 5+ year old bottle one day.
cthomas2390 (193) - Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with a good head but a fair amount of sediment (vigorous pour, but still). Apple and toffee on the nose with some sweet Christmas spice. Sweet malty caramel flavours with alcohol sweetness and heat coming through towards the end. Residual Christmas cake notes on the finish.
Icedwarf (57) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Donker bier wat niet lang blijft hangen. Smaak doet denken aan aardbei en kersen. Fruit overheerst. Daarnaast ietwat rooksmaak.
ruigo (800) - PORTUGAL - JAN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared a 33cl bottle from Cora (Luxembourg). Pours a brown colour with a thin tan head/lacing. Aroma is malt, caramel and light yeast. Average to low carbonation and medium body. Taste is light bitter and light sweet, well balanced. Overall, a tasteful beer with a bit alcohol.
sinte (297) - Udine, ITALY - JAN 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown body with a large, creamy, tan head, mostly lasting with nice lacing.
Moderate-to-heavy malty (roasted, caramel) and moderate hoppy (orange) aroma with notes of red fruits (cherry), raisins and spices.
Moderate-to-intense sweet flavour with light-to-moderate bitter character and light acidity.
Medium-to-full body with creamy texture; lively carbonation; some light alcoholic feeling in the finish.
StoutHead (457) - DENMARK - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear-ish red with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is sweet and caramel-y. Taste is of malt, spices, dark fruits, molasses, bread and yeast. Very sweet and very smooth. Has a bit of a hop-bitter aftertaste. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden but does appear in the finish. Empty your bottle in one go or you’ll get a lot of yeast in the second pour. Very drinkable.
Torrefacto (333) - SPAIN - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
El color es caoba oscuro y sucio, bastante feo, Chi una espuma crema que se disipa rápidamente. Los aromas son tenues de galleta, pan, caramelo y ligero chocolate. En boca obtenemos esas mismas sensaciones con un regusto ligeramente ácido y afrutado y una textura algo aguada. En realidad lo mejor es el sabor, está muy buena, pero tiene algunos defectos que la alejan de las mejores estilo.
rok1024 (841) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very murky appearance with lots of yeast particles. Deep red towards brown colour, medium head. Fruity, spicy and malty aroma, sweet and sour, very good balance. Alcohol is amazingly well hidden. Grand seasonal winter beer.
Piero1987 (568) - Sottochiesa, ITALY - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany color with not persistent head, some gushing in bottle. Nice candi sugar and caramel malt aroma, light sweet with finish in little bitterness.