DuffMan (6866) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. I expected a trippel style belgian ale based on my misinterpretation of the label, so I was surprised at the dark colour of the pour. The flavour profile is completely different from a trippel as well. Sweet bready malts, lots of figgy fruit, lightly alcoholic finish. Not as smooth or complex as the grand cru, but still immensely enjoyable.
BeerBaboon (1591) - FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark red with thick white head. Aroma is fruity, caramel and yeasty. Flavour is sweet, malty, spicy, fruity and caramel.
Temptation (226) - - DEC 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely, I am a fan of Brasserie des Rocs. For sure, they haven’t the name or the prestige of another breweries or abbeys, but their beers are excellent, very serious and very...just to say, Belgian. Like this one, with a high presence of the yeast and the candi sugar both in mouth and nose, getting a relatively complex, well structured and balanced beer. The overall is extremely elegant and delicate, but high bodied: an iron fist wrapped in a silk glove. Great.
Osprey87 (1797) - WALES - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Utobeer. A serious gusher. Pours murky red, huge head endures, loads of sediment. Looks pretty rubbish. Smell - sherry and coffee - smells aged. After a while I start getting more cherry. Body - medium to light, foamy, low carbonation. Taste - sweet yet earthy, malty, dark fruit, caramel. Drying alcoholic finish. It tastes similar to a modern barley wine. A bit of a mixed experience - looks awful but tastes pretty good, and that’s the most important thing.
veronneaupy (146) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bière vraiment surprenante aux effluves de tire sainte Catherine, sucrée au nez. Légèrement sucrée au goût, note de caramel sans goûter la scotch ale.
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jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a small off-white head. Malty and spicy yeast aroma with hints of dark fruit and alcohol. Fairly sweet malt flavor with spicy yeast notes, dark fruit and a hint of wood. Spicy yeast, dark fruits and alcohol in the finish.
pushkinwow (2033) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Tried to prevent sediment from pouring into the glass but it seems to start almost from the beginning. Dark amber with a beige head, various sized pieces of sediment. Sweet, raisin, some prune, alcohol, liege style waffles, figs. Very sweet but very different from most sweet beers I have had as its an intense fruity sweetness with some alcohol, mild carbonation, full body, sweet finish. Not sure I would want an entire bottle to myself but if you like sweet and belgian candy sugared beers then this is for you.
kraddel (3455) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown . No real head
Metallic chocolate earthyness
Brigadier (3007) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle
Thanks to tastybeer for sharing this with b3shine and myself. Despite a considerable amount of sediment in the bottle this was a solid beer. I thought I had tried it before but it must be one of those beers I’ve always walked past until it was no longer for sale.
Aroma / Appearance - Heavy chunks of yeast from a year or more of aging give it an unappealing look. When it finally (somewhat) clears the body has a pleasant caramel color. Cherry pie, red vines, caramel brownies, and dark fruits provide a mixture of good flavors from which to start.
Flavor / Palate - Caramel, spice, and chocolate are very smooth when not swallowing a chunk of thick yeast. Working around that it leads to a warm finish. The booziness isn’t too intense yet manages to become evident about halfway through the glass. If not for the issue of sediment this would be a clear 4.0+.
skoisirius (1717) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
By all means a solid Tripel, but again, the Brune is where it’s at with these gents.