tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Brewed in 2001. Murky copper body, not much of a head with a fizzy beige collar. Aroma is very sweet, lots of dark fruits; red grapes, raisins, prunes, and plums. Touch of residual sweetness, like candi sugar. Taste is similar with lots of dark fruits, plums and prunes, decently sweet with a touch of oxidation in the sherry form with a touch of vinous/wine in the finish. Creamy, medium bodied, low carb but not bad for 11 years old. Decent, but this one is probably better fresh.
CH-303 (1770) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, some tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, dark fruit.
Taste: Dark malt, caramel sweetness, some dark fruits and chocolate too. Very nice!
Bought: Saveur-Biere.com, 750 ml, €8.40
Info: 14/11-2015, 62/100, BB: 31/1-2017
Boxereddy (260) - BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Donkerbruin bier met mooie beige schuimkraag.
Intens fruitige ester met gisttoets en zoethout op de achtergrond.
Zoete mout in de mond met droptoets.
Kruidige afdronk met hoppig eind.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Hazed mahogany pour with a tall tan head. Rich dark fruits and banana bread at first. Really intense carbonation kind of detracts from the enjoyment and there’s a bit of a yeasty, mineral quality to it as well. Lots of caramel, toasted bread, and some roasted malts. Really strong fig and plum skin qualities. Slight alcohol on the finish as well. Good, but not amazing, unfortunately.
Silvan7 (926) - Samarate, ITALY - SEP 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. marrone, riflessi ambrati, velata. Schiuma beige, fine, non molto persistente. Aroma intenso fruttato, esteri del lievito, frutta candita, caramello, liquirizia, vaniglia. gusto dolce abboccato ai limiti dell amabile l’ingresso, tostato con la liquirizia in evidenza, lievemente metallica. Finale erbaceo amaro da luppolo. corpo medio/leggero carbonatazione decisa, calda, ma non alcolica. Grande equilibrio. Armonica.
Beersiveknown (4408) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at de garre
big opaque brown beer with beige head collapsing to lacing
rich candy sugar and light cocoa on nose, full bodied, warming, demerara sugar, prunes, booze soaked rasins, not alcoholic, fruity finish
Bierridder_S (405) - BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
30/08/2015 @home 75cl bottle from Achelse Kluis.
Brown colour, big white head, nice carbonation. Nose is dark malts, caramel, fruits, Taste is dark malts, fruits, caramel, some chocolate, praline. Reminded me of the Chimay Bleu and I liked it the same.
Zakoon (370) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle enjoyed @ a friend’s cottage. Pours dark brown with a creamy and long lasting beige head, lots of floaties. Aroma is raisins, plums, prunes, figs, yeast and caramel. Flavour is medium sweet. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is dark dried fruits, alcohol and a little sweet.
RafeAU (553) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2015 bottle from plonk. malty estery brown. mildly sweet but medium dry finish. High carbonation and warming alcohol. superb.
dnicolaescu (1439) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 75 CL. Hazy red-brown, small beige head. Spicy aroma - something between clove and lemon zest, with lots of harsh alcohol. Taste harsh, young and alcoholic. Disappointing, just like the regular Bruin.
suprchunk (2732) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coppery colored pour. Close to toffee. Big off white head. Lots of lacing. Nose is molasses-y and sugar with some dark fruit. Taste is sweet sugar. Better quads out there for sure.