deanso (5568) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from Speciaalbier, Leiden.
Thick creamy off white head. Clear deep amber pour. Some candy sweetness. Quite decent
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The glass says "dubbel-tripel", and it is dark and powerful stuff. The foam is airy and dirty yellow. Smells sweetly of schwarzbier-like malts, which also have a strong presence in the taste. Furthermore there is a nice belgian fizziness and a raspberry-like fruitiness. A hint of soy appears further out in the taste, which is nice.
martjoobolut (867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33L bottle. Pours brown with light tan head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, dark fruits, plums, yeast. Flavor is sweet, caramel, dark fruits, plums, burnt sugar, malt, caramel, and spices. Finish has some bitterness and hints of alcohol. Overall: nice brew.
Marduk (2855) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Bit hazy chestnut color. Small size, yellow head, disappears. Sweet, caramel, slightly dusty notes in aroma. Caramel, prunes, slightly yeasty, dark chocolate in taste. High carbonation. Long lasting dark chocolate in aftertaste. Quite decent.
kerenmk (2519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks Stas and Vova. Headless murky brown. Sweet, medicinal, syrupy aroma, sweet, a little fermented cherry and floral taste. Medium body, sweetish finish, low carbonation.
mikske79 (1247) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Echt een van de beste donkere bieren dat ik ooit gedronken heb, echt een aanrader.
Alengrin (2331) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The dark abbey beer from this charming Limburg brewery, spiced with sweet gale, in rememberance of an ancient tradition, before the generalisation of hops. Light beige, mousse-like, regular, stable head, dark mahogany brown with a ruby hue; malty aroma with iron (perhaps a foam stabilising agent?) but also banana, raisins, yeast, black pepper, orange peel, gentle spice from the gale; malty and fruity taste in which the iron returns, as well as the subtle spicing, finish rather short, a bit monotonous in all.
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 12, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks Stas. Hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, cardboard, candies, cough syrup and dark fruits. Sweet flavor, candy-ish, with sugar, cough syrup, some dark fruits, some spice and cardboard. Medium-bodied.
Rasmus40 (11684) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle form Det Bette Ølhus. Clear dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark sugar and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 270614
tderoeck (5009) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
11/IV/14 - 33cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ home - BB: X/2014 (2014-362)
Clear deep red purple to red brown beer, big aery beige head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: soapy and floral, reminds me very much of St. Paul Double. Some citrus and coriander notes as well. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: wow, overload of floral flavours, like drinking a pot pourri, and no that’s not a good thing. Lots of orange peel, pretty sweet and sugary, some caramel, but mainly just very very floral, reminding me of Turkish delight, which is also floral and very sugary sweet. Aftertaste: more of the same, very sweet, sugary, floral, pot pourri, Turkish delight. Did not finish. Cooked with it instead.