chinchill (3357) - South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2015
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
750ml bottle from Total Wine with a cage and cork seal. Solid pop of the cork, which probably hit the ceiling even though I thought I was holding it adequately.
No foaming, but the aroma and flavor suggest a moderate infection. The aroma, in particular, has some of the floral, barnyard, and basement aromas from bacteria or, less likely, wild yeast. The bottle has a 11/13 date on the bottom and its been properly stored. Searching, I immediately found a report of another bad bottle, so quality control may be an issue.
O: very disappointed.
Pyrmir (4737) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled during Brussels vacation. Amber with off white head. Aroma malty, caramel, light burnt sugar and yeast. Taste is sweet and malty, caramel, yeast, sugars, low bitterness and some fruit.
Shark_Pants (504) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep ruby colour with large fluffy beige head that lingers significantly. Candi sugar, glacé cherries and belgian yeast in the aroma. The taste is very sweet, with plums, cherries, raisins, toffee and bready notes toward the finish. Very prickly on the tongue but full bodied and sticky. This one is too all over the place for me and lacks balance. Certainly not at all undrinkable but somewhat disappointing.
thirstyrabbit (1537) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark copper body, medium head. Aroma has yeast, caramel and dried fruit. Mostly red fruits. Also some hairspray. High carbonation. Taste has more dried fruit and yeast. Pretty simple. Finish is more fruity with dates and raisins. A standard dark Belgian, not very much distinguishing features. Carbonation is too high, makes me burp a lot. Not very smooth. With so many better options available, I will probably not have this one again.
deanso (7199) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle @ Cambrinus, Brugge.
Thin creamy off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Well hidden alcohol but not that much to it.
Labedz (7) - POLAND - DEC 5, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33cl. Sour smokey and chocolate aroma. Great foam with nice lacing. Taste chocolate with fruits with roasted malt. More sweet than bitter. Sweet wine aftertaste.Quote strong but no alcohol in taste or aroma.
markoijelena (1451) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l from Delhaize supermarket Ghent Belgium.Pour it dark amber colour with medium white head.Taste and aroma of plum, banana, rust, light yeast.Not very good balanced.Bit quite drinkable
AndySnow (5572) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Pressklubben, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, yeast, spices.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, fruit, spices.
omikr0n (818) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with thin white head. Aroma is licorice, overripe fruits, yeast, hint of alcohol. Taste is cocoa, fruits, malt.
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Clear dark brown color. Medium size, yellow head, stays. Looks fizzy. Prunes, caramel, toffee, sweet, brown sugar in aroma. Fruity, metallic hops, dry yeast, brown sugar, plum stones in taste. No real signs of alcohol. Quite high carbonation. Dry yeast in aftertaste.