Derek881 (917) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured the beer from a large bottle into a trappist-style glass to drink. The appearance was a mostly-cloudy dirty brown color with a slight deep amber hue and an average-sized foamy and creamy off-white head with modest retention, good lacing, and light cling. Its aroma featured dark fruits, including raisins and prunes, and lighter floral and earthy notes, along with a touch of caramel. The taste had a slightly sweet earthy-floral effect with a touch of sour grain and some light caramel malt, but was under-developed overall. Its body had low-to-average carbonation and fizz with a somewhat flat and wet mouthfeel with low density.
klaing (65) - Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light reddish brown with thin head. Nice heady aroma with dried fruits predominant. Thinner texture than normal and a very effervescent carbonation. Taste the dried fruits, cherries mostly, light caramel and then a little sourness, but not overdone. Refreshing and light for the style.
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Jonb5 (286) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, poured into Kasteel chalice. A: Very dark mahogany, opaque, large tanned rocky head, lots of lacing, top marks, can’t be improved on. S: Usual fudge, molasses and brown sugar expected from a BSDA, but also had and malt and hop content associated with a good Franconian doppelbock. T: Fudge, dark chocolate, cranberry, finish long, malty with some bitterness all balanced out by a surprising hop content. M: Smooth, creamy texture, light body, minimal carbonation. O: Great look, lots of layers, easy on the palate, ticks a lot of boxes.
DrWally (46) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, 33cl, at home. caramel coloured with a foamy head, foamy texture. Medium carbonation. taste: light sweetness, subtle bitter finish.
penstemon (85) - - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark red-mahogany with a big light tan head. Aromas of raisin, slight banana, bread, yeast, tart dried fruits, a bit of cola and caramel. Metallic. Aroma is bread, yeast, some dried fruit and spice, cola. Sweet with a smooth mouthfeel.
ElManana (102) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oak brown body. Hoppy and grassy nose. Fruity and malty taste with some caramel. Quite enjoyable.
JefVerstraete (668) - BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown, nice beige foam. A lot of carbonation. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel. Thin body and watery. Also a mettalic taste. Unbalaced.
berntholer (544) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
beige head with big bubbles that burst open and fades immediately without lacing. redbrown clear colour. aroma of madeira, porto, caramel sweet, malt. taste like aroma aftertaste sweet. thin watery mouthfeel, thin body, almost no more carbonation. not a big fan of a fresh bottle and doesn’t improve at all with age, just portorised and bland. bottle 75 cl / bbf 2009
EddyBeer1 (569) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brune classique, pétillance moyenne, mousse beige crémeuse. Malts caramel rôtis, métal en entrée, notes de réglisse et de fruits foncés, sucre candi, bon équilibre, chaleur d’alcool sur la fin. Pas mal...
DanielBrown (3477) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Dark brown, not gold. Cream lacing. Very metallic, very bloody malts. Like a rare steak. Made of metal. Not the greatest.
kraddel (1905) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
good white head , no real smell .
way too much carbo ( sigh) sugary, yet not very sweet. dry, not much taste/complexity as normal in this style of beer ..