caesar (5794) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled @ Camping Ratebeers 2014, small sample. Dark copper color, short head. Aroma of caramel malt, raisin, slight spicy, bit of bread and ripe fruit. Medium sweet in taste, slight bitter, touch of alcohol. Quite full bodied, probably not as much sugar used as the belgian counterparts. Nice belgian-styled stuff again from Alesmith.
Benzai (9999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared @ Camping Ratebeer. Dark red color, average sized off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, caramel, some bitter, dark fruits, a hint of liquorice. A nice bitter finish.
dEnk (4195) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ camping ratebeer. Aroma is big malty caramel, liquorice, sugar. Flavour is quite sweet with huge caramel and malt, light liquorice. Nice.
ansjelaah (1732) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @campingratebeers’14. Ruby color with a beige head. Smells and tastes sweet, fruity, raisens, toffee, bit chocolat.
DutchDrebus (4764) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ camping ratebeer 2014. Clear brown colour with a small off-white head. Smells sweet, raisins, yeasty, alcohol. Tastes sweet, alcohol, malts, very sweet, raisins. Full body, soft carbo.
Bosbouw (1874) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mooie chocolade bruine kleur met een goede bruine kraag. Ruikt koffie, vanille, crème. Smaakt bitterzoet, koffie, alcohol, specerijen.
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from a 0.75l bottle @ RBNG 2014. This is a lovely glowing amber ruby looking one. It also has a small islandy dark beige head. Smells lovely sweet with all sorts of dried glazed fruits; dates, raisins, sticky toffee caramel pudding and glaze. Yeah, it has a lovely sweet and punchy aroma! Oh, this tastes good as well. I get that dry licorice thingy at first with a ton of dried fruits and berries. There’s a woody touch to it as well here. Feels really thick and sticky in the mouth this and it’s only prickling on the tongue. Would not mind a bottle alone of this one. 15.02.2014
GT2 (9343) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
> High boost chocolate covered strawberry style Quad
[ Bottle ][ 750mL ][ Jank Bottle Shop Solana Beach ][ $17 ][ Crooked Stave Globe ][ 7.11.14 ]
>> Pours clear sepia core, deep red edges. Massive creamy yellow head. Nose is chocolate covered strawberry, vanilla, slight metallic, white chocolate mousse. Taste is dusty, metallic, papery, milk chocolate, rum soaked strawberry, milk chocolate covered strawberry. Rum cake finish. It’s pretty damn good, just not my style: sweet, red, high boost. Cleans up as it warms, good stuff.
>!< small metallic, paper
mensch (280) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yum. Deep, cooked caramel and raisin aroma. Rich flavors, very strong. I’m enjoying it with Stilton and marcona almonds. Fuck, I’m turning into Charles Finkel. Great beer, wait ’till it’s gone to eat the stinkin’ cheese.
devman171 (1220) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted Alongside Westy’s, St Bernardus 12, Rochfurt, others, Pours murky brown with big carb. Aroma is big dark fruits, taste holds up to the belgium big hitters!