Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed dark amber barley wine with a thin creamy moka head. In aroma, a superb aroma of burned caramel, burned notes, chinotto herbs, smokey touch. In mouth, a good oily sweet malt with burned wood oil extract, lightly peaty, smooth and enhanced old ale. 750 ml bottle from Brilbecks, Syracuce NY, tasted with GRM, Probstk, and Mike H., Oct. 8 2010.
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weird stuff; malty, spicy. Complex but not well integrated. Nice to have tried, but definitely wonít pick it up again.
probstblueribbon (3717) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by Lubiere (merci!), shared with GRM, served cold in a tulip glass. 08OC10.
App.: Very cloudy, red-orange-brown with a slim yellow-tan head.
Aroma: Lots of dark stewed fruits with some brighter notes (raisins, figs, dates), hazelnuts, sherry, brown sugar, orange peel, a little boozy, sweet honey, very Abbey Dubbel to me.
Palate: Medium body, soft effervescence.
Flav.: Sweet brown sugar, phenolic smoke, iodine, less fruitiness than the nose, a bit of orange peel, a touch of booze, nuts, sweet, a little bright fruit, a touch of wood, interesting; sweet with restrained bitterness and a sweet Scotch finish.
dasabijempivo (20) - Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Outstanding, complex, multi- flavored beer. This is very pleasant surprise from Italian brewers. Not too sweet and smokey, great beer.
skortila (5274) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ UDRM. The aroma has butter, malts and grass. Bit hazy, nice amber-brown-red coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is a bit sweet, has caramel/toffee, some spice.
jtclockwork (14923) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very weird ale. Nose and taste of Halls sore throat lozenges. Itís odd. Iím sure it has its niche fans, but Iím not one of them. Rated 8/25/08
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this one @ Unofficial Dutch Ratebeer Meeting. Amber colored brew. Smoky aroma. Flavor is smoky, some fruits, some malts, some spices.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ RB meeting by Joes. A hazy red/brown colored with a small head. The aroma is sweet and fruity, with a little spices. The taste is watery, and dry bitter, with a little sweet. The aftertaste is a little bitter and dry.
Vaiz (4258) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Dutch RB meeting, thanks for sharing Savad! Pours a hazy deep orange color with almost no head. Aroma of spices, and smoky malt. Flavor is slightly spicy with a deep malt base, sweet and slightly bitter in the finish. Low carbonation.
nuncecredo (8) - ITALY - APR 6, 2010 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 Aspetto dal colore arancio carico. Naso ricco e fragrante. Schiuma molto fitta un po meno persistente. In bocca risulta piena, sapori ben definiti (miele, torbato, luppolo) ma armoniosamente susseguiti uno dallíaltro. Una grande birra, una delle mie affumicate preferite.