fiulijn (16426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beer Planet
Cloudy dark amber color with generous head. The aroma is a bit breadish, with some berries, then some yeast. It’s wildly carbonated, any malt flavor is covered by a stronger liquorice flavor; ordinary bitterness.
Not classically Belgian. Not in my chords.
lembeek (143) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Colore mogano con riflessi ramati. Schiuma abbondante, ma evanescente. Aroma di malti tostati, cioccolato, spezie e note fruttate. Gusto dolce di malto, caramello, cioccolato, con qualche nota vinosa. Stancante!
rlgk (13365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber beer with a rich lasting offwhite head. Malty fruity aroma, glue, plums and figs, esters, spicy notes, cinnamon, milky notes. Fruity flavor, alcohol, banana, spices, metal notes, plums, dark bread. A bit too boozy, that kind of kills the rest of the beer.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very dark amber/chestnut brown color with a thin off-white collar that quickly fades into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Heavily spiced aroma with subtle malt sweetness and faint dark fruit notes. Peppery with cinnamon and candy sugar followed by caramel malt, subtle earthy hops and vinous fruit.
Lighter bodied than expected with soft carbonation and a decent balance of sweet malt, estery dark fruit notes, zesty spice and sweet booze. Slightly syrupy/medicinal with hints of grape, date and raisin followed by candy sugar, pepper and clove. As it warms, some sweet caramel malt and toffee flavor comes out but it’s dominated by the dark fruit and heavy spices.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: January 16, 2011
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear dark brown with ruby edges, pillowy beige head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, fruity esters, light spicyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, sweet fruity esters, light chocolate, touch of tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Koelschtrinker (12645) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 3, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sehr prickelnder Antrunk, wenig aromatisch, viel zu mild. So bleibt es auch, keine Aromen entwickeln sich, das Bier bleibt auf der untersten Stufe des Möglichen. Wenig säuerlich. Langweilig! 9/8/8/7//8
wimpie133 (381) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Dark brown beer with a light beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel, syrup, somewhat sweet and dark fruits. Taste goes the same: nice malty taste, roasted, caramel, dark fruits, light sweet. Tastes like a stout. Aftertaste is nice hoppy, giving an extra touch to the beer. Pallet is OK, but I already had some greater tastes in my mouth. Nice beer, but not a topper.
cheap (4568) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was lsited as eerwarrdw pater belgian strong dark ale. On tap and glad to have a chance to try it! Darker iced tea color. Scummy pond head. Sweeter aroma. This stuff is a little flat but it is quite interesting on the buds. Has a sour but not wild attitude and I like that. Enjoyable fun easy. Slight vinegar backbone. Yes, easy to like. Fun and an overall good beer experience. Rocks! You would never think this stuff was +9%! Be careful! As good as corsendonk pater, i think.
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11/04/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 03/2012 (2011-144)
Pretty clear red-brown beer, beige very big aery head. Very unstable, falls quickly down to about 1/3rd, leaving a nice lacing. Aroma: cough syrup upon opening and pouring, dark berries, cheese, malty, alcohol, fruity, bit of citric hops, on warming up some forest fruits. MF: bit too much carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very fruity and sour, red currants, unripe raspberries, sour apple, little bit of roasted malts, dark caramel. Aftertaste: some hop bitterness with more sour berries. Interesting yet not super.
SHIG (3934) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a dark chocolate brown with a off white head. Aroma is dark fruit with a edge that I can’t pick up. Taste is a sweet maltiness, the finish is sticky and wet.