daveshawley (25) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly chilled 33cl bottle into a tumbler. It had a lot of carbonation, pours as lively as a Duvel but settles down quickly. A nice two finger beige head sitting on top of an almost black body. The head calms down to a thin head with a nice smattering of dark yeasties on top. After it sits for a little bit the unfiltered nature is apparent as the sediment settles to the bottom.
Aroma is interesting... sour cherry, woody, and breadlike. Nothing is overwhelming but it is really interesting. Taste has a nice cherry sour to it from the start to the finish. Sometimes there is a little sweetness or smokiness in the middle. The malt is noticeable for a brief moment as well. The finish is a smoky bitterness that lingers for a little while.
This is surprisingly light bodied for 9% ABV and a strong belgium ale. The mouthfeel is lively, not quite fizzing and creamy. Most of the cream comes from the strong layer of foam on top. Overall, I’ll probably pick this up again if I see it anywhere.
Aniela (2228) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep amber beer with a big beige lacy head. Burnt sugar, woody and malty aroma. Burnt notes, alcohol, malty and some fruity flavour.
goozen (2554) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ZBF’13, Leuven: Dark brown coloured brew with fine bitter taste and hints of chocolate.
madmitch76 (12083) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22nd June 2012
Hazy red - brown beer. Pale tan - cream coloured head. Smooth dry palate, a little airy. Mild toffee malt with a whisper of chocolate. Aniseed spice. Subtle coca cola and Dr Pepper. Finishes spicy and dry with mild malt cream and more aniseed. Not bad but the alcohol is obvious.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - 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 (132) - 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 (8445) - Skövde, 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 (10887) - 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 (9446) - 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 (380) - 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.