prawlie (870) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cL bottle into a Westvleeteren glass. Dark red-brown with a brown creamy head. Spicy and acidic aroma. Dry, malty and starchy. A bit overpowering.
Benzai (4444) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home. Nice dark brown color with a deep dark red color coming through. Small beige to light brown head that disappears quickly. Smell malts, lightly dark fruits, a bit sweet, but also a sour touch to it. Taste malts, sweetness, candy sugar, a sour hint and some fruits. Medium body, medium carbonation.
Kåstå (1274) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark copper coloured with an off-white head. Aroma and taste of cola, coffee, soap, yeast, licorice and maybe some rum.
Grzesiek79 (2423) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dziwne piwo niby karmelowe, ciemne i słodowe ale nazbyt słodkie, przesadnie dosładzane brązowym cukrem. Niby ekologiczne ale trochę nie w moim typie ten ciemny dubbel
saxo (11504) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Small head with short duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are nuts, fruits, yeas, caramel and malt.
diabel (1585) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown body. Small off-white fizzy head. Aroma of sweet malts, grapes, molasses, ... quite ok - good balance and ok complexity. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour in a good balance. Nice beer.
BlackHaddock (2443) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
July 2010: Formally known as Oxfam Bruin, this is a ’fairtrade’ beer with ingrediants from Thailand, Costa Rica and Bolivia. Only available from Belgian Oxfam shops (as far as I know), this one is from the one in Brugge.
Brown 33cl bottle (sediment within) poured into my Westmalle chalice.
Dark Ruby Red body, clear and clean looking, good covering of a light brown foamy head which left some lacing as the beer was sunk.
Very little smell, some roasted malts maybe, but nothing much.
The taste was sour at first, some toated malts, hints of coffee and chocolate, slight but just about detectable.
A bit thin and lacking in depth for a 7.5% ABV.
I’ll not be rushing out and getting a crate full of this, but one is fine.
Bullit (3516) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from local Oxfam shop. Brown colour, tan head. Nose is sweet malty, bit of sugar, toasty, caramel. Flavour is caramel malts, fruity, slight toastiness, slightly alcoholic. Slightly sweet finish. Decent.
BaroneBirra (157) - Gorizia, ITALY - JAN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 bottle labelled "birra scura altromercato" for fair trade.
pours dark hazy brown with medium off white head, not long lasting but good lacing.
Sweet aroma, wildberry and yeasts. fruity taste, vinous and alcoholic. dry and bitter final. good body and carbonation.
Abio (1351) - Waasland, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown coloured beer, ok head, should just hold a bit longer. Smell is malts, caramel. Mostly sweet at the taste, lots of yeast, not to bad, but not well outbalanced neither. Nothing to get excited about.