olio (5855) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100227.
Pours murky brown, almost black color with a large head. Aroma of yeast, sourish ripe fruits, chocolate, dark roasted malts and caramel. Flavor of roasted malts, some salty licorice mild coffee notes, sour fruits and yeast. Not too fond of these sour belgian IS.
laiti (5418) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 27.02.2010
Aroma is somewhat sour with soy sauce and salty licorice. Also some distant earthy notes. Flavour has salty licorice, sourness, some soy sauce and caramel. Also some fruity notes. An IS in Belgian way – not my thing.
BVery (5935) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Blue Max. Deep mahogany pour with a huge head - somewhat of a gusher. Chocolate and sour fruit elements - pretty tasty.
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
$3 single at Binny’s, April 2011. Beer is more of a porter brwon, although markedly darker. Nice foamy head. Sweet candi sugar smell permeates the room as I’m typing. Taste is very sweet, but immediately a tart backwash comes in. Plenty of fizz that helps mix in the tastes. Pretty loaded with hops, even if the bottle’s 2 years old and it’s the Challenger and East Kent Goldings (that’s what the label says). Gets a little gassy just halfway through. Some dark roast malt to it. Doesn’t quite play well with its dark Kandi sugar (again, from the label). This is simply kind of… strange. Which is what makes it a Belgian beer.
Imaena (1789) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. This has lots of sour flavors running through it. Thin body and complex roast malt finish. A really interesting stout that is definitely worth trying at least once.
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours a foamy thin black. Aroma is roasty and yeasty. The flavour is lot of funk, its like a sour stout almost, it is really quite yum
shoulderbroken (1849) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tanakaya. Unbelievable gusher, but there was a tag to warn me. Even so, wasn’t well enough prepared. Dark chocolate brown with massive golden bubbly head that diminishes fairly quickly apart from when pouring! Aroma is chocolate, boozy sharpness, creamy sweetness, classic alvinne aroma. Not that different from Morpheus dark as far as I can remember but maybe a bit drier and with some bitterness. Taste is nice. Chocolate, bit of mars bar. Initial boozy hit of sweetness. Finish is dry and a touch bitter, dark chocolate. Very full on.
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rand (1250) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl from Willems - Grobbendonk (B). Black beer with red-brown refections. Dangerous cause gushing like a geyser. It remains ... 1 dl in the bottle. Acid and sour nose, roasted malt, chocolate, dates. The taste is similar, well acidic, hints of dry fruits, small fruits, choc, vanilla, coffee and wood, Alvinne yeast. Brown of Flanders malted and sweetened. Only well because out of standard.
Enjoyit (3445) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of sweet liqurice, prunes, alcohol and weak notes of chocolate. A flavor of sweets and liqurice.
illidurit (2114) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into snifter. Deep woody brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is terribly metallic -- copper to be exact -- with hardly any beer character. Flavor is a big improvement: brown sugar and fermented red fruits, charred bread and burnt caramel. Dry finish. Not really that good.