tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, rose water, chocolate, cakelike aroma. Opaque black body with decent off white head that recedes to cover. Very sweet, floral, cakelike flavour with strong roasty bitterness emerging towards the long dry finish. Sweet floral tones last in the aftertaste. Medium-full body with soft, lively effervescence. Bottle sampled at RBESG 2005.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG 2005, deep brown colour with a light brown head. Roasted malty aroma with a chocolate sweet note. Dried dark fruit sweet flavor with a nice bitter finish.
vanvenlo (1468) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 Jun 2005 - (HOP 2005) - Sweet and choc roasted malt aroma. Dark brown, low head and ordinary lacing. Sweet spiritous choc malt flavours. Good lingering choc malt and tangy finish.
omhper (21422) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled at RBESG. Near black. Rose aroma. Sweet and roasty, salty and intense with notes of milk chocolate. Very soft mouthfeel. Like a flower garden a summer morning.... Complea and unusual, incredibly refined compared to most other Belgian stouts.
argo0 (12346) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(RBESG05, 33cl bottle) Medium tan head atop a brown/black body. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, allspice. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, allspice, light pepper, some alcohol burn. Moderately full body, low carbonation.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with a baige head. Light roasted liqourice dark chocolate aroma and a light sweet dry liqourice dark chocolate taste. Medium body and a light sweet dry finish.
Ungstrup (30790) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A black beer with a disappearing brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel, but also fruits and alcohol are present. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and fruit. The mouthfeel is quite carbonated. I better get back to this one, since my notes are very limited for such a complex beer.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with small head. Chocolate, sweet liqourice, pipe tobacco, little roasted, notes of flowers, nicely balanced, low carbonation, full bodied, oily mf, not what I expected but the complexity won me over. Thanks Chris_O
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Very dark brown, but not completely opaque. Small, light brown head. Nose of roasted malts. Extremely full-bodied with notes of bitter, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Marked alcohol and sweetness. Light ashy notes and only a short, dry bitterness which never really balances the sweetness. But this doesn’t appear unbalanced, but very lovely. 120805
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(On bottle at RBESG 2005)Started out real bad and finished really good. Has a very medical nose, like a used bandage, yukk! It´s unfiltered dak brown, almost black. Flavour was great; burnt figs, coco and liqourice, very complex and varied. Smooth finish.like liqouricefoam with tobacco notes.