ha1ag (865) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled, tnx to DH8VV ! color is dark as expected with a tan thick head. Nose has caramel and malts. Aroma has malts, burned caramel and stings of alcohol. Perfectly composed ! Flavour has malts and complex sweetness with a flattened malty finish. Palate is amazing. Fantastic!
Borresteijn (6498) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ De Geuzen last winter. Dark reddish brown, creamy head. Aroma of sweet malts, laurel, liquorice. Taste is sweet, malty, laurel and liquorice as well. Became cloying towards the end, too much sugar I guess. Lots of nice flavours though.
cluny6 (115) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 14, 2008 From bottle. Dark redish brown, hazy. Little head that quickly goes away.Malty aroma. Very malty taste, burnt caramel. Carbonated. Taste not very complex, mostly malt. Somewhat sweet. Ok I guess. I am an Ale drinker venturing out into other worlds. I still prefer ales so my rating could be biased.
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught in Munich. Typical brown appearance with a sweet caramel smell. Powerful caramel, plum and grape flavors.
bp (892) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: darkish brown with a frothy tan head, malty and brown sugar aroma, taste is malty, brown sugar and a slight bitter finish, not sweet. Good stuff.
Marko (4989) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG08 grand tasting
Dark brown/amber body. Caramelly and grainy nose. A superb malty taste, somewhat grainy. Brilliant, one of the shortest ratings for one of the beers I wanted to try the most. I really need to get this one again.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 mL bottle poured in my mug I got in Ueberlingen in 2003.
Pours a dark amber color with a strong, off-white head that retains very well. Smell of burnt caramel, slight bit of earthy hops, and some dark fruit, most noteably some cherry. Smell still is a little weak for what I was expecting, good, but not very strong. Light toastiness in the taste. Certainly some burnt caramel is noticed as well as some slightly grainy flavors. Sweet caramel finish, that ends up being dry. Higher than medium carbonation with medium body. Very nice beer to drink, I think it may be even better when enjoyed straight from the brewery.
renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
i always struggle to rate my homeland stuff abroad. the aroma alone sends me back home. beautiful wholesome hop with earthy malt and coffe. Creamy palate with just the slightest kick of alcohol. this is just velvet. Beauty. gets me home-sick.
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Re-rate). Breakfast measure, Andechser am Dom, Munich. Interesting that I scored this beer identically on all counts bottled and back home a couple of years ago. Fruit like stewed apple, grape and fig in the aroma, joined by rust, choc, Twiglets. Dubbelish and a bit bloody. Yeasty, sweet and peppered with choc. Cherryish ruby red with a beautiful fat tan collar. Wood and yeast extract aroma underscored with herbal noble hop notes as it warms. RYE BREAD. Yeasty, nutty, slightly burnt bitterness. Slips down disturbingly well before midday.
(original rate) 0.5L bottle. Deep red pour with a lasting off-white head. Powerfully fruity, sticky licorice snout with lots of heady alcohol. Silky licorice warmer with a mellowing malty softness. Raisiny, malt-loafy fruity like a (much) richer version of Pelforth brune. Rich, foody and smooth.Tragically, I had to share it.
Brix (652) - DENMARK - JUN 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 2008-06-10. Pours semi clear, chestnut with beige head. Sweet/sour aroma; malty, rye bread, figgs, tar, english liquorice, alcohol. Slightly acidic flavour. Slightly bitter. Well balanced. Good beer!