EddyBeer1 (565) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brune acajou, quasi pas d’effervescence, col beige très fin. Malts très torréfiés, réglisse, chocolat noir fruité, légèrement crémeuse, alcool masqué. Peut se rapprocher de la Black Albert de Struise mais est (très) loin d’en avoir la classe!
Swaroga (950) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Hazy brown color with no head at all. Nose : toffee, nuts, sweet coffee with milk. Sip : oily and thick, no carbonation. Cloying sweet with notes of toffee and coffee. Creamy with vanilla and strong mokka flavors. It’s warming with booze. Not that complex but delicious.
McWorta (361) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark mahagony in colour with a light pillowy dark/tan head. On the noses aromas of sweet dark lightly roasted malts develop with brown sugar molasses.Really full bodied with a slick bit oily texture and sweet tastes. Heavy beer and chewy. Finish is relatively long but loses some momentum after a while. Goes well with Gouda extreme old! On its own really heavy with the cheese or other foods pretty pleasant!
Yves (1988) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle at home. Hazy red brown coloured beer with small off-white head and no carbonation visible. Finish is bitter malty coffee and roasty hints.
Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a lasting off-white head. Fruity aroma with dark chocolate and a touch of wood. Very sweet fruity flavour with chocolate and a slightly roasted finish
thewolf (10533) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ ZBF 2013. Pours hazy dark brown with a small, staying, creamy off-white head. Aroma has chocolate, raisins, vinious, plums. Low carbonation, nice creamy and light dry mouthfeel. Flavour has chocolate, caramel, light coffee, raisins, nougat. Quite sweet, rather bitter. Warming finish.
tderoeck (3586) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 28/IV/13 - on tap @ Zythos Bierfestival (2013-430)
Cloudy rusty red brown beer, big aery beige head, pretty stable. Aroma: lots of caramel, raisins, dried fruits, gingerbread, caramelized nuts, liquorish, bread yeast. MF: soft to no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: caramel, mocha, liquorish, dried fruits, some overripe fruits, bit earthy. Aftertaste: spices (liquorish), dried fruits, bit sweet. Quite enjoyable!
daniele (4465) - ITALY - APR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Scura discreta schiuma media persistenza buon naso maltato tostato caffe lieve cioccolato liquirizia alcool ben nascosto finale un po corto
berntholer (492) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
small beige mocha head that disappears slowly though not entirely, some lacing. coffee coloured beer. sweetish aroma with some light notes of coffee. sweetish taste with some vanilla and coffee. a bit sweet sticky aftertaste. slightly out of balance, but nevertheless very enjoyable. hides its abv very well! tried at ZBF 2013 from bottle on 27/04/2013
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl 10.75%ABV bottle, split with sebletitje, pours with an amber body containing copper edges and supporting a nice looking tan head of foam. The aroma offers up tasty sort of caramel notes, sweet malts, a dash of chocolate malts and then a firm booze hit at the end of the draw. The taste is rich with booze infused brown sugar, sweet thick malts, and then more booze. To midway a pleasing chocolate and caramel mixture surfaces and helps take this gently into the finish. This is a nice sipper that leaves behind a lingering after taste of chocolate and what ends up seeming like barrel booze like notes. Cool brew.