Zupastan (153) - Kortrijk, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Hazy brown beer with a big, beige head, quite adhesive. Aroma is raisins, caramel, dried fruits, some herbs, nuts, bit sweet. Soft carbonation. Taste is caramel, mocha, nuts, raisins, banana, some sweetness. Aftertaste is liquorice and sweetness.
VDuquerroux (821) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A dark brown opaque beer with many yeast sediments ; gushing ; big beige foamy head ; good retention ; good lacing. Roast, toast, coffee, chocolate, fig, prune, herbs, licorice, light biscuit. Medium sweet, round, warming background, light to medium bitter. Overall, delicious toasty belgian ale ; very round ; elegant. Charming...
goozen (3555) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Headless dark brown colored brew with an sweet bitter taste, hints of caramel, mocha, brown sugar and red berries. Medicinal looks have this beer, good beery coughsyrup like brew.
erickok (4464) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Headless, murky, amateurish looking. Figs, brown sugar, maple syrup, oranges, some cookie spices. Fruity and typical Belgian. Taste is sweet and quite sticky yet fulfilling with a nice justifying alcohol warmth. Enjoyed this better than I should. If there was such a thing. No. It’s a good luscious Belgian brown ale. (33cl bottle at Berthom Tours)
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
’Massieve ale’ by Millevertus with thick and frothy, yellowish white, dense, lacing head and deep purplish burgundy colour, like a dark red wine, with tiny bits of yeast floating around in it. Strong aroma of milk chocolate, banana, brown sugar, FFF (freshly fermented farmland), raisins soaked in brown rhum, overripe pear and peach, medlar, toast, chestnut, caramel, hints of coffee grounds, port, liquorice, dried thyme, fried egg and gingerbread. Concentratedly sweet onset, candied dates, dark candi sugar, ripe banana, some bubblegum even, with a light sourish edge to it, but still cloying a bit; soft carbo, thick and creamy mouthfeel, spicy yeastiness with somewhat phenolic character, layers of caramelly and honeyish malt sweetness, bit toasted and chocolatey in the end, where it meets an earthy, peppery, spicy hop bitterness providing enough balance against the ongoing sweetness (and deep yeasty sourishness), and the expected glow of rhum- and port-like alcohol warmth, stretching deep into the throat but not really burning, only ’heating’. Very rich quadrupel, rivalling the great trappist quadrupels but not achieving the same amount of finesse and complexity; there is something off in the aroma, but there are enough redeeming features to it not to disturb. Slow wintery sipper, I’d say, delivering what it is supposed to.
Beerhunter111 (12267) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trübe dunkel orangebraune Farbe, geringe beige Schaumkrone. Geruch kräfig malzig, süß, alkoholisch, Kaffee, leicht rauchig. Geschmack süß röstmalzig, viel Karamell, rauchig, Kaffee, alkoholisch.
Renobob (1333) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUN 18, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Grosse bière noire épaisse. Ça sent l'alcool principalement. Nez café. Gros malt, finale épicée, poivrée.
mjs (5614) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Bier-Bier, 20150603) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had malts, chocolate, fruitiness and yeast. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were yeast, fruitiness, malts, chocolate, sweetness, berries and bitterness. Aftertaste had fruitiness, berries and bitterness. A surprising brew: the ABV was rather well hidden and malts were strongly present. The berries in both the aroma and the taste disturbed a bit.
Alusmamuts (1161) - LATVIA - MAY 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with snall ellow head. Sweet and malt aroma. Sour-sweet taste with fruity notes mixed with moderate roasted malt bitterness with coffee notes. Roasted bitterness lasts in the aftertaste.
77ships (6130) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ ZBF 2015. Dark brown, little mocha head. Nose is sweet liquorish, brown sugar, BE-yeast, little bark. Taste is liquorish, sweetish caramel, brown sugar, thick mocha, herbal, liquorish, sweet spices,… Bit thick. Nice solid example of the style. (Thx! for sharing people!)