erickok (4464) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 Deep black body with creamy tan head. Apple juice, maple syrup, fennel, cloves, dark caramel, some smoke, honey cereal and rye bread. Lots going on and lots of good stuff, luckily. Super rich taste, light burned at first, with a sweet, raisin-y sweetness in the middle and a long, developed aftertaste. Good amount of warming alcohol and an oily texture that leaves a film of goodness. This can totally compete with the classic Belgians with their long history. The well-carbonated palate and velvety, fruity sweetness make this a world class brew. Clearly a knowledgeable and focused brewer at work. There, a Malus Pater review without mentioning the church once. Ah... damn. (50cl bottle, 7,20 EUR, unfortunately) (Rating re-indexed)
Marko (4418) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Lord Nelson, courtesy of and shared with Papsoe (thanks!), Blackish colour, tanish head... the light here really isn’t brilliant for rating appearance. Sweet malty fruity nose, figs, sticky but in a good way, some grain, maybe weak honey. Nice balanced sweet malty taste, rosehip jam notes, the alcohol isn’t there much in the taste but this is certainly warming. Not the type of beer I’d immediately call my favorite, but it really is a sublime thing that grows on you.
stouby (4152) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home.
Black with a creamy beige head, nice lacings. Aroma heavy malty (dark dried fruits, brown sugar). Flavor heavy sweet. Full body, sirupy, warming alcohol.
Holmen1 (3926) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dette er snop, sier dr Melberg denne fine maikvelden på Mandag i annen. Og den er sannelig lett å helle innpå, farlig lett for omdreiningshastigheten. Vi skåler for en tam dag på jobben i morgen!
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 50cl. Pours a clear and dark brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, sweetness, raisin, fruit and yeast. The flavor is malt, sweetness, raisin, nut, fruit and yeast. The palate is sweetness and some alcoholwarmth. Overall a good beer with a good balance.
gam (3735) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Carbonation medium very dark pour tan coloured head aromas rich dark fruit caramel chocolate soy mild alcohol flavour liccorice plums and prunes a saltyness caramel soy note chocolate port wine raisin bright tasting but not a world beater however finish dark fruit tastes maltiness salty bitter aftertaste
jesperhammer (3688) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
13-JUN-2011, bottle @home, from "Fish & Beer".
Pours almost black with lasting very fine light brown head.
Nose is yeasty spicey with, brown sugar, cinamon, and coffee.
Taste is brown sugar, coffee and alcohol
Very smooth and creamy but a tad too sweet.
Fine effort. Better than many belgians.
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011 from a 0.5l bottle. Pours a dark brown body with a thin fading beige head. Sweet aroma with some licorice, dried fruits, some chocolate and it’s quite hopy. Lively carbonated, has an fizzing mouthfeeling and medium-bodied. Light sweet flavors, some brown sugar and more dried fruits. Ends with a mild alcohol finish and a pepperish aftertaste.
MrHangover (3583) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark brown colour, small head. Aroma is full of ripe fruits, dark caramel malts. Sweet flavour, little alcoholic. Very fruity flavours very nice beer.
sunevdj (3542) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a dark brown with a diminishing off white head. Sweet with aromas of cereals and Belgian yeast. Hints of dired dates. Also some alcohol aromas. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry finish mith more dates and hints of cookies.