jspronck (155) - BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown color with tall beige head, aromas of dark chocolate and plums, good carbonation, oily texture, chocolate finish, not bad but lacks something
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice classic Belgian beer. Beautiful dark brown colour. Interesting earthy and metallic nose with hints of licorice. Palate is a bit weak compared to the nose but it is nice. Carbonation is almost flat which makes it tastes a bit more British than Belgian in a way!
Theydon_Bois (16461) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Cafe Rose Red, Brugge, 17/10/14.
Light black with a good sized faded tan covering.
Nose is earthy, dark malts, spice, cocoa rub.
Taste comprises light roast, bitter cocoa powder, toffee, spice, dark fruit rinds.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Borresteijn (6287) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle from Prik&Tik Pauwels. Deep dark brown to black colour, beige head. Aroma of a dry stout, coffee and cream, not sweet, dry, liquorice, hint of plums in the back. Flavour of dark fruits, hard-roasted malts, coffee and cream, some caramel, quite dry, bitter, coffee, light earthy. Light-bodied, firm carbonation. A dry stout imho, reminded me of some of the Guinness variations (e.g. Indonesian), just a bit sweeter.
Alengrin (4340) - BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Winter ale with off-white, creamy but not very thick foam and very dark ruby brown colour, near black. Aroma of raisins, coffee with milk, cacao powder, cinnamon, pepper, dates, toast, sherry. Taste a rounded, supple maltiness, candied fruits, faintly sweetish, bit yeasty, evolving into a full roasted bitterness that lasts long and hides the hops a bit, mouthfeel rather thin. Apparently a tribute to Theakston’s Old Peculier but the roasted bitterness makes it more of a dry stout or even a porter than any type of real English ale in my opinion.
mikske79 (1456) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Niet veel smaak aan, een tegenvaller van formaat, net als het blonde biertje. Jammer.
prawlie (1492) - ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brussels. Black with a slight bubbly head. Roasty, lightly bitter, with a pleasant dark malt aftertaste. Light and chocolatey. Gentle chocolate roast aroma with a hint of spice.
ClaudeB04 (317) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, small head, dark colour, reveals a lot of flavours if you don’t drink it too cold.
berntholer (1557) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
beige head that disappears fast. coffee coloured. aroma of roasted malts,hazlenut, bit boozy, bit mouldy. taste slight boozy, bit sweet, some fruitesters with a short bitter finish. rather thin mouthfeel, quite carbonated. bottle 33 cl / bbf dec-2014
miquelcrush (2049) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.