meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle@Home. Loads of laurel in the aroma. Less in the flavour luckily as I don’t like laurel much. Flavour is odd. All kinds of flavours there, sulphur, laurel, chocolate, some coffee. But it’s all mixed, shaken, no balance.
Abio (1572) - Waasland, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2010
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2011 Bottle at home. Dark brown, almost black. Small head. Fruity -sweet aroma, somthing nice in it. Dark fruits, raisins, bread, light roastiness. Roasted taste, some fruits, a bit to watery, mostly only roastiness-water. Almost like some roasted-soda taste. To much gas. Not my thing completely.
Retaste: Adding some more points, should get a boost, but not bad.
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle in hotel room in belgium ... brown ... thick light off white head ... sweet suger roast malt ... bitter front ... some coffeee ... burnt suger.
eManu (448) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark black red color with a nice beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate with spices. Flavors of roasted to slightly burnt malts, a bit smokey, black coffee and spices. Good carbonation, good light bitter, a bit creamy, nice long flavors. Reminds me of some stouts. Very nice.
Jerre (2672) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAR 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste @ beer-taste-lessons 06.02.2010.
From bottle, 33 cl.
Black color, with beige head. Aroma coffee, sweet, roasted malts.
Taste sweet, roasted, some bitter and dry.
Travlr (11842) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Almost opaque black, medium beige head, nice lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee and caramel. Flavor starts with sweet malt then progresses to a dark roasty bitter edge, with a bit of dark fruit in the background. Light body. Nice brew.
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours very deep ruby with a generous beige collar. Unexpected dusty carbon aroma with a blackberry and prune juiciness exactly like a certain kind of (BC) English stout. Doesn’t disappoint in the mouth, where a mellow ashiness, chocolate and some mouldering leaves dominate. I’ve never had a Belgian beer anything like this before. Impressive.
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with some hints of coffee. Roasted malty caramel flavor with some hints of coffee. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 6.3%. OK aroma of hard roasted malts. Very dark brown colour, red shine, seems clear. Stable tan head. The flavour is mildly roasted, dark malts, hint of fresh-ground coffee. A little paper in the finish.
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown, beige head.
aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and lightly yeasty.
taste, plenty of good roastiness here, light in body, some nice coffee and malts.
Light sparkly mouthfeel, thin and light with hints of dark fruits and yeasty. Reminded more of a stout than an old ale. Overall mouthfeel is just superb, highly drinkable.