markas101 (1903) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle, Maastricht, The Netherlands, from Take One Bar. Cola-like appearance, sweet cherry aroma. Sweet flavor with an intense bitterness on the finish.
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 (1630) - 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 (15170) - 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 (463) - 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 (2723) - 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 (13422) - 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 (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, 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 (17587) - 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 (13799) - 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.