Stefano (1864) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour with a slowly collapsing head. Aroma is sweet caramel. Sweet malty and slight breadish flavour with a light fruity and honey like note. Smooth and nice palate.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33cl bottle) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, light roasted malt, and caramel. Flavor of raisins, chocolate, coriander, and caramel.
Earlier Rating: 1/1/2007 Total Score: 3.7
(Bottle, BB 24/02/2008) Pours a opaque dark mahogany (almost black) body with a creamy well retained beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, prunes, and chocolate. Flavor of dark fruits, chocolate, and malt.
Cavie (3748) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Clear reddish amber color with a very gentle white head. Aroma is tart fruit with some grains and light aromas. Flavor is dry and fruity sweetness. Clay earth and floral on the finish.
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2011
21/01/2011 - 33cl bottle @ home, blind tasting Gentse Biervereniging (2011-40)
Clear brown to reddish beer, practically no head. Aroma: caramel, dried fruits, yeast. Taste: caramel, dries fruits, malts, chocolate, red berries. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Aftertaste: little chocolate, berries, some mocha.
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (from Beerplanet, Belgium). Deep brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is caramel malts, alcohol and some wood. Flavour is quite much the same.
Earlier Rating: 4/8/2008 Total Score: 3.3
Bottled (6.3%). Dark brownish red colour with big beige fluffy/bubbly head. Aroma is caramel, coffee, nuts and some mild fruityness. Flavour is fruits, toffee, mild coffee as well as some quite sour fruits. As it warms up it gets some mild metallic notes in it. Some spices and yeast also become present as it warms up. Aftertaste is sour fruit along with spices and some wood and caramel.
mile (2857) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown, very small and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweety aroma, fruity – dark berries, some chocolate. Body is medium, malty and sugary sweetish flavor, light fruitiness and roasted malt. Finish is short to average, malty and sweetish, fruity with light chocolate. Medium bodied sweetish brune, nothing special.
Broke4Beer (9) - denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2010 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it both at the the brewery, and at home 8 months later, meaning it spent 10-12 months in the bottle. At the brewery, although I do not precisely remember, it was too sweet, and by far not the best beer I had from them. Now, after spending a little time in the bottle, it has certainly mellowed out. Pours brown, with a thick, off white head that diminishes in about 10 minutes to just a lacing on top of the beer. Predominant aromas are burnt sugar, and dates, with a touch of vanilla, and a slight flutter of madeira and wet wood. The palate is sweet but with a good nuttiness. It is a little cheeky and tight, but good. Flavor fades quickly, leaving notes of nutty cheese, and again, wet bark on the palate. The carbonation started strong and then faded. Overall, this is a solid beer, emblematic of the style, and sweet like the Belgians like it, although, I did not find it to be overbearing at all. A beer that would make a great session beer for a poker night. Not necessarily meant to be savored. This beer would pair well with both strong cheeses (like gouda or edam) and mild chocolate with caramel.
Countbeer (4303) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one ages ago.
Remember it had a small off white foamy head.
Beer is cloudy dark brown colored.
Smell malts, caramel, sweets and some hints of fruit and yeast.
Taste is pretty sweet: malts, caramel, yeast, spices, some hints of fruit and brown sugars.
Borresteijn (4544) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
33cl Bottle, thanks Harmen! ABV 6.8%. Clear brown colour, disappearing fizzy off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, berries, light tart, chocolate, malts. Flavour is light sour, dark fruits, malts, oxidization, light spicy, sour finish. Light to medium bodied, fizzy carbonation. Infected? Or intended as a Flemish red ale?
TBone (12335) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml alc. 6.8% (Beer Planet, BB ?)
Dark nut brown color, small beige head. Aroma of raisins, dark malts, slight oxidation (balsamico). Medium-bodied. Caramelly with some malty and sherryish notes. Lingering sweetness in the aftertaste. I could guess that this is an aged bottle, and nice one.
Earlier Rating: 4/24/2005 Total Score: 3.7
Bottled, alc. 6,3 % (BB 10/2006)
Dark port ruby, creamy tanned head, lace. Fruity, woody, yeasty nose. Medium-bodied, sticky sweetish mouthfeel. Dry aftertaste, alcohol warms in the finish. Well-balanced, well-made brune.