daniele (4507) - ITALY - DEC 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bevuta alla spina buona schiuma persistente bel color rossastro brillante aroma alcolici luppoli aromatici zucchero candito in bocca prepotente la nota alcolica ben presente il lupplo retrogusto diolciastro lo zucchero residuop si sente ma rimane comunque non molto corposa
JorisPPattyn (7550) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red, cherry-like colour, with small whitish head. Fruity, very fruity (cherries?) and a nose which has multiple acids (lactic,...) in it. Sweet alcoholic, malty, but again lots of lactic acid; sugarlike sweetness, without it being sugared. I keep getting cherries. Very full bodied, slick, alcohol and higher alcohols. Very rare beer, sampled very young, but very lovable already!
fiulijn (13070) - Malmö, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2008 2008-02-23, bottle at La Cava dei Sapori (restaurant in Como), 7-4-8-4-15=38
When warmer, it has a nice malty aroma, a bit sour; good body, a bit alcoholic, with strong malty flavor, perfumy, and in the end there are nice English hops. Good, but in the bottle it’s less interesting than draught.
2007-12-28, draught at the brewpub, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Mahogany color; creamy head. Malty aroma, with a touch of caramel. Very good malty flavor with caramel, quite thick body, sweet, a light fruitness (from the yeast). Everything is perfectly balanced by the bitterness. In the end there is a trace of yeast flavor too. You feel the alcohol in the head, not in the mouth. It can be a Belgian Strong Ale, or a Barley Wine.
2005-12-26, draught at the brewpub, 7-5-8-4-15=39
Hazy dark amber color; creamy head. The aroma is malty, but shows a light infection or wrong fermentation. Full mouthfeel (not oily nor cloying, just right), malty, sweet enough, bold bitterness, well balanced, strong.