berkshirejohn (5288) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl bottle from Bitter Virtue, Southampton. A deep chestnut brown pour with a ring of white head; aroma of Demarara sugar; soft with an off-sweet caramel flavour; the finish has some gentle hoppy bitterness and more caramel.
ration (2036) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 11.12.2010
superspak (3612) - Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours very cloudy dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of raisin, prune, caramel, toast, toffee, light chocolate, dark bread, and earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity. Taste of caramel, toast, raisin, prune, toffee, light chocolate, dark bread, molasses, and earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, raisin, toast, toffee, dark bread, light chocolate, and earth on the finish for a short bit. Good balance and complexity of flavors; but were not as robust as I was hoping; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian dark ale. Nice flavor balance and complexity; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
JefVerstraete (2224) - Ghent, BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown, white foam. Sweet bitter taste with some sour notes. Not very balanced. Chocolat and caramel.
teddybeer (2849) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Brown colour with a beige head with a moderate lasting. Aroma is toasty, caramel and slightly yeasty. Flavor is sweet at the beginning, yeasty, some citrus and dark sugar notes, the final is slightly bittery with a moderate duration. Carbonation is medium. Body is medium to high.
rarbring (1902) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: A rather weak smell, porridge with nuts and apples, some dust.
Appearance: The brew is dusky brown with red nuances, a warm off-white head leaving little lacing but good curtains.
Taste: Starting with brown bread, then forest fruits, blackberry, a small bitter grape-fruit peel finish.
Palate: Medium high carbonation, a fresh texture, good body and a lighty dry finish.
Overall: A malty yummy beer, goes very well with robust food.
Note: On-tap at Akkurat. Reviewed 2012-04-24.
Shaney (2425) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Leicht trübes Bruin, dass primär getreidig-malzig riecht und schmeckt. Weder ausgesprochen süß noch herb. Aufgrund der wenigen Kohlensäure und der Ausgewogenheit gut trinkbar, ohne aber irgendwie hervorzustechen.
Test vom 14.1.2011, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 9,9,10,9,9,9 - 9,15
Sten (710) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer with a small head. Medium sweet chocolate aroma. Flavour the same. Nice brew. (Bottle 33cl)
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at Gingerman (NYC) - Nice brown pour with a wafty head. Sweet caramel candy and butterscotch notes. Creamy body and nice carbonation. Sweet finsh with burnt sugars. This was just too sweet and underattentuated (little giant is 5.5%, really?). Don’t really get much in the way of belgian yeast either.
steview (1036) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured quietly. The head is a thin, off-white ring. There is no lacing. The body is a murky, dark brown. There are chunks at the bottom. I’m left with a lowly carbonated beer with notes of plum, citrus, caramel, and wood. I thought it to be good, but only overall and mostly due to flavor.