sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep reddish brown with a dense tan head. Aroma of spice, yeast, dark fruit, caramel malt. Medium body, quite sweet, nuts, raisins, berries. Dry, bitter finish.
Vaiz (4332) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Dark amber orange pour. Aroma is spicy with sugary malts. Flavor is sweet, spicy and creamy.
jesperhammer (4228) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
04-DEC-2010, bottle @home, from "Fish & Beer".
Huge fluffy beige head on murky brown body.
Sweet nose with a hefty alcoholic bitterness.
Fine belgian strong ale type with brown sugar and spices.
Quite high carbonation. The alcohol is really not well integrated but overall a fine brew.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
@ ACBF ’11. Aroma is swampy malt.
Flavour is fruity swampy malt. Hmm, something not matching my palate here.
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with James. Murky brown purple pour with ample near white. Sweet tart and woody bourbon notes. Fruity tart funk on the tail. Fairly unusual. But good carbonation. One of the better Italian Brews I’ve had.
Eructoblaster (3888) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 330ml. Nice dark copper body with a decent beige foamy head. Its sharp hoppy aroma carries malty, fruity, and yeasty hints. Taste is well balanced and hides the alcohol pretty well. Fruity and yeasty notes are present. Ends with a fair bitter/sour finish. Enjoyable.
GRM (3763) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2010 Brown bottle, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on June 22 2010; eye: bronze with a reddish hue, clear, nice effervescence, beige head that turns into a tiny ring, nice lacing; nose: malt, caramel, light figs; mouth: malt, caramel, light figs, alcohol warmth, finale in malt with good presence of caramel, medium body, rather carbonated, a bit thin, mildly sweet; overall: different
Bouteille brune, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 22 juin 2010; œil : bronze avec une teinte rougeâtre, claire, bonne effervescence, mousse beige qui tombe et se transforme en un petit anneau, bonne dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, léger figue; bouche : malt, caramel, léger figue, chaleur d’alcool, finale en malt avec bonne présence de caramel, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée, un peu mince, moyennement sucrée; en résumé : différent
probstblueribbon (3722) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle (attractive!) from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep mahogany with a frail light tan head.
Aroma: Tart fruitiness, nutty brown sugar and rum dark-like notes, organic acids that hint of infection, figs, apricots, some tart berries, alcohol, not what I expected for the style.
Palate: Medium body, fairly sparse, floppy effervescence, a little astringent.
Flav.: Similar to the nose with lots of bright fruitiness, hazelnuts, some brown sugar, alcohol, berries, apricots, some pear drop/solvent, less deep than the nose in terms of malts, no hop notes to speak of; off-dry with tartness and some bitterness than is masked by the acidity, with a decent malty, kinda fruity finish.
Like the name implies, this beast is made up of many parts that don’t really go together well.
beastiefan2k (3587) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful 330mL bottle in a mini-Duvel tulip glass. Pours a thick dark amber, cloudy and even cloudier when the bottom is poured. Nothing too special about this beer, a nice mix of Belgian yeast esthers, very very fruity due to that (maybe too high of a temp). Fruity esthers pretty much take over and there is not too much else to it. Medium body with an empty ending, medium-strong carbonation. I could drink it again but nothing grabs me.
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky amber color with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel and toasted malt. Flavor of caramel and toasted malt. The body is medium and the carbonation is soft. It’s definitely not a bad beer, but this one just didn’t do it for me.