DrnkMcDermott (2879) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Pours a dark brown color, kicks up a big tan head in my tulip glass. Smells lightly sweet without the extra sugar smell of some Belgians. Takes me a while to get to the beer through all that foam, but what I get is a slightly fizzy body surrounding a pretty fresh malt taste. This bottle sat in the un-air-conditioned Foremost Liquors for goodness knows how long, but it’s held up pretty nicely. Definite brown malts at work, with fruitiness and slight tart of apple and vanilla. A bit of stickiness on my lip shows that this is still sweet, but well balanced. Background notes of ginger, lemon and nutmeg, too. A nice, complex brew.
ttoadee (850) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky brown pour, thin off white head. Nose is malt and a hint of dried fruit. Bittersweet. Middle is cherries, roasted grain...a little watery.Finish is lightly sweet and carbonated. Just OK.
dlihcsnatas (426) - Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2015
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Dirty brown brew with fast fading head. Smells like a box of raisins. Taste is odd with hints at some licorice, sour bread, and something funky I can’t place. Not completely yuk but not a desired taste either. Maybe after 40 days of just this beer I’d acquire a taste for it.
rdb84 (243) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cola pour with frothy head. Fresh, bock-like aroma: fresh cut grass, rye, pepper, chocolate notes, almond, hint of cherry. Taste is quite cola-like, with a sweet start. Not many tastes are discernible (quite watery): some raisin hints, faint hint of chocolate, bock notes. Aftertaste is dark chocolate, sweet.
Calisky (1518) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur brune, légère mousse beige. Nez malt légèrement grillé, fruits noirs, levures, légère vanille. Gout malté légèrement grillé, caramel, fruité, candy, note de fruits noirs et note d’épices. Corps moyen. Fin assez rapide un peu grillée. Pas mal, dubbel qui sort de l’ordinaire.
mjik83 (852) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl flesje via Firma Bier
Alcoholpercentage van 8%
Uitgeschonken in La Trappe glas
Uiterlijk: donkerbruin met mooie schuimkraag
Aroma en smaak: caramel, kandijsuiker, donker fruit, koffie
Conclusie: niet slecht, maar geen volle smaken
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TheJestersBeer (2200) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber, beige head.
Malty, spicy aroma, caramel, licorice, phenols, candied sugar, yeast, beef stock.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, creamy CO2.
Malty, spicy taste, caramel, phenols, cloves, licorice, chestnut, yeast. (2015-05-01)
jfb (4534) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) hazy ruby-brown colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of powdered sugar and dandelions, with a touch of grainy roasted malts, milk chocolate and earth. flavour is mostly roasted malts, more dandelions and some floral hops, with a hint of caramel, alcohol and lots of hazelnuts in the finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.
TheCaptMatey (178) - Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark amber brown colour with a fluffy white head that left thin lacing. Aroma of brown sugar and caramel malts and dark fruits. Flavor of caramel, plums/ raisins, and brown sugar. Medium bodied with present carbonation. Bittersweet somewhat astringent mouthfeel leading to a dry finish.
Gangstergafje (152) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful dark reddish brown color. The beer pours a slightly brown soft foam. The smell had a slight touch of metal. The beer has a little touch of caramel, which is nice. The beer has some sweetness and bitterness, which is perfectly in balance. The taste is quite simple, but not bad.
Tognetta (209) - Campinas, BRAZIL - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Marrom bem escuro, espuma também marrom, cremosa, de média duração. Aroma licoroso, bastante doce, coco, um pouco de chocolate. Paladar adocicado leve, corpo leve/médio mas que deixa uma leve sensação de aguado depois de alguns goles, carbonação flat. Aftertaste trouxe um pouco do amargor, café e coco novamente, de média duração. Gostei, mas seria ainda melhor se fosse mais encorpada.