sitzds (318) - - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 750 ml bottle poured into shaker pint. Billowing tan head settles to a thin layer atop hazy iced tea colored liquid. Minimal lacing. Aroma is subtle, fig, bread, citrus, and dark fruit. Taste is stronger with citrus, malt, caramel, and honey sweetness followed by a slight floral bitterness. Medium body, creamy texture, high fizzy but soft carbonation, and a sweet finish.
dpanger (1) - - MAR 13, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A 93-97(user - critic rating) is WAY too high IMO. If we were comparing American beers, then this rating MAY suffice; however, this is a similar rating to a Maredsous, Gulden Draak, Kasteel, Chimay, etc, etc. What this beer lacks is weight. It feels like it has all the right ingredients to make a BSDA, but lacks in the potency of flavor. A cheap imitation, in my book.
YoHops100 (2) - - MAR 8, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer was served too cold which ruined the taste initially. Once it warmed, it shined! The malty, dark fruit flavors were very apparent and the 9% was oh so smooth. Not a lot of lacing but the finish left me wanting more. BBL2 was a true winner in my book and ranks with the best...
sinfull (967) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown color , good beige head. Aroma of dark fruits , yeast , spices and malt. Balanced taste of malt , fruits , some citrus , honey. Very gentle beer , especially for beer with 9 % ABV.
thebeernurse (10) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A Brooklyn Local so good it seems to have altogether stopped the series. Sometimes, diving into a large bottle can be daunting, but this one is truly smooth, with great honeyish elements that I find hard to refrain from angrily chugging. Fridge beers come and fridge beers go, but this is a stand-by, almost always on hand for me and my thirst. That’s all.
ttoadee (809) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour, solid tan head. Nose is yeast, dark fruit, and a splash of alcohol. Bittersweet. Middle is cherries and dark roasted malt. Finish shows a bit more alcohol, and some lightly woody hop character. Went really nice with a pork barley stew.
nilsas (1947) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lukt: Duft av frukter, rosin og krydder.
Utseende: Mørk brun farge-
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende brunt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Frisk smak av frukter, noe sødme i avslutning.
Hvor: Kjøp/Nydtt@Melkebaren tasting med Ingve
Medium: Flaske@750ml, ABV@9%, Når@20-01-2015
Kommentar: Nydelig øl som gjerne smakes om igjen.
Jamesonpatz (23) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a chalice.
A - brew smells fruity, spicy, a bit malty, and boozy.
A - Pours beautifully. Very dark Amber and an appropriate level of murkiness for a Belgian. The light tan head looks silky as ever!
T - taste is fruity and boozy up front, which continues through the middle of the sip while revealing some maltiness. The finish reflects spices and a hint of pine.
P - Feels wonderful in my mouth! Beer is full-bodied with a tight carbonation. Smooth, but very bubbly.
O - Definitely a great beer. I am a very big fan of Belgian ales and this one didn’t disappoint. It’s true to the Belgian strong dark ale style--Big, fruity, spicy, and boozy. It doesn’t push the style’s boundaries by any means. But I don’t think that’s what the brewers at Brooklyn set out to do with this beer. So with that, I consider this beer a success!
"Never turn your back on your beer."
tderoeck (5634) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
27/XI/14 - 75cl @ Gent Horeca Expo - BB: n/a (2014-1413)
Clear brown beer, irregular beige creamy head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, red fruits, rhubarb, red berries, bit of caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sweet, some caramel, dried fruits, soft sourness, little bitter, banana. Aftertaste: caramel, hoppy, dried fruits, some liquorish, bit watery.
PriorL (2415) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at Horecabeurs 2014 Gent. Shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: brown beer, small stable beige head.
NOSE: quite malty, very sweet, somewhat fruity.
TASTE: dark fruits, malty, nothing special overall.
artmcd8 (1989) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy deep brown with a huge light brown head. I’d say over carbed a bit. Aromas of sweet malts, light dark fruits. Taste is sweet with a clean finish, slightly metallic.