JorisPPattyn (9242) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark brown. Brown head, creamy, not very stable. Nose of brown sugar and mocca. Taste is expressly liquorice and malt sugar, maybe again some mocca. Seems poorly attenuated. Watery mouthfeel, despite the malt. Aftertaste = liquorice. it is strange. Northern France is riddled with good bière de garde producers. The two topmost famous (Bénifontaine and la Choulette) brew piss-poor examples, yet everybody seems to swear by them.
RichardGretton (4588) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black beer in appearance, similar to a porter. The aroma is very wine orientated whereas the flavour is lightly bitter with malt and coffee elements. A reasonable beer, better than I was expecting.
leaparsons (9602) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Inferior to the great Belgian brunes this is merely OK.
SilkTork (5521) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Watery with just a hint of damp mould.
Bov (11689) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 30, 2001
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
very dark brown colour, few head, liquorice and caramel, oily, full, sweet and slightly sour, the aftertaste is long but a little bit disgusting while finishing the bottle