DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby pour piled with beige. Lacy and rocky. Rusty tin aroma with brine-sodden maltloaf and grain. Slightly better than it sounds. Flavour blood, copper penny, whiskeyish grain and wholemeal. Thinner than the Blanche and annoyingly metallic. Tastes like a cheap supermarket tinned bitter.
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear medium brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, rasin, nutty, vanilla notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (271107)
Jerre (3223) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 25 cl. Friday at home. (bought @ Willems)
Dark brown color, with small, beige head. Aroma roasted malts, caramel .
Medium body. Taste sweet, dark malts, and bitter notes also chocolate touch.
TheDog (586) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75cl. Dark brown colour with beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and sweet caramel. Nice smooth taste with a short sweet final.
SHIG (4670) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown almost black with a beige color head. Aroma is dark malt and roasted smell. Taste is a sweet caramel sugary grain malt.
oberabcbbsok (691) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A littel better then the blond one. Tasted on bottle. A medium bodied not to bad taste. A little to sweet
jonas (6786) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light roast. Dark chestnut colour, light brown head. Nutty, roasted sugar notes. Medium body. sugary aftertaste.
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Very dark amber colour, mediumsized brown head, leaves nice lacing. Aroma is malts, caramel and some burnt wood. Flavour is malts, caramel, wood and some cherry stones. Also slight nuttyness lurking in background.
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25 cl bottle, ’bbe’ Oct 07. Dark chocolate brown, dark ruby red when held against the light. Small, beige lace. Modest nose of caramel and a whiff of burned malts. A sweetish touch of pralinés noisettes. The taste is much drier, with pronounced bitter notes - dark malts, bitter chocolate rather than hops. An earthy touch retronasally. Medium bodied.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 01-06. Pours a dark brown color with hints of red and an average, beige, fizzy-rocky head; it is mostly diminishing leaving minimal scattered lacing. Nose is fairly one dimensional with light chocolate, prune, and hints of earthy hazlenut. Flavor is similar with dominant prune, toffee, earthy notes, soy sauce, and a bit of a stale tone. Palate is light to medium, moderate to lively carbonation, but still silky feeling. Finishes with some lightly roasted notes coming into play bringing just enough bitterness with some lingering prune notes. Not a bad beer, but lacking any depth or dimension. Not as focused or as delicate as some of the better examples of the style. Would not buy again but still an intriguing style.