Noctilucus (100) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown with burgundy highlights and a thick beige head.
A strong nose that combines malt, caramel and/or candy sugar, enough hops to come out balanced while overall it gives a sweet impression.
The taste itself is an evolving blend of roasted malts, a decent bit of bitterness, sweet but far less so than the aroma; a very full taste, also helped by the fact that there isn’t too much carbonation.
Aftertaste: more roasted malts, a slight hint of sweetness; only then the alcohol makes itself felt but never too much.
Excellent, absolutely excellent!
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Brown, dark colour with a head that doesn’t last (like when you pour a glass of cola). Smells wine, wood, sweet, some alcohol, a bit sharp. Tastes wood, raisins, red fruits, a bit wine-like, some alcohol, malts. The beer feels kinda heavy and alcoholic, with a full body and slightly fizzy carbo. One to drink slowly.
dado93 (130) - ITALY - NOV 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Paragonable a one extreme stout beer, drink at draft, black color with rich beige head... very roasted aroma, the taste is of coffee, liquirice and dark chocolate, long and bitter finish...product with heavy personality! i like this beer...
Sten (617) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown coloured beer with a white head. Strange malty aroma and a sweet chocolate taste. Strange brew. (Bottle 33cl)
Arve_Christian (2995) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at La Porte Noire, Brussels.
Amber color, good foam.
Aromas of malt, some fruitiness
Medium body & complexity.
Well balanced, some sweetness
ShivanDragon (1440) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2012 aroma van mocca, anijs, parfum, vrij sterke geur
bruin bier, met fijne bruine schuimkraag.
smaak van drop, candij, vrij sterke smaak. verder licht zoet, - bitter.
afdronk, stevige smaak die overgaat in bitterheid, maar niet vervelend.
MOARBEER (91) - BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with small tan head that dissipates rapidly. Not very heavy on the nose, some dark fruits, malt, spice. Taste is the same, slight sweetness. Light in the mouth with more carbonation than expected. Not bad, but not great either.
kermis (4793) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Brussels Beer Festival. Pours cloudy brown with a tan head. Aroma of raisins, dark fruits and licorice. Flavour is medium to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
GothGargoyle (1132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to BelgBeerGeek for this one. Pours a dark cloudy brown with a reasonable pale head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is caramel, heather honey, marzipan, brown sugar, chocolate pudding, Belgian abbey yeast. Creamy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a nice long sweet finish. Taste is brown sugar, chocolate, raisins, candi sugar, hints of liquorice and wood. Delicious, really enjoyed this one.
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown color. Very lively out of the bottle. The nose is fig bread, dates, warm spices, and burnt sugar. The palette is a bit boozy with flavors of fig bread/cake, hints of oak, bitter chocolate and a little coffee.
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