sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2008 (Bottled@Kerstbierfestival 2007, Essen) Very dark brown with a smallish, creamy and tanned head. Roasty, lightly burned-malty aroma with licorice and smoke. Roasty-ashy-burned-malty, licoricey, sweetish flavor with some bitterness and smoke underneath. Medium-bodied, slicky palate with soft carbonation. Surprisingly enjoyable and balanced being this burned. Not bad, but wouldn’t probably have the whole bottle. (Re-rate, one year old) Smoother, sweeter, and no more burned. Quite good.
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bier Circus, Brussels, November 07.
Lovely sweet and spicy, enough of a body to cope with both candy sugar and spiciness. Dark, warming beer.
Maybe they changed the recipe?
Defreni (2863) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fad. Mørk nærmest porter agtigt udseende. Rigtig gode brændte toner bakkede op af en diskret sødme. Var meget imponeret af denne øl som var aftenens bedste.
fiulijn (16644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Jacob (Hildigöltur)
Dark brown to black color; huge head. Good Belgian aroma, with some roasted malt, dark chocolate, very light spices and Belgian yeast. The mouthfeel is quite dry, with some dark chocolate flavor and a very light sour touch; at the end the mouthfeel is even a bit harsh. The aroma was better, but overall not so great.
larsniclas (6186) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen.
Black with a small, creamy, beige head.
Light and fresh aroma.
Slightly metallic flavour. Dark chocolate. Perfume-ish. Pretty harsh bitterness.
rlgk (14691) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen. Dark amber, nice creamy offwhite head. Malty aroma some leather (!). Malty, spicy, fruity flavor with leather notes. Malty finish.
MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2013 Bottle, 8.2%. Good sweet aroma with a little dried fruit. Very dark brown colour, small light brown head. The flavour is slightly sweet with OK fruitiness and a roasted malt bitterness. Finishes with liquorice and yeast. An atypical Belgian, but good. 7 3 8 3 17
Draught at ZBF09. Good dark malt aroma. Cloudy dark brown colour. Good stable light brown head. The flavour is nicely malty, not sweet but OK. Slightly roasted with just a hint of cream. 7 3 7 3 16
Bottle, 8.2%. 5 years past BB date, but kept well in my own cellar. Yeasty aroma, slightly oxidised. Almost black colour, seems hazy. Stable light brown head. The flavour is sweet and spicy, has a little roasted malt notes. Creamy finish with a nice coffee note. 7 3 7 4 17
JoeinDahlem (1380) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Brassigaume fest. Dark brown beer with a puffy, dark beige head that fades. Malty nose with dark brown sugar. Roasted malty flavor with a dusting of hops and an light touch of smoke. Any spices are coming from real beer ingredients, I think, and not actual spices. Really tasty, good balance. Quite dry. Enjoyed it thoroughly.
Dedollewaitor (14836) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear dark brown with fine creamy brown head. Looking like a fine stout and smells like a fine stout. Chocolate & dried fruits in the aroma. Taste is of of roasted malts, coffee, spices, chocolate, dried fruits & alcohol. Smooth, warm & filling. Long end... Very nice!
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Hazy, dark brown with a vague, reddish tint and a dense, beige head leaving some lacework. Fat aroma of hard roasted malts - lightly burned actually. Quite a full body with plenty of burned malt, lightly sweet with an underlying spiciness and then a burned, slightly ashy finish. Quite decent but atypically Belgian with these almost stout-like characteristics. 180807