JorisPPattyn (7772) - Antwerpen, - JUL 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thick beige head, very even over deep burgundy to brown, clear beer. Very perfumey nose, praliné chocolate, coloured but not-bitter malts; pastry, noisette, also wild mushrooms. Bitter/roasted with a sweet, perfumey underbuild. Again nutty, confiserie chocolates. Point of bitter chocolate retronasal. Warming up, the flavour also gets a stamp as from wild mushrooms ( trompettes de la mort). Overcarbonated, fizzy MF. Quite slick, rather well-bodied. Can’t get the oak. Got some very perfumey, nearly forced flavours instead.
EddyBeer1 (832) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brune foncée un rien rougeâtre, effervescence légère de visu, trop pétillante au palais, col beige très fin. Malts foncés toastés, un peu de moka, un peu plus de fruits noirs, une note de vanille. Vraiment pas mal!
kraddel (2696) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours caramel brown ( Cuvee NOIR , seriously ? ) Good white head . Smell is sweet, caramel, chocolate .
Sweet, bit earthy . Low amounts of metallic , nice one !
MrW (395) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, BB 9.2015 @ The Capital, Leuven.
Aroma has cheese, dark fruit, herbs, nuts.
Clear dark brown, red, creamy beige head, lacing, lasting.
Something special in the taste, burned, fruits, sweet, wood?, dusty.
Medium sweet finish, prunes, cheesy aftertaste.
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First time @ home may ’12. (33cl bottle from Geers)
Clear darkbrown color(reddish shine), with great light beige head.
Aroma: sweet, fruits, caramel. Medium body.
Taste: sweet, malts,caramel, hop bitterness.
thewolf (11098) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ De Hopduvel, Gent.
Pours light hazy dark chestnut with a large, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has lots of raisin, plums, blackberries, mild chocolate. Medium carbonation, fine light and quite dry mouthfeel. Flavour has light dusty malts, a tad of liqourice, raisins, plums, red apple and soft oaky dryness. A bit mild in the finish.
Yves (2094) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown coloured beer with small white head and only few carbonation. Roasted alcoholic and oak hinted aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is mint bitter dry. Nice one.
Borresteijn (4540) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle from a nightshop at St. Veerleplein in Gent. Deep dark brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, some roasted malts, toast, burnt caramel. Flavour is medium-sweet, hint of roast, wood, toast, burnt caramel, a bit dusty, bitter-sweet finish. Smells nice, but doesn’t taste that good imo. Medium-bodied at best.
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle @ location. Dark brown coloured beer with some very light carbonation and a large dense off white head. Heavy malty light alcoholic herby aroma. Full creamy palate. Finish is sweet malty and heavy noted with a longer sweet bitter creamy ending. Very nice.
Abio (1550) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown beer, an ok head. Caramel, dark overripe dark fruits, mals and some hops. Nothing to get excited, but better as expected.
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malt and light caramelish. Mild phenolic and breadish to caramelish. Bitter, light phenolic and roasted malty. Bitter and dry finish.