PeatyPete (389) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with beige head. Metallic flavour. Taste of roasted malt with a backdrop of licorice.
caesar (5131) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Jan Primus, medium sample, served in a tulip glass. Clear dark brown color, medium light brown head. Aroma of spicy yeast, chocolate, slight dark bread, caramel, toffee. Bit dry in taste, quite sweet. Dark belgian strong ale is typical what it is. Quite tasteful. Medium carbonation, medium bodied. Decent stuff, nothing outstanding.
mike_77 (3126) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown. Aroma is sweet but has and old slightly woody scent. Flavour is sweet, malty and boozy. Feels strong and going in the direction of a Rochefort. Best effort so far from Wilderen.
jmgreenuk (4360) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Brouwcafe, Scheveningen. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is yeast and red berry fruit. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a rich sweet malt yeast fruit palate and a short bitter sweet finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. A nice rich beer. Lots of flavour and thankfully the sweetness is kept in check.
MrW (420) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2014 1/22.03.2014 33cl on draft at brewery-bar A8, Ap4, T8, P3, Tot 16
2/01.05.2014 Sample @ ZBF14 A7, Ap4, T8, P3, Tot15
Aroma of sugar, fruit, grain, malts, liquorice (zoethout), sweet.
Ap: dark ruby red, beige large head, lacing. No sparkling.
Taste of brown sugar, sweet, prune, liquorice.
Long soft fruity finish.
Douberd (2296) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Cafe Caspar, Arnhem, 250 ml glass. ABV 9.2%
Dark mahogany brown colour on the body. Beige head, thick and tall, with very good retention. Light lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of dark and red fruits, sugar, light caramel.
Nice taste, sweet, with dark fruits, the alcohol very well hidden, a bit of molasses and somme spices too.
Medium body, good carbonation and a bit sticky on the palate.
Overall quite good, it would nice to have on colder days.
LomYst (490) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hints of banana and dark fruits, nothing distinctive... sick sweet taste.. candy, sugar and banana... heavy Sugary liquid soft varbs long sweet finish
sic1314 (3291) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured clear dark brown, aroma is overly sweet candy. Medium body, flavour is less unappealing than the aroma. Average.
tderoeck (4696) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
17/XI/13 - on tap @ Horeca Expo (Gent) - BB: n/a (2013-1073) Thanks to Mike for the beer and the lecture about ratebeer and "wrong opinions" :-p
Clear dark brown beer, big creamy beige irregular head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: pretty spicy, lots of liquorice, some caramel, bit dusty, hint of mocha, aniseed. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: quite some liquorice, spicy, some aniseed, bit sweet but not too much, slightly hoppy. Aftertaste: some mocha, again the liquorice, little bitter, some burnt caramel. Pretty decent beer, maybe a bit over spiced.
Trappist1 (495) - Diest, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From tap @ Marlou Kerstbier carousel on 30/11/2013. Brown with copper glance, beige head. Some fruitiness in the nose, candy, bubblegum but chemical. Slightly metallic touch, syrup, pink candy. Sweet finish, not that warming. Could do better.