Douberd (1552) - 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 (378) - 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 (2403) - 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 (4000) - 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 (285) - 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.
kraddel (2334) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear brown , small white head
Smell is sugar earthyness
Taste is rather bitter , sugary . Messed up combo to me
JefVerstraete (866) - BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, creamy white foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet beer with bitter finish and a spicy aroma (ginger, liquorice, dark fruit). Enjoyable beer.