Lubiere (11232) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark clear brown ale with a sweet raisiny aroma and light chocolate notes. Rather flat sweet chocolate with light alcohol finish. May 1,2005 at 2nd KBC Festival, Den Bosch, NL.
bierkoning (11206) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark colored, opague. Butter, malt and chocolate aroma and flavor. Avocado. Just a bit alcoholic.
FatPhil (10992) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam)
Rich brown, small light and persistent head. Very rich and interesting roasty aroma - plenty of fruity esters - dark berries. Slightly savoury too - soy sauce perhaps. Soft palate, pleasant carbonation. Quite full bodied - mostly richly roasted malt, but other stuff going on in there too. Hard to put my finger on what they are though. Hoppy taste is quite a spike, but mellows for the finish, and doesn’t build up over time, unlike some others do. Ah, now I’ve worked out what zouthout is, the burntness and the soy sauce saltiness might point to liquorice. Covers the alcohol very well. A great combination of the simple (it just tastes great) and the complex (it’s full of details), and really pressing my buttons.
Benzai (10556) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this at Winterbierfestival Gouda 2011. Dark orange color. Smell sourness and spices. Taste as well, not my thing.
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark brown with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and coffee notes. Sweet flavor with strong coffee notes along with roasted malt, liquerice and bitter chocolate. Ends dry and bitter.
Maria (10191) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Fonefan/Brugmansia Cnudde tasting. Courtesy of Fonefan/Brugmansia. Red mahogany and the head is nice and creamy. The aroma has sweetness, notes of roasted malt, raisin and candy sugar. The flavour has sweetness and notes of roasted malt, candy sugar, hints of chocolate and the finish has a slightly spicy, light bitterness and hints of citrus.
leaparsons (8910) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a a beige head. Aromas are chocolate and earthy, peaty coffee with vegetable and plastic. Flavours are sweet and spicy with thick chocolate on the palate. Lightly metallic with light alcohol burn. A bit thin in my opinion.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled - St Albans BF. Ablack beer with a good large off-white head. The aroma has some licquorice and a little roast. The taste is sweet with some butterscotch and a lactic character. The alcohol comes through also. Decent.
JorisPPattyn (8566) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nearly black, vague purple shine; fine irregular green-brown head, reasonnably stable. Dark malts, cypress and a bit of alcohol in the nose. Very bitter, chicory-like taste. Retronasal again chicory and (stale) coffee. Not hoppy in character, unfortunately. Better bodied but thin texture. In the aftertaste & warming up, the beer becomes more spicey and the mouthfeel soupy. A bit thin, and a rather unpleasant chicory-like bitterness. Just some alcohol. Seen my former experiences with 3 Horne, my advice is; buy, put it in the cellar and re-visit in 3 or 5 years - bound to be better.
chriso (7501) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at St Albans beer Festival, September 2005. Ruby/brown colour. Not very dark. Burnt malty aroma. Palate is fruity, sweet and a bit woody. Thin mouthfeel. Alright but I generally find these Belgian style stouts leave me underwhelmed. They’re just not smooth or rich enough for my taste.