Yves (2850) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown coloured beer with small off-white head and no carbonation visible. Malty spicy and roasted aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is roasted sweet ending bitter.
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - JUL 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown colour. Aroma of toffee and caramel. Taste is malt and toffee. A bit thin.
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
29/VI/2012 - 33cl bottle @ Bier Central (Antwerpen) - BB: not indicated on the bottle (2012-672)
Clear ruby red to purple beer, big aery off-white head, pretty adhesive. Aroma: ripe to overripe fruits, some caramel, banana, bit dusty, milk chocolate. MF: ok carbon, light to medium body. Taste: banana, mocha, dark chocolate, roasted malts, bitter hops. Aftertaste: cocoa powder, mocha, coffee. Meh, boring.
lembeek (143) - ITALY - JUN 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma dolce di malti tostati, caramello, zucchero candito e note fruttate. Sapore dolce con sentori di caramello, liquirizia e prugne. Corpo leggero. Alcol troppo evidente
Wim (3680) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown coloured body with a off white head a malty fruity caramel aroma a malty hoppy little caramel fruity taste with a bitter finish
BlackHaddock (6375) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2012
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brown 33cl bottle, bought in Belgium, but with Japanese on the rear label? This was the fourth beer on one of my ’random beer tasting evenings’ with the wife. Best before 3 Nov 2011, drank Aug 2010.
Poured into a Westmalle chalice: Reddy brown and clear body, no lumps or bumpd flaoting about, so all the sediment stayed in the bottle. The off-white head soon turned into a thin wisp and collar.
The aroma and flavours within the taste were disappointingly sweet, molasses and a pronounced sugary malted beer taste just killed the beer for me (and the wife).
There was no substance to the beer, thin and weak for the style, I know they can be sweet, but this was a poor example of the type and obviously for the export market.
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Backlog , bottle bought in Nightshops/Small beershop at Suikerrui, Antwerp
Head: off white, medium, bubbly
Smell: caramel/candy siurp, malts, sweet, yeasty bitter
Taste: pretty boozey sweet start, malts and candy sirup all the way with a yeasty bready end , unbalanced ...
suprchunk (2964) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown colored pour. Slim khaki head that quickly fell and left no lacing behind. Big caramel aroma with something a little off in there. Almost vegetal. Taste is the same. With a carbonic presence. Very sweet. Some vanilla notes. It’s okay.
77ships (8208) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl. bottle sampled @ De Groote Witte Arend – A: mahogany red/brown with a white head – S: sweet, caramel malts mixed with candy sugar & cherry jam but it is all kind of muddled & murky which definitely takes a notch down T: rather odd, sweet, caramel malts mixed with liquor cherries with the kind of liquor you get inside those dominating here, muddled grains, toasted malts & dark fruits – B: pretty standard – rather muddled & odd but unfortunately in a very middling “meh” kind of way
altonbrownd (5768) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beer Temple. Dark brown body with thin oily head. Nose is caramel, brown sugar and malts. Taste is malty, smoky and yeasty. Nice dark combination. Enjoyable.