BelgBeerGeek (1298) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
head: beige, creamy, bubbly
colour: deep chocolat brown
smell: roasted malts, chocolat, raisins, alcohol, herbs
taste: soury malty start, bit of coffee, chocolat, roasted malts, candy sirup, herbs, boozy, dry end , earthy after , good !
Koelschtrinker (10848) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stark dunkelmalziger Antrunk mit leichter unterstützender Hintergrundherbe. Würziger im Mittelteil, in dem auch eine starke Malzigkeit einsetzt. Süß süffig, röstiger werdend, auch im Abgang noch sehr malzig. Sehr gelungenes da gleichzeitig starkes und ausgewogenes Bier mit wechselnden Noten. 11/12/12/12/13/12
Countbeer (4561) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: nr. 8993:
Big light brown/tan head on top of a murky deep dark orange brown colored beer.
Smell roasted sugars, roasted malts, hint of coffee, barleys, spices. Bit like and impy.
Taste dark spices & fruit, brown (roasted) sugars, hops, bitter, hint of root liquorice, herbs and barleys.
Grassy herb bitter aftertaste.
Creamy mouthfeel, creamy/watery texture, low carbo and a medium to full body. Nice beer.
Vir4030 (525) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2011
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Wow, chocolate caramel coffee and everything I don’t want in a beer hidden in my favorite style. Sorry. I’m sure many of you will love this. I can’t get into it.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a lasting tan head. Smells fruity with a rich, caramelly undertone. Tastes of sweet malt, spicy, some sugary hints with a dark fruity finish.
TheBeerGod (5294) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown to near black body with a dark ruby color around the edges. Tall, voluminous beige head. Aroma is very grainy with dusty yeast, dried fruit, dark fruit and spice. Taste is slightly bitter and herbal with more grains, strong yeast notes, dark fruit, spice, grassy hops and toasted malt. Body is medium with a very strong carbonation feel. Ends with more dark fruit, spices, grains, dusty yeast, grass, and herbal notes.
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café:   Deep ruby, large frothy tannish head, spotty lacing.   Barnish nose, basement, almost this weird old ashy BBQ funk like aroma.   Its like I pulled the lid off the BBQ for the first time since over the winter and the aroma I got, yeah, its this beer.   Otherwise a little bit of a subdued dark cherry.   On the tongue it feels slightly medicinal, warming, with a touch of band-aid.   Moderate body, albeit smooth.   Malty finish, would be cloying if it were a bit sweeter.   Meh... somewhat of a mishmash.   Not my thing, but its alright I guess.
Pinball (10873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from www.beerplanet.eu
clear amber, smooth light brown head.
very nice dark fruity slightly tart aroma.
flavor is caramely, nutty, anise, spicy herbal bitterness. spicy and nutty bitterness dominate. Almost tastes like medicine. People into spicy bitter stuff, like english bitter, only way more bitter might like this a lot. Quite extreme.
GT2 (8538) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. The pour is a clear, deep mahogany with a small, tan head. Sticky lace. Aroma is really fantastic: funky, red wine vinous, heavy dark chocolate, raspberry. Mild Beldi olives and brine. Taste is lightly vinegar, some funkiness, but mostly is full bitter chocolate, roast, and very porter like with no sweetness, chalkiness, or powderiness. No sweetness but full on bitter and heavy chocolate. Bitter, oily on the palate. There is some serious alcohol presence, but it is not hot or warming. More like the alcohol in Baileys or Kahlua where it is clearly there, but you enjoy it more than in a shot of vodka. Much different than I expected. And much better.
tastybeer (1739) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours brown with a small biege head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, caramel, dark fruit. Flavor is a bit roasty followed by a sweet finish as it warms. Wasn’t a fan but it was the closest thing Belgium makes to a porter.