MelvinKalksma (871) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malts, caramel, roasted malts, coffee, dried fruits and spices.
Turbid ruby/brown with slight visible yeast and with a slight/medium off-white/light brown head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel and dried fruits; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts, coffee and spices.
kajser27 (1271) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to almost black colored, unclear, medium- creamy tan non too lasting head. Aroma is of dark fruits, raisins and blackberries, coffee, roasted malt, bit brown sugar. Taste is medium+ sweet brown sugar, chocolate, strong dark fruits, raisins and blackberries, tannin-like feeling, some coffee with medium bitterness and a dry bitter finish. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation, bit creamy.
(bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)
Mr_Pink_152 (3621) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Real Ale Store, Newark. Ruby deep brown colour with beige head. Caramel sweetness, spicy and nuts. Taste mainly caramel sweetness.
Beerhunter111 (16457) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from MonsterMagnet, many thanks! Pours slightly hazy dark orange brown colour with a mid-sized good lasting tan head. Aroma of dark malt, dark fruits, plums, some chocolate. Taste of mild dark roasted malt, toffee, red fruits, plums, delicious brew!
Bawelt (512) - Lyon, FRANCE - JAN 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Peu de corps, dommage...
Le nez est fumé, comme une rauchbier, un fond caramélisé genre barley wine.
On retrouve la caramélisation dans l’attaque, la longueur est très fumée. Le tout demeure très aqueux.
Un peu bof.
Lore (2094) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 27, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
dark brown colour with ruby notes, medium sized creamy, long lasting beige head; extremely complex aroma of raisin, dried plum, wallnut, biscuit notes, chocolate, oak barrel and hints of herbal liqueur; taste is similarly complex with dried fruits, syrupy notes, liqueur, some chocolate, roastedness, wallnut cake and hints of capuccino; the aftertaste is equally dominated by syrupy sweetness and roasted bitternes; marvellous ’beer’
RW80 (1932) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dark brown body with a off white head, Head leaves some lacing.
Aroma: of sweet malt, caramel, ripe dark fruits, raisins, chocolate, plums, light vanilla, spicy notes.
Taste: Sweet, following some chocolate and light roasty bitterness
body is medium to full and really quite smooth. (backlog rating)
northropfrye (3214) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body, off white head, some lacing. Aroma of dried fruit, cola, vanilla, oak, some booze. Taste is sweet dried fruit, dry cocoa, roasted malts. A nice, rather roasty, belgian strong ale. Nice.
Werckmeister (2061) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,33l bottle at Känguru pub. BB 05/2017. Dark brown colour, small off white head. Smells of licorice, spices, light ly sour, some caramel, light bitter chocolate, dried fruits, raisins, decent smell. Full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Tastes malty sweet, lightly sour, caramel, licorice, dried fruits, spices, raisins. Finishes bitter sweet and quite heavy with notes of dried fruits. Okish, not so much my thing, rather heavy.
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Right out of the bottle I get a huge sweet cherry blast from this dark cherry coloured ale. A thick body juxtaposed against a zippy carbonation makes for an engaging mouthfeel. Notes of vanilla, cherry, rum cake, toffee, coconut, chocolate and some rye bread contribute to the taste of this alcohol-hiding beast of a brew. As delicious as it gets, this sipper leaves a fine sweetish cherry aftertaste and could keep me going all Winter.