petibear (53) - - MAY 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark hazy brown in appearance, creamy head, yeasty and barley aroma. bittersweet, with pleasant sweetish finish. an excellent beer.
jc1762 (656) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 29, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap into a wineglass showing chocolate brown with a finger of clean white malt.
The nose shows smoke. Not much else.
The palate is moderately carbonated and medium bodied. Moderate bitterness constantly reappears in a background with light smokiness.
Maverick34 (2956) - New York, USA - AUG 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught from diamond. Some roasted malts and dark fruits from a deep brown pour. Pretty good.
jimbonga (105) - - AUG 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark red with little head. Chocolate and cherry in the nose. Medium bodied. Dark fruits, chocolate and some herb/spice (star anise) to the taste.
paulvanpelt (524) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Donkerbruin, troebel met dikke beige kraag. Wat drijvende gist aanwezig. Aroma is fruitig: vijgen, bosbessen, druiven. Verder vanille, chocolade, koffie, toffee, alcohol. Behoorlijk zoet, licht bitter en droog op de nasmaak. Zacht en volle body. Erg lekker!
Antonio369 (146) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured a murky chocolate dark brown with a two finger tan head. Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, alcohol, raisins, dark fruit. Taste: Dark chocolate, roasted espresso beans, burnt toffee, vanilla, dark fruit, dates, salty licorice, spice, nuts, figs, raisins, currant bread, caramel, plums. Wonderful creamy and malty, yeasty mouthfeel. The taste reminds me slightly of a cross between Rochefort and the Struise Pannepot. A medium to full body with a malty and fruity bittersweet finish. Really enjoyed this amazing brew!
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish dark brown to black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is fruits, smoke, sugar. Flavor is grapes, roast, chocolate, coffee. Finish is grapes, blueberries, blackberries, some herbs. Lingering roast, burnt, grapes. Medium to full body, weak to average carbonation.
sir__v (1991) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Geers, Gent - BE. Color: dark brown beer with no carbonation and medium brown foam. Smell: roasted malt, caramel domination. Belgian yeast. Fruity notes. Wood notes. Taste: full body with caramel roasted malt good sweet presence. Brown sugar. Superb balance, good attenuation. Good finish. Superb belgian yeast finish. Aftertaste: caramel and roasted malt. Sweet and belgian yeast. Ester.
daje (3982) - NORWAY - MAY 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the 2015 Beer&Boardgames in the woods session with esp0r & simonsen. Dark brown body with a nice brown head. Aroma of nuts, peach, cocoa. Massive chocolate taste with spicy yeast esters and dark fruit. Thick sweet semiroasted finish.
imdownthepub (13077) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 330ml at Cafe Manuscript, Ostend, West Flanders, Belgium. V Dark Brown with cream head. There is a sweet, fruity, chocolate flavour up front with this, strawberry hints along with a vanilla extract type character. Liquorice then comes through and a sweet finish. Decent.
czar (7525) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours unclear light brown, bright red tint, reviving beige head, nice lacing. tons of grapes, welch’s grape juice *TM, red maltiness - borderline rotten; brown sugar and butter, perfumey booze, hint of smoke, salt. almost foamy carbonation, light to medium body, semi-sweet, woodsy and fruity-spicy finish. a very fruity red belgian strong ale. suffering from its age, but it is a quite unique pseudo belgian offering.