skippapotamus (29) - USA - NOV 20, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours deep burgundy with slightly pink tinted tan head. Average head but solid retention. Nose is definitely dark fruit (cherry, grape) and perfume, strong but pleasing.
flavors include plum, cherry, and slight Saaz spiciness including black and white pepper.
Thin body, tart, dryish. Refining in bottle to the degree of attenuation has thinned it out compared to many Belgians, but not displeasingly. Finish is sour and somewhat lactic with slight cherry aftertaste.
sir__v (767) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ De Dolle, Esen - BE. Color: dark brown beer with velvet reflection, really small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: sweet malt with red fruits notes as raspberry and redcurrant presence. Barrel notes and red vine. Taste: amazing complexity! Red fruity and red wine barrel, really nice equilibrium of malt and caramel with sour notes. Aftertaste: caramel, red fruits and alcohol finish.
BlackHaddock (4275) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008: 330ml bottle given to Mat and me by Fin. We in turn, we split it with three other members of the Shrewsbury Bottle Exchange Group on 12th Jan 2015.
Ruby red/brown colour with an off white head. Malty, fruity and sour with a mini wine hint in the taste. Just a little to acidic for my palate but all the other four thought it a fantastic beer.
Errl (1795) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to mora..Pour is dark red with a bubbly tan head..Nose is brown sugar, funk, vinegar, oak, spice..Taste is spice, oak, musty, oak, dry, cinnamon..
ElManana (547) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at the brewery. Gusher!r Pours dark with nice head. Aroma has oak, red wine, malt, vinegar. Taste has lots of the red wine, yeasty, sweet as well. Lots of grapes (wine again).
BRW (1183) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown colour with off white head. Malt, caramel, fruity, wine aroma. Sour, sweet, malt, caramel, wine, fruity taste. Medium to full body.
teddybeer (2388) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with a light beige head with medium retention and mild lacing. Aroma has notes of redfruits, wine barrels and wood. Flavor is sourish, very fruity, red and wine mouthfeel. Sour and bittery final with red wine mouthfeel on palate
rouhlas (424) - GREECE - DEC 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, v2005, shared at the Local Pub, Athens, courtesy of Spiros. Dark red brown color with small beige head. Aroma is malty and tart yeasty, dark fruits, caramel, wood and brandy-like alcohol. Taste is sweet (sugary) and light sour like the aroma. Light to medium body, oily, soft carbonation and dry finish.
fugitive (1432) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Color dark orange with small light brown head. Aroma sweet, sour, citrus. Taste sour, dry, dust.
Beerhunter111 (8708) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ O.B.E.R. Kerstbierfestival 2014, Essen.
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit wenig beigem Schaum. Geruch leicht säuerlich fruchtig, röstmalzig, holzig, Vanille. Geschmack röstmalzig, säuerlich fruchtig, alkoholisch, holzig, Vanille, gut!
dresden (999) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Shared by Thomas. Murky brown with lots of small sediment. Aroma is vinegar, oak. Sour but not as much as the aroma indicates, fruity red wine... Nice