wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured reddish brown with a nice tan head. Solid head retention. Aroma had dark fruits and red wine. Very complex and interesting. Flavor was a bit too sweet but still very good. There was certainly an element of a Flemish Sour Ale in here. I have just sampled this so far and I am pretty impressed.
braudimusprime (75) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown/red pour with small tan head. Aroma of dark fruits and alcohol. Taste includes these, as well as sweetness, sourness, yeast, and more. What really did it for me is the way the small, fizzy carbonation seems to separate from (and enhance) the thicker brown liquid. An absolute pleasure in the mouth, and another beer from De Dolle that had me grinning upon first taste.
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium white head with cloudy corn color. Strong metal smell. Vanilla Banana cheese taste. Got this at Knightly Spirits in Orlando
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle: Pours a cloudy lighter brown with a sustaining white head. Aromas are plentiful with dark fruit sweetness (plums, raisons), tartness as well. Flavor was mostly the tart fruit, some spice bite, and caramel and brown sugar touches.
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy tan/brown, great billowing head and great lacing. Aroma is caramel an hop pepper, with a nice citric note. Flavor is strong and salty, tart and slightly vegetive. Almost unpleasantly strong for a moment. Alcohol masked well. Pretty tasty, though not all that quaffable.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky, mostly motionless and rusty brown in color with a few saliva wisps for the head. Aroma proceeds somewhat expectantly, with prunes, golden raisins, caramel dipped apples, figs, bing cherries, hazelnuts, nutmeg and discernable alcohol. Flavor reveals similar notions. Cherry juice and prune juice collide with candi sugar to form a sugary sweet and enriching first impression. Alcohol is hot. Dried cranberries interwoven with a cinnamon spice, laden like mulled port. Cohesively syrupy palate feel and carbonation scaled back too far. Finishes like rum raisin. Lays it on thick and just keeps it coming.
jrob21 (3163) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from greens, second time i’ve had this one. first was the brickskellar in dc. great beer dark reddish color with tan head. very complex taste but dominant chocolate flavor and malt feel.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red beer..like a fine port!The head is thin,but lasting and the aroma is like sweet sugar.Almost too many flavours to mention,but definately tart like autumn fruits.Im really enjoying this...awsome beer!
harrisoni (16053) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2005 Draught at De Dolle brewery Esen. Black beer with tight tan head. Dark malts fruits are damsons and plums with plain chocolate flavours. Like Bournville plain choc. Dryish finish, coats the teeth. Burnt malts. Finish is excellent. Bit harsh, but nice with grainy feel. Has parts in common with a stout but has a tremendous amount of flavour and texture.
Now had it in bottle and although still an outstanding beer, I feel that it is over carbonated. For me it was better on draught. Highly recommend visiting the place. Very friendly staff and they do a tour in English at 2pm on Sundays.
lululegrand (94) - gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red brown beer, fluffy yellow foam. Smell is wine like, soft malty and has a sourish impression. Taste is slight sour, touche of port, malts and sweet grains. Accidity is a bit to hard, i’m sure it will soften with aging.