rdb84 (91) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aangenaam donkere ale, licht zoet van karamel met een neiging naar chocola, met een karakteristieke Dolle Brouwers toets van specerijen (peperkoekkruiden) in het midden van de slok (deze komt ook terug bij de Dolle Brouwers Boskeun, maar is daar meer nadrukkelijk). Dit maakt hem voor mij prettiger te drinken dan de wat zoetere bruin bier varianten.
MarcoDL (2143) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Again a original brew from de Dolle brouwers. Sweet, fruity and yeasty, but also hoppy and even a bit tardiness.
Lothore (549) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Pours a deep, ruddy brown hue with a huge, 3 finger off white head that leaves lots of lacing on the way down.
S- Sweet apple, plum, grape
T- Raisin, fig, sweet plum, lots of residual sweetness on the back end.
M- Medium bodied with lots of carbonation.
D- Seemed too sweet and too effervescent for me. Maybe some time on this one helps it come together.
htzpah (78) - - APR 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark hazy appearance.
Aroma of a stuff boozy drink. One note palate, maybe two. Not vey complex. A bit of chocolate and then fruit alcohol burn. Failed attempt to mimic abt12.
njnut (228) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into tulip a brown color with decent off white head. One of the most interesting beers I have had, very complex. Aroma for me was roasted malts, some nut, wood, wine, all together it had an aroma similar to a good brewed soy sauce. Taste was similar to the aroma. the beer was yeasty and had a port or sherry flavor. Alcohol for me came late in the finish and was warming to some extant. The alcohol seemed well blended till that point. I get some soy sauce also in the finish. Med bodied and quite wet, a little too easy to drink, like that is a problem. Incredible.
gEUS (1035) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at dolle. Pours dark amber with honey glaze hue. Aroma of carrot, malts abd salted caramel. Light body, slight sour. Taste of raisins and nuts. Nice red vrown sour but a tad out of balance.
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cerveza rojiza oscura, en cierta medida tiene un toque amargo pero queda dissimulado con el dulzor
minutemat (1534) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @ De Dolle Brewery bar, Esen. Pours a mahogany brown with roasted, dark malts, brown sugar, alcohol, nuts and a nice cloaking sweetness. Very interesting beer worth further inspection.
superspak (2556) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 6/2013. Pours very hazy deep ruby red color with a fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pear, apple, raisin, plum, fig, white grape, caramel, candi sugar, bread, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of fruity/earthy yeast ester and balanced dark/candi sugar malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, white grape, caramel, bread, candi sugar, clove, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, pear, apple, fig, white grape, caramel, bread, candi sugar, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of fruity/earthy yeast with a good amount of dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Tide (1761) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Moeder Lambic. Black color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, nuts, hops chocolate and roasted malts. Bitter finish with nuts, chocolate, roasted malts. Very nice brew.