raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown with some orange hue. Pillowy,lasting head which leaves great lacing. Aroma of sweet bread,toffee,house yeast,and light flower. Lively carbonation makes this seem a little less hefty than it is. Good flavor balance of fruity,sweet malt with underlying yeast,and earth flavors. Little damp wood as well. Lingering sweet,tart,and more of a hop presence than expected. Pretty dry. Delicate,and dangerously drinkable. Seems it was gone in just a few gulps. I love De Dolle
Bill Becker (340) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - SEP 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A bit active when I popped the cap, the pour was very slow but still very foamy. Deep brownish red in colour.
It smells very yeasty and dark fruity. A semi aweetness here that crosses over to a light tartness.
Plums, raisins, black cherry tartness, yeasty. My, this is complex but there’s a symphony going on.
Medium bodied and co2’d, some heat from the alcohol but not to an extreme.
It finishes decidedly on the dry side. Very very good.
chinchill (1894) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Thirsty Monk (AVL).
Deep red-amber body with a small head.
Interesting and appealing aroma; hints of brandy, wine and vague ripe fruits. Mild and subtle alcohol esters for 12% ABV.
Flavor. Fruity; slightly tartness with a touch of sweetness and bitterness. Moderately strong and mildly funky flavor seems to reflect red wine barrel aging.
rbrazell (1675) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from CBX. Chestnut pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of brown sugar, roasted nuts, candy sugars, figs and grapes, with notes of spices and yeast. Effervescent body with the sweeter notes hit the front with roasted nuts, toasted bread, candy sugars, dark fruits mid palate and finishing off with touches of spice. Mmmmm.
ShivanDragon (1665) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@Mechelen, Schenkt bruin met licht kaki kraag. Aroma is zoetig, mout, caramel, donker fruiten zoals rozijnen.
smaken zijn gelijk een volle prikkelende co2 in de mond, caramel, rozijn, alcohol. goede donkere fruiten en kandijsuiker, redelijke body, redelijk zoet en redelijk fuitig, mis een beetje de zure toetsen om het tot een echte kraker te maken, jammer had met een beetje verheugd op dit biertje..wellicht was die gewoon wat te hoog.
martinrumsam (524) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Reddish brown with creamy beige head. Fruity bready aroma and a hint of spice. Initial taste quite sweet becoming slightly acidic and sour with a refreshing bitter finish. Full carbonation and mouthfeel. Decent.
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
23 year old 1991 vintage bottle at Akkurat Stockholm, april 19th 2014. Deep red body, unclear, with a small beige head. Aroma of berries, branch, moss, yeast. Taste is lightly sour with plums, roast, wood, nuts. Deep complexity, sweet raisin and yeast aftertaste. Really nice.
wvhoran (256) - Tasmania, - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mahogany-brown with a large and lasting tan head. The aroma is of yeast, caramel malt, fruity (plums, something sweet like dates or prunes). It has too much carbonation for our liking. The flavour has smooth malts, chocolate, fruits, distinct yeast with a lightly acidic finish, some bitterness.
reynaldg (36) - - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Noir ponctuée par une dense et persistante tête teintée. Arôme fort de pain d'épices. Saveurs épicées, pain grillé et régulier. Bonne et puissante
Black punctuated by dense and persistent head tinted. Strong aroma of gingerbread. Spicy, toasted and regular bread. Good and powerful
conway (1449) - - AUG 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark ruby/mahogany with a thick eggshell colored head. Aroma is bread crusts and construction paper. Taste has lots of caramel and apple but is badly oxidized. Bottle is about a year old and didn't hold up well. Substantial booze. Rich mouthfeel and strong carb. Will look for a fresher bottle because this one unfortunately didn't work out.
Burgers (330) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 9%. Dark red to brown. Head large and beige. Aromas of hops and faint smoke. Taste medium sweet and sour. Fair carbonation. Finish a little flat and sweet.