oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 1 year overdue in an old beer tasting. Over his top. But the beer was still ok
labologist (56) - Disley, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. A dark brown beerwith roasted slightly smokey barley malt aromas. fruity and sweetly malty flavour with a dry hoppy finish.
NosirIwont (1890) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2005 Bottle. Hazy brown colour. Grey-brown head which disappears quickly. Acidic-sour aroma with coffee and hops. Also, I have to agree with RichardGretton on the slightly soapy aroma. The taste is bitter with a distinct licorice flavour. Hoppy. Acidic. A bit watery and way too much carbonacid. A bit disappointing as I remember it being better the first time I tried it, and went all the way to Nantes to get it again (okay, I was going that way anyway, but still :-) ). I think this could be really good beer with a better palate (read: less carbonacid).
leaparsons (7794) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite different from other French beers as I believe it is brewed by an English couple. And a good beer it is, too. This is full of biscuity malt body that has fruit and caramel. Nice deep finish with a roast character and good dryness.
RichardGretton (4176) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown/black beer with a slightly soapy aroma (I think it is the nut aroma that other reviewers are on about). Very hopped and watery with a touch of that strange nut taste again and a very dry finish. Overall I was disappointed with this beer.
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned. Deep chestnut colour, moderate head and condition. Fruity roast barley aromas that become smokey as it warms. Low roast barley, chocolate, oak and hops in the mouth and a dry roasted finish with some woodiness and a lingering hoppiness. Like a Scottish ale but brewed in France.
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bottle conditioned brown ale.Initial bitterness is followed by a mellow nutty brown taste. This shares a lot in commmon with the Belgium browns. Interesting label for an interesting beer.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
darkish cinnamon brown, swimming with particulate matter. the head jumped the gun and nearly soused my keyboard, i had to suck it out of the bottle to preclude a disaster, (that’s about all the drama i can handle these days) obviously this brewski was hot to trot, and i was thirsty, so we cut the foreplay and got to chuggin. i wished we could have gone all night, but i only had one bottle and it was over too soon. a peanut colored head with big sasparila-like bubbles lasted longer than the beer itself. aroma and flavor verrrrry nutty, almond butter and hazelnut, toasty and a light maple sweetness with a coffee like- bitterness from ample hops. that was sweet. mind if i smoke now?
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown colour, big creamy head, deep biscuit and coffee aroma, bitter with a long dry coffeeish aftertaste - very nice and complex
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2003 Dark brown color, generous head. Ordinary malt aroma. Quite strong body: malt, caramel, roasted malt. Palate quite strong as well; too much yeast.