bhensonb (13209) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Pours very dark brown with copper glints and a 4 finger creamy beige/tan head. Aroma is bready with yeast/spice. Med + body - but thinning as carb leaves. Flavor is dark fruit and near-burnt malt. Like an IS that didn’t quite arrive. Quite smooth. Like drinking fortified wine. Port,but dark fruit rather than grape. Not a hint of heat. Really amazing ale.
pintbypint (3148) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml brown bottle. Dark brown pour with ruby highlights. Huge light brown head, creamy and sticky. Nose had chocolate and biscuits and light spice. Taste has sweet dark malts, raisins, caramel, cocoa, alcohol, general fruitiness. Finishes with light hop notes and some moderate alcohol and lots of malt. Body is medium, carbonation is pretty mild. A nice styleless strong Belgian.
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-09-21. Very dark brown body, reddish highlights. Massive head after foaming out of the bottle. 3+ Aroma is sort of tangy musty fruit, muted hints at leather? 7+ Flavour is interesting, really sweet malty core, sugary touches, sweet then tangy fruit undercurrents, sweet cherry with ephemeral port wine like hints. 8+ Very smooth medium bodied palate, quite effervescent. Pretty solid it stuff, it keeps growing on me as it goes. I was worried it might be infected based on the gushing and the tangy quality, but I found it very interesting and pretty nice. Bottle at Volo, Toronto
Albe (56) - ITALY - OCT 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color and a light brown large frothy head. Aroma is very light, just some roasted malts and caramel. In the mouth is medium to full and complex, with chocolate, dark malts and dark fruits notes, mixed with a little hint of hops. A surprising beer.
tderoeck (7217) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
21/IX/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - brewed: 23/V/10, bottled: 24/VI/10 (2012-1062)
Clear dark brown beer, big creamy beige head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass, lots of sediment floating around. Aroma: lots of caramel, dried fruits, sweet malts, overripe fruits, raisins, bit dusty. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: milk chocolate, caramel, dried fruits, dark chocolate, hint of mocha, little bitter. Aftertaste: bit hoppy, warming alcohol, dark chocolate, dried fruits, caramel, bitter.
HermanW (1056) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
0,33 liter fles @home. Wel een beetje errug bitter en pappillen beklemmend drapje. nee voor mij echt niet meer punten waard.
Joakgust (1272) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 33cl - Clear brown beer with a large head. Aroma is malty with notes of prunes, chocolate, caramel and tiramisu. Flavor is malty with notes of chocolate, black berries, raspberries and caramel. Wow, very impressed with this beer.
marcus (8280) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours cola with a thick tan head and a dark fruit aroma. There is a carbonated molasses, dark fruit and chocolate flavor that sticks to the palate. Very complex , unique and tasty.
Pyobon (1220) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(on tap) Appears black, but held to the light is dark ruby red, large beige head. Dried fruit, dark malt in aroma. Full bodied and smooth. Flavour is wonderfully rich and complex with dark malts, dried fruit, molasses, some spice and a pleasant bitter finish. An excellent beer.
Svesse (7501) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Dark brown colour, almost black, with frothy beige head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, dried fruit, hints of liquorice and anise. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dark fruit, caramel, raisins, hints of cherries and a mild, spicy bitterness in the finish. Full body, fairly sweet. Smooth and well rounded mouthfeel, with alcohol lurking in the background, but fairly well hidden. Well balanced and tasty. Very nice.