jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@DeMolen. Sweet aroma, licorice wood and cardamon. Cloudy, dark brown color, beige firm head, good lace. Sweet, cardamon well present but not overwhelming, laurel, quite malty. Very smooth.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Brewery de Molen. Dark brown colored brew with a nice brown head. Aroma is sweet. Flavor is sweet, caramel, malts, some yeast. Very smooth and creamy palate. Nice one for the cold days.
trapez (1514) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of malt, bread, anis and spices- Unclear brown colour with huge light brown head. Spicy flavour of anis, liquorice, perhaps some eucalyptus and malt sweetness. Spicy, refreshing long lasting aftertaste.
jerohen (1995) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 75 cL, BB 2010. Dark brown colored, small brown head. Malty nose, liquorice, some fruit. Bittersweet flavor, again liquorice, quite some alcohol. Quite complex, yet balanced. Unusual, but very good.
Martinus (2817) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown colour, beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, spicy, cardamom, candy sugar, quite lovely. Malty sweet flavour, light sour malts, fruity, molasses, very light bitter. Spicy, sweet malty finish.
Really nice. Quite sweet, but well balanced. Held up really well. More like a Scotch/Scottish Ale than a Belgian Strong Ale though, if you ask me.
(From 75cL bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting, De Molen, Bodegraven. BB 14-10-’10)
Beer4000 (4474) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Dim, reddish orange body with a stable off-white head. Aroma is caramel, oat biscuit, brown sugar, ginger, citric fruit, yeast and some alcohol. Flavor is slightly roasted, sweet caramel, light burnt sugar, berries, spices and warming alcohol. Fine body, rather sweet but still balanced.
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [thank you Skortila/caesar]
Pours clear dark brown with a big, frothy, beige head. Aroma is sweet, lots of raisins and plums. Light flowery hops, mild spiciness and a bit of chocolate. Fat and lovely oily mouthfeel. Good flavour, starting with lots of dried fruits (raisins and plums). Lightly vinious, some coriander and clove. Nice, long aftertaste with soft hoppiness.
Vaiz (3347) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at monthly tasting @ de Molen, hosted by dEnk. BBE 14/12/2010. Clear dark amber pour, foamy off-white head. Aroma of cardamom, caramel, spices, licorice and candi sugar. Flavor is very spicy, sweet and really well balanced. Held up pretty good. Well drinkable decent winter beer.
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Some particles. Aroma of cinnamon, chocolate, pine, toffee and spice. Taste is spiced, chewy, chocolate, christmasy and good. Light bubbles, big body.
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Heavy reddish pour. Nice red hops on the pour. Sweet flavor with some sweet malts. Pretty tasty.