Vells (714) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the first craft brews I ever tried. Was awesome back then, now I picked up for rating it after ~ 3 years.. Its still awesome!
Superb malty background, some roast, caramel, light licorice, toffee, a lots of fruit, hops, yet its stil DARK sided with awesome raisin kick. Notes of wood.
Great brew, great balance, nice price/performance. Want a box of them.
HoppyBudgie (756) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is roast, some hops, liquorice, touch of smoke and yeast. Flavour is medium dry, quite roasty, a bit yeasty, light fruit. Nice from De Ranke
Melnis (185) - LATVIA - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong sweet raisin aroma with a lot of yeast in it, taste is not so intesne but good as well. Head could be better
fiammanghilla (616) - Genova, ITALY - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottiglia 33cl @ gallo brillo.
Scura con bella schiuma persistente.
Tostata e gradevole.
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Balanced Belgian with both dark, wonderful coffee bitterness and a strong ale-wonderful soy feel. The tasting takes place under suboptimal conditions, but this is something I would gladly drink again.
The Etruscan (541) - Tuscany, ITALY - OCT 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark beige creamy full lasting head. Brown colour. Aroma is moderately malty with raisins smd prunes notes with light licorice and raspberry notes. Flavor is moderately malty with fruity (prunes and plumes) and light licorice and spicy tones, ending in a fresh and candy finish. Medium to full bodied.
dnicolaescu (842) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 33 CL from dcmchew.
Look: opaque really dark mahogany, big beige creamy head with good retention.
Aroma: starts rather harsh (striking match) and spicy, lots of dried prunes, notes of black malts, toasted.
Taste: dried fruit sweetness, very light roasted malts, moderate spicy hop bitterness, Belgian yeast spice.
A nice Belgian dark strong with a touch of roasted malts.
mkel07 (3540) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique Armekeggon 2014. Strong alcoholic kick contained in a vibrant golden amber beer. Full of fruitiness.
ruigo (1152) - PORTUGAL - SEP 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Coffee, wood, raisins and hops in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is complex but not so well balanced with a dry finish. Overall, an interesting beer that I must try again.
bonkiedeaap (278) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer has a dark brown to black color and a large cream colored head, with a lot of bubbles. Big notes of figs, plums and pumpernickel bread, with suggestions of fermented cherries and wafts of dark chocolate and a minor hint of coffee. Some metallic notes hit upfront, but fade quickly, giving way to dark fruits, dark fruit juice and rum-soaked raisins. This beautiful dark Belgian ale drops nectarous fruitiness, evoking concentrates of plum, raisin and black cherries. The taste is full and with a nice sweetness which changes into a light bitterness from the cacao tones filled with some hops. Also a little alcohol is noticable which evokes into notes of dark-fruit liquor. The finish is fresh and bitter, which is still noticable after a minute.