scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is dark raisons light white lacy head. Smell is figgy molasses. Taste is raisons sweet malt brown sugar. Ok.
onceblind (5413) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Vine street brewpub. Clear nutty very dark amber under a beige head. Aroma of mild chocolate and yeasty earthy raisin. Taste has a little bit if a booze kick, but that’s ok. More raisins on the flavor, with a chewy dark wheat like malt with some toffee and toast. Body is light enough to help hide that bigger ABV. On the sweeter side of balanced without being too heavy. Not bad!
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - SEP 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red brown with a large beigewhite head, some lacing. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, spices, brown sugar, and alcohol. Flavour of caramelized sugar, phenolic spicy notes and dried fruits/raisins. Also some earthy, grassy notes with a bitter finish. Rather dry. Fullbodied with average to lively carbonation. Rather nice.
BeerSkull (1366) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fresh and fruity hop aroma with slightly sweet malt ground tones similar to brown sugar. The taste is a bit pungent with elements of especially yeast, fruit, hops and alcohol. The alcohol is particularly noticeable in the rather bitter aftertaste. I think the beer lacks something that smooths out the now quite sharp flavors.
Vignale (2539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mörkt gyllenbrun med lågt tjockt krämigt skum. Stor doft av söta äpplen, plommon, söt torkad frukt, lite alkohol, men också lite humle. Smaken rund och fruktsöt. Massor av torkad frukt, mandel, choklad, mörkt socker med en liten uppstramande bitterhumle på slutet. Mycket välbalanserad, fyllig och smakrik.
pilgrimoutlaw (865) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours dark reddish brown with white head. Licorice, dark fruits, soy sauce. Creamy smooth body. Taste is primarily sweet, though not too high. Overall, a very nice beer.
Geokkjer (6582) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Pours deep golden with a nice creamy off-white.Aroma of caramel, malt,fruitiness and alcohol.Flavor is sweet and malty with some spicy and yeast.Medium body, average carbonation.Nice beer.
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels. Pours a deep hazy orange-amber, almost brown, with an average size mostly-lasting creamy off-white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, dark malt and dark fruit. Flavour is yeasty and malty, lightly roasty and with chocolate, dark fruit and very light hops in the finish. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Quite good.
extrahoplover (7) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
You need to not being affraid to drink a dark beer who’s not sweet.
Something pretty rare in Belgium.
Well it is perfectly balanced.
Malt are strongly present. small taste of coffee.
Hops giving floral taste and bitterness. In this case, it’s bring the drinkability again. I wish I could drink that one on tap once in my life.
reebtogi (4812) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured almost black with creamy off-white head. Aromas of roasted nuts and chocolate. Tastes balanced with sweet and bitter. Good amount of carbonation and a body to match. A very nice Belgian ale a little different than most.