dnoaksson (700) - , SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finlemmad i smaken. Frisk, uppiggande. Ett öl som dansar fram, galant, gracilt, gör piruetter på sinnernas tiljor. Succén är given. Njutningslystnaden ger stående ovationer och känslosvallen går höga. Noir de Dottignies vet att föra sig i de finaste av salonger.
hirigalzkar (2314) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very odd mix of dark, almost kind of stoutesque, malt and typical belgian yeast qualities. I didn’t like the messy end result. It was just too much for me, without being that interesting.
finol (2191) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours red brown with a tan head.
Sweet tasting with some rosted malt and grapes. Odd brew.
Kavu (2281) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost opaque brown with a very high brownish head. Aroma is malts and spices, flavour is quite rich with malts, spices and some surprising hops in the finish. Great.
Countbeer (4539) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small off white foamy head on top of a dark ruby red beer.
Smell wood, plastic, malts, spices and hints of brown sugars and nuts.
Taste wood, spicy, light liquorice, bitter, spices and light dry with hints of toasted malts and chocolate.
Taste no alcohol.
JDBaker11058 (1313) - Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2011 Appearance: muddy, slightly purplish brown with a thick, creamy tan head that shrinks to a full collar; thick curtains of lace. Aroma: chocolate malts, citrus, alcohol, menthol and mint, sour yeast and red wine. Taste: dry and slightly bitter chocolate, a little acidic hoppiness, some clove and some surprisingly mellow yeasty spices, Finish: slightly bitter and dry as the hops carry over to the finish; remainder flavors are a little chocolate, a little clove and a little citrus. Notes: Palate is creamy, smooth and mellow. Taste was likewise surprisingly subdued when compared to the aroma. I expected a big blast of flavors, but everything was very laid back and very subtle. Alcohol is very well-hidden. Have a bottle cellared for 2013; will be interesting to see how the flavors mature. Had a second bottle (small version) for my birthday from the wife. Enjoyed it even more this time, bumping my rating to 4+. Really refreshing and balanced. Almost like a doppelbock meets a pale ale.
FullObs (133) - Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap, but just a 4oz taste as part of a flight. Medium brownish color. Medium body with just the right corbonation. Excellent malty taste With raisin and brown sugar. An excellent brew - very well balanced. Just the right amount of alcohol comes thru, some hints of sweetnes, and even a fruity mild tart finish. Will try this again definitely.
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown body with a large light brown head which laces the glass nicley. Sweet bread and raisins in aroma. Light sweet and malty flavor, feels rather light, amazing that it has 9% ABV.
mikkopen (854) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Cloudy brownish red colour, thick and creamy light beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, chocolate, spices and dark fruits. The flavour is roasted malty, with spices and dried fruits. Lingering spicy-hoppy aftertaste. Very nice.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a rich chestnut color with lacy white head. Nose is subtle and wet with elements of vinegar, brown sugar and moss. Wet and full mouth feel with balanced thick confectionary malts. Finishes with woody and fresh hops full of resiny sweetness. Great beer.