Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting @ the Harlequin.nothing noir about it in the color though :D. Hazy brownish/amber with medium off white head. Sweet roastd malt aroma and taste. Also caramel, chocolate, raisins some yeast. Bitter finish. Quite full bodied.
BeerBaboon (1808) - FINLAND - OCT 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with creamy white head. Caramel, yeast, dark fruits and spices. This is somewhat sweet.
TaxiDriver (1576) - Stadland, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. A strong malty smell, bitter chocolate, light sour, a little bit like wine. The beige head is large and foamy with a normal duration. The body is black. A strong taste of chocolate, some coffee. The body is strong, oily and creamy with a soft carbonation. A very good beer!
alexsdad06 (7463) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy brown color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma is sweet and malty with some chocolate and brown sugar and a hint of spice. The flavor opens sweet, favoring brown sugar and caramel. Mid palate though it becomes more woody with a mild to moderate tart quality. The finish is a bit strange with the hops trying to come through, but not blending well with the sweetness. Interesting.
teddybeer (2932) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl Murky reddish with a tan creamy head, persistent with good lacing. Aroma to toasted malts, caramel, licorice, alcoholic, brown sugar. Taste is to dark fruits, with brown sugar; oily feel, medium body and average carbonation. Finish is long and dry but sweet and vinous.
nearbeer (4392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl. Deep mahogany-chestnut with a billowing cloud of foam on top. Crisp earthy spices, molasses, medium toast, chocolate and a hint of citrus in the nose. Flavor starts the same delicious blend, then surprisingly turns to some smoke and iodine for a great finish. Wasn’t expecting the peat smoke, but it surely does a great job of balancing this otherwise sweet, medium-heavy bodied brew. What a great, unassuming beer.
Dfonorow (1749) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy brown with a large tan head. Aroma is of spicy yeast, burnt sugar, rye bread, and sour fruit. Flavor has notes of roasted malts, caramel, and candy sugar. Yeasty and dry finish. A little too sweet.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from S.Brevinga Alus, Riga. Pours a dark brown colour with a fair, light tan head. Aroma of caramel and milk chocolate. Similar flavours with medium carbonation and a light CO2 prickle. A bit too fizzy for me. Some burnt toast linger and alcohol is fairly present given the abv. Just a little sweet, thin and a foamy mouth-feel. Just OK.
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black murky body with an off white head. Aroma starts off with coffee and chocolate, moving to a spicy and herbal note, along with licorice. Full bodied, a little alcoholic. Flavour is very balanced and has caramel, herbal notes along with dark fruits and roasted malts, leading to a dry finish. Another great beer from De Ranke.
jkwood04 (4963) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle in a Trappist glass. Pours very dark brown with a really thick, lacy, beige head. Aroma of chocolate and lightly roasted malts, spicy yeast, and some floral hops. Flavor about the same. Smoother texture. A really good dark, Belgian beer.