Hotspur (16) - Nara, - JUN 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blackberry, cassis aroma. Flavours: malt, sweet. Nice genuine Belgian ale. Ideal for sipping in front of the fire in winter
Lonick (1512) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @ Six North, Edinburgh. Pours brown, with a red tinge, cream/tan head. Nose is candi sugar, cinnamon, spices, chocolate, milk chocolate. Taste is slight coffee but its also sweet, marzipan, Christmas cake, bloody wonderful.
Niller (1453) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Voldby. Pours dark amber with a beige head. Aroma and taste is roasted malt, caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar. Medium to full body. Soft carbonation. Oily texture. Light bitter finish. Nice.
sferry94 (11) - SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark amber colour, nowhere near as dark as a stout. Sweet aroma. Raisin notes alongside caramel. Nice sweet finish. The strong ABV is noticeable but not unpleasant.
nathanvc (241) - Brugge, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy dark brown with a frothy off-white head. The aroma contains roasted malts, caramel, licorice, yeast, some spices and coffee. It tastes medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter leading to a dry and spicy finish. Oily texture and soft carbonation. Very good.
Heidbummer (266) - SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft 6 North Edinburgh. Looks great, smells wonderful - smoke and caramel. Perhaps fades a bit on the taste - thinner than I hoped for the abv, just a wee bit too sweet. But it’s a really good after dinner sweet stout. Yummy, but one is enough.
SlackerMads (2907) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy dark chestnut brown with a medium sized light brown head with good retention, regeneration and lace. Dark bread, syrup and dry flowers in the nose. Flavour has brown sugar, honey, roasted malt, dark bread, candied fruit, dust. Medium body, filling texture, soft carbonation, warming alcohol. Good balance, perhaps a touch boozy.
MetalNHopHead (1457) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
As the name suggests, De Ranke Noir is about as close to black as Belgian Ale gets. Six malts and a fair amount of booze make this a robust beer but not an imposing one. Beautiful pour. Near-opaque, no sediment, and a sparkling, fluffy head. Rich malty aromatics. As Belgian Strong Dark Ale goes this is incredibly approachable. Silky soft body. Mild fruity flavors. It’s like a mellow, aged port. Minimal hops flavors and some breadiness. It’s a nuanced after-dinner beer that could compliment about any dessert.
weordie (874) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark brown with a fluffy head. The aroma is very yeasty. The flavour was dank, yeasty and woody but unfortunately this one just wasn’t for me. Glad I tried it though.
sjogro (2849) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in the train home after Kimchi Festival 2016 (second day). Smell is dusty metallic. Dark brown with bubbly creme head. Sweet roasted choco malts, raisans, toffee, breadiness. Medium sweet, light bitter, hint of sour in the finish. Medium body, slick feel, low carbonation.
nutjes (301) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - AUG 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bières te Dottenijs (in Famiflora). U: Bijna zwart met bruine schuimkraag. G: Geroosterde mout, pure chocolade, karamel en ietwat metallisch. S: Gedroogd fruit, pure chocolade, bruine kandijsuiker en koffiebitterheid in de afdronk. M: Gemiddelde koolzuurprikkel, had net iets minder gemogen maar best OK.