Franzen (352) - - SEP 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from systembolaget. Some roastiness and leather in the aroma, hints of chocolate and liqourice. The aroma is nice but could have been more powerfull. Dark red appearance. Lots of burnt notes in the taste. There are som coffee as well nicely balanced with some sweetness. The sweetness however is a bit to much especially combined with the alcohol taste which is there in small notes. Medium to full body with a bit to sweet finish. There are some nice qualities to this beer but it is bit to sweet.
LaFuite (3) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Au nez, complexe, frais avec des notes de chocolat et légèrement caféiné. Bien équilibré. On trouvera aussi quelques notes d’alcool.
Couleur brune tirant sur le noir avec chapeau de mousse plutôt clair.
Niveau goût, équilibré également entre chocolat et café. Arrière goût d’alcool mais pas évident de deviner qu’on est sur du 9%. Bien!
martjoobolut (934) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 L bottle, BB 2019. Pours dark copper-black with light tan head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel, hops. Flavor is sweet, malt, roast, caramel, ash, herbs and grass. Finish is ash bitter. Overall: nice brew.
jspronck (88) - BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with beautiful tall beige head, aromas of coffee, caramel, fruit (prunes) and flowers, thick mouthful, sweet taste with long lingering bitter coffee finish, nice balance, rich but pleasant
Ulysse (120) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crisp bitter taste with roasted malt. Rather strong in the mouth. Slightly tanned head.
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy ruby reddish black with a resilient pale beige head. Aroma is hazelnut, roasted caramel. Flavor is roasty, hazelnuts, lemon, chocolate. Finish is some roasted chocolate bitterness, dark fruits. Lingering chocolate and lemon. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Excellent beer!
swieca (51) - POLAND - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. Deep brown, almost black with small but strong head leaving great lacing. Aromas of roasted malts along with delicate hop. Taste: bit of chocolate.
EduCazzoli (2) - Brasília, BRAZIL - NOV 29, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Achei que a espuma se desfez muito rapidamente. Leve amargor, café torrado. Não me impressionou.
guiroul33 (110) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle 33cl frrom Malting Pot, @ home. Dark amber color, tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts. Taste is well balanced with a bitter aftertaste. Nice dark beer.
MunBro (508) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich deep brown/black pour with a tan head. Robust flavours of roasted malts, chocolate, and a very sweet sticky toffee aftertaste which threw me off a bit. Overall a good dark Belgian.
Leighton (11844) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Chez Moeder Lambic St. Gilles - Brussels. Pours deep brown with a large, thick beige head. The nose holds burnt candi sugars and caramel, Belgian yeast, understated roast, torched malts. Medium to big sweet flavor that is balanced out by bitter roast, charred malts, earth. But you still have rick, fairly sticky toasted candi sugars, dark fruits, suggestions of cocoa. Full bodied with average, filling carbonation. Warming finish, fairly sticky-sweet, with further candi sugar, roast, burnt earth, a bit of toasted grain husk, raisins, prunes and figs. Very good overall.