MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 9%. Roasted and yeasty aroma. Cloudy very dark amber colour. Big stable light brown head. The flavour is quite yeasty, but also nicely malty and with a nice roasted finish. A lot of yeast, but well-balanced and nice.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are fruits, roast malt, yeast and caramel.
cgarvieuk (12164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ RBESG 09 Shefield ...Hazy brown ... toffee malt nose ... again toffee ... sour and woody.
Theis (12123) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at DTE. Coudy brown - light yellow/brown head. Sweetness, chocolate, berries, yeasty, malty, vegetables, nice bitterness. A bit plain.
harrisoni (12065) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at GBBF 08. Deep brown/red lasting beige head. Very decent brown ale. Bit like a dunkel weisse. Good body. Nice spice on finish.
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. A minimal sized off-white head sits on top of an unclear, brown body. Sweetish caramel nose with dried fruits, some alcohol and a touch of spices and hops. Sweetness, caramel and dried fruits in the finish. Full-bodied and nicely carbonated mouthfeel. Pleasant finish with European hop flavor and bitterness. Wouldn’t mind having more of this one. 110826
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, BB 02/2014) Pours a murky amber-brown body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of candi sugar, raisins, herbs, Belgian yeast, pepper, and caramel. Flavor of dates, raisins, yeast, and grass with a dry, bitter finish.
TBone (11145) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 75cl (BB 10/2013 = vintage 2008?)
Ruby red color, small steady creamy beige head, lace. Fruity maltyness, almond and raisins in the nose. Wineous palate. Fruity, caramel, a bit sour, toffee. Light hoppyness in the aftertaste. Probably slightly better when this is fresh, so most likely no need to age this brew.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Creamy, medium tan head atop clear, dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, spice/herb, light anise/cinnamon, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, caramel, some cinnamon, other spices, faint burnt. Somewhat dusky dry finish. Medium body, a bit lighter than expected given the ABV.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: Noir de Dottignies
Date: June 20, 2009
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: opaque dark brown, big creamy beige head, sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, dark fruits, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of dark fruits, well balanced with an earthy bitterness that takes away a bit too much of the sweetness and detracts from the dark fruits but add a spicy hoppy character, light spicyness blends with the earthyness, picks up a breadyness upon warming
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20