yespr (29416) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cL bottle, as Vleteren Dark Old Strong Ale, 8%. Pours dark and hazy brown with a lacing tan head. Orange fruity and spiced aroma with a note of roasted malt. Flavour is sweet and roasted malt with a distinct note of fruity yeast. Caramelish finish with a mild yeasty touch. Good but certainly nothing special.
cellar (508) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thx for a grand tasting, Chris_o :)
Dark clear amber, notes of malt, fruit, toffee, sweet and little matalic finish.
Joppe (15) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear brown color with a small head. A bit caramel with some spices. Not bad!
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Chris O’s tasting. Clear deep brown with tiny beige head. Sweet yeasty with roasted malt and caramel.
mjs (4166) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle at Kulminator on 2008-05-17) Dark brown and cloudy. White small head. Finnish Easter pudding in nose. Taste is the combination of Finnish Easter pudding and bitterness. Long aftertaste.
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2008 Bottle, 25 cl. (Red capsule)
Hazy amber-brown color, with mediumsize creamy head.
Aroma fruits, spice, yeast, bit caramel. Medium body.
Taste little sweet, malts, spices; nice in balance, bitterness.
gnoff (7327) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(25 cl bottle at 3 små rum, Göteborg) Particle filled dark copper color, small white head. Sweet and spicy scent. Vinous and raissin, sweet and spicy taste. Full mouthfeel, low bitterness. Also almond paste and a "laid down/stored feeling to it.
MoritzF (8247) - Bochum, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(25cl bottle, courtesy of DerDoppelbock) Hazy, dark amber coloured, effervescent hue with a fluffy, light-beige foamy head. Slightly yeasty, moderately sweet toast-malty nose with anise and not too aromatic spicy phenols. Sweet toast-malty taste with strong spicy notes and a faint fruity touch; medium bodied, lively carbonated mf; sweet, overly spicy and alcoholic finish. Lacks balance.
bierkoning (9747) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2008 Bottle @ Kulminator. Brown color. Light grapes aroma. Somewhat dusty flavor with grapes. Drinkable, but nothing special. 6 3 6 2 11 = 2.8
Fresh bottle @ home. Dark brown color, pours a huge head. Caramel and a hint of chocolate in the aroma. Dark chocolate, caramel and roast in the flavor. Malty sweetish, full bodied. Good balance. Well brewed.
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Kulminator, Antwerp, Belgium
Deep brown body with an off-white head. Excellent lace. Nicely balanced aroma of malts, spices - a good complexity. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter flavour which is also very nicely balanced.