Plovmand (6984) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky brown colour with a medium head. Sweet spicy and sugary aroma. Flavour is spicy and sweet molasses. Creamy and soft body.
Skinnyviking (7765) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Low creamy and lasting head. Dark brown almost black body. Roasted barley malt caramel dried fruit aroma with a bit of alcohol. Flavor as indicated by the aroma but I can add that it has a bit of sourness as well. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste.
Pinball (11404) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ar: very nice caramelly dark fruity aroma.
ap: dark brown, light can’t shine trhrough, decent light brown head.
flavor: strong, honey, dark fruits,
a bit alcohol,
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Cloudy deep brown colour with a medium beige head. Deep malty aroma with spice. Good mouthfeel. Sweet caramel spiced well malted flavour with a pleasant bitterness, yeast and some dark fruit.
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown colored brew. Spicy and malty aroma. Malty flavor. Yeasty, bready, sweet, chocolate, raisin. Nice.
daniele (6488) - ITALY - SEP 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2009 33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to BBG. Dark blond / orange pour with nice white head. Aroma of spices, some bubblegum, pale belgian malt, and a little bready / pilsner like malt. Flavor is doughy malt, bubblegum, somewhat sweet from the pale belgian malt, but nice spicing also. It’s a tiny bit medicinal, but otherwise good. Solid yeast in the back and finish.
Bontus (693) - Flanders, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2009 Bottle from Deca services. Pours murky brown with a beige head. Aroma is very yeasty, dough, bread, also a hint of liquorice.
Mouth feel a bit too carbonated and had yeast dominating the aftertaste too much.
Will drink an aged one next year, guess it will be alot better. (3.2)
Bottles now 7 months old and much better. Carbonation and yeasts milder and flavors more balanced. Liquorice and molasses upfront. Silky palate. (3.5)
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Belgian shop. Pours a cloudy-murky dark brown color with a big clumpy cream head. The aroma is rich with spicy Belgian yeasts, cola, raisins and caramel. The taste does not quite live up to the aroma--sweet roasted malts with brown sugar, a bit of raisin and a touch caramel. The mouthfeel is light with over-active carbonation that distracts. The finish is medium in duration with lingering brown sugar. Overall: A decent Belgian ale, but not top tier stuff.