caesar (5764) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thx to joes. Dark color, short head. Very spicy aroma, roasted malt. Quite strong taste of roasted malt, some raisin, some caramel and yeast as well. Decent belgian stuff.
yespr (34856) - 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 (10347) - 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 (5200) - 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 (2875) - 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 (8377) - 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 (8676) - 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 (11044) - 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.