AtronSeige (436) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Port, pear, orange zest, spicy, horse blanket, vegetal,
Appearance: Dark red body. Massive rocky tan long lasting head. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium lingering bitterness, slight sweetness. Roasted malts. Dry finish. Very crisp. Fruity.
Palate: Light body, high carbonation. Slight alcohol warming.
Overall: A "light" version to get someone into the dark side.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja!
18E. Belgian Dark Strong Ale
Renobob (145) - - NOV 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
À la pression. Couleur brun très foncé, arôme de café qu'on retrouve au goût. Peu de corps, peu de finale. Un peu décevante.
DJoer (508) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black brownich colour, medium beige head, brown sugary sweet caramel fruity berry smell, medium creamy carbonation, soft burned caramel taste medium caramelisch bitter
Shark_Pants (130) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml into a tulip. Deep ruby red with lots of floaties, not much head to speak of. Aroma of cherries, toffee, dark chocolate, cough medicine. A lot going on in the taste - very tart upfront, sour cherry, dark chocolate, coffee grinds, cardboard, slight caramel, metal. Not terrible but doesn't really work for me.
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PeatyPete (248) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber cloudy color. Smell is metallic. Taste is also metallic and a bit like marmite. In the background also some acidity.
Oregon_butcher (59) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy brownish/red. Very good head. Smells sour. Smooth beer. Alittle bit of a carbonation bite up front. Caramel flavor. Good beer
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mcberko (5228) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330mL bottle at BierCraft Commercial, pours a deep dark amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, some oxidized notes, and candied sugar. Flavour tastes kind of oxidized, with Belgian yeast, wet cardboard, and a touch of caramel. Can’t get past the cardboard and oxidation-like notes. Not very good at all. I don’t get the high ratings for this popular beer.
tectactoe (1058) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: murky, swampy brown color with little bits of sediment & a proper haze all throughout the body; creamy, light khaki head resides softly on top & wisps away in a minute or so. Aroma is full of caramel, some sticky toffee, plum sweetness, minor alcohol notes, a touch of banana bread, toast, clove, & some back-end pepper-y spice. Phenol strength grows with time. Flavor is a bit more on the dark-fruity side with plums, figs, almost wine-like grape tones, & mild black licorice. Malt heavy, no doubt... Caramel, toffee, cocoa dust, & more alcoholic strength in the finish. Very yeasty as well, with fruity, banana esters, clove, & coriander-like spice. Heavily carbonated. Pretty good stuff, though I prefer Tremens to this by quite a bit.
trapped (561) - TURKEY - NOV 13, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Drought. Dark brown with spongy beige head, a bit of a metallic aroma, metalllic taste with a hint of caramel, low carbonation, not a remarkable finish. The strange and overpowering metallic taste should be due to something wrong with the pump or keg, if not it’s a horrible beer.
gyllenbock (3948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at BrewDog Stockholm, November 2013.
Dark brownish/amber with a tan head. Sweet aroma and taste of marzipan, malt, some chocolate, toffee and spices. Also warming alcohol in the finish. A bit too sweet for my liking.