tderoeck (8219) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22/VII/2012 - 75cl bottle from De Bierloods / Zytholoog (Adegem) @ home - BB: 12/XII/11 - (2012-735)
Clear red to rust brown beer, small light beige to yellow head, pretty stable, non adhesive. Aroma: pretty fruity, green apple skin, some citrus, caramel, slight hint of mocha. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: caramel, little sweet, some mocha, ripe as well as dried fruits, little bitter. Aftertaste: banana, caramel, little grassy, citrus, dark chocolate.
JoeinDahlem (1456) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From chilled 75 cL bottle at ZBF. Fairly smooth and subtle nose, with some roast malt, a tart fruit note, and a touch of bitter chocolate. Cloudy dark brown color with a big beige head. Surprisingly firm bitterness with a nice grainy malt flavor, avoiding sweetness (just the lightest impression of brown sugar). Harmonious, balanced, well-rounded and dry dubbel with a serious maltiness. Impressive.
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle sampled @ 20ste Zomerbierfestival. Made for a chiro (a scouts-like organization). Dark brown, red hued, light tanned head. Nose is licorice, light cacao, herbal, syrup, lightly medicinal,… Taste is akin to a very light & fizzy porter, cacao, lightly herbal, thin chocolate, dark fruits, sweetish, light brown sugar,… Body is a bit too light & fizzy. Not very attenuated but quite pleasant to drink. Quite a nice beer.
BigMomma (226) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at ZBF. Hazy brown color with a brown head. Aroma has some strong notes of roasted mal and dark chocolate. Taste is full of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Good brew.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ZBF 2010 shared with Travlr and BigMomma. Pours a hazy brown with a decent tan head that leaves okay lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and toffee. Taste is roast, chocolate liquor, toffee. Buttery, rich palate. Very nice.
saxo (16989) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Huge creamy head with excellent duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are yeast, fruits, malt, caramel and hops.
yngwie (16529) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 75cl. A dense, two-finger off-white head sits on top of a mostly clear, dark amber body. Some lacings. Dried fruits, some pleasant herbyness and some dark malts. Quite pleasant, but lacking some on complexity. The same can be said of the flavor. Dried fruits and some orange peel, with maltyness, some alcohol notes and a fine bitterness. Full-bodied and effervescent, with some bitterness in the end. Well, it lacks on complexity, but it’s tasteful and quite drinkable anyway. 111105
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste this more times first at brewery Den Triest visit 24 may 2008. Again @ brewery and ZBF ’10.
Hazy brown color with a beige head.
Aroma roasted malts, and dark chocolate.
Taste some coffee, roasted malts, little sweet, chocolate.
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Zythos Beer Festival 2010. Dark brown color, nice head and lacing. Aroma of roasted caramel. Taste has butterscotch and chocolate, hint of smoke. Nice.
Rasmus40 (17824) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and light yeasty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 051111