KingCecil (2029) - DENMARK - AUG 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home .... Massive gushing! It pours murcky dark plum brown..... The aroma is sweet, brown sugar and light spicy.....The flavor is spicy, brown sugar, raisin and Belgian yeast....yeasty finish....
Braudog (5455) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the Birch. Dark and roasty with a nice airy head. Minimal initial aroma, maybe with just a bit of spiciness to tease. Drinks with a light cocoa roast and moderate toffee finish. Easy to drink, pretty much unoffending in any way. (#4692, 7/14/2012)
kindacold (208) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep red with MASSIVE tan head that lasts. Light, sweet, yeasty smell. Yeast and cereal taste - sweet and light with notes of mocha. Lemon finish with hint if mocha and pepper aftertaste. Slight tongue coating.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Corked demi bottle from Bier Tempel, Brussels
Explosive bottle; eye damage was avoided; pours a giant beige frothy head, and a dark brown murky color; the bottle keeps gushing. Mild aroma of malt and vegetables. Caramel flavor, dryish, although the body is correctly strong; also presence of liquorice, vegetables and alcohol beyond the amount declared. Some sweetness in the final appears later. Probably a decent beer elsewhere, but this bottle is off.
Benzai (6238) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5cl bottle @ home shared with Thompson. Very dark brown color with a dark red glow coming through. Average sized light brown head that leaves a slight lacing. Smell malts, some sweetness, dark and overripe fruits. Taste malts, lightly roasty, lightly sweet hints, some bitter and again dark fruits. Pretty nice. Medium carbo, medium body.
Thompson (257) - - MAY 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black colour nothing much to see. Somewhat bitter taste but common to darker beers. small to medium white head. overall not a bad one. drank at the benzai.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet candy sugar and toffee aromas. Brown sugar, raisin and toffee flavors. Overall a decent Belgian strong ale.
yngwie (12515) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 37,5cl corked. A brown colored, unclear beer with a dense, big, beige head. Sugary nose with dried fruits, cellar, some chocolate and herbal notes. The flavor is on the sweet, malty side, with dried fruits, and some herbal bitterness. Dryish and full-bodied. An interesting and quite nice one, not just straightforward malts and hops, but with a herbal touch that suits it well. 110826
TheBeerGod (5003) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 375mL corked and caged. Dark, murky brown pour with a short, fizzy tan head. Aroma is light caramel, dusty yeast notes, candied fruit and dark fruit. Taste is sweet and malty with caramel, cocoa, dusty yeast, dark fruit notes and candi sugar. Body is medium with lots of effervescent carbonation. Finishes with more caramel, dark fruit, soft cocoa, candi sugar notes and dusty yeast. Soft dessert notes as well.
thornecb (4101) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep mahogany into a tulip. Tan conglomerate head recedes leaving scant spiders. Metallic, sweet roasted caramel, toast and pit fruit aromas. Sharp with dusty caramel upfront turning to sweet dried prune in the lasting earthy finish.