marcus (7095) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours orange brown with a modest tan head and ad treacle and fruity aroma. There is a dark fruit and date flavor with a dry coffee finish. A bit too thin.
bhensonb (11920) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Marcus as Hof Ten Dormaal Dark. Pours darkly orange brown wit a creamy beige head. Aroma is dark fruit - like dates. Med minus body. Flavor is coffee, dark fruit. Finishes that way and dry.
thewolf (11314) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Beer Planet, Brussels. Big pop. Muddy brown with a large, frothy, yellowish head. Aroma has mild chocolate, raisins, plums. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has raisins, plums, soft astringency with some liqourice. Quite nice chocolate finish with some warming alcohol.
EddyBeer1 (996) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2013 Bruné foncée, mousse crémeuse, col épais. Bien maltée, rôtie, chocolat noir, goût d’alcool trop prononcé, légèrement sucrée sur le retour.
bartlebier (2365) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375ml bottle BB Jan 2014. - Very fresh and inviting aroma of EU, apparently homegrown hops and a lively yeast strain. pours a standard Belgian dark ale purplish brown with rather standard 8-degree trappist taste palette: caramel, shy roast, earthy dark fruits. Medium dryness. Achel 8 comes to mind, but sugar and ABV in this are more apparent, to remind you of a potential headache. Wanted to enjoy this more as a primer for this interesting true family brewery’s EU cask experminents
dasdan (235) - BELGIUM - APR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
37 cl bottle from dranken Geers in Oostakker. Dark brown body with a red shine and a large off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and some yeast. Taste of light coffee beans and sweet caramel. ***
Beergeek23322 (2589) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 2012. 375 ml. bottle. Pours redbrown with a tan head. Nice aroma of dried fruits, caramel, roasted malts. A bit of sweetness on the palate. Balanced finish.
lembeek (143) - ITALY - MAR 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Birra inutile. Scura, con una schiuma fine e poco persistente. Aroma eccessivamente caratterizzato dai lieviti, con sentori di caffè e cioccolato e spezie. Nel palato dolce, maltata, con sentori di tostatura. L’assenza di corpo non riesce a supportare l’alcolicità.
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle shared with czar. Thanks, mate! Pours a nice brown with a resilient pale beige head. Smell is candi sugar, brown sugar. Flavor is brown sugar, caramel, red berries, spices. Finish is good hops, rather old-tasting, dusty notes in there. Yeast. Lingering fruity notes. Light to medium body. Carbonation is a bit too aggressive. Very good offering!
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours muddy dark brown with a very nice frothy off-white head, good retention and lacing. barnyard notes, spicy, dry caramel, very grainy - cherry-peppered malts. lively and soft carbonation, light body - could use a bit more, nice grassy-peppery-spicy finish. good!