alassio (86) - USA - JUL 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Got this in the closeout bin at Vaudree in Liege for 1e (can’t figure out why - - the date punched is July ’13). Zesty, bright fizzy texture like well-fermented apple cider, and then the hops hit hard & deep, and then a sourness kicks in, with just the slightest hint of sweetness (sweetness is why I mostly avoid brunes, but this is more a hoppy sour beer). Very lively on the palate - - it just dances all over the place. This is a super tasty and really fun beer. I wish I had bought the whole close-out binful (but I already had over 40 bottles to haul back in my luggage to Germany).
melush (2576) - SPAIN - FEB 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España.
A: Dark brown / marron oscuro.
T/S: Malt, caramel, yeast, raisins / Malta, caramelo, levadura, uvas pasas.
kermis (9889) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Hazy brown with barely any head. Aroma of malt, nutty notes, light raisin, yeast and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (8293) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Very thin off white head. Hazy amber pour. malty aftertaste
tricksta_p (3155) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is malt, yeast, raisins, caramel, fruity notes, nuts, some brown sugar and dark chocolate, a certain spicy note. Flavour is medium sweet with a surprisingly bitter finish. Medium bodied. Very nice, I like how the bitterness compliments the sweet flavour.
Lore (1997) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown colour with ruby notes, moderate sized beige-ish head; aroma of dried berries, raisin, herbs, some caramel and maybe rye bread; taste of caramel, dried fruits like raisin and plum, herbal notes, some spiciness and significant bitterness; good bruin
altonbrownd (5298) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/24/2007 1:20:22 PM Bottle from the Cracked Kettle. Dark brown - frothy head. Caramel malt nose. Really nice mouthfeel. Prickly, sugary, malty. Caramel and chocolate flavour. Ends with some new tastes. Warming, sweet. Quality.
Icedwarf (1160) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Zwart bier zonder schuim. Smaak is bitter, rookachtig met sporen van bittere chokolade en anijs. Is iets te waterig/licht om een echte topper te zijn. Smaak blijft wel lang hangen.
AndySnow (6418) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Dranken Geers, Gent-Oostakker.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Malt, hops, some spices.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, some dried fruit, chocolate, alcohol.
seynie (329) - Tienen, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown without significant head. Roasted malts with a bit of dried fruits, spices (cloves) some caramel and butterscotch. Medium body, long sweet malty dry finish
Douberd (4538) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Duysters Loterbol Bruin) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 8%
Deep mahogany brown colour on the body, tall and thick beige head, with very good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass.
Aroma has some spices, faint caramel, herbs.
Nice taste, much more bitter than I expected, with some lemon-like notes, hops, again faint caramel and some toffee, some herbs, fresh grass, maybe some juniper berries.
Medium body, good carbonation, mildly dry on the palate.
Very good, nice surprise.