note666 (1163) - Eindhoven, - NOV 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 - 11 - 17 330ml bottle. medium brown colour. small, creme head. complex aroma... hints of nuts, chocolate, dark fruits. taste is light bitter, bit sour.
rayaron (466) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 330ml. Clear deep amber with medium beige head, quite fizzy. Sweetish aroma with notes of milk chocolate and caramel, yeasty, faint notes of salted fish. Sweet flavor with notes of caramel and prune, slightly salty, notes of black pepper, very boozy, spicy sticky finish. Lively carbonation, medium to full-bodied. Quite hard to drink.
Gangstergafje (24) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful black beer. Almost no foam, and little carbonation. However, this compliments the softness of the beer. The beer has a nice soft sweetness that is very pleasant in your mouth. The finish is nice, not long and not short. The glas it was served in completes the sensation. It looked like a wineglass, but it was a special Cuvée du Chateau glass.
Bosskie (474) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black transparent beer, weak head, light carbonation.
Smell is banana, coriander (almost like a weisen??) mixed with caramel and a touch of alcohol.
Taste is sweet bitter sour. Alcohol dominates too much. It kills the taste and the balance. Raisins, some hoppiness, but it all degenerates into sour alcohol.
XCaellaX (7) - Bramois, SWITZERLAND - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle from Drink d’Annevoie, BE - Cuvée 2012. Clear medium to dark amber color with a very small short lasting head. Aroma: roasted malt, dark fruits, chocolate. Flavor: moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate bitter with a long finish of warming alcohol. A nice one!
JohnGalt1 (654) - , Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tubby 11.2 oz bottle picked up at Brewer’s Haven.. Bottled on 5/29/13... Enjoyed about 21 months later from a large bulb goblet.. 1 finger head rises up and dies back pretty quickly leaving no lacing and no real cap.. the brew is deep dark walnut.
Thick malty nose leans heavily on the dark raisins.. boozy with warmth, burns the eyes a bit.. Spicy yeasty phenols make me think clove first and pepper second.. Esters are raisin with dark cherries.. a bit of oxidation.
Flavor is hot and a little thin, the beer drops off the tongue quickly.. leaving fizzy raisin alcohol.. Okay.. The carbonation scrubs the flavor very fast, but if you try, there is some fruity esters and plenty of spicy phenols..
Very burpy.. Sharp alcohol... Seems a pretty big mess at this point IMO.
sdmmb (1084) - USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drunk from 75cl bottle bought in delhaize, Brussels. Dark spicy wonderfully flavoured beer.
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SHIG (3752) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown almost black with red edges in the light, head is thin light brown. Aroma is malt and fruit. Rich malts, sweetness, deep dark fermented fruits that is very subtle maybe figs, dates. Very interesting and complex.
hawthorne00 (2636) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle. Very dark brown with a beige head that’s soon at the rim. Aroma of dried fruit - prunes, figs, banana, cherries, raisins - toffee, spices. A bit Porty. Lowish carbonation, only a bit syrupy. Very sweet with complex fruit, a bit of roasty acidity keeps things more or less in check, particularly at the end. Heavy and rich but not overtly boozy. Lots of interesting dried and stewed fruit things going on, but there are beers that have that that are too easy to drink. Pretty good; like another with a couple more years on it.
HIGHB4LL (751) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from WIlbur’s; 2013 Vintage. Appearance: slight tan head, ruby red to brown, cloudy, alcohol, plum, light cherry, light caramel,
palate: medium, thin, alcohol warming, soft. Taste: sweet plum and cherry, light caramel, very mellow sweetness, into alcohol thinness and grunt. Very smooth, alcohol is well hidden, aging has toned down sweetness significantly, very enjoyable!
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - FEB 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours amber brown with off-white head. Malty, roasted, caramel, dried fruits, maybe plums, spices. Sweet.