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English: This is a true story about a dedicated belgian brother who spent all his hard earned money on a all inclusive Barbados vacation to pursue a life long dream – brew an old fashion dark Belgian infused with local muscovado sugar aka Barbados sugar – luckily the outcome is a first class candy coated, full-bodied and escapist beer – the best he ever made. Halleluja.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Travlr (13517) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Draft. Very dark maroon color, large bright tan head. Aroma of furniture polish. Taste is medicinal and pure sugar. Is this a mistake?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Draught at Churchkey. Deep red pour. The nose and flavor are bursting with sweetness; raisin, molasses, apple, brandy.... apple brandy..... plum, candied sugars, and caramel. The flavor is much of the same, but it’s a bit too much; cloying, and syrupy sweet. Ehhh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1724) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber/red, with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, malt, and fruit. Flavor is brown sugar, malt, fruit, and alcohol. Heavy body, long, sweet palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy molasses aroma with hints of dark fruit. Sweetish fruity malty spicy molasses flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2011
29/11/2011 1Pt. 0.9Fl. Oz. bottle @ Klaas’ place - BBE: 2015 (2011-684) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

Clear purple brown beer, small light beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: rhum infused bbq bananas (or: sweet banana, candi sugar, brown rhum, burnt caramel). MF: ok carbon, medium body. TAste: sweet sugary start, malts, ripe fruits, banana & prunes, caramel, bit cloying, rhum raisins. Aftertaste: mocha, brown sugar, rotten fruits, over ripe banana, bit of coffee, somewhat alcoholic in the back of the throat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2011
50cl bottle. Pours a dark brown, with a off-white head. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, and toffee -- super sweet. Tastes not nearly as sweet as I’d expect from the nose; sweet dried red berries, caramel, and a mild bitterness. Body is medium; texture is oily; carbonation is medium; finishes dry. Pretty well balanced, and quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5980) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2011
50 cl bottle @ home, BBE 2015 on the label and xx.07.2012 on the neck
Aroma is sugary with syrup, spices, candi sugar, floury caramel and hints of roastiness. Also something German-like, maybe hops? Flavour is, surprisingly, rather sweet with brown and cane sugar. Also some belgian yeast, toffee and caramel. Something plastic-like occurs at the end of the glass. The sweetness doesn’t disturb as much as I expected. However, drinking the whole bottle by myself would be a mission impossible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6576) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2011
500 ml bottle.
Pours a dark amber colour with a thick, white head. Aroma of smooth brown sugar, slightly toasted malts and toffee. Very smooth flavour of toasted malts, brown sugar, candi sugar, toffee, some hops. Full bodied, very smooth mouthfeel and a long, warming, smooth and sweet finish. Overall a very smooth beer with loads of sweetness, but it doesn’t disturb here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6530) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2011
50 cl bottle. BBE 2015 (the bottle had also some 2012 marking)
Pours dark ruby red colour with small head. Aroma of sweet malts, clove, grass, light caramel and sugar candy. Flavour of caramel, sweet malts, haym nuts, flour, sugar and ripe fruits. Something familiar to german beers on the nose, probably just the sweet malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5673) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Draft at The Ginger Man with Andrew. Pours a bright hazy orange with white lacing. Aroma is belgian candy, sweet malts. Mouthfeel is medium with pretty much just nice sweet candied flavor dominating.

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