MiP (12136) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sour cardboard aroma. Dark chestnut colour. Nice and stable, creamy light brown head. Flavour has a little cardboard too. Nicely peppery, but also somehow dry.
saxo (11216) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are yeast, caramel, candy sugar, fruits, nuts, malt and hops.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy dark brown body with a moderate beige head. Aroma of bread, roasted malts, leather, and black licorice. Flavor of potent black pepper, flat cola, raisins, nutmeg, cinnamon, and oregano. Interesting concoction.
Oakes (10935) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - MAR 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2009 Original rating: Opaque russet colour; nose of alcohol, plums, raisins, spice (paprika, white pepper), dried apricot, sandalwood; flavour is wonderfully barnyardy, with raisins, rodenbachish tannins, and an acidic finish. More recent samples have been less compelling, with reduced complexity and structural weaknesses. My rating has been downgraded to reflect this.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Name: Noel
Appearance: hazy brown with ruby edges, whispy head,
Aroma: big spicy aroma,
Flavor: rich dark malt flavor with lots of spices, nice pepper, slight bitter character from the spices, very nice
Words: ???? Vintage
Words: LAX Sheraton
Appearance: muddy rust, robust beight head that settles down to a whispering ghost,
Aroma: big musty aroma with a wide array of spices, upon warming a waft of overripe banana appears in the aroma,
Flavor: hugh complex flavors, lots of spice, a bit of funk, a trace of orange, nice bit of ripe fruit fades in and out,
Score: 4.1 to 3.8
Words: thirsty monk
Appearance: opaque dark red, dense beige head, lots of drippy lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma with a nice spicyness including cinamon and nutmeg,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, touch of sweet caramel has a fruity edge, spices and musty brett keep it balanced and dry, light bitter finish,
Score: 3.8 to 3.9
Aroma: sweet fig and spicecake aroma,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of dark fruit, dark caramel sweetness slowly grows to enrichen the fruityness, plenty of spices, nice cinamon, light bitterness along with the spices, breadyness gives it that spicecake character from the aroma, no mustyness, yeast shot makes it much breadier and works very well with the spices,
Overall: ages very well,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
argo0 (10365) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy red-brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is sour, cherry, with some vinegar; sweeter toward the bottom of the bottle. Taste is sour cherry, supplemented by vinegar and bubblegum. Very carbonated, and finishes dry.
KimJohansen (10342) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[At Chez Moeder Lambic] Dark brown with beuge head. Spicy aroma that contains plums and raisins. Flavor is sweet and spicy and christmas is very present. Unique beer.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 0,75 ltr
Very dark ruby, almost opaque. Good brown head. Aroma is earthy with light spices and "Fantome cardboard aroma". Earthy lambic-like flavor. Chocolaty with some coriander and cardboard (!) notes. Hides alcohol very well. Slight sour and dry palate. Maybe not the most enjoyable brew but certainly very interesting and complex.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
5th June 2009
Cloudy chocolate coloured beer. Dry crisp palate. Mildly sour with a faint chocolate note. A sweetish fruity tone in the mid. Finishes dry and bitter spicy. Not that well joined up. A bit odd!
thewolf (9859) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2007 Bottle.
Pours a deep red with a frothy off white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is dry, biscuity, coriander, cinnamon, pine, heather, apple, Belgian sugars. Relatively high carbonation. Flavour is dry and crisp with light smokiness, caramel and lots of flowery hops. The spices take over and are stunningly balanced, lots of cinnamon and coriander, nutmeg and heather. Then a heavy peppery yeast finish kicks in. A seriously wonderful brew.