BlackHaddock (5747) - Shropshire, - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle (funny shaped thing) best before 17 Mar 2014: poured into a Duvel glass on 28th Sep 2012.
Huge, huge head on this pour: good job i was prepared and used the Duvel glass: looked good actually, the snowy white mountain of foam filled the glass before I could get all the beer out the bottle. I had the sediment laden remains later. The colour of the body was a copper/orange/deep amber and clear.
Mixed bag in the aromas: once the smells could get through the head I found some malty molasses and spicy hop notes, add floral and nut esters with maybe a cherry/almond tart floating in the middle.
The taste seemed more ’yeasty’ than the smell would indicate: again it was a mixture of flavours (like the nose), the alcohol playing its part too. originally on the sweet side the hops kicked in mid-sip and the finish was boardering on bitter. Interesting and well worth finding, yet another French beer I’ve enjoyed.
Excalibur123 (341) - Soria, SPAIN - APR 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vierte ámbar oscuro ligeramente turbio con abundante cabeza de espuma beige que perdura largo rato en la copa, aromas a caramelo, frutos secos, licor y azúcar Candy; en boca entrada media, maltosa con ligero y equilibrado amargor, cuerpo medio pleno y carbónico medio, largo pos gusto, maltoso y dulce, el alcohol está bien integrado, similar a estilos belgas, balanceada hacia la malta.
rondphoto (3618) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Aroma of malt and yeast. Hazy rich amber brown color, beige head, waves of lace. Taste is malt with a little sour mixed in that moves through a carbonated swallow to light hops and a hint of fruit. Pretty strong, and pretty heavy, but I don’t detect the alcohol.
felip989 (159) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber with a big beige head. Aroma is caramel, biscuit, wood, some chocolate and floral notes. Same in taste with some toffee. Light sweet aftertaste.
RaijinSen (307) - POLAND - MAR 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear, mahogany colour with a decent head. Aroma of caramel, ripe apples and some spices. Malty in the taste with caramel and fruits (strawberries), quite sweet with a short, earthly bitterness and spicy finish. Quite good.
BlueGaljoen (80) - FRANCE - MAR 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Très belle bière couleur rouge,
Amertume prononcée. Caramel
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in LA. INtensely malty, some caramel, but not sweet. finishes medium dry, very clean, I was expecting something more like a saison but the yeast has a very clean finish. Big malty beer - pretty good.
susonagger (161) - spain, - JAN 10, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
NOTA DE CATA:
- Vista: Gavroche presenta un profundo color ámbar con ligeros reflejos naranjas, translúcidos.
- Nariz: Notas afrutadas, melocotón, albaricoque, fruta de la pasión, notas melosas y tostadas.
- Boca: Sabor afrutado y dulzón, final bayas y frutos rojos.
jmgreenuk (6955) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from somewhere in France. Poured a clear medium amber with a frothy white head and some clingy lace. The aroma is yeast, sweet malt. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich smooth fruity, light alcohol bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
prawlie (1446) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Malty, caramel and spice aroma. Strong malt body with a touch of sweetness and a fine but not heavy handed hop bite.
DomD (224) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very nice aroma of toffee and malt. Pours a clear amber with white head. Taste is light to medium sour. Full bodied with a slick texture. This a very interesting beer with a great aroma and palate.