rederic (3250) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color, with a creamy beige head, leaving some laces, sweet toasty, mild roasted malt nose, with some chocolatey praline accents, with some dark dried raisins, plums and dates, and candi sugar in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, toasty, roasty, chocolatey character, with a hint of molasses and candi sugar, some black coffee bean notes, sweet fruity accents of raisins, plums and dates, within a warmth mouthfel, leading towards a malty, roasty bitterness finish.
GonZoBeeR (3027) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:dark fruit,carame;.raisin tart...
Appearance:Dark brown,good tan head...
Flavor:dark Fruit,surgar,light oxydation...
CH-303 (1879) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUN 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Very dark brown. Little head.
Aroma: Fruit and malt. Maple, wood, oak, smoke.
Taste: Dark fruit. Malty then hoppy. Alcohol, strong.
Info: 330ml bottle, 5/1-2007, 128/500
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A copper brown coloured beer. Some sweetness andraisin taste. Less than average hops. Some hints of prunes.
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a deep clear brown color ale with a huge foamy head with a light brown head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet malt with some dry fruits notes. Taste is also dominated by some sweet malt with noticeable trace of candi sugar and some dry fruits notes such as figs and plums. Body is slightly thin for the style with great carbonation and some light alcoholic phenols. Not the best Christmas Belgian style ale I have tasted but pretty good nonetheless.
djmartelo (3) - Fatima, USA - APR 22, 2008 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
not a beer that i would buy again... it lack character and it doesn’t taste that good to compensate... but not that bad iether... wouldn’t ask for it in any place unless it i haven’t much choice
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - APR 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a small head. Sweet, malty aroma. Vinous flavour, sweet and hot with malt and plums. Good.
Blom (837) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Redbrown with a fine head. Aroma of roasted malt and burned bread with a sweet-bitter flavour of cherry and dried fruits.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008-03-08. Crisp brown body with a nice beige head. (4+) Aroma of sweet malt below toasty dusty malt, mocha notes leaning towards coffee grounds at times, burnt sugars. Sweet flavour has a number of familiar flavours that have trouble picking out as individuals. Malt, sugars, something close to but not exactly chocolate covered coffee beans. Light toasty malt. (7+) Average to medium palate. (3+) Pretty good, though a bit of a puzzler.
Bottle from Delhaize, last minute sampling session at my hostel, Brussels
Brix (647) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 2008-03-16. Pours semi clear, brown with beige head. Aroma: very sweet raisins - nuttin’ else! Flavours: A mix of raisins, coffee, cocoa, spices and medicine. Kinda weird! Not very well balanced! Drinkable though.