Erzengel (4745) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
*Old rating, best before 18/09/11. Intense fruity and malty brew. Thick, slightly bitter, lots of dried red fruit. Nice.
blackisle (973) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ ’t Ankertje aan de Dijle, Mechelen. Hazy deep amber brown, thick stable frothy beige head, good lacing; sweet malty aroma, dark fruit syrup, caramel, spicy notes; taste medium sweet and bitter, fruity, caramel; medium to full body, oily to creamy texture, average carbonation, aftertaste smooth sweetbitter, herbal notes; nice, a smooth and well balanced amber.
Stuu666 (5357) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the foot of the walk. Pours deep amber, nose is fruity yeasty, taste is rich caramel, fruity.
Alengrin (2815) - BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted a few weeks ago but found out only afterwards that this new version is a bit different and stronger than the original. Deep copper colour, hazy with thick and stable, pale beige head. Fruity and malty, hints of caramel, walnut, pear and candi syrup, a bit yeasty, smooth and full mouthfeel, medium carbo, toasted accent, herbal hop bitterness in the finish; well balanced, tasty strong amber, maybe a bit maltier than the previous version.
Icedwarf (533) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roodbruin bier met schuim. Smaak is licht zoet en kruidig, caramel, rozijnen, citrus. Gewoon erg lekker.Smaak blijft redelijk lang hangen.
SilverfoX (544) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
caramel, resin, earthy aromas, from a hazy pale amber gold body with a frothy white head, very carbonated metallic tang with a caramel after taste. not really my cup of tea i must say.
Bryanvdv (614) - - DEC 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amberkleurig licht troebel bier. Aroma is wat zoet, licht kruidig. Smaak is zoet met licht bittere droge afdronk.
ChewyBeer (112) - SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours good amber colour. Malty nose. Medium mouthfeel high carbonation. Sweet malty taste. Great drink
fishonmyplane (495) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark amber/brown color. An impressive and complex beer. The flavor has layers and layers of sugar, yet without coming across as cloying. Caramel, toffee, molasses, creme brulee, a bit of burnt toast, and some dark fruits which taste very fresh. Heavy, full palate. An apertif type of beer.
tfredvik (1277) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy, dark amber body with huge, beige, very long-lived head that settles as a layer that laces the glass excellently. Quite strong aroma of Belgian yeast, sweet fruits, spices, light candi sugar, with dark dried fruits in the back and hints of sweet caramel. Strong flavour that follows the aroma, but with more noticeable sweet caramel. Moderate to light sweet and light to moderate bitter taste. Mid-bodied and quite dry with too much carbonation initially, but when the excess carbonation has been swirled away, the overall mouthfeel is very pleasant. A nice one!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 5 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]