rbcbessa (28) - rio de janeiro, BRAZIL - OCT 29, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Caramel, cereal, chocolate, floral, cereal, roasty, bubblegum, woody, coffee, roasty, chocolate
KyotoLefty (5593) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 bottle at Kulminator. Shared with 77ships. Pretty orange-amber color with a low head. Lots of raisin, caramel, and something like smoked cheese in the nose. Lightly oxidated. Tangy orange flavor, prune, raisin, treacle, again something like smoke cheese or even sausage., root beer. Oxidized but still in pretty nice shape.
77ships (3096) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2005 Vintage 75 cl. bottle @ Kulminator shared with KyotoLefty. Pours a dark wood brown, almost mahogany with a surprisingly solid tanned head. Nose is sweet prunes, dark brown sugar, oxidation in good sherry quality. Taste is sweet prunes, jam, dark fruits jam, raisin, dark honey & overripe banana, spices, sweet herbs, good oxidation. Body is a bit thinned out but still holding up. Has aged very nicely as Gouden Carolus beers tend to unlike most beers despite what some might claim. A very nice brew, thx! for the introduction & split.
patxa (166) - MEXICO - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great smoked herbs aroma, with tan head and medium body. Not the best consistency. However, this beer has an outstanding dates, licorice and anise mix of flavors and a superb complex palate. No alcohol kick. Great belgian season ale.
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared a bottle of the 2005 with friends at Kulminator. Appearance is dark brown with a small pale head that leaves behind some nice lacing. Aroma is raisins, brown sugar, plums, touch of liquorice. Sweet and sticky on the palate, low on the carbonation. Taste is raisins, candi sugar, caramel, dates, hint of licorice in the aftertaste. Another excellent bier in the Gouden Carolus selection.
Grzesiek79 (2750) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 25, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bread, toast, leather, rotten eggs, cooked vegetables, clove, vanilla, floral, golden, cloudy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, salty, full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
Camons (4531) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Home. BBD = 310107. Pours clear dark embony brown with a creamy offwhite head, fine lacings on the glass. Aroma of licorice, raisins and other dark fruit, bit of sweet bread, caramel, port. Taste is sweet licorice, bready malts, chocolate and som spices, cinnamon / cloves. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall aged very well, and ill buy again given the chance. 060111
Abio (1480) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home, shared with a friend. Pours out dark amber-brown. Chocolate, red fruits smell. Beige-lightly brown, medium sized head. Could hold some longer. Sweet smell. Lightly oily body. Sweet caramel red fruits. Mint, spiced, "drop". Drinkeable for sure, my friend enjoyed it, I liked it.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of tarheels86, thank you sir. Dark brown color, small head, little lacing. Aroma of in foil, and the candied coating used on chocolate easter eggs. Taste is chocolate candy and Worcestershire sauce, with a metallic edge. If you have a bottle of this, I would lay it down for a couple of years, in the hope that it might improve!
EHSRanders (1731) - Tjele, DENMARK - APR 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Clear amber colour with medium creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Hoppy aroma with notes of licorice and perfume. Sweet bitter flavor. Creamy palate.