Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm) Dark ruby colour with firm, creamy, beige head. Fruity, yeasty nose with dried fruit, prunes and caramel. Malty, fruity taste with sweet notes of cherries, dried fruit and blood oranges turning into a malty finish with nuts, chocolate and toffee. On the sweet side, with distinct macro character (i.e. hardly no unique character at all), but still rather tasty.
NotWthoutStout (31) - Wharton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Poured a beautiful dark mahagany/deep copper hue with a huge frothy head that lasted quite a while. The appearance really got my hopes up, The mouthfeel is nice at first smooth with good body like you would expect from a malty beer but then too much carbonation (and I pour my beer hard from high to get rid of the carbonation) . In the smoothness there is the carmel, some dark fruits but it all transits too fast into a very short finish that too quickly becomes yeasty, & astringent. Especially the carbonation kept hiding what I could tell should be a more complex flavour and I kept getting left with a bit of metalic after taste. I will revisit this one as it has high potential and may have just been an off batch. It drinks easy, maybe a little too easy as it goes down very fast - possibly in the search for the flavour I keep expecting from such a great looking beer.
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber/brown. Pours nicely clear. Malty aromas ... few hops. Hints of dried frut and caramel throughout. Slightly oily and an almost non-existent finish.
HenrikSoegaard (10624) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy white excellent mostly lasting head. Wonderfull red-amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Week but nice fruity flavor. Average finish. Oily palate.
MadIndian (2416) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Drank with Stegosaurus and Beereded_one at Newton brew fest. Poured a reddish brown. Head dissapeared quickly. Mild brown sugar aroma with hints of fruit. Weak after taste but not a bad beer in all.
cgarvieuk (14778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, with a malt nose, lots of roast malt with a little sweetness and chocolaty bitter finish
CelticBrew (830) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 Pours out a dark brown/amber with a medium sized light brown/beige foamy head. Aroma of of malts, brown sugars, caramel, hazelnut. Nice smooth dubbel, flavored with raisins, figs, definite malts, with a particular caramel ending. Not my favorite style, but still yet a fine beer from our friends in Belgium!
Beltramelli (471) - Campinas, BRAZIL - FEB 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wonderful trapista beer of century XI… It deserves respect for the tradition and the magnificent flavor. Black color, fort and with amadeirado flavor. One honors to drink it!
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours a deep copper colour with a pretty fantastic lacy off-white head. Fruity aroma, some forest fruit, toffee and rum... sounds great but really is nothing too special. I liked the mouthful though, medium body and well balanced sweetness. Flavours of fruity esters and chocolate nuttiness, quite good really. Finish is medium length and carries a little of the sweetness.
guzzler67 (1512) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large beige head with a load of lacing atop a burgundy colored body. Yeasty, dried fruit aroma with hints of anise. Sweet malt taste, caramel, toffee and ripe fruit. Medium bodied mouthfeel, but overly carbonated. Lingering finish