DrnkMcDermott (2845) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle, $2.30 @ Binny’s, Jul ’09. Hey, 800th rating for this beer. Got a nice goblet that receives a deep red-brown, opaque beer, with a fluffy tan head. I sniff nice sweet Belgian malts and a bit of sugar, plus a bit of sourness. First thing I notice when sipping is that its texture is kind of light.Still some nice malt, sweetness is not as pronounced as some Belgian abbey beers. A little toffee if I hold some beer in my mouth, and a bit of sourness, maybe as much as in a Guinness. A bit of plum and fruitcake a little down the glass. Works out pretty nice. Mild alcohol note. Label description implies a bottle fermentation, but there’s no sediment in this one.
jbtallguy (143) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Van de tap. Mooi donker bier met een stevige schuimkop. Fijn afgestemde smaak met een licht bittertje. Erg goed Door drinkbaar.
Cluniac (65) - - JAN 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A lower end double. I like their tripel, but this beer is avg at best. Aroma is very weak, hint of caramel. Color is a deep amber, nothing special. Taste is very mild, with a bit if caramel, malts. Palate is a bit spicy abd watery. Mildy bitter, medium dryness. Overall its drinkable, but below average.
Salmaneser (7) - BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle at home. Weak aroma, hard to smell anything. Caramel taste, very mild finish.
Milter (85) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is quite better and tasty than te blonde one. Anyway, it is not a outstanding beer neither.
MatthijsE (913) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Dark brown body and a large offwhite creamy lasting head. Aroma of roasted malt, fruits, raisins, plums. The taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Sticky texture.
TheFoamhead (124) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some hoppy notes mix with hints of roasted coffee beans and a very present caramel sweetness. Besides this you’ll get some spicy notes and a long dry hop finish.
This is what I would call an average mass produced special beer. Not bad, but certainly not special either…
DavidWoodruff (411) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful brown color with a medium brown head. Dark dried fruit aroma with a hint of marzipan. Malty with notes of toffee, dark fruits and nuts. Mild sweetness. Moderate to low carbonation. Medium bodied. Long sweet malty finish. Very pleasant quaffing beer.
TUNNY1010 (1) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried in bottle in Brussels. Tasty beer with good colour and flavour but not the top Belgian dark beer
JefVerstraete (1673) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown, beige head. Medium carbonation. Malty body. Sweet nose of toffee and caramel. Light bitter finish. Ok beer.
didierlewallon (170) - ponferrada, SPAIN - JAN 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cerveza de color rojizo-marron con una cabeza de color beige.
Aroma a fruta y dulce.
Sabor suave y muy dulce, notas de frutas y de levaduras. Bastante bueno.