kepano (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 19, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This intriguing cave-aged brew pours a light chestnut brown with ruddy highlights and a large puffy beige head which laces beautifully in sheets and rings around the glass. Certainly complex, the nose is strikingly nutty, coincidentally suggesting candied chestnuts (marrons glacés), walnuts and plenty of hazelnuts. Genuine vanilla bean is in ample supply and very attractively highlighted by browned butter and salted-butter caramel. Perhaps I was synesthetically influenced by the description, but the nose had a damp, almost mossy spice component. Spice cake, prunes, raspberries and black pepper also lend to the complexity. The flavor continues to suggest hazelnuts, though rye bread and heavy yeast aspects are also dominant. The mouthfeel is exceptionally silky, reminiscent of a good cappuccino. Dried fruits become increasingly intense as the beer warms. Particularly apparent are dried pears, apricots and figs, each lending a vinous tone to this fascinating brew. A subtle but enjoyable earthy sourness lingers with the remaining malt bitterness. Well balanced, this an exciting, unique and eminently drinkable beer. A delicate and thoughtful effort that ages well and obviously garners my respect for Pierre Celis. (24/06/07, best by 21/11/08)
Jarv1987 (9) - - AUG 22, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer from the caverns of Valkenburg. Slightly sour aroma and dito taste. Mellow flavour.
Mainuh_man (96) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33L. Pours a clear red amber with a rocky, off-white head. Sour aromas, hints of balsamic vinegar and cherry. Mild sweetness up front with some hints of chocolate and plum. Finishes with a mild sour flavor, but overall, pretty mellow flavor profile. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, a mellow bruin, with nice aromas, cool color and nice mouthfeel.
edsspoon (370) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - deep ruby red with a big bubbly beige head. Thick lacing and good retention. Aroma of brown bread, yeast, blackcurrant and blackberries. Taste of blackberry, plum, light malts and a medium sweetness. Medium body and medium carbonation.
Watje2010 (36) - - AUG 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown beer with fa minimal head that dissapeared very fast. A malty aroma with some floral notes, also Caramel and candy sugar taste. Sweet with a creamy texture. Nothing to spectacular IMHO.
mikske79 (1100) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ik hou van donkere bieren, maar dit bier was absoluut mijn smaak niet. Jammer
martin00sr (593) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky, red brown. Small offwhite head. Aroma has malt, yeast, vinous, dark fruit. Flavour has caramel, toffee, prunes. Vinous finish. Lively, creamy mouthfeel.
HoppyBudgie (692) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, prunes and raisins. Yeasty tastes with a slight bitter finish. Some wild in there too-?
alexsdad06 (5362) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle Cave aged ale from backlog notes. Pours a hazy brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel and toffee malts, a mild nutty character, brown sugar, raisins, prunes, a hint of floral notes, very mild bitterness, decent body.
inbirraveritas (1230) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 330 ml.
Hazy chestnut brown coloured with a big beige head on its top with average duration.
Nose of dried fruits and raised pie.
Tasteing starts crisp followed by caramel, dried fruits, raised pie, toast and some earth, mouthfeel is slick.
Dry, somewhat warming, earthy finish escorted by dried cherries, which leaves a long tart aftertaste behind.
crlnts (280) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle was singing. Eggshell large head, lasting. Murky light brown. Cherry/almond, light alcohol aftertaste. Not that much taste. Medium bitterness. Dry finish, balanced.