pivnizub (8550) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Hazy, amber coloured, quite stable creamy off-white head, sweet-dark-malt in the mineralic and metallic nose; robust sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied; spicy, a bit musty, cellary finish with some alcoholic fruitiness in the aftertaste. No great pleasure............
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 17, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (Systembolaget, Stockholm) - shared with Mirjukka - thanks!
Rich deep ruby, no head. Pleasantly sweet hoppy and nutty aroma. Sticky slimy
palate - way too sweet. Low carbonation. Soapy taste, and
exceptionally sweet. Not really a beer I want to drink currently, just
too sickly sweet, and with unbalanced metallic and soapy bitterness.
JorisPPattyn (7680) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 version Good, very dense light-beige head, fast reduced to a rim above the deep brown opaque beer. Glue, solvent, sweet malts & chocolate: sharper notes upon something that could have well originated in the Ardennes. Spices and pineneedles, but blending in. Sweet-bitterish/spicy. Again very Walloon. Spices are present again, but I find it difficult to name them, which is a good thing (for the beer). Yeasty esters. Warming up, especially liquorice, restrained coriander, and dill (rather than anise) come up, chocolate-like sweetness remaining. Medium to well-bodied, alcohol peeping through. Way better than the first version (which I had infected, anyway). This might be the Danish Fantôme, maybe?
Quack-Duck (7491) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, Danke MoritzF! Hazy dark amber colour, medium-sized head. Fruity and malty-sweet nose. Heavy malty and sweet body with some hints of fruit and also spices and alpine herbs. Warming ans smooth, hints of caramel in the lingering finish.
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle from Systembolaget, thanks to ekstedt! Sampled on February 2, 2009. BB 24.06.09. Bryg nr. 183. Labelled 8% ABV
Shady reddish brown color, light brown head. Spicy and alcohol scent. Sweet malty and spicy taste with a milk chocolate aftertaste and some warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. A bit too alcoholic.
Rune (7246) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
300ml, draught, guest ale at BrewPub København. Huge, off-white head that stays quite well. Near-clear, mahogany coloured body. Sweet dark malts and liquorice to the nose, hints of spices, too. Sweet chocolate malts in flavour sustained by candy sweetness, Yuletide spices and a touch of dried fruits like raisin. Gets way too sweet in the long run (Copenhagen, 13.11.2010).
Fin (6902) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At the Ølfestival, Esbjerg, Denmark 22-10-09. Pours dark amber, sticky sweet loads of toffee, chewy, sweet, malty but not spicy or yeasty enough to be a Belgian for me, but hey its ok A7 A5 F7 P4 Ov14 2.8
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Henrikb. Pours ruby red with a tan head. Smells of anise, coriander, soap, metallic, cumin, some misc. spices, some cherry like elements. Tastes of dark chocolate, sweet malt, lots of spicy elements, some nuttiness and dark fruit. Mouthfeel is nutty with an herbal green finish and some metallic notes. This reminded me of a dubbel very much.
Skinnyviking (6287) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. What I wrote about looks, aroma and flavor for the 2004 version also goes for this. Still I think 2005 is slightly better because it feels smore smooth and not quite as agressive as the 2004 version.
Meilby (6240) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml Batch #379 @ home
Pours cloudy dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of sweet malts, licorice, dark fruits, spices and floral hops. Taste is medium sweet and a light bitter dry finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.