BeerViking (2688) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
30cl bottle, pours a dark red with a lasting fine tan head. Nose is burnt caramel, tart red fruit and a touch of earthy wood, body is rich and syrupy at first, swiftly turning dry-bitter and faintly tart with plum notes. An alcohol warmth joins lingering dry-bitterness and candy sugar in the finish.
larsniclas (5731) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottl from Gaal&Gaal, Amsterdam
Brown with a small head.
Sweet aroma with brown candidate-sugar. Some sourish notes from vinegar and oak.
Sweet and vicious flavour. Burnt sugar, oak, vanilla, fudge.
MonsterMagnet (327) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby brown with a tan head. Aroma: candy sugar, spices, cherries. Taste: brown sugar, cherries, chocolate, raisins, spices, dough, light alcohol. Sweet, full bodied, slick mouthfeel, slight sourness in the finish.
Alengrin (2436) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Classic Dutch ’massive ale’, dark, with malty profile, candied fruits, explicitly sweet taste, bit cloying even, yeasty, agreeable spicy notes, quite complex, warming finish. I liked this years ago but I’m not sure how it evolved since then, viewing the fact that Arcense is owned by AB InBev - time for a re-rate.
wouterlip (31) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mooi prestige bier van hertog jan. Is van de tap veel beter dan van de fles. Zoet, hoppig en sterk.
Franksv6 (271) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer with a creamy head that quickly disapears. Low carbonation. Taste is caramel, fruity, some cherry, small bitternes. Good sticky mouth feel.
kerenmk (2586) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks vipinvelp. Clear brown with quickly dissolving beige ring. Malt, some dark fruit and a little spice aroma, but mainly malt. Heavy, sweet and a little fruity finish, carbonated.
MelvinKalksma (20) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the, if not the, best beers I’ve ever tasted in my life. Dark and sweet beer with tastes of caramel.
aleksander9 (522) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red with small tan head. Aroma is raisins, red fruit, caramel, vanilla and spice. Slick, fruity and sticky palate with low carbonation. Aftertaste is round red fruit, caramel, floral, cherry and lingering spicy alcohol. Overall: Well done! Its like Cuvee van de keizers younger brother. I especially liked the low carbonation.
fkoolen (359) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown colour, off-white head that quickly disappears. Nose and taste are big on sweet and dried fruits (figs, dates, raisins), vanilla and roasted malts with some coffee, liquorice and chocolate. Wine-like aftertaste: fruity, a bit acidic and bitter and dry. Soft and oily mouthfeel, low carbonation, good body (but could be a bit bolder).