lelisboa (62) - Amsterdam, - AUG 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark ruby with reddish highlights. Smells roasted malts, sugar cane, caramel, dark red fruits. Tastes sweet malts, but... sour too. Cherries, strawberry, dark fruits in general. Alcohol is present but somehow obscured (despite of the 10abv). Medium carbonated. It gives me idea that it has not hops and a it is a bit watery what gives it a weak character. Being a cheap beer (more than 1euro though) bought at any Albert Heiner, I would say that is reasonable choice for drinking calmly in a fresh chilly night. I didn’t have too much expectations, so not bad at all.
Hugi (435) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reddish-brown, clear, almost no head.
Sweet smell, honey, malt and nuts. Full and malty-sweet taste, low level of bitteress, a few notes of berries.
Full and sweet finish.
Desverger (2578) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ceramic bottle from Irma Axleborg, Copenahgen - brown pour with beige head. Aroma and taste is medium sweet malty, caramel, brown sugar, treacle, yeasts, some spices, dark dried fruits, plums, very nice winter warmer this.
__Rb81 (305) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Asgard. Dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, dark fruits and alcohol. Taste is sweet malty, sweet aftertaste with warming alcohol. Not bad.
Temptation (244) - - JAN 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average quadrupel, without any remarkable fact. Slightly unbalanced to sweet, almost sticky. Strange vinegar touch, strange. You can taste it, but for sure you’ll not repeat.
jice (145) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pression à Rotterdam.
Cuivrée-brune, forte mais l’alcool ne se ressent pas trop
AtronSeige (772) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 8, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: Medium-high toasty. Medium, banana bread. Medium sweetness. Dark fruit. Light Marmite, chocolate. Light phenolics (medicinal).
Appearance: Clear, dark amber body. Almost no head, tan head on pour.
Flavour: Medium-high alcohol, but floral and peppery. Medium-high sweetness. Light bitterness. Medium-light banana. Dry finish, lingering marmite and warming. Alcoholic bite.
Mouthfeel: Medium warming. Full body, Medium-low carbonation.
Overall: Good aroma, but the medicinal should not be there. The finish is too dry. Still a drinkable beer.
500 ml bottle, poured.
18E. Belgian Dark Strong Ale
tabletopjoe (30) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. One of the stronger beers that is widely available in my country. Thee label indicates it’s a ’gerstenwijn’ - meaning barley wine in Dutch. In reality it’s more a strong dark abbey ale. For me it’s a benchmark beer, one to compare similar style beers to. Appearance is dark brown/red, still pretty clear and transparent. Nose is sweet malts, caramel, hay, blue and red berries, raisins, hints of sourness and yeast. Taste is very similar. Really no bitterness in this one. Body is full, almost no carbonation. Taste gets more refined when the beer warms up a bit. Finish is sweet and sour notes, no long aftertaste unfortunately. Excellent beer.
digopossobon (313) - MACAE, BRAZIL - JAN 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: caramel, toast, very soft.
A: The best characteristic, red, clear, frothy, brown foam
T: Not exceptional, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour
P: light body, thin feel
maekchu (2450) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Liquor Mountain, shared by Tadg. Brown sugar nose, fumes. Dark brown color, ruby edges. Super sweet initial, concentrated fruit, prunes, raisins, all flavors flatten out quickly. Medium body. Very thin for a ten-percenter. Sweetness is near cloying.
humlelala (1057) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(50 cl ceramic bottle from Irma Axelborg; BBD: couldn’t find but the product code is 04/14:53 024) Poured into a Rochefort goblet. Reveals a clear dark copper body with nice tan head that initially is about one finger thick but sadly dissipates almost instantly leaving only a thin film with small islands and some decent lace on the side of the glass. Aroma is banana and caramel. Oily texture, soft carbonation, full body and a sweet finish. Flavour has more caramel and the sweetness masks the alcohol to some extent There’s an additional perfumed quality to the flavour a bit like brown sugar or something. It’s alright but I would have appreciated more complexity in the malt profile and it’s quite a pity the head disappeared so quickly.