slapknot (8) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003 Vintage from Sam the Beer Man. Bottled opened with little carbonation, poured out into glass with inch cream colored foam that slowly dissipated, leaving only a thin ring around the glass. Appearance is dark mahogany, murky; the color of water from a rusty pipe. The aroma is red sauce (canned tomato paste) and candi sugar, although both are not intense, perhaps because of it’s age. When taken the beverage is warm in the mouth, tasting sweetness from candi, a bit of coriander spice and toasted caramel malt. Aftertaste is dark fruit—cherries noted from the top, and definitely the pit of plum as it washes down. Both alcohol and musty yeast are present in the taste, however for it’s strength that alcohol taste is surprising; the blood-like “must” seems to be common to the Family Huyghe Brouwerij (Delirium Noel). Enjoyed in Goblet.
On a side note, watch out for Boise State Broncos in ’07!
RW80 (1151) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Ruby red with a creamy offwhite head.
Aroma: Vineuous, bread, cassis light liquorice, hints of caramel
Taste: Light tart, with some bread cassis and wine and light liquorice and iron tones.
Not my taste, but it’s ok.
tricksta_p (1774) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of malt, caramel, dark fruits, nuts, yeast, hint of spices. Flavour is medium sweet with a light bitter finish. Fairly enjoyable Belgian Strong Ale.
markextrae (1894) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle sample, slight gusher alert poured a brown-ish amber colour with a tanned head. roasted malt, sweet fruits, caramel sweetness, yeast, raisins, slight creamy mouthfeel. not the best beer.
Lore (1389) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown colour with reddish notes and huge, creamy slightly beige-ish head; aroma of dried fruits like plum, raisin and figs, some tart and vinegar; taste of dried fruits, roasted sugar, bittersweet herbal notes, slightly burnt bread crust and minimal vinegar;surprisingly good ale, I expected much less
mjik83 (864) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl flesje via Brewery Shop, Brugge
Alcoholpercentage van 7,3%
Uitgeschonken in Leffe glas
Uiterlijk: robijnrood met mooie cremelaag
Aroma en smaak: donker fruit, zuurtje, cassis, ijzertje
Conclusie: tegenvaller, smaken zijn niet mijn ding
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SilverfoX (633) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, fruit and nuts, a hazy browny-red body with no head, it tastes like it smells with a bitter edge to stop it being too creamy. this is a very good beer.
Renobob (1139) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 2, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Nez amande et malt. Acide au palais. Peu corpulente, alcool sous-dosé. Pas terrible.
inbirraveritas (1320) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 330 ml.
Hazy mahogany colour, creamy tan head with average duration.
Yeasty nose. Tart, vineous aroma escorted by bread, caramel and apples underpainted by hints of chocolate, creamy, slick mouthffeel.
Medium to long warming, tart finish with citrusses and toasted malt.
cervmagpt (357) - PORTUGAL - DEC 2, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 18E). Bottle 33 cl - Batch LG8_13198. AROMA: leather and old aromas. no esters recognizable. APPEARANCE: deep amber color and clear. large ivory head with good retention. TASTE: leathery flavours mixed with some sweet and caramelly notes. low bitterness and a semi-dry finish. PALATE: medium-low body with high carbonation. OVERALL: a belgian strong ale with oxidated aromas and flavours.
zacgillbanks (2981) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Le Chai d’Anthon, Vitre, Brittany, France. This hazy dark brown beer explodes out of the bottle and pours with a large foamy white head. It has a slight sour red fruity flavour, notes of toffee apple and currants with a warming spicy vinous finish.