Grzesiek79 (2910) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
chocolate, caramel, floral, barnyard, leather, vanilla, butterscotch, orange, clear, brown, orange, red, tan foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, very bitter, umami, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,
ThreeCats (523) - ISRAEL - AUG 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep red with a foamy head. Aroma of red wine, nuts, caramel, cherries. Taste of cherries, wine, nuts, sweet but easy drinking.
stoutproever (15) - - APR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
vlaamse oude bruin bier met zuur, bijtend aroma en smaak, zeer licht enverfrissend in de beste traditie van de Vlaamse
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Strijdershuis in Bruges, as we drank our way through the Strubbe range.
Dark maroon and brown with a big fluffy white head that settles slowly to leave a delicate lacing.
Aroma of dark fruit and roasted malts.
Flavors of light smoke and toffee with sourness from the middle to the finish.
Decent enough body.
Good example of the style, pleasant and drinkable.
maekchu (1698) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sour fruit, rude barny notes, slight sewer, all behind a lot of dark sugar. Dark tea color. Harsh tart fruit initial, slight oxidation, grapes and overripe melon, and a touch of chocolate. Thin-medium body with some astringency. Complex aroma. Flavors are mild but quite exceptional.
Shag (2546) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is brown with almost no head. Aroma is sour apples. Flavor is sour fruit mainly apples. It tastes fairly close to a cider. Palate was a little thin and tart. This is not very complex but I enjoyed it.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a reddish brown almost light black colour with a rich creamy tan head. Balsamic vinegar aroma that grabs your attention with some sour cherries mixed in. Smooth and mellow flavours that are almost port like and swirl around thye mouth. Not sour but certainly not sweet.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (my Belgian rating #700). Deep reddish brown colour with brown foamy head. Aroma is fruits, earth and some acidic notes. Flavour is really sour malts, fruity hops and licorace. Quite pleasant and wellbalanced brew. Could be a bit more sour.
000pete1983 (6) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, herbs, barnyard, soy sauce, red, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, average carbonation, long finish,
JorisPPattyn (7679) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, reddish shine. Yellowish, creamy head. Lactic acid, vineous, oakwood, fruity. In the taste, a kind of artificial sweetness, amazing as the background is quite OK, with the right acids, woody-vineous, old wood-like flavours you expect from the style. Sweetness is cloying, and impares the refreshing possibilities. Medium-full. It loses all the points on the added sweetness. Shame.