tderoeck (6580) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 1/VI/13 - 33cl bottle @ post-FortaRock tasting - BB: n/a - bottled: II/2012 (2013-523) Thanks to Tinus for sharing the bottle!
Clear purple brown beer, big creamy yellow to beige head, little stable. Aroma: lots of banana, more banana. Is this a La Trappe? Or made with La Trappe yeast? MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: raisin bread, very ripe banana, caramel, sugary. Aftertaste: caramel, toast, lots of banana, yeast, sugary, little hoppy, some chocolate and mocha flavours.
PeatyPete (585) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color is black with a beige head. Smell sweet and fresh hay. Taste of roasted malt and licorice. Unfortunately therfore it is missing some body. Overall not bad.
cgarvieuk (18076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at jans ... copper ... deep redc ... thin tan lacing ... soft deep cherry blackberry nose ... dark amlts ... deep fruits ... light ovaltine ... dark berry roast
erickok (4340) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black body without much of a head. Port wine notes, woody, red berries and roasted malts. Simple taste start with dark sugar notes, middle becomes more complex and ends bitter. Lasting licorice root ending. Decent brew, bit not quite my kind of beer. (33cl bottle traded with Rob, thanks!)
ShivanDragon (2470) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bruin met schuimige kaki kraag
aroma: mout, banaan, zoet, caramout
smaken: medium zoet (kandij), vanille, licht bitter, stevig, donker fruit, banaan, toffee, caramel, chocolade, lekker vol
volle body, romig, laag van co2
afdronk: lang zoetig en prettig !
vipinvelp (2999) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with big light brown foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is hop with strong wheat flavor present. Taste is little sweet bitter, strong alcohol. Nice aftertaste. (Haarlem 201304)
Vaiz (3986) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Dark brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, alcohol, licorice, candy sugar and some spices. Flavor is warming fruity, quite spicy, bitter and quite sweet. Intense brew.
MrHangover (3488) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a creamy, light tanned head. Aroma is boozy, syrupy, sugary and has heavy molasses and licorice, which return flavor. Very sweet in the flavor and heavy alcoholic. Great to sip, full bodied and flavored. Good beer, but overly sweet.
Borresteijn (5570) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Deep dark brown colour, creamy off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet, pear drups or raspberry sweets, much like La Trappe Quadrupel imo, alcohol, tiny hint of bay leaf. Flavour is sweet, alcoholic, pear drups, bay leaf, burnt caramel, liquorice, bitter alcoholic finish with some bay leaf. Medium-bodied. Not much noticed of the promised dry-hopping. Nice enough beer, lacks a bit of depth imo.
mike_77 (4084) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown with decent, lasting head. Aroma has a touch of alcohol and some liquorice. There’s a background dry fruitiness to the beer but the liquorice sweetness dominates. There’s some bay leaf too. Not as good as last years version.