oh6gdx (21553) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (from Alko Prisma, Vaasa). Very deep coppery colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Not much else. And the same goes for the flavour. A surprisingly big coffee beer for being Belgian, but over this I would take the brune/bruin any day.
madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
18th January 2014
Almost opaque dark brown beer, small bubbly tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Sweet malts, light floralness. Toffee streak and something vaguely like cheap chocolate. Little spice. Light semi dry finish brings mild marmite. Lots of flavour here but I could not drink much of this, gets chewy.
TBone (13360) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
25.11.13 Bottle 330ml Alko. Deep amber color, steady beige head. Deep artifical chocolate candy aroma. Medium-bodied. Front has some alcohol. Then artifical chocolate and coffee liquer flavor. Overly sweet and artifical. Yaiks.
bhensonb (11918) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 c&c from Healthy Spirits. Pours with a slight beige head. Aroma is very coffee. Med body. Flavor is light treacle, coffee and low quality chocolate. Otherwise a damn nice drink. Highly recommended as a sipper.
bierkoning (10798) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Corked bottle. Dark brown color. Hints of roast, caramel and chocolate in the aroma. Malt, cacao, caramel and hopjesvla in the sweet, almost overly sweet flavor. Sticky and alcoholic.
FatPhil (9905) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 30, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 330ml bottle (Alko, Helsinki) - gift from mjs - thanks! (5:4:3:1:7=2.0)
Cheap instant coffee aroma, some chocolate too. Nice dark brown, persistent tan head. Nasty chemical flavourings. Some sourness accompanies the sweetness, which is quite high. Coffee is stale. On swallowing, I get a wave of salivation which I know is an instinctive vomit precursor. Baaaaaaad. However, this does cover the alcohol very well. Bumping overall from 6 to 7 because of that.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Alko, Tampere) (3:3+:4:2:6=)
Cheap Irish coffee aroma, cheap coffee, and hot alcohol. Taste messy sweet stale coffee. Sweet stodgy malts, rich and heavy, coffee again, but better Nope.
Benzai (9433) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from bottle @ Cafe Vingerhoeds, Oirschot. Nice deep dark brown color with a deep dark red glow coming through, small to medium sized beige head. Aroma unfortunately has a bit of ’hopjesvla’ and herbs or spices I absolutely dislike. Tastes like that as well, but fortunately not as much as the aroma suggested. Also get vanilla and heavy mocha. All in all quite heavy. A slow drinker. Noy my kind of beer unfortunately.
Beerhunter111 (9285) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dunkel rötlichbraune Farbe, ordentliche beige Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr nach Kaffe, Schokolade, reife Früchte, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack süß röstmalzig, viel Schokolade, aber auch deutlich fruchtig nach reifen roten Beeren, Espresso, sehr interessant und lecker!
Sammy (9199) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good spicy. On tap at hopcat detroit. Chocolat xmasy nutmeg. Decent sipper.
pivnizub (9159) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 22, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
; Bouteille:Deep ruby-amber coloured, presumably clear, mid-sized and stable off-white creamy head; freshly ground coffee and cacao in the nose plus the usual fruity-caramelly aromas; pretty sweet flavour, full bodied and sticky; dried fruits, caramel and coffee in the sweet finish. Too sweet, very unbalanced…