tom10101 (2919) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (330 ml). Vintage 2012. Dark reddish brown with a medium beige head and little lacing. Aroma is plums, vinous notes, light liquorice, light spiciness, molasses and not too much alcohol considering the abv (it’s less boozy than the Donker). Taste is slightly sweet with plums, molasses, chocolate notes, light spiciness, hints of liquorice and alcohol. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is a tad vinous and sirupy. Warming finish. Interesting beer. A tad better than the Donker because it’s a little smoother and alcohol is better integrated. Somewhat tasty. Interesting.
obguthr (3913) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich treacle nose. Brown, thin tan head. Flavor progresses from treacle, to fig, to a nice plum finish. Slightly sweet, but certainly well within the guidelines for the style. Alcohol noticeable, but again sppropriate for the style. Medium body and chewy. Delightful.
Zwiebel88 (171) - GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rötlich, dunkel. In der Nase dunkle Früchte, Rotwein, Alkohol, Süße, brauner Zucker. Am Gaumen Rotwein, dunkle Früchte, Alkohol, Säure. MIttlerer Körper. Etwas overpowered, aber interessant.
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with dark fruits, plums, molasses, alcohol warmth, licorice, nice. In mouth, dark fruits, licorice, alcohol warmth, candy sugar , nice.
Alusmamuts (363) - LATVIA - SEP 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet aroma with yeasty notes. Almost black with small dark yellow head. Malty taste with strong acidic yeasty notes and remaining bitterness on the tongue root.
TET (1684) - FINLAND - SEP 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown beer with a medium and beige head. The nose has lots of raisins and prunes, some sweetness of dried fruits, hint of warming alcohol. Taste have dried fruits, prune, nice sweetness, some herbs in the end. Medium bodied, strong carbonation. Surprisingly light to drink even the strong alcohol %. Balanced beer with dried dark fruits. Easy but tasteful.
Hullujussi (17) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle @ Keller
Smell has some wine alcohol notes. Otherwise it’s rich and sweet.
Appears coffee-black with almost no foam at all.
Palate is quite light in a plesent way a bit coffee like.
I would drink it again soon.
skortila (4558) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. @ home. 33cl sample. The aroma has caramel, vanilla, sambuca/bitterkoekjes. Nice. Dark brown coloured beer with an off-white-beige, thin head.The taste is very sweet, boozy and has caramel, biscuit, raisin, some grape. Very alcoholic afterburn. Seems they really like that at Honsebrouck. Pitty, because the flavours in this beer are interesting and pleasant.
sfuen03 (351) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tan dark, quicly diminishing head on top of a very dark, slightly hazy, body. Intense aroma of raisins, plums, banana, clove, caramel. Medium to strong body, soft carbonation, alcohol very well masked and only felt in the amazingly warmly sweet, complex, long finish. Taste of licorice, black fruits, caramel, nuts. Very complex and deep.