KornDogg (498) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Priest. Aroma of raisin and yeast. Dark brown/amber body with medium head, nice lacing. Flavor is of raisin, caramel and wood. Very dry, slightly tart with a warming power.
AARomanov (13) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33 cL from Groton Connivence store. Served in a brandy snifter.
A - Pours an incredibly dark brown, almost black. Head is a light copper. Head dissipates fairly quickly.
Ar - Rich and sweet, almost like a liquor (brandy?) but with dried plum hints.
T - Very nice strong dark ale. On the sweeter side with very well balanced malts. Sweet dark fruit follows through in the finish with a tad bit of tart/sourness in the aftertaste.
D - Definitely worth drinking/sipping slowly as flavors become more pronounced as the beer warms up.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 (04/2010) Bottle. Pours with a deep brown (mahogany) body with a large and lively tan head. Great massive belgian lace on the side of the glass, head is fully lasting. Aromas of dark fruits, toffee, madeira, sherry, candied orange, winter pudding, light mint and grape. Prunes and leather. Flavors are very malty, and lots of sherry, dark fruits, oxidation, brandy, burgundy, dark fruits, dried dates, plums. Damp earth. Light cork notes. Very rich. Lively and creamy. Very well hidden alcohol. Quite tasty.
Ungstrup (26250) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a rim of brown head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and oxidation. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, oxidation, caramel, and alcohol, leading to a dry finish.
TorbenH (654) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Dark brown, average offwhite head, not lasting. Very sweet aroma, notes of marzipan. Strange flat taste. low carbonation. A bit disapointing.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
29th November 2010.
On tap at De Bekeerde Suster, Amsterdam. Very dark brown beer, massive tan head. Licorice and a little toffee. A dash of cream and some aniseed and spice. Whisper of tangy fruit. Not bad but as usual with the Kasteel beers I was left underwhelmed.
PorterPounder (4610) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - stubby 11.2 oz bottle. Dark brown pour with a quickly fading off-white head. Aroma had some licorice accents, a touch of brandy. Flavor is full-bodied and rich. The same licorice in the aroma makes its way into the flavor backed up by some rich toffee, a hint of chocolate and a back end of molasses. Mouthfeel is syrupy and thick. Good winter warmer.
Damico (1914) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Monks as Cuvee du Chateau, it has a dark black color with a ruby copper inflection and a decent head. The aroma is minimal, crying for notes of sweet carmel. However, the sweet delicious caramel flavors they were hoping for settle smoothly and delicious on the palate with a bit of funk on the back end.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by plovmand. :)
Pours reddish/dark amber colour with a tan head.
Aroma is light spices, anise, yeast and fruity on a malty base.
Flavour is sweet malt, anise, yeast and spices.
Nice easy to drink Belgian.
Plovmand (5711) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Anker. It pours bit hazy reddish brown with a creamy off white head. The aroma is ripe fruit, caramel, yeast, and light spices. The flavour is sweet malty, light butterscotch, caramel, yeast, dark fruit and some spices.