jschoofs (18) - BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tasted the 2012 edition from the bottle, dark brown, almost no foam when poured in in a normal way, strong caramel scent, strong caramel taste (bit burnt) and you feel/taste this one is 11° in alcohol - nice one!
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml vintage 2010 @ home
Pours clear reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, caramel and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white .Aroma of malt, caramel, spices, alcohol and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, brown sugar, dried figs, alcohol and spices. Medium body, average carbonation.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red-brown with a fast tan head. Nose is fruity and leans toward cherries, with a little booze and alcohol. Flavor is a little less extreme and had the usual belgian strong elements. Finish is long and sweet. Good ale.
RumRunner101 (902) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown pour with a beige head. Aromas of dried fruits, brown sugar. Really smooth and well balanced. This finish is nut and caramel. Alcohol well hidden. Good stuff.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel and fruity yeast. Flavour is roasted caramel, alcohol, fruity yeast and light nuts.
auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 26, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
2010. 750mL bottle. Compote, cooked dried fruit and sherry nose. This is a sweet, sweet, sweet beer. I don’t care for that. Hot alcohols, old jam, and raisins. Lemony. There is something enjoyable about the aged malt profile, but the sweetness and oxidation are a little overbearing.
jackl (6111) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Gollem. Ta to Scopey for the pour. The appearance is deep brown with a small off-white head. The nose is candied roast apple, mild spicy Belgian yeast. Sweet taffy and red fruits. Some brown bread. The taste is more of the same. Quite a sweet, smooth toffee aspect to this beer. Very rich and sweet. Quite pleasant and smooth for the chunky ABV. Overall, pretty solid stuff. A winner.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
March 2013. From a 750 ml. bottle vintage 2010. Poured dark brown with a tan head. Aromas are dried fruit, brown sugar and caramel.
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Gollem. It pours deep brown with a large beige head. The nose is earth, berry, dark fruit, candyfloss, faint tartness, caramel and wood. The taste is dark fruit, berry, subtle, tartness, earth, wood, dust, caramel, farmyard and light mouldiness with a dry finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Good depth of flavour, smooth and well balanced.