RickTStiles (652) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours hazy purplish brown with a minimal white head and no lacing. creamy dark fruit aroma with obvious note of alcohol. taste is figs, plums and maple syrup with an alcohol burn especially as it warms. finish is warming and fruity. nice!
ansjelaah (1042) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Van de tap in buitenlust, in oirschot. Een donkerbruine kleur, niet helemaal helder. Zoete geur en smaak. Hout en caramel.
DiarmaidBHK (3125) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a half inch of brown head. Slight sweetness on the nose. Big alcohol on the tongue. You can definitely tell this has 11%. Not bad on tge whole but fairly one note.
Nisse666 (3667) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, sample at GBF 2011, cons 2011-09-02
AP: strawberries juice colored body, pink head
F: warming strawberries, krieks - great stuf
LinusStick (2733) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh...this beer was OK but it’s complete lack of carbonation really brought it down a ton. I love heavily carbonated Belgian beers. When they are flat, the flavors don’t stand out enough in my opinion. Aroma was good. Dark fruit and heavy on the yeast. Very Belgiany. Pour was a deep dark brown that you could not see through with a half finger off white head that left before the second sip. Taste was very wine like. Dark grape dominates. Almost tastes like it was aged in red wine barrels. Roasted malt is in there but distant. Strong plum and raisin come out as well. The downfall of this beer is the carbonation. It’s little to none which makes the beer taste flat. The beer would’ve been around 3.5-7 had it had carbonation. Not terrible by any means but I like their standard beers better
gnoff (7327) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 First rating
Bottle at Haket during Gothenburg Beer Festival 2011
Sampled on Friday September 2, 2011
Clear brown color, tan head. Sweet malty scent. Malty, salty taste. Sweet aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
2010 vintage, 11.2 fl oz from Total Wine & More, Clearwater, FL (thanks to Brian / not on ratebeer). Sampled on January 22, 2014.
Hazy to cloudy, dark brown color, light brown head. Sweet, sugary, alcohol scent. Sweet, alcohol taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Feels aged. Sweet aftertaste.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep ruby brown pour with a short-lived beige head. Aroma is dark fruit, caramel malt, light hints of nuttiness and caramelization. Flavor is rich and complex. More dark fruit, some vinous character super smooth with little to no alcohol burn. This was a great beer.
ekstedt (5076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle at GBF 2011. Clear deep copper, medium tan head. Nutty and caramelly malt aroma with dark fruits, and some alcohol. Medium bodied and smooth. Semi dry, medium bitterness.
Arayaga2 (1744) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cola brown with a thin brown head. Abundant red apple esters in the aroma blend with the malt like apple pie. This is also very present in the taste, and indeed, it is quite a bit like my beloved Donker, but perhaps smoother and sweeter, with less roast. This is excellent, though a tad too sweet, and I may prefer Ur Donker a bit. $9/750 Rating #1333 "in the morning."
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at CAH: Sweet aroma of malt, dark ripe fruit, raisins, and a hint of yeast. Poured very deep amber/deep ruby/deep orange in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Ok lacing. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of grape, slight red wine, dark ripe fruit, light marzipan, raisins, and caramel. Medium body. Oily, then lightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Heavily sweet, malt, dark ripe fruit, slight marzipan, caramel finish is lightly dry. 11%ABV is completely hidden throughout.