albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great beer that does indeed taste like aged Donker. Smooth and delicious, only thing lacking is the aroma. Maybe I can’t smell because I started smoking cigarettes again, but I’ve been getting metallic smells from lots of beers that taste amazing. This is one of those. Sugar and dark fruit upon tasting; blackberry and grape with a spicy, but easy finish. Thick slightly oily mouth-feel. Delicious, would definitely try it again.
jamesie1857 (1871) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Saveur Biére - Deep ruby, thin white head. Nose is a boozy Christmas cake, loads of fruit, malt and caramel. Taste is helped by a nice oily rich mouthfeel, warming on the way down. Very rich, very indulgent.
bonkiedeaap (581) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is dark brown colored and has a large cream colored head, with nice carbonation.
In the aroma tones of roasted malts, with fruity notes of plums and raisins. It reminds me of port.
In the taste the sweetness of syrup, raisin and caramel is clearly present but gets more counterbalance from the roasted mild accents and the chocolate.
The finish is mild and spicy with hints of nutmeg and anice.
Beggard (53) - - MAY 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,75l bottle, Känguruh pub Vienna. Sweet, caramel, cake and slightly alcoholic aroma. Dark red/black color with a nice creamy head. Sweet, cake, caramel taste with overwhelming finish. Don’t try to drink it on hot sunny day.
beerbaaron (1926) - Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Gollem. Deep ruby brown. Frothy tan head. Very spiciness/peppery. Moderate plus bitterness. Spicy and earthy. Caramel. Earth. Ok. A bit much.
BeerdedDave (1184) - - MAY 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy, reddish brown color; great, dark fruit aroma with spice notes; fantastic dark fruit flavor - plum and raisin notes,caramel malts; and funky Belgian yeast; very smooth with warm alcohol notes in the finnis
FunkyF (719) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från Belgoklubben. Mörkt brunröd med beige skum. Doft av marsipan och körsbär. Söt och kraftig, inslag av karamell, marsipan och jäst.
phfyysik (449) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with medium head. Aroma is sweet, sourish, light raisin, cardamom, a bit cinnamon, croissant. Taste is sweet, sourish, raisins, caramel, but still some sour bitter dessert, dry red wine. ABV is well hidden, but after taste contains some gastric fluid. Good and not too sweet beer.
cgarvieuk (20241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11abv dark brown.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Big berries raisin.. Soft sweet toffee fruit.. Plum raisin.. Breadybricj fruits
martin00sr (2393) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear very dark red brown. Fizzy head, gone almost immediately. Yeasty, bready aroma. Brown sugar and some fruit. Flavour has caramel, dried fruit and a good deal of alcohol heat. Could have been better with more body to balance the alc.
penumbra59 (16) - Kontich, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Version 2014, been in the cellar some time and it only got better. The scent was not very explosive but the taste was very much in balance. This one is a beer that gets better by age.