DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 This is my first beer in belgium, in what turned out to be a hardcore and excellent weekend so on with the ratings. Aroma sweet, full and nutty. Taste is similar with soem coffee and dark fruits kicking in too, quite complex.
piscator34 (1979) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in colour. Complex caramel malt aromas along with notes of raisin, vanilla, and other dried fruits. It’s fairly thick bodied, and has some interesting flavors going on, such as malt, prunes, brown sugar, and a mild chocolate note. Complex and strong stuff. Thanks radiomgb!
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12z bottle. Murky brown hue. Lemons in the nose along with a subtle malt note. Smooth and sweet flavor with raisins and lightly roasted, caramel malts. Good example but I think a lil young.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a murky brown body with a moderate creamy beige head. Aroma of raisins, toffee, plums, and malt. Rich flavor of molasses, raisins, dates, brown sugar, and malt. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel with a sweet finish
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate:
Head was poor and over all to quickly. Bubblegum hit to the aroma with some iron and seaweed and to the flavour too and slighty herbish. To me its just all sugar and alcohol. Sickly sweet. Personally I don’t see what the fuss is about. Its ok but far from great.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2005 Deep red colour if you hold it up to the light,thin white head that clings slightly to the glass .Huge malt-loaf aroma and plum taste.Sweet fruity beer!
Belial (71) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kasteel Donker is a very strong belgian ale. The colour is so dark you could believe it’s a stout. Strong aromas of coffee, malt and spices.
vanvenlo (1283) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
28 May 2005 - Swwet choc malt hop aroma. Clear brown-red colour, great head and lacing. Nice acid, sweet malt balance. Tangy finish with good balanced malt.
presario (4690) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown with thin lasting head. Aroma of candy sugar and alcohol Flavour is a surprisingly delicious mix of alcohol icing sugar, table molasses and a sweet spice.
JK (4586) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Initial aroma of dried fruit, malt, and only a little alcohol. It looks great; nearly black, with a thick head that leaves a thick lace on the glass. Flavor is primarily sweet. There is also malt, brown sugar, wine and cinnamon. Sinus clearing alcohol detracts slightly from the taste. Heavy.