PeatyPete (391) - - JUN 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer with beige foam head that looks like an espresso. Wow what is this sweet. Taste like Vitamalz. Sweetness masks the high alcohol content what makes this a sneaky one.
Trappis**d (17) - Dorset, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A fine Belgique, with solid castle foundations, pours very dark brown impenetrable to all light, quick head, fairly high fizz, but calms, taste is chocolate truffles,sweet and sticky, cola,spices ,slight bitterness, and creamy, glad I bought six more bottles! Superb
MagicB (2) - - SEP 27, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yesterday I tried Kasteel Donker for the first time. I liked the creamy texture of the beer, its appearance and aroma. This beer has a promosing complex taste, but the touches of sweetness and alcohol dominate other flavours too much. An ok beer, but not my type.
tandembrauer (134) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours dark brown. Aroma of plums, ripe bananas, nuts. Very sweet taste; caramel, plums, dried fruits, alcohol. Complex taste, but drowns in sweetness.
digopossobon (291) - MACAE, BRAZIL - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Negra opaca. Creme pouco formado.
Aroma médio. Defumado.
Licorosa, muito doce. Frutas vermelhas. Cerejas. Alcool bem presente. Tem um pouco de baunilha.
Retrogosto doce e intenso.
ZodiacM (56) - - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mooi donkerbruin bier, met witte schuimkraag. Zoetige moutgeur, caramel. Zoete smaak, caramel, mout, pruimen. Als je van zoet bier houdt is dit een heerlijk biertje met een prettige zoetige nasmaak. Mooie donkere Belg!
mathieuc (1348) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a weird brown (just like that kids’ drink, Quik) without much for a head but still manage to produce some lacing. Nose is of chocolate, sweets, slight dark fruits and some alcohol. Taste is really sweet with some raisins, simple syrup and really sugary overall. Alcohol is pretty discrete for a 11% ABV brew. Body is full, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel just sticky/syrupy. Overall an OK beer, nothing bad but nothing surprisingly good either.
SarkyNorthener (1965) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from friend at work on return from Belgium. Dark brown beer with a head around the rim of the glass that leaves just a oily rim. Aroma is caramel, prunes, dark malts and a little licorice. Taste is treacle, sugar, dark malts, figs, a hint of spice and sweet sticky finish. Full bodied sticky palate. Excellent beer.
Vedran (9) - CROATIA - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Caramel aroma, exuisit apperance, sweet taste, extra strong pleasent. experiance. Obligatory to try.
cthomas2390 (220) - Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark, mahogany pour with ruby highlights and good head. Great esters and alcohols with raisins, apples and lots of christmas spice. Warming flavours with more apples and a winey grape note that finishes with some toastiness. Dry and medium on mouthfeel with high carb.
Beerenberger (1454) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark pitted fruit and hints of perfume fill the nose, while an opaque bark brown pour with a short lived tan head provide minimal lacing. The palate is lushly comprised of dark fruit, candi sugar sweetness, caramel notes, and somewhat vicious. The body is moderately full and the carbocation is soft. Smooth, pleasingly round mouthfeel with a bit of fizziness along the side of the tongue in the finish.