softale (188) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost an opaque brown color. Alcohol is very noticeable in the nose, but overall the aroma is pleasant with ripe fruity notes (apples, figs and plums mostly) and some whiffs of spice and also chocolate. Taste is a bit too sweet for my liking but it is pretty smooth for 11% ABV. It definitely reminded me more of Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock than a Belgian dubbel, albiet a much sweeter version.
tmongoose (1611) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pint nine bottle all to myself. poured a deep red to almost brown with no visible head, plenty of carbonation. this bottle is almost 3 yrs old. aroma is sweet very sweet malts, some dark fruits and some alcohol. the flavor is cloyingly sweet. but lots of dark fruits like raisins, plums, cherries, alcohol. the bottling date says 070712...so I am guessing 3 yrs old. you feel the alcohol warmth on the end under the fruits. tasty for sure. thinking I might have drank this one a little sooner than later.
Rugamu (112) - SPAIN - MAY 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gran cerveza con toques dulces con poca espuma pero entra muy agradable en paladar. Toques achocalatados donde se notan los restos de vino. Entra tan bien que repetiría sin dudar.
ferryman72 (36) - NORWAY - MAY 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good, complex aroma and a deep, dark color. Small, beige head. Taste of coffee, dough, alcohol, coffee. Too sweet with a little aftertaste. Decent but that?s it.
Bosskie (555) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark ruby black beer, weak head.
Smell is sweet caramel toffee with some subtle chocolate and fruit. Touch of leather, salt and alcohol.
Taste is overwhelmingly sweet with a touch of alcohol astringency. Like thick syrup, sticky. The sweetness is rather undefined.
Wondering if I got a damaged batch.
huineman (372) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 7, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark amber with a tan head.
Sweet aromas of black fruits, coffee and chocolate. Even natural yeast.
Creamy, sizzling, amazing long vinous finish. Quite a beer.
forumaster (1) - FRANCE - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kasteel beer donker 11 degré. BELLE BRUNE. Elle attaque bien. 14 sur 20. A comparer aux autres de la maison.
sharkydodson (534) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the aroma is caramel, fruity and creamy with hints of spices and red wine... the taste is caramel with notes of chocolate, dark fruits, sweet wine and spices... sweet and very dry aftertaste...
Gangstergafje (173) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer has a beautiful dark appearance. When seen with a light behind it, it has a dark ruby red color. The foam is white and light. After a while the foam leaves a really beautiful drape with dark spots where you can see the beer. It reminds of a moon land. The smell is real sweet. There are fruity flavors of banana and raisin. The smell has a little alcohol aroma, but not very strong. The taste is resly sweet as well. There are many fruits in the taste. A hint of banana and also raisins, but also a light bread flavor. There is also a alcohol taste. This could be slightly less, the alcohol is slightly to much. That is the only positive of attention. He aftertaste is great. The sweet aroma’s remain for a long time. Great.
ponx (16) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer is way to sweet for my taste. Thick sweet syrup with a dominate alcohol aroma and taste. Nope.
damjan (45) - CROATIA - MAY 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours dark brown color with quickly disappearing brownish head. Alcohol masks aroma. Taste is caramel and chocolate. It’s pretty sweet and syrupy. Nice beer but a little bit too sweet and too strong.