Camons (6319) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Pours hazy vary dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, cherries, vanilla, dark chocolate. Taste is malt, vanilla, caramel. dark chocolate, dried dark fruit. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. 180412
omhper (19956) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at Pressklubben, Stockholm. Hazy dark ruby, persistent head. Aroma of licorice and cocoa. Dryish and soft, near full bodied. Aniseed and dark chocolate, earthy and lightly salty. Earthy mild finish.
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, borderline stout.
Cuivrée, col épais beige.
Arôme malt grillé, léger pointe de chocolat et fruits noirs.
En bouche, malt grillé, pointe de fumé et caramel. Levure et fruits noirs avec en retrait un houblon laissant une amertume discrète avec une touche d’épice.
Le tout reste dans un style prononcé malté avec des fruits noirs qui viennent se mélanger au tout.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2011 in Essen (B). A clear dark brown almost black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of caramel, fruits like cherry, malt and spices. The taste is spicy, some caramel, dark fruits and malt. The aftertaste is bitter and sweet.
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very very dark brown with a thick coating of foam overtop the beer and the side of the glass. Thick malt aroma like an ABT with a hint of chocolate. Palate is thick with a dustiness to it. Alcohol comes through as a slowly rising presence from front to back and into the aftertaste and is very well balanced. The taste has a bit of a wine character to it with dark almost smokey tobacco taste. A beer for cigars? Tasty but am I wrong to think a big beer should have a little more dancing or depth?
Countbeer (4728) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium vast and slow disappearing light brown head on top of an almost completely black beer (just a tiny dark brown shine on the edges).
Smells roasted malts, raisin, barley, spices, anice, brown sugars, oatmeal.
Taste is a nice mix of roasted malts, sweet like fruit: raisin, prunes and brown sugars, coffee comes more through together with a nice bitterness, where the bitterness takes gently over. Also notes of spices, some grains, hint of something like sweet soya and a light sharpness but well balanced and disappears easily into the depths of this beer. Not that it is that deep, but it is good in taste!
A nice and good bitterness in the aftertaste with some hints of anice, roasted malts and herbs like grass.
Low to medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium to full body and a (light) creamy texture.
I hate the term Belgian strong ale for this one! I like this beer.
77ships (4298) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle @ home: purchased from Beer Planet: – A: black with a dark chestnut brown hue with an espresso head: – S: plenty of overripe dark fruits, slight berries, strong liquorice – T: dark liquorice malts, lots of bitter overripe dark fruits, roasted, liquorice, hint ashy coffee, sherry, overripe uneatable red berries, touch of booze mocha chocolate – B: most definitely a touch over carbonated if not more, bit hollow – ok but not quite really up there – half-way I would say – draft version 1.2
thewolf (11255) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk.
Pours deep brown chestnut with a firm, staying, creamy, beige head. Fine lacing. Aroma is lovely, plums, port, sherry, chocolate, sweet liqourice, light black currant. Medium carbonation, fine creamy and dry mouthfeel. Flavour has good sweetness at first, estery, plums, raisins, Belgian sugar, chocolate. Dry, dusty and quite bitter cocoa-notes in the finish. Mildly warming. Lovely.
mike_77 (3396) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is a bit sweet and spicy. The flavour is sweet with some dark fruits at first then aniseed and a hint of caramel in the finish. Texture is thick and oily.
Reminds me of Black Jack sweets.
Bart (2939) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker brown coloured beer with a brown head and medium carbonation. Malty light roasted aroma with clear caramel hints. Full palate. FInish is sweet roatsted caramel with a bitter alcoholic finish and an almost dry ending. Not bad.