saxo (14459) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are dried fruits, malt, caramel, alcohol and hops. Long alcoholic finish.
jtclockwork (10444) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan off white head. Nose/taste of cherry, toffee, dark malt and caramel. Dry cherry and toasted dark malt finish. Medium body.
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity wall adhesive light brown foam collar which was fine and even of structure. The beer also contained much carbonic acid in the glass. The beer has a clear dark brown and a watery light sweet taste. The after tast of the beer is light hoppy bitter with a light roasted malty touch . This beer smells to roasted malt.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - APR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
180412: @ DØE Århus Syd tasting. Fine taste of caramel. soft beer that does not taste as strong as it is. Slightly roasted flavor but still a little boring.
Camons (7379) - 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 (20750) - 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 (7473) - 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 (4828) - 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 (5147) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, 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.