Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a murky brownish with loads of floaties and a creamy beige head. Aroma of dark, dried fruit, somewhat earthy and oxidized - very Belgian! Rich, sweet body, again figs and dates and mold - quite rustic. Some late roast and hops. Quite messy but still strangely enjoyable. 040413
deanso (5199) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at the Doerak.
Thick creamy tan head. Clear deep burgundy pour. A lovely barley wine.
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home ... It pours very dark brown almost black with a large forming beige head.... The aroma is caramel, light roasted malt, some floral notes....the flavor is licorice, roasted malt, some yeast and dark fruits.....
thin body.... alcohol well hidden...
BroSpud (1684) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a light tan head and tons of lacing. Interesting flavors, slightly sweet with alot of dark fruits though the anise is not much of a factor.
nimbleprop (4831) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4oz pour at Max’s Belgian Fest. Pours a clear, dark amber with some thin, off white head. Nose of prune, raisin, nuts, malt, a little booze. Flavor is sweet, nutty, a little coffee, prune, raisin, coconut. Full, sweet finish.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, Max’s Belgianfest. Small beige head atop cola-dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, plum/raisin, caramel, light berry. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, some plum, caramel, light smoke, chocolate. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
sonnycheeba (3507) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark, hazy brown with thick, fizzy beige head; good retention and spare lacing. Aroma is figs, dates, black pepper, spicy hops, caramel and bread malts, and light woody notes. Flavor is dry, bready malts and earthy hops forward with supporting dark fruit esters and a hint of spice; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9601) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours clear dark brown with a large, creamy light tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is earthy and herbal hops, toast and cookie malt with dates. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and light bitterness with dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Travlr (11269) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark maroon color, solid tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of coffe, cocoa, subtle licorice. Taste is smooth and roasty on a licorice background. Very nice.
vickey9 (470) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reall dark near black beer with a small quickly disappearing white head. Nose is herby, anise, licorice, port wine. Body is medium, texture oily, carbon fine. Taste is sweet. Palate is anis and licorice, hints of alcohol and herbal bonbons refresh its taste. Licorice finish, mix of sweetness and bitterness. B@H