thornecb (4598) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Toffee and anise aromas dry with dark it fruit and chocolate front to back. Lasting bitter earth finish.
marcus (6871) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Monks Kettle. Pours pitch black with a modest tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark malt flavor with a smooth chocolate finish. Very tasty.
AndySnow (4212) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: A store close to the castle in Gent.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Liquorice, dark fruit, roasted malt.
Body: Full bodied with a good carbonation.
Flavour: Dark malt, liquorice, chocolate. Mild, slightly bitter, finish.
Comment: Surprisingly enjoyable. Maybe a boat ride on a warm day isn’t the best place to enjoy it fully, but it still tasted nice.
stevoj (2396) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with thin beige head. Sharp aroma of malt, wood, whiskey barrel. Taste is roast grain, cherries, dried fruit. Smoky, yet smooth,very drinkable.
berntholer (1107) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
beige coffee coloured head with quite big CO2 bubbles disappears quite fast with foam head and structured lacing. cola coloured. aroma of spices, cinnamon, coriander, clove, yeast, ester, sweet and alcoholic. taste is a bit sweet, spices, liquorice, malt, yeast and a long aftertaste of liquorice and slight bitter finish. mouthfeel is alcohol warmth, medium body and rather soft carbonation. bottle 33 cl / best before sept 2014
Trappist1 (611) - Diest, BELGIUM - JUN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Suiker, cacao en chocolade in de neus. Vol van smaak, heel Gebalanceerd ondanks klein beetje co2, verder chocolade, licht zoetig. Aangename uitgestrekte nasmaak..
SHIG (3703) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a brown with red hint, the head was thin and tan. Aroma is sweet and sticky fruit, caramel malts with some wine like hints of alcohol. Bold sweet malts, dark fruits, toffee, leafy, and soft alcohol burn.
JefVerstraete (1676) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, black, minimal head. Complex and well balanced beer. Notes of candy sugar, dark fruit, chocolate and coffee. Sweet and bitter.
Borresteijn (5009) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle from ABS Drinks Winksele. Deep dark reddish brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of plenty of star anise, Dutch liquorice, dark fruits, quite sweet syrupy and malty. Flavour is quite sweet, star anise, alcohol, sweet malts, molasses, light spicy bitter finish with some alcohol heat. Medium-bodied. Too sweet imho.
ClubGonzo (4302) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels. Pours a near-black deep brown body, small off-white head. Aroma is faint coffee and chocolate and hints of herbs, grains and...well, not much else. Loads of estery phenolic tones with some dark chocolate, anisseed and coffee in the back. Medium body, high carbonation. Not very successfull IMO.