emacgee (4598) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Murky brown pour with one finger of creamy beach sand tan head. Really interesting nose with lots of sweet and pie spices and a lot of sweet phenols and fruity esters. Lightly caramelly with some raisin. Flavor is fine, lightly cidery with green apple skins and lots of spice with some pumpkin meat/gourd flavor. Light body and low carbonation.
mike_mcvay (2) - Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Outstanding Belgian small batch - Full flavor brune with just the right amount of sweetness and you would never know you are drinking almost 10 % alcohol.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Creamy coloured head not large mild to medium carbonation dark brown pour murky aromas sugar dark fruit yeast candy flavours candy taste sweet yeast prune grape that is dark sweet brune some alcohol port taste finish sugary sweet dark fruit alcohol grape taste okay bruin
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33L bottle brought home from Brussels, labelled as ’’Sur-les-Bois Biére Brune’’. Ouch, a gusher! The remaining liquid pours a nice looking dark ruby, with a low coarse-bubbled beige head. Rich aroma of dark dried fruits. Caramel tones, some alcohol too, and a whiff of almonds/marzipan. Taste on the sweet side. Lots of dark dried fruits and candy-sugary malt sweetness. Also some yeast tones, and a spicy touch. A little more than medium full. Oily to sticky texture. Short, sweet and warming finish. Not outstanding, but a reliable Belgian.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle at the Bilbo Baggins Stilwater/12% Imports dinner on Friday November 12, 2010. Served in a wine glass.
First off, I love the artwork and the representative of 12% had a nice story behind it.
Pours a nice crimson brown color with a bit of plum coloring in there as well. Half-finger off-white head without any lacing. The nose is cherry with a little bit of light fruit. Some noticeable alcohol in there as well. There is a slight spice with a bit of what I picked out as juniper, though after being told could recognize it as slight pine and spruce.
The taste is really interesting with a bit of spicy spruce as well as light black licorice and a bit of caramel. Nice pine notes. The spice pervades the body, which is medium and pretty nice. Quite interesting and fairly tasty, but not something I’d want all that much of.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-14-2010
jmm635 (991) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours chestnut brown with a thin beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty with heavy raisins and raspberries. Flavor is very sweet and a tad sour. Medium body with a great mouthfeel. Rolls around the tongue.
keepersj12 (3062) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice aroma of dark fruit and molasses. The pour is dark amber with a small tan head. The flavor is plum, prunes, bad grapes and other expired fruit but in a good way. Everything comes together very nicely. A good brew but not outstanding.
mansquito (5307) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 11.2oz ($3): Amber brown body with a pretty nice looking head. Delightful fruity aroma, with raspberry, a bunch of malts, and the yeast. Taste really brings out the sour raspberry elements of this beer. Somewhat sweet as well. Nice and tart. Carbonated mouthfeel is amenable to my tastes. Not overly heavy-bodied. Was a very pleasant surprise as a random buy. High alcohol covered well. I think if anything, this beer is under-rated on this site.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. Dark brown pour with little head. roasted malt aroma, light chocolate with tart/sour presence. taste follows it up with a sharpe tartness, high carbonation. not my thing
ekstedt (6509) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Etre Gourmet. Beautiful ruby aroma with a creamy tan head. Unfortunately, the (spicy) aroma does not match the appearance.