mR_fr0g (4981) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Leighton’s pad. Thanks to Paul for this one. Aroma is green apple, nutty, toffee apple, pie crust, light toast. Clear reddy / amber coloured pour with a big lasting cream frothy head. Flavour is sweet toffee, tart apple, caramel, semi-sweet, subtle belgian yeast. Palate is pretty sweet, siry carbonation . Little lingering metalic.
Theydon_Bois (12113) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle split at LKS skyline, thanks to Soapey, 27/05/15.
Chestnut brown/amber with a big old light beige cap.
Nose is sweet, candied almonds, caramel, light yeast, dark fruit rinds.
Taste comprises sweet licks, caramel, dates, fruit cake, yeast.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok Belgo, drinks below its ABV but a little overly sweet for me.
Leighton (13576) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Paul. Pours clear copper with a big, foamy beige head. The nose has some ripe, almost rotten fruits, berries, dates. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with lots of bready, some tangy plum, mellow earth, raisins, faint metal. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish with tangy, ripe berries, rich bread, more plum. Fine.
Scopey (8515) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle for dirt cheap shared at Leighton’s. It pours clear deep mahogany brown with a thick beige head. The nose is sweet, candied action, dark fruit, toasty brown sugar and sweet roast. The taste is sweet, roasty, candy sugar, light metallic twang, dark fruits, plum, raisin, light spice and earth with a dry, toasty finish. Medium body and high carbonation. Ides a very well, but there ain’t much to it.
lkyler505 (3) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nostradamus led with a carmelized brown sugar aroma, had a thin, light golden colored head, and the taste was a moderate to bold malty flavor - this beer is not too sweet or syrupy. Excellent paired with french onion soup.
Kingced84 (3) - FRANCE - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Un belle arôme qui annonce la couleur ;) Une robe sombre avec de beaux reflets cuivrés. Quant au goût on a tout de suite une belle saveur qui s’étend sur le palais. Une très bonne bière.
DrSilverworm (8172) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz on tap at Brass Tap - U Square. Clear red brown color. Thin, sort of light khaki head. Leaves good full, thicker lace. Bigger cherry aroma up front, and dark fruit. Some toasty mustiness. Touch of chocolate. Lightly spicy. Moderate to bigger sweet taste. Nice mild bitterness -- it’s presence it’s nice, this beer is not too sweet and syrupy, with a dry finish, but is somewhat mildly medicinally astringent. Medium to bigger body. Kind of slick. Sold belgian strong ale.
bartzluke (211) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10 oz pour from room-temp bottle into tulip glass. Ruby/light brown, fairly opaque, moderate head. Nose is nuts, mulch, dark malt, and caramel. Taste has lots of caramel sweetness with a woody dirt taste. Nuts too. Pretty alright.
Alusmamuts (838) - LATVIA - MAY 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with medium beige head. Rich deep taste with certain viney sourness, some roasted bitterness, hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste.
cards04 (2157) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a fantastic Belgian ale. Pours a murky brown colour. Aromas are vinous, dark fruit, sherry, tart cherries. Flavours mimic aromas. Sweet, tangy, boozy. Wonderful stuff.