gilvanblight (775) - Windsor, Ontario, - JAN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brownish red pour, very hazy. It’s almost an orange colour when help up to a light. Very small bubbles in the head. Nice lacing. Nose reminds me of something fruity. Plumb I think it is. Its kind of weak but really appealing once you catch it. Very full bodied. A touch thick. A bit of a quick attack to the mouth at first that fades quick. A surge of spice and carbonation. It’s like a quick bite or nip. Then that mellows out very slowly and pleasantly. It ends very dry and clean. A very enjoyable palate. What’ I can’t really tell you though is the flavours that are in there. It’s all very subtle. Cranberry at first? A burst of sweet tart, like the candy with a bit of bite, cinnamon? Then it just mellows out so nice. It’s not so much the taste changes but just mellows out. Really dig this. Wish I had bought more than 2.
Anatole (112) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Du sucre, du sucre, plein de sucre, trop de sucre. Je n’ai meme pas terminé mon verre.
Alengrin (1743) - BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong winter warmer with thick, beige, regular, stable head and very dark burgundy colour with ruby hue, hazy. Strong aroma of chocolate, banana, pear, plum, melon, coffee, walnuts, port wine, liqueur, cinnamon, liquorice, brown sugar. Rich and full maltiness, sweet, fruity, very chocolatey with medium carbo and well-rounded, mild, coffee powder-like roasted bitterness, as well as aromatic hops in the finish and warming alcohol not becoming astringent in any way. Very tasty and beefy, typical Scotch-style Belgian Christmas ale, honest and satisfying. I liked this very much.
sfuen03 (335) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium sized, quickly diminishing off-white head. Clear dark liquid. Strong aroma of plum, banana, raisins and dark fruit. Light to medium body, very mild mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Alcohol well masked. Taste is strongly sweet, spicy, with raisins, licorice and dark fruit.
jjsint (772) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at the Elm Tree, Cambridge. Very dark brown with masses of carbonation but very little head. Sweet aroma of raisins and figs, bitter chocolate, tobacco and treacle. Taste is sweet fruity molasses. To sweet for me if truth be told, but still tasty. Short-ish sweet finish. Mild aftertaste of plums and woodsmoke. Full palette, lively from carbonation.
lownote (80) - USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap, tulip glass. Muddy Brown with a thick head. Smells malty/sweet. Mouthfeel is medium with some carbonation. Taste is a nice balance of sweet and tart. Not too intense.
Zwiebel88 (137) - GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Braun, dunkel im Glas. In der Nase Süße, Alkohol, dunkle Früchte, Karamell. Am Gaumen dunkle Früchte, Süße, Alkohol bei erfrischend-süffigem Körper.
VDuquerroux (289) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A dark brown beer with mahogany hues. Medium white head, medium retention. Fruity aroma (prune), caramel, licorice, acid note. Medium sugary sweet, light bitter, short acute sour. Medium body, thin oily texture, medium carbonation, sweet warming finish. Overall, a pleasant brown sweet ale with a nice aroma.
jayzz (332) - Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nutty honey aroma and dark brown color with a slightly sweet bitter nutty flavor and fizzy long finish.
__Rb81 (189) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours red brown with a beige head. Aroma of slightly sour malts, yeast, some dark fruits, and alcohol. Malty taste, bit roasted, some licorice and chocolate, caramel, alcohol. Nice.
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Een heel lekker bier met heel veel smaak aan. Een aanrader om eens te proberen.