jspronck (87) - BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown color, good balance between sweetness and bitterness, overall good beer but not exceptional
RexTalionis (2602) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dirty brown in color with an off-white head. Breadyness, garden red berries, sweet butterscotch and dark fruityness in aroma. Bit of chocolate, dark breadyness and plums in taste. Soft and smooth. Roasted coffee, bit of sourness even and musty ripe dark fruityness in the end.
eduardovl (940) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle served in a Leffe chalice.
A: Pours a dark amber to brown color forming a medium and bubbled beige head. Good retention with a thin layer that remains forever on the top. Lots of thin molasses formed and left in the glass
S: Sweet caramel malts and dark chocolate. Strong brown sugar and caramel malts. Light notes of dark fruits. Yeasts are very bready and earthy. Belgian style
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Lots of dark chocolate and chocolate malts. In overall, a dry and crispy taste followed by a mild hops bitterness. Light notes of dark fruits and wood. Roasted, very bready and biscuity. Some ashy notes. Quite earthy yeasts profile
M: Medium to heavy body. Medium carbonation. Malty and chocolate aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. Nice Belgian Dark Ale
[ BA Review @ 12/25/2013 ]
BelgiskOlklub (921) - Viby J, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Moeder Lambic, St. Gilles, Bruxelles. Hazy brown body with a small off-white creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. The teste is sweet and only slightly bitter. Creamy texture.
tderoeck (5128) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
26/VIII/14 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: X/14, lot 3 (2014-954)
Little purple to red brown beer, big aery beige head, unstable, dissipates quickly. Aroma: caramel, bit nutty, banana, bit sweet, dried fruits, raisins. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: surprisingly sourish, caramel, dried fruits, mocha. Aftertaste: caramel, bit sweet, some coffee, cocoa powder, dried fruits, soft sourness, brown sugar, soft bitterness.
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Rulles with beige, loose, sticky, unstable head and dark bronze colour with wine-red hue, hazy, milky after adding deposit. Aroma of walnuts, plums, apple, grassy hops; malty, nutty taste, sweetish but not cloying, mild herbal hop bitterness in the finish. Stereotypical dubbel.
Bulk_Carrier (2247) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a hazy semi-dark red/brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some speckled spider web lacing sticking all over.
The smell had a really nice sweet to spicy blend of dark fruits (raisins, plums, and black cherries). Also, I get some light apricots, apples, and peaches. Spices to include cinnamon, allspice and clove to take me further down this road of bliss.
The taste was an intricately sweet and spicy enthrallment of a blend of the previously mentioned flavors. Light coffee bean and chocolate eventually arrive after a decent warming.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body and was mainly a sipper. Though not too high in ABV, it just seemed like there’s too much going on to indulge in deep drinking.
Overall, perfect night cap. It makes me want to move to Belgium.
gam (3338) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light beige head dark brown pour mild carbonation aromas caramel earthy woody note fruit the flavours pear caramel toffee vanilla creamy touch chocolate corn sweetness wine grape taste sweet like muscat the finish best tastes wine hops stone fruit grape sugary note caramel finish but has a fltness to it
mikske79 (1248) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Een donker bier met goed wat smaak aan zoals het hoort bij een donker bier.
ruigo (1240) - PORTUGAL - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared a 75cl bottle. Pours a reddish brown colour with a nice off-white head. Aroma is liquorice, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and yeast. Average to soft carbonation and medium to full body. Taste is medium bitter and medium sweet with a dry finish. Overall, a very good brew.