MaartenRF10 (1817) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Een aangename verrassing! Roodbruin, wat caramelkleurig bier met lichtbruine kraag. Geur is zoet, warm, kruidig en ietwat houtig. Smaak caramel, mout, rood fruit, kruiden. Goede verhouding zoet en bitter en de juiste hoeveelheid koolzuur. Mijn favoriete bokbier tot nu toe.
Cuso (6878) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at one pub in Maastricht. Dark brown color with huge beige head. Aroma of , coffee, roasted malt, caramel. Taste, nice bitter with coffee, dark chocolate notes, orange hints. Nice long bitter finish. Excellent.
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber brown colour, tan head. Aroma of malts, caramel, raisins, fudge, dried fruits. Somewhat alcoholic in the nose. Flavour is sweet malty with a coarse roasty bitterness coming through. Somewhat sticky mouthfeel. Lingering taste, in the finish the residual sweetness manages to find balance with the roasty bitterness, sort of like cocoa.
(From 30cL bottle)
erickok (4634) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mahogony brown, clear body with small head but lots of lacing. Toast, raisin, butterscotch and cheese. Quite a nice aroma, definitely not too sweet. Taste is good as well, light sweet flowing into light bitterness. Very end has a clear dry, cocoa-like feeling. Taste lingers... nice! Carbonation is fine. Maybe not terribly complex but tasty and very well brewed. Was very skeptical of a trappist bok but they earned a good rating. (33cl bottle, 1,75 EUR)
77ships (6542) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 (?) vintage bottle@Kulminator: bottle says good until 2010, minus 2 years is usually the standard around here, it does smell vintage, dark mahogany with a ruby hue & tanned head, slightly sweet with sweet dark fruit and creamy, bready malts, slight caramel, toffee, slight brown sugar, hint of roast, some hops, the taste opens up a bit halfway before the finish to reveal some slight odd sourness mixed with berries, I do feel a bit like the aging might have weakened it, could have used it a bit thicker, sweeter and without the slightly odd sourness but then again that might just be the nature of this beer
Kavu (3480) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a medium head. Aroma is mostly malts. Flavor is deep with roasted malts and hops. Very good.
MrHangover (3680) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle with cork. Cork pops of, releasing damp and giving off a huge aroma off spices and ripe fruits. Nice and sweet malty aroma, some yeast. Bit of alcohol also. Looks are appealing, ruby red, brownish colour with creamy tanned head. Flavour is full, well balanced. Starts off creamy and malty, then releasing some bitter roastiness tones and aftertaste has some ripe, sweet fruits. Really nice.
GothGargoyle (1957) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep hazy ruby colour with a decent off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is of strawberries, spruce, toffee. Reasonably thin on the palate but well balanced with a slight bitter aftertaste. Taste is figs, lightly roasted malt, red currants.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle at De Kelk in Brugge during last week’s trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes.
Served in a La Trappe chalice.
Pours a moderate brown color with a huge off-white head and loads of lacing on the way down. Persistent head and a cap throughout.
The nose brings some light chocolate and a bit of caramel plus some bread crust. Faint dark fruits and a bit of a hoppy character. Flavor has some mild sweetness and a good dosing of bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation and a semi-dry finish.
Very well made.
kappldav123 (5724) - GERMANY - SEP 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle looks simple but good. Beer in the glass dark brown, huge head. Starts intense malty, strong, a bit fruity like plums. Sourish hints. Finish with an alcoholic touch, but not too much. Well balanced finish, quite drinkable. Good one!