BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
colour: dark brown almost black
smell: candy sirup, alcohol, spices, dairy
taste: anis, spices, coriander alcohol, black drop
very nice !
scanovajr (674) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAY 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A hazy brown beer with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and caramel. Taste is roasted malt and yeast. Sweet. Notes of caramel and brown sugar. Slightly spiced finish.
carlosbela (55) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 9, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
caramel, cereal, alcohol, red, brown, tan foam, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish, bitter,
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber, big fluffy head. Aroma is very bock-esq. Caramelly malt and disctinct yeast character with no trace of hop.
Flavour is initially slightly sweet, with caramel malts dominating. A slight roast malt bitterness follows with a nice ’bock’ yeast character.
A very well balanced, authentico bock.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle, Trappist Tasting at Joe T.’s. Pours a dark, murky, cola-brown color; creamy, thin, light-tan head with decent retention and lacing. Lots of kettle sugars, caramel, and a touch of oxidation; slightly sticky, and the dark fruit note is a bit overripe. Medium to medium-full body; relaxed carbonation, creamy texture; slight amounts of warming alcohol; a hint of fusels; medium-high levels of caramel, dark fruits, and plummy notes; slightly underattenuated, seemingly sweet, lightly sticky, minimal (minerals?) hop bitterness; light fruitiness from the yeast; just kind of bland and sticky-sweet. Lasting finish, with the appearance of a bitter chocolate notes, caramel; ~balanced ending.
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky brown with a small off-white head. Faint aroma of dark fruit and biscuit malt. Maybe some Special B. Grainy flavor with bittering hops underneath. Biscuity alcohol finish that lingers a bit. Too heavily carbonated for the style.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (in NZ). Pours a dark ruby red with a large pillowy beige head (it really is beautiful). A smoky aroma, with toffee and pine. A slightly dry palate, oak dominates the flavour, the malt just the right richness. Damn fine.
Beerman6686 (6249) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This poured a darker red color with an off white head. Aroma was grassy german hops, sweet malt and some yeast. Flavor was very odd and off, very sweet, some garbage taste and grassy hops. A german style, clashes hard with belgian character.
jfb (5429) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) pours a clear dark ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of caramelized apples and dark fruit, some brown sugar, milk chocolate and yeast. flavour is the same, less subtle but nicely rounded, with dominant notes of roasted malts, dark fruit and a slightly alcoholic grainy finish. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
.5L bottle - Compliments of SkyCop32. Pours a deep dark brown. Aromas of roasted malts, smoke, and hints of fruit. Flavors of the roasted malts, some fruit, with a coffee aftertaste