MMR (560) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was rather impressed by this Dubbel beer. It pours a nice glass of brown beer, had a firm texture and strong well balanced aroma.
Daanminator (308) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mooi donker bier met witte schuimkraag. Bier proeft niet zo zwaar, redelijk licht eigenlijk. Wat tonen van caramel en chocolade. Verder niet echt heel spannend.
kraddel (4610) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thnx to my granddad. Pours very dark caramelly brown. good white head smell is bit sweet, caramelly grains. Taste is mildly bitter, chocolate, dark malts, aromatic earthyness. Good mf and carbo. Intense taste. Nice!
mikske79 (1312) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Een typisch lekker donker bier met een goede geur en een lekkere volle smaak. Een aanrader om eens te proberen
Alengrin (3406) - BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Commissioned by Detrembleur in Vielsalm. Off-white, thick, sticky head, colour a dark burgundy, hazy. Aroma of coffee liqueur, candied dates, nutmeg, white pepper, gravy, brown candi sugar, pear, whisky. Soft dark fruits, light sourish but refreshingly so, deep maltiness, candi sweetness, caramel, light roasted bitterness and aromatic hops in the finish as well as warming alcohol. Very tasteful Scotch-style ale.
BlackHaddock (4998) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl Bottle: BBD 11th Jan 14. Poured into it’s own chalice on 16th Nov 13 while at home.
Lovely brown body with a slight ruby hue: on top a deep and full beige head of foaming bubbles.
Sweet malt molasses in the nose: other cereals in there too.
The taste has a huge sweet front, treacle, toffee and caramel, becoming a little more dry and bitter towards the end of each alcoholic sip. The body is both rich and smooth and it’s far to easy to drink.
Taken with a cream herb cheese and salted crackers: seemed to work fine.
77ships (5561) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle @ home. Procured from Willems. BBF 05/10/2014. Same kind of label as La Vieille Salme by Achouffe – this one is made by another brewer. I assume that both are contract brew – apparently made for the Detrembleur a town in Vielsalm according to RB. Dark copper amber, sizable creamy slightly off-white head. Smells very sweet, brown sugar, caramel, malts, something unpleasant chemical, strongly burned sugar, herbal. Taste is bitter herbal, rye, black bread taste, heavy spices, leaves, black pepper, malts, caramel, dark fruits, small hint of bitter bark but the whole very heavy carbonation messed with the whole. Body is rather light. I don’t know maybe with a bit fuller body & less extreme body but still enjoyable.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild malty nose. Pale beige head. Dark copper color. Full filled malty and spicy taste. Nice.
gunnar (6641) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pours unclear dar amber/brown with a huge frothy off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, dark fruits. Smooth and filling mouthfeel, dark ripe fruits, moderate sweet caramel, lingering with a light alcohol burn at the finish.Good beer.
fiulijn (16477) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels, bb 19.11.11, this shop seems to often sell old bottles
Dark brown color, cloudy, with generous creamy head. The aroma of caramel shows evident signs of oxidization. It has a quite good caramel and malt flavor, with moderate sweetness, and hints of oxidization that are not too disturbing; the bitterness level is quite low.
Pleasant drink, well suitable for cheese. Reminds me of the old style Belgian beers from the 90’s.
Probably at its peak of maturation.