heemer77 (5289) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A light brown head with a deep brown body that shows garnet when held ot light. The aroma has some sweet pears and cinnamon. There is an interesting bit of earthy yogurt that is the base of the other smells. The taste has some sweet cola and plums. There is also some brown sugar molasses goodness, especially in the finish. The body is highly carbonated. A nice brew.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Sebletitje. Pours dark brown with a large tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of tart cherries, sweet malt, and yeast. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Very good.
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brought back from Belgium, bought at the brewery.
Pours dark brown, with brownish head.
Aroma, dark fruits, caramel malts.
Taste, dark fruits (prune and cherry), hoppy and yeasty, medium carbonation. Cane sugar.
A really fine ale filled with nice flavors.
after4ever (7487) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330. Pours a deep grainy, nearly opaque ebony with a thick, surging, moussy tan head. Nice mild molasses and caramel nose, some licorice too. Very fruity and spicy. Sweet. Creamy medium body, very soft carb. Easy to drink, hides the alcohol well. Mid-palate doesn’t show much distinction, just the usual suspects from the nose coming around again. Bit thin. Neutral-ish finish. Nice and likable, but not going to knock you out and drag you home.
luttonm (4486) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep, complex body and taste. Strangely enough, my first taste comparison would be to dogfishhead’s world wide stout. sweetm malty, deep carbonation and anise/orange peel.
Dark, deep brown color, perfect creamy head that was tall and lasted for ages.
Love the strong flavor but not my choice for this style.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Aroma is strong with orange, anise, nutmeg, and sweet malt. Flavor is more spice, orange, some clove. Very high but smooth carbonation. Very floral brew. Good. Worth the try.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
scent is of spices and fermented fruit with a little molasses as well. taste is a little bit spicy and has tones of fruit and molasses. mouthfeel is nice with average carbonation. finish is pretty smooth. nice brew.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown colored beer, with a big beige foamed head. The aroma of dark caramel, with a little chocolate notes and some dark fruits. The taste of dark fruits, like raisins and strawberries. Dark malts and a little sweet in the back. Also in the aftertaste some sweet notes. A good beer.
vyvvy (5533) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark brown with a dark crimson hue and a small tan head. The aroma has caramel, dates, biscuit milkiness, ice cream malt and candi sugar. This reminds me a bit of Des Roc Grand Cru and Brune. Medium / thick body with medium carbonation. The flavor starts with the aroma traits with a bit of spice an milk chocolate added. the finish has a LOT of star anise presence. And very well constructed BSA.
Borresteijn (6287) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown beer, beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, malts and chocolate, a bit musty. Flavour is very soft and sweet, malty, dark chocolate, ripe fruits. Nice slightly bitter finish. Creamy and soft mouthfeel. Very good beer!