muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10-oz glass at Hopleaf in Chicago. Dark mahogany with a lasting touch of creamy head...rich, deep malty nose with lots of sweet caramel and plum...body more plummy, slightly peppery-alcoholic (nicely warming, not harsh), moderately sweet and lightly yeasty-musty. Really nice, just a solid simple pleasant-drinking beer to go with the excellent rustic rabbit I was eating.
DerWeg (1493) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit of dark sugary malt presence, long bitter hops, and decent body... overall not that bad, far better than most universally available pub choices.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2005
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very nice color with light brown head. A bit malty and also a bit og hop flavour. Nice beer bur a little to moderate for my taste.
stouby (3716) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, at home (040401).
Dark brown with light brown head, mostly lasting. Aroma moderate malty (brown sugar, licorice) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium body.
ohitsbrad (8) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2005 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2005 13 November 2005 on tap at Belgian Beer Café, Perth:
Near black in appearance, although not opaque, creamy brown tinged head, very good rings of lacing. Quite a bitter taste with roasted type flavours of coffee, brown sugar, licorice and light spices. Also a touch of alcohol. Mouthfeel was a little powdery and even thin. Overall a decent beer, but not particularly a favourite of mine.
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Brown colour with a medium mostly lasting light brown head. Flavour of malt and caramel. Sweet malty taste. Good body
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
75 cl bottle, ’bbe’ April 06. Brown with a chestnut hue, no turbidity, light sparkle, small but persistent beige head giving some lacing. Faint malty aroma with roasted malt and caramel; reminds of a coffee surrogate, too. Some heavy herbal smell is also present, like of partially dried flowers and leaves. Overwhelmingly sweet taste with caramelised malt and little complexity; rough, almost pungent hop bitterness lingering in the aftertaste. Not very convincing body, some carbonation, light etheric mouthfeel.
greg5783 (10) - Turvey, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very deep rich aromas. It seemed less gassy than the blonde and tasted rich although quite bitter with a pleasant aftertaste.
Quinten (1042) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very subdued aromas of molasses-berries-spice with a slight sweet note.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fair and decent belgian abbey. As the description says, deep brown colour and sweet and fruity aroma. It’s got a nice malty touch.