tomer (2081) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At a tasting, thanks tom, big off white head, hazy deep brown colour, aroma of graphite, dried fruits, winey notes, candle wax and some alcohol, bready malty flavour with some sour fruitiness, very light bitterness. Not too exciting.
markextrae (1835) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
shared bottle. didn’t know it still had this one in my cellar. big pop by opening the cork. poured a deep brown hazy colour with a tan head. chocolate, red fruits, figs, yeast, some balanced spices, small spiced chille in the back. smooth mouthfeel. and crispy finish. beer reminds me a bit to the pannepot from the struise. but with more spices and chiles.
Sammy (9313) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ageing did this one good. Dark, thick, some spice in nose. The taste featured a good balance of citrus, chocolate, cinnamon. Very good drinkability.
DSG (7625) - Tel Aviv, - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, malt, caramel, a licorice note, mild spiciness and a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor, a bit sourish, with malt, lots of dark fruits, chocolate, caramel and a slightly alcoholic finish. Medium to full-bodied, kinda silky.
The_Osprey (2912) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - drink after 21/12/12. Very dark - almost black with a slight red tinge. Big foamy beige head endures, thick lacing. Smell - yeast and milky instant coffee. Body is medium to light and very foamy. Typical of Belgian style beers but really not my type of thing. Taste - malts, spice, sweetened milky coffee or chicory, dank cave (if that counts as a flavour) alcohol comes through noticeably but not as much as it could at 10.5%, tamarind is there as advertised. True to the style and decent enough.
Boekanier (57) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown beer with a light brown head. Aroma: complex and slightly spicy. Palate: sweet, tiny bit spicy and a lot of malty bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel: mild carbonation, bit sticky. A little disappointing, still ok though.
merc7186 (2468) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Raisins, Chilis, Mild Tamarind
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Raisins, Cinnamon, Chilis
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours dark bown to black, big khaki head.
Smell big fruity, almost a bit of a lactic tartness, bit of roast, mostly fruit
Taste spicy cinnamon, astringent, hot, belgian yeast, bit of raisin, off flavors
Think this went bad :(
harrymel (1549) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best after 12/21/12
Pours dark brown with a rim of light yellow foam. Smells of candy sugar, dark malts, belgian esters, a touch of cinnamon and a little ever so slight chili pepper character. Taste is sweet and belgian yeasty with malts, clay, grass, slight heat, raisin and oranges. Full bodied with an almost cotton candy tackiness, medium carb and dry finish. This is a meh beer to me.
Serving type: bottle
teddybeer (2577) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Thanks to fiulijn]. Bottle. All aroma when opened with notes of caramel and toffee. Very dark brown colour with a beige and quickly diminishing head. Aroma has notes of red fruits, slightly sweet, no cloying, notes of coffee, toffee and caramel. Flavor is slightly sweet at the beginning with aa good maltiness, notes of toffee and caramel with yeasty and spiced hints, also chocolate plumbcake are present.. The final is slightly bittery wit ripe fruits and spices. Dense and creamy on palate with hints of alcohol that is hidden by caramel.