ThirstyBird (2013) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to Kraddel@RBBWG 2014l! Pours Orangish brown with a small tan head. The smell is molasses, brown sugar, dark fruit. The taste follows the nose ending dry. Medium body with active carbonation.
JefVerstraete (1957) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
@RBBWG 2014. Thanks Kraddel! Dark brown colour, some beige foam. Bitter taste with some mettalic notes. Light sweetness. Dry finish. Unbalanced beer.
77ships (5000) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 Vintage. 75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Courtesy of & thx! to Kraddel. Reddish, faintly dark brown, little head. Smells of herbs, overripe fruits, herbal, leaves, lots of liquorish. Taste is sweet liquorish, herbal, leaves, overripe berries, not getting any barrel here. Bit thinner body. Pretty weak overall with a very hefty price tag. Meh.
kraddel (4493) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBWG14
Pours dark brown , Big white head
Smell is bit bitter, malts .
Very high ( to high ) carbo .
Dry , some dark malts ( not much at all ) , bit bitter. Some green ( hops ? ) aspect . Don’t really get the oak or port ,,,,
deanso (6321) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared @DSFT2
Thin tan head. Clear black pour. Nice enough but not special.
MrHangover (3098) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, courtesy of Benzai, @ Dean sticky floor tasting 2. Pours a clear brown beer with a small beige head. Aroma is yeasty, some port. Flavour is sweet and watery mouthfeel. Not really special.
Zer0 (1165) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at DSFT2. Aroma is grapes and raisins. Taste is alcohol, watery, malts and wood.
Martinus (3565) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown body, white head. Aroma of cherry, malts, red fruits and porto. Sweet malty flavour, caramel, raisins. Touch of alcohol. Malty finish, caramel and wine.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT VII, Oirschot. Bottle 016/1000. Courtesy of DutchDrebus. Thanks!)
caesar (5648) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ ZZT VII, thx to everyone for sharing their bottles. Typical belgian strong ale with loads of messy yeast esters. Some extra red fruit and blackcurrant. But quite unbalanced. Actually, quite a mess.
Countbeer (5127) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ BBQ’13: #045/1000: Served in a taster:
Medium to smaller sized beige light brown foamy head on top of a deep (dark) beautiful brown colored beer.
Aromas of caramel, toast, barley malts, soap and raisin.
Flavours of liquorice (wood), bitter, herbs, toast/roast, autumnal herbs.
Aftertaste has tones of autumnal herbs, toast, bitter and floral.
Medium carbo, blown mouthfeel, medium body and a texture between watery and creamy.