luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. 13.11.10 0730310.
Beer is clear, dark brown. Head is initially large, off-white, frothy. Quickly and totally disappears.
The aroma is malty with heavy notes of roasted grain, sugary caramel, lesser notes of biscuit and raw sugar; Light/moderately yeasty basement note; Light notes of floral/herbal hop, iced tea, light note of tea; Moderate hot and spicy alcohol note.
The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly/moderately bitter, lightly acidic with a long, moderately sweet, lightly/moderately bitter finish.
The body is full, the texture is syrupy and the carbonation is average.
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy ’massive ale’, originally a winter warmer but now available all year, so De Landtsheer removed the wintery elements from the label (making it harder to distinguish from its brethren on a shelf now). Deep yellow beige, creamy, sticky head and very dark burgundy colour, almost blackish. Powerfully perfumed aroma of plum brandy, chocolate liqueur, brown sugar, cinnamon, port wine, apple peel, honey, cake, banana, overripe peach, coffee powder. Intensely malty taste, caramelly and soft chocolatey, candi-like sweetness, not too cloying but sticking into the finish, which is otherwise characterized by coffee-like roasted bitterness and vinous, warming alcohol. Opulent, well-crafted, warming ale, complex, one of my favourites among easily available Belgian ’abts’ (which is what the style characterization here should be instead of ’Belgian strong ale’!). I’d serve it at a few degrees above the recommended 8° C, though.
TtV (74) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown with a red glow. Sturdy caramel coloured top. Sweet aromas with hints of roasted wood? Taste is little sweet with bitterness in aftertaste. Alcohol and Co2 too.
Ulysse (26) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blood red elegance. Brown tidewash foam top. Sweet in the mouth. Weak body. Strong roasted malt.
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish black with a resilient, thick beige head. Aroma is faint red berries. Flavor is red berries, caramel, brown sugar. Finish is roast, dark chocolate, some bitterness and hints of booze. Lingering roast. Full body, strong carbonation. Good, but so heavy!
Wixie (28) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown liquid with nice head. Light aroma, fruity and sweet. Full body, average carbonation. Sweet bitter taste with long aftertaste of caramel. Very nice beer.
HERRDUNKEL (8) - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at WCBBQ in La Mesa
Nice color & med head. Low carb, great finish. Lots of caramel without any extra sweetness. Looking forward to the BA version.
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Een stevig biertje, maar met een goede smaak aan die veel mensen zal bekoren.
shoulderbroken (2062) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 2010. Tastes lovely, lots of toffee, light sparkle, body is full but at the same time light and airy. Fruity, rich, plums, marzipan. Pretty damn nice. Doughy.
Flanfl (94) - USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice dark color, thick beige head. Aroma is sweet ans alcool, some dark fruit. Aroma is sweet malt and droed fruits. Smalm finish. Smooth beer, you dońt feel the alcool. Not bad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HammerTroll (509) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, dark brown bodied, medium to big sized tan head. Aroma of sugar and alcohol, mostly. Somehow oaky, hints of raisins, dark fruit and chocolate. Medium body, average carbonation. Sweet taste, heavily sweet.
(Svijet Piva 0,33l bottle)