humlelala (1090) - DENMARK - DEC 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(75 cl bottle courtesy of the proprieteur of Chez Clem, huge thanks!; BBD: January 1st 2015) Pours dark brown with initial, foaming tan head that subsides relatively quickly. Cremant-like lively carbonation. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, malty with notes of green fruit, licorice and toffee. Prickly, oily mouthfeel with medium, dry body and a pleasantly sweet, toffee/crayola-finish. Flavour has toffee, something slightly tart, something like crayola. Overall very drinkable and a very stimulating, new beer experience. The alcohol is extremely well masked in the sense that you feel like you’re drinking wine rather than beer.
tderoeck (5794) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
26/IX/13 - 75cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 28/IX/11 (2013-898)
Clear red brown beer, aery off-white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sourish, geuze like aroma’s, red berries, vinegar touch. Guess keeping this beer for so long, wasn’t the smartest thing to do. MF: lots of carbon, way too much... medium to full body. Taste: sweet, caramel, little sour, hazelnut, chocolate, slightly sourish, dried cranberries. Aftertaste: chocolate, some vanilla, caramel, little aged, oxidized, sherry notes, walnuts, a bit sugary.
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, 75cl) Hazy, dark amber to mahogany colour with a beige and big, but not very persisting frothy head. Dark malty aroma with notes of dark fruits, dark chocolate, nuts and a touch of alcohol. Sweet flavour, full but not fast bodied with a pleasant carbonation. Dark malt character with a heart of chocolate, accompanied by notes of fruit punch, caramel and a nutty touch; sweet and delicately bitter finish with lasting notes of chocolate, fruit confit and a warming alcoholic touch. Balanced, complex and tasty brew. 30.IX.13
pivnizub (9166) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: very deep amber coloured, hazy, medium-sized off-white head with a little lace, dried fruits(plums?), caramel and walnuts in the solid sweet nose; solid sweet flavour as well, full bodied; chocolate cake, toffees and fruity caramel in the sweet finish, followed by a light bitterness in the aftertaste. Great beer, a liquid cake…
MrW (448) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught @ BBW 2013.
Nice aroma but something off, herbs.
Brown colour, beige lasting head. Some sparkling.
Sweet taste, caramel, balancing with too sweet, alcohol.
Sweet aftertaste. Warm mouthfeel, feels heavy, full taste.
markextrae (1847) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
had a tasting glass of this. poured dark brown with a tan head. pretty unique taste. malts. champagne yeast. sugar, some pear fruit. and with a small bitterness.
StoutHead (841) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Champagne bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head and VERY lively carbonation. Taste is very malty with strong fruity notes and chocolate. Sweet with bitter aftertaste and lots of booze in the finish. Intense but good.
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bigguns22 (721) - Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well the bottle I had had a best by 2008 on it. Pour was dark and cloudy with a small sand colored head. Aroma sweet like dark fruits fig,rasian stuff like that and a 12% alcohol in the aroma and taste. Nice flavors and the alcohol notes not over the top still had medium carbonation. Would like to try again with a younger bottle.
Marheb (2894) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Échantillonnée d’un marathon de dégustation: Des malts chocolatés se fondent avec les esters fruités et forment un nectar complexe et changeant qui laisse poindre des épices différentes à chaque gorgée.
kerenmk (3089) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond.Opaque and very dark brown, sand-colour head. Minty, a little chocolate and a little cherry in the nose, tastes mildly sweet, cherry and fruit and then chocolatey. Full body, a little chocolate in the finish, tolerable carbonation. Nice.