brianza_ale (60) - ITALY - JUN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2014 Pours a quite big, off-white thick and compact head; deep dark leathery brown hazy colour. Smells very malty, dried fruits, ripe fruits adn spices (cinammon-licorice). Taste is very much on the way: toasted malts, caramel, tofee and little fruity. Medium to high sweetness, low bitter-roastiness in the end; overall quite balanced bittersweet. Creamy texture, average carbonation, quite dry finish. Very much dubbel like, but with more delicacy and cleanness usually typical of Italian brews
ruigo (1005) - PORTUGAL - JUN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared a 75cl bottle. Pours a hazy pale brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma is coffee, roasted, dark chocolate and yeast. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is light, slightly more sweet than bitter with a long dry finish. Overall, a nice beer.
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ THT May, courtesy of deanso. Pours a clear amber beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma is rather yeasty, fruity and has a touch of cinnamon. Flavor is medium sweet, faint hoppy and overall fairly uninteresting. Interesting looking bottle though.
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ tht. Aroma is caramel, malt, spices. Flavour is malt, spices, caramel, some liquorice notes. Nice.
sic1314 (3048) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured reddish amber with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet fruit, roast malt and liquorice. Medium body, flavour is much as the aroma, pretty decent.
Benzai (7220) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by Deanso @ The Hague Tasting. Very hazy autumnal reddish brown color, small tan head. Aroma is quite sweet, dark fruits like raisins but also a hint of apple. Taste is lightly malty, some caramel, a hint of pepper in the throat, sweetness. Decent body and carbonation.
deanso (5024) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 750ml. w. swing top @THT, the Hague.
Thin creay off-white head. Hazy amber pour. A nice enough brew. Drinkable but nothing special.
ReiniDandyReb (8) - Leytron, SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reçu comme cadeau, bu dans un verre BFM. Belle mousse dense, en goût pas une explosion mais très belle descente. Des notes de de malte, graines café. Belle découverte.
jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. The pour’s brown with a small head. The aroma’s fairly pedestrian. Caramel-dipped donut, honey. The taste is full of malty sweet. Plenty of caramel, more toffee. Fairly one-dimensional stuff. Medium bod, soft carbonation.
zacgillbanks (2094) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mama and Dad’s holiday, Italy. This hazy dark brown-black beer explodes out of the bottle with a large foamy head. It has rich malt, chocolate, red fruit and sarsaparilla flavours and slight liquorice on the finish.