Huhzubendah (3343) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer is chestnut brown with a thick, khaki hued head. Lasting retention with ample lacing. The aroma offers a prominent dose of Belgian yeast right up front. Distinctly Belgian all the way. Brown bread, brown sugar, light spice, a bit of toffee and caramels. Relatively light bodied and fairly sweet. Moderate carbonation with only a touch of alcohol. A really solid beer. A nice beer to revisit now and then.
EdKing (2326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg in Club Nautique, Zandvoort. Opaque dark brown beer with an off white large head. Nose is muddy, earthy, dirty, perfumed yeast, fruity, dried fruit, prune, raisin, minerally. Taste is fruity, prune, raisin, bread, rye bread, bitter, toasted malt.
Ttheilen (530) - USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
comperchris (70) - - MAY 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit disappointing, a good lacing pleasant beer but nothing special. Quite a strong metallic taste which I can’t quite get past. Many better examples.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Panzerfaust (782) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAY 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Jumbo Costanera Center. Pours a dark copper, almost ruby color with a big light brown fizzy head that diminishes after a couple of minutes into a good lacing. Aroma is malty and spicy with good intensity: Notes of raisins, plums, prunes, brown sugar, some toffee, pepper and a touch of Jägermeister herbs. Interesting and fine. Taste is rich and complex with a nice sweet and spicy mixture. Well balanced. Hops barely discernible but there. Medium tartness compliments the sweet and spicy flavor. Nice. Medium body, alcohol well disguised. Carbonation is a bit thin. Overall this is a very nice, tasty and complex Belgian dark ale.
koleminer20 (1864) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 at The Chouffe Party 2016. The pour is a medium brown, a little lighter around the edges, with a decent light cream colored head that remains as a film and thick bubbly collar. The aroma is pretty good. There is a lot of dark fruits present and a good bit of sweetness. There is a light candy, and a good malt profile. A metallic bit exists on the back end and I’m not really feeling it. It’s more like a crappy barleywine than a Belgian brown. The flavor is more malt and bitter. There is a heavy booziness and a strong wheat and malt. The dark fruits are lighter in presence, but the candy takes more hold. It’s a heavy flavor. The metallic is still present and it’s got a lingering bitterness. The alcohol is really sharp. The mouth feel is decent. There is a viscosity that’s nice and the carbonation is a little more effervescent than I’d like it to be. There is a lingeringly bitter metallic wheat and booze to finish this one out. It’s not too bad, but not quite what I was expecting that’s for sure. Drinkable, but not overly great
ebone1988 (1035) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20 at The Chouffe Party 2016. Aroma is metallic, dark fruit, figs, raisins, sugar, yeast, tons of malt. Appearance is brown, light brown head, hazy. Taste is metallic, sharp, figs, raisins, booze, robust, dark fruits, wheat at the end. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, metallic wheat and robust malt aftertaste. Overall, I was expecting this to be better.
Matwill (86) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 750ml acheté au SAQ Sélection de Montréal. Best before 08/2017 donc elle doit dater d’août 2015. Bière brune foncée qui démontre un heureux mélange de caramel et de fruits foncés.
sjogro (2139) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Maakun’s, bottle shared. Clear but very dark brown with greyish head. Sweet brown sugar, brown bread, green apples, light spices, alcoholic, dust and cardboard. Light sweet, light bitter. Mostly alcoholic. Under medium body, medium carbonation.
Maakun (2924) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared thanks to sjogro. Dark brown with bubbly beige head. Raisins, lots of brown sugar, figs, cardboard, apple. Medium sweet and light bitter with a dusty touch. Over medium bodied with a bit alcoholic finish.
MBlessing (712) - Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Braunes bier schöner schaum, Geruch karamell süß leichte hefe, Geschmack kräfrig, karamell würzig süß