JorisPPattyn (7298) - Antwerpen, - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Towering dark beige head over ruby-amber shot dark beer, and in fact, more lace than beer. Liquorice, dark bread, bit sweetish smelling, but also dry straw and dried hops. Very dry, near empty flavour. Active coal, liquorice - if especially retronasal. Light sourish onset of each sip. Very slick, if not very well-bodied. Abbey beer, and a (relatively) empty flavour? Difficult to reonciliate, IMO. I would, OTOH, accept this as a good sweet stout...
SvenDrunkMonk (11) - Premia de Dalt, SPAIN - APR 20, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
dratf. Abbey type style, very good color, bright, creamy, notes of chocolate, caramel, very balanced, pleasant and persistent finish.
BRW (191) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At BBF. Dark color. Caramel and raisins aroma. Malty and some sweet taste, a little roasted too.
Barrelbelly (503) - BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Soury trappist aroma. Watery malt taste with slight sour aftertaste. Not balanced.
Travlr (7942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at BBF 2013. Almost black color, tan head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, subtle plums. Taste is roasty coffee and cocoa.
Martinus (1777) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish brown colour, beige head. Sweet aroma, caramel and butter. Sweet flavour, very sweet actually. Some caramel and malts. Sweet caramel finish.
Quite boring beer, but drinkable.
(From 75cL bottle @ ZZT VI. Bottle 637/1000. Courtesy of Benzai. Thanks for sharing, Rene!)
Countbeer (2852) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Kiss The Kitchen Floor or better known as ZZT VI (2013): kindly shared by Benzai: Bottle no. 637/1000:
Medium sized beige tan ish head on top of a dark brown colored beer.
Aromas of toffee, caramel, autumnal herbs, toasted malts and a sprinkle of coal.
Flavours of butter, caramel, autumnal herbs, light bitter, herbs, toast, yeast and pencil residue...
Aftertaste was toast with herbs and some bitter malty tones.
Medium carbo, bit blown and creamy mouthfeel, medium body and a light creamy texture. Not bad but bit dull.
kraddel (839) - deurne, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
smells sugary . looks brown, small lightbrown foam. tastes familiar in some way.. light and sharp carbo. bread, earthy , complex and balanced. ok
Benzai (4329) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT VI. Dark brown color with a deep red glare coming through, medium sized beige head. Smell malts, sweetness. Taste malts, sweetness, caramel. Medium carbonation, medium body.
DutchDrebus (2252) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ ZZT VI thx to benzai. Dark brown colour with some ruby redness shining through, beige head. Smells heavily sweet, raisins. Tastes raisins, sweet (too sweet), brown sugar. Medium body, lots of carbo.
dEnk (2631) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ zzt. Aroma is roasty metal, some liquorice and caramel. Flavour is malty, caramel, slight liquorice and some spice. Okay I guess.