markextrae (3346) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and some banana. Full body of roasted malts, rasins, caramel, coffee. À bit bitter
Russo (2006) - Hemhofen, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with a medium off-white head. Aroma is roasted malty, toffee and slightly yeast. Flavor is roasted malt, toffee, hints of coffee and dark fruits. Soft carbonation and mid bodied, quite bitter end with a very light alcohol.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige ead. The aroma of dark malts with red fruits and malts. The taste of dark fruits, notes of caramel, some alcohol. The aftertaste of sweet dark fruits, alcohol and a little bitter.
Flocci (35) - BELGIUM - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with reddish (Bordeaux) notes. Creamy pale brown head that dwindles to a beige film on the beer.
Caramel, coffee, malt, some orange zest in the nose.
Faintly sweet and bitter, alcohol bite that is hardly masked. Bitter finish where the warmth of the alcohol rolls back on. Creamy feel, good carbonation, tingly.
All in all nice, maybe not thrilling, but nice.
pcd1956 (27) - Purmerend, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
chocolate, coffee, black, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, thin feel, flat,
olio (8882) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110326.
Pours dark red color with a medium sized head. Aroma of caramel, ripe fruits, some grass and yeast. Flavor is the same with mild toffee and spices. Decent.
RexTalionis (3453) - FINLAND - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours dark brown in color with a frothy beige head. Sweet darker fruits, hints of dough and light peppery spicy notes in aroma, some dark chocolate is there as well with a little bit of vanilla. Lovely. Dark fruits as raisins and dadels in taste. Some slightly vinous notes with hints of bready malts as well in taste. A bit dry. Light nuttyness in flavor too. No sign of alcohol in finish. Slightly sweet, some coffee and licorice in aftertaste. Not your usual tripel and feels more like a seasonal belgian strong ale. Quite delicious over all.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stubby bottle brought home from the pub in Hoegaarden. Pours coffee brown with very little in the way of head. Sweet, malty flavour. Somewhat oily mouthfeel with a decent burn from the 10 % alc, but at the same time a watery finish. Sweet, but not much else. Disappointing.
tderoeck (7806) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/X/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 2015 (2012-1104)
Very dark purple brown beer, big creamy off-white to light beige head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of caramel, sweet malts, dried fruits, figs, overripe banana, chocolate milk. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little sour, red berries, mocha, coffee even, some dark chocolate, caramel, bit sweet, malty, ripe banana. Aftertaste: little bitter, caramel, mocha, chocolate, pretty spicy, liquorish.
JefVerstraete (2761) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ M-café, Leuven. Dark brown, medium carbonation. Sweet and bitter. Chocolate and dark fruits.