FatPhil (8089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 Keg (One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Belgian Beer Week 2008)
Dark brown, hazy, thin head. Beautiful chocolatey aroma. Massively serious malty taste - full grain husks, nutty too. Not to be taken lightly, but makes the 9% seem like a fiction. Finish is very long and nutty, but with a decent burnt malt component too. Very worthy barley wine.
Rerate: after HBF2009. bumped aroma and palate.
It’s 9%, jet we knocked back 1l of this after a beer festival. It’s just so delicious. Lovely chocolatey aroma.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge light yellow-beige head, slightly irregular, over very dark brown beer with ruby flashes. Rich bready nose with lots of chestnut/nutty flavours, rich dark malts, sweetish and roasted both. Liquorice. Very dry roasted to burnt taste, clearly Maillard. BIt of human sweat. Greenery finish, dark malt-dominated, sweet. Super-thick texture, creamy, oily, velvety feel; alcohol-laden, some discreet fusels. Very classical dark beer, very much in the Walloon tradition, rather than Flemish.
Bart (2944) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker brown coloured beer with a large off-white head. Malty sweet roasted aroma with some caramel/ripe fruity hints. Full malty body. Finish is malty with some roasted bitter touches. Nice one.
vermeulengeert (2) - leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2007 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice beer. not sweet, strong and nice aftertast.
Small pub brewery in Hoegaarden,
BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer with a beige creamy head slowly disappearing leaving some fine lace. Aroma of overripe dark fruits. A very complex but well balanced taste. Prums, caramel, chocolate, coffee ending with a mild sourness of burned malts balancing with a nice hop bitterness.