oh6gdx (19933) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Ambery brown colour with mediumsized beige head. Aroma is caramel, alcohol and some fruits. Flavour is alcohol fruits and some yeast. The alcohol comes through too clearly in this one, so I have a hard time appreciating it that much...
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught@OPP, Helsinki) Very dark brown with a medium, creamy and lacy head. Roasty-malty, licoricey aroma with some sourish hints. Roasty and quite burned-malty, lightly alcoholic flavor with medium bitterness. Medium-bodied, a bit diesel-alcoholic palate with smooth carbonation and some sahti-like roughness. Too burned, homebrewish and alcoholic, at least when cool.
FatPhil (8349) - 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 (7678) - 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 (2941) - 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 (726) - 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.