tderoeck (4070) - Gent, - JUN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18/VI/2012 - 33 cl bottle from Kerstbierenfestival (Essen) @ home - BB: XII/13 (2012-637)
Little cloudy dark purple beer, big fizzy and "loud" head (you can actually hear it dissolving, pretty loud). Head falls down to half a finger of beige stable foam, non adhesive. Lots of sediment floating around. Aroma: very fruity, forest fruits, dried fruits, ripe cherries, bit sugary, little vinous. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of ripe fruits, bit sugary, sweet, dried fruits, ripe banana, some alcohol. Aftertaste: overripe banana, caramel, some mocha, some spices, I’m guessing cinnamon and cloves. This is listed as an imperial stout? Was someone high on crack or something? Strong Belgian Ale will do just fine, thanks.
77ships (3315) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. bottle sampled. Procured from Willems. Pours a slightly reddish dark brown with mocha bubbles. Smells of fermenting dark fruits, leaves and liquorish, cheap maple, okay. Thick bitterness upfront, sweet liquorish, slightly metallic, thick, leaves, malts, leaves, touch cocoa. Touch ticker body. Meh, okay, agreeable.
kraddel (2441) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thnx to 77 ships
Pours darkbrown / red .
No real foam
Smell is smell is sweet, herbal , like a walk in the forest at autumn . rotten leaves, moist , also a bit bitterb . sounds bad, but its OK .
Good carbo .
Taste is sweet, bit bitter, earthy , some metal aspects . fresh , surprisingly fresh .
Pretty alright , actually
BoBoChamp (5131) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl, brewed at Br. De Graal, new exclusive brew Anno 2011, from Willems Grobbendonk, complex brew, spicy/sweet and slightly malty/roasted, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good Winter brew
Countbeer (4078) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium to fuller sized, slowly changing beige creamy foamy head on top of a murky dark brown with blackish tints colored beer.
Aromas of raisin, prunes, sweets, marzepin, barley malts, cream, marshmellows, iron and some alcohol drenched darker fruits.
Flavours of spices, prunes, raisin, soap, bitters, spices, iron, thin sweets, malt and light herbal flower touch.
Aftertaste is a mix of spices, bitters, dark fruits and malts.
Low to medium carbo, soft creamy lightly blown mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy and a bit tin texture.
Decent beer, bit tinner than expected and some iron notes, but not bad.
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle, 33cl) Cloudy, murky brown colour with a big, beige and firm foamy head. Slightly sugary toast-malty aroma with notes of dark and red berries, accompanied by a mildly spicy touch. Sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a modest carbonation. Dark malt-character with loads of berry fruits, traces of caramel and spicy notes in the background; moderately sweet and toasty malty finish with fruity and moderately spicy notes. Okay but not really world-shaking. 15.II.13
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A sweet strong ale that stops just short of cloying and shows more dark fruit (plum, currant) than roast. Not unpleasant for all that, but not very drinkable either. Dark maroon color with creamy beige head.
Russo (1645) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
@ZBF’12. Hazy brown color with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and quit spicy. Flavor is sweet with hints of caramel. Dry bitter finish.
mike_77 (2735) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown colour. Aroma is malty with hint of chocolate. Has a really soft, creamy taste. Rounded malty, bittersweet flavour.
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Kerstbierfestival 2011 in Essen (B). A hazy red/brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of fruits, malts like an English ale. The taste of sweet fruits, malts and notes of bitter. The aftertaste is very sweet and a little bitter.