Shot (141) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at World of Beer Easton. Cloudy dark brown with a thick head. Upfront flavors of chocolate and raisin; yeatsty. Sweet. Not much hop presence, but very enjoyable.
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Murky medium orange-brown body, medium light brown head. Estery nose with toast, toasted caramels, and anise/fennel. Sweet, somewhat tart, toasty body with dark fruits and spice.
jaghana (3891) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - FEB 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl kindly shared by Calisky. A clear amber brown beer with low head. Nose is intense on toasted caramel and chocolate, red fruits touch too. Aroma is on caramel, barley sugar, metallic touch, grassy bitterness, brown candy sugar. Godd beer a bit too sweet, nice caramel duration at the finish.
Calisky (701) - ALSACE, FRANCE - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur sombre ambrée caramel, petite mousse brune. Nez fort de caramel et malt. Gout de caramel grillé, malté, un peu de sucre candy. Bonne petite pétillance. Fin de bouche un peu trop sucrée au caramel.
kermis (5055) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt and ripe dark fruits. Flavor is over moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Nice fudge sweet character in the palate. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Nice example of the style.
Lowenbrau (1938) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. A quite good belgian dubbel. Pours hazy dark copper, frothy tan head, some head retention anad lacing. Malty, caramel, spicy aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is caramel, liquorice, some bready and spicy notes.
Hanoi (394) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose is cellar, slight hazelnut, malt. Slight and unimpressive. Taste is coco, caramel, sugar, cherry, slight cola, nut leading to spice and floral notes. The finish is sweet with coco. Mouthfeel is slick.
A decent dubbel.
androman (390) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle @ home. Dark reddish-brown color, brownish average head. Aroma caramel, dishsoap, biscuit, honey, cherry, malty, flowery, slithtly roasty. Taste heavy sweetness, lightly bitter. Full body, sticky texture, average carbonation, medium lasting sweetish finish. Not bad but way too sweet for me.
SarkyNorthener (1947) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from National Brewery Centre, Burton. Hazy dark brown beer with small head. Aroma of dark malts, brown sugar and caramel. Taste is caramel, sweet dark malts, some spice and some hops. Good Belgian beer.
nakedwhendrunk (2089) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown and leaves the same color body with a two finger white foamy head, not much lacing is seen; the aroma has some nutty super malty and rich, lotsa brown sugar coming through; the taste is super malty sweet kinda like "brown sugar candy with a malty aftertaste and finish; its pretty easy on the palate could be construed as a bit thin, but still good, carbonation is soft; overall, I say still a good beer worthy of coming back to