Wim (2588) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
brown coloured body with a off white head a fruity malty aroma a fruity malty spicy taste with a fruity bitter finish
Yves (2073) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown coloured beer with medium creamy off-white head. Malty fruity aroma. Full palate. Finish is malty sweet and little dry.
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish coloured beer with some very light carbonation and a small off-white head. Stronger roasted malty aroma with some ripe fruity touches. Full sprankling palate. Finish is light bitter sweet with some fruity (banana) and yeasty touches. Longer ending, very nice strong ale.
FatPhil (8595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Bierboom, Bruges)
Clear rich brown, healthy head. Sweet and a bit sour malty aroma. Sweet and fruity - apple. Good crisp hoppy taste, some dark malts and liquorice. Soft and hides 8% very well.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear brown color with a very thick tan head. Aroma of burned caramel and malt. The flavor is more complex than the aroma, the burned caramel and toasted malt are still there and they are joined by a pleasant fruity presence (raisins, plums, maybe figs), sweetness lingers in the end. The body is light with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. I didnít know what to expect from this beer but I like it.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A sweet fruity roasted Belgian dark ale. A lot of stuff thrown in. Pleasant but unfocussed.
How: Bottle 330ml, probably around 6 months old
The look: Opaque brown body with a large beige head
In long: Timid nose of earthy caramel. Extra yeasty, fruity esters are all over the place (name one fruit itís there), very dusty/rusty, burnt caramel, brown sugar and pleasant nutty notes. Taste has a lot to offer but somehow I felt it didnít stick together and I moderately enjoyed it when focussing on the roasted nutty flavours. This is the type of beer that no two person will agree on the description... and on the pronunciation.
rederic (2883) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color, with a big fluffy tan-colored head, yeasty, cookie dough nose, with a toasted, caramelized malt note, with a dark dried fruity accent of raisins, plums, figs, dates, ripe apples, with some candy, brown sugar, a touch of nutmeg spiciness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, toasty malt, sweet dark dried fruity character, with a hint of black chocolate, with a winey, plummy, raisiny flavor, within a sweet malty warmth mouthfeel, leading towards a malty, fruity, warming finish.
GonZoBeeR (2822) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma:Smell like a dark belgian ale.Caramel,dark fruit...
Appearance:Dark brown,mega huge ehad..
Flavor:strong caramel,dark fruit,good....
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate: 33cl bottle from Utobeer (I think).
Opaque dark brown with a bubbly tan head that was initially huge and uncontrolable but settled in seconds like some chemical experiment to a thin covering. Burnt malt aroma with some obvious caramel and fruity notes. Caramel comes to the front in the mouth but is not as overly sweet as my first taste had me think. Burnt becomes roasty where the malts are concerned and they are fairly decent. Slight bitterness pirckles the edges of the tongue and the overall impression is pretty good all round. Sadly it is let down considerably by a heavily over carbed mouthfeel. Either I have an unusual bottle or Iím quite amazed as to how many 4s have been given for the palate. Shame because I really like it elsewhere. Has a slight aged feel to it too. Dusty and pleasing. Lovely delicate burn on the way down from the alcohol too. Close but not quite close enough.
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown with reddish hnt, fast acting light brown head. Aroma is sweet malt, sugars, possible caramel. The taste roasted malt very sweet, but hoppy tingle is very nice also.