Martinus (3063) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy reddish brown colour, firm beige head. Aroma of apple, iron, apple syrup (appelstroop), malts, candy and yeast. Sweet malty flavour, apples, bitter roasted malts. Finish bitter roasted malts and iron.
(Draught @ Café Van Ouds, Nijmegen)
Hermod (3459) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle @Kaisla, Helsinki. Dark brown in color, thin white head. Aroma has dark fruits, spicy notes, dough and caramel. Heavy sweet taste, licorice, bread and dark fruits. Alcohol is well hidden, but overall not really to my taste, too sweet as well.
RexTalionis (2616) - FINLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours dark brown in color with a small head. Dark sweet raisins, sweet brown sugary notes. Sweetish taste, some toffee, dark syrup and
brown sugar in taste.
Beergeek23322 (2481) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
July 2011. From bottle. Poured cloudy dark brown with a beige head. Flavors of plums and raisins, somewhat sweet but with some earthy notes as well. The finish is a little sticky.
olio (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101029.
Pours copper color with a medium head. Aroma of caramel malts, ripe fruits and yeast. Flavor of toffee, caramel malts, fruits and spices.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild syropy nose. Pale brownish head. Clear dark reddish color. Roasted sugar caramel hops and raisins in the taste. Average hops.
Lubiere (10472) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark brown ale with a thin creamy and big bubbled brown head. In aroma, sweet candy malt with dark fruits, cherries, and light molasses. In mouth, a sweetish candy malt with dark fruits, molasses and light honey. Boring.
jookos (2625) - FINLAND - MAR 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Reddish, hazy. Dark berry/fruity nose. Some marzipan, red currants, dark cherries, plums. Very aged aroma, with vinous tones. Body is fullish. Some murky oak, dark fruits, berries, some green apple. Yeasty esters. Very strange brew. Feels almost vinous, but with sweetish marzipan. Very flavourful though.
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle from Delices et Caprices shared with Steve.Poured a dark redish brown with a deep off white head.Immediate dark fruit aromas with toffee and caramel.In the taste a lovely mixture of toffee,plums,figs and butterscotch all nicely balanced and blended together making a smooth drinking and tasty beer.On warming a little,other flavours surfaced including raisins and dates.The alcohol in this one is well hidden.Near syrupy smooth and delicious beer and really glad we tried it in the rare 75cl sized bottle.
ALLOVATE (2475) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has been a long time since my last Belgian ale and it showed as I found this one to be spot on as a slow sipper. Into a chalice at cellar temperature. Couldn’t be more excited to get in the glass as a plume of foam rises quickly quickly toward the lip. Settles out a half-half mix of well conditioned sparkling mahogany beer and towering, tannish head that adds creaminess to the mouthfeel and leaves a thick lace. Complex nose of figs in syrup, stewed rhubarb and sweet dark stone fruits, treacle and tar, blood and rust and just a hint of alcohol spice. Ripe, juicy plums and dried fruits dominate the palate with a backbone of butterscotch, dark toffee praline, wood and mild rust in the back. Alcohol is well hidden though there is a hint of sherry in the finish. Good length; a continuation of the palate. Nice body; not as big as anticipated but definitely well poised. The carbonation nothing but a prickle to the tip of the tongue. Smooth, almost oily for the remainder. Delicious overall. Really pleasant drinking. (33cL, bottled on 31/10/11, Cellarbrations Carlisle)