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.
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
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Enormous beige head that takes forever to settle to allow for the pour, atop clear dark red-brown body. Nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, brown sugar, allspice, some raisin, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/date, brown sugar, caramel, light alcohol, cinnamon. Soft, medium-full body.
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at R&H NY
Aroma sweet fruity malts with hint of alcohol. 7-
Appearance hazed amber-brown brew with white top and good lace.
Flavor and Palate : medium light bodied. Alcohol , dried cherries bit flat in character. Boring finish.
Hermod (2813) - 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.
bierkoning (9835) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown color, with a grey-like foam. Caramel aroma with a hint of cinnamon. Very strong and alcoholic flavor with cinnamon, speculaas and caramel. Sweetish with a dash of milk chocolate.
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very weak aroma. Outstanding redbrown color with a sturdy, creamy head. Flavor is unique. Tastes like malt, dirt, wood, a bit like berries. Alcohol is very evident. Lingers in the mouth forever. Not bad at all.
harrisoni (12675) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Zythos 2009. Malty decent strong dark Belgian ale. OK. Last beer of the session for me. Man behind the bar was very kind and gave this to me for free
kramer (4694) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a clear light brown body with a very large frothy light beige head that slowly settled. The nose is lightly chocolaty and roasty with a good bit of Belgian Yeast. A light note of alcohol as well. Itís main flavor profile can only be described in a generic word, "Belgian". Fizzy, frothy, fruity, and yeasty. The hallmark of generic Belgian beers. Thereís a light chocolaty undertone to the flavor, but itís mostly that melange of Belgian fruitiness of raisin and plum that makes up the heart of it. Sort of a cross between a Belgian Porter and a Dubbel. OK, but not a beer worth a second purchase.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010
Date: February 20, 2010
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: hazy dark red, fine off white head, sticky lace
Aroma: dry malt aroma, hint of fruity esters, light spicyness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, touch of sweet fruity esters, light chocolate, touch of spicyness adds balance
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4