DruncanVeasey (6597) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Unsure where this came from- back of the fridge. 330ml bottle. Mahogany with an unmoving, finger-width head. Depending on your fingers. Seriously enticing aroma awash with caramel sauce-draped fig, malt loaf, ripe plum, muscovado and balsamic splashes. A bit Playdoh and vanilla Muller Light. HP sauce and chocolate-coated raisin taste; sweet dried fruit, vanilla pod, Bertie Bassett, molasses without stickiness. Alcohol brilliantly concealed. All about sugar, with a pinch of Belgian devilry thrown in. What a wickedly drinkable little bottle of treasure.
Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - APR 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle, pours dark with a light head, aroma of dark fruits, malt, brown sugar and yeast, fairly sweet, ok finish, good but not great overall.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog @ Bruges bierfestival 2012
Head: off white, small, creamy
Colour: very dark brown
Smell: caramel, candy sirup, malts, bit yeasty, bit bitter , mostly sweet
Taste: sweet, malts, dried fruits like raisins and dades, caramel, rock candy , end is sweet and yeasty, aftertaste is bit of banana and booze ... not bad
BlackHaddock (2887) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
During a trip to Brugge in Dec 2011 I had two 33 cl bottles of this brew, the first in t’Brugs Beertje and the second in De Bierboom: this review is of the second bottle, Daisy’s place being too busy to review in.
The original receipt comes from ‘De Vliegende Paard Brouwers’ (Oedelem) but is now brewed by De Proefbrouwerij (Lochristi). Anyway the beer poured a very dark brown colour (almost black) with some ruby hints when held up to the light. The head was a well constructed foam covering of beige coloured bubbles.
In the nose, dark chocolate, caramel and fruit cake: theses being the big three in an aroma of great magnitude and complexity.
The taste was also very complex, with flavours coming at you from all angles: malty, chocolate, toffee, coffee, mixed dried fruits (raisins, oranges, etc, etc), pepper and wintery spices. It had a mini-bitter hop edge towards the end of each sip too!
Even though it sounds (from the smells and taste description I’ve given) rich, heavy and full bodied it isn’t: it’s fairly thin for such a complicated beer, not watery but certainly not creamy or rich in any way. The alcohol content is well hidden and sits nicely within the whole experience of drinking this brew.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33cl bottle) Pours an amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, yeast, caramel, light sulfur, bread, chocolate, and dates. Flavor of raisins, earth, anise, bread, vinous, grass, and yeast.
Dedollewaitor (13010) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Mid March Tasting, Ulfborg 2012. Pours
cloudy amber with a small creamy head. Dried fruit, liquorice, alcohol, caramel. Full bodied. A bit of alcohol. Nice.
Christian (10355) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ulfborg Scooper Smagning 2012. Chestnut colour with a firm and creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel and brown sugar, a bit of nuts and some dried fruit. Relatively dry, toffee dominated flavour with nuts and dried fruit, with hints of spice and licorice. Warming alcohol, but not in any unpleasant way. Grassy/herbal hops and a good bitterness in the finish
chrisv10 (9415) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ FOneFan. dark amber/red with small beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, yeast, caramel and a little toffee. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, caramel, chocolate, little toffee, yeast, dried fruits, notes of alcohol and a little bitter.
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - MAR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
#1318 bottle; nose is murky, little caramel, cake, peas, some cooked vegetables, feel is medium, carb is medium, taste is toast, cream, some caramel, medium roasted malt, later some sour earth, late bitter walnut
blutt59 (5875) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, dark brown pour with tan foam, aroma and flavor are sweet malty roast with some corny husk notes, light finish for quad