marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a dark brown beer with a generous beige head and a malty toffee aroma. There is a very hearty sweet roasted malt flavor with slight bitterness and carbonation at the finish.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A straightforward toasted toffee/caramelized Belgian ale.
How: Bottle 300ml. Probably 1+ year old when consumed, but still before expiration date.
The look: Cloudy redish-brown body topped by a short-lived beige head
In long: Nose of liquorice and caramel. Taste is very simple. Lots of toasted malts with 2/3 toffee and 1/3 caramel. A spicy sensation (cloves, coriander and such) although I’m pretty sure the beer is not spiced. Almost no fruity flavours. The hops have a wet-cigar flavour that dries out the beer without much bitterness. Finish is very short. Carbonation lacks the liveliness of most Belgian ales. Nothing bad but this is boring. This is a Dull Grief.
MiP (14046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 6.5%. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Vinous with dried fruit. Dark brown colour, seems cloudy. Stable light brown head. The flavour stars off roasted, quite sweet. It is also quite fruity with a little creamy note and a hint of fresh hops. Not bad, but not entirely clean.
Hansen (7340) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Sparkling. Malty, caramel aroma, yeasty. Flavor starts moderate sweet and finish moderate bitter. Lively carbonation. Dry, syrup texture.
thewolf (11383) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ ZBF 2009.
Pours clear, dark brown with a small, creamy, off-white, yellowish head. Aroma is lightly roasted, dark chocolate, plums and raisins. Highish carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Rather sweet flavour, but there are lots of dried fruits; plums and raisins in particular. Nice, sweetish and very lightly fruity tart, lingering aftertaste.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown coloured, lots of carbonation and a small brown head. Sweet light spicy caramel roasted malty aroma. Medium palate. Finish is creamy caramel, bitter touched, rather dry near the end with a long finish. Very nice.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2010 33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, yet easy to drink, balanced, hazy, good head, nice brew
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - JAN 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[33cl bottle]Cloudy, reddish amber coloured hue with floating sediments and a medium-sized tanned foamy head. Mollassy sweet and slightly yeasty toast-malty aroma with caramel, licorice and fruity elements. Sweet flavour, full bodied with a soft carbonation. Earthy and toasty malty taste with caramel, licorice and restrained fruity notes. Thick malty and toasty finish with a present alcoholic burn. Pretty fat, still palatable brew [11.I.09].
Lubiere (10842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep dark brown ale with a thick onctuous moka head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, orange peels, and light licorice. In mouth, a smooth yet intense sweet beer, with sweet raisiny malt, orange, treacle and light warming alcohol. A good beer. BB 06 2009. Bieropholie Import.
Wim (3067) - Weelde, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
brown coloured with lot of yeast particels body and a little off white head a yeasty malty aroma a yeasty malty sweet taste with a sweet yeasty bitter finish