Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical ’massive ale’ already made by the Scheldebrouwerij when they were still in the Netherlands and referring to an old brewing tradition from Bergen-op-Zoom close to the Belgian border. Thick, yellowish white, firm head over a very dark burgundy, cloudy beer. Aroma rich maltiness, dates, orange, chocolate, port wine, caramel and liquorice but above all a lot of coriander. Full malty, sweet and chocolatey taste, candied fruits, apple, soft with tingling carbonation, orange touch, strong drying coriander, finish a bit sticky, florally hopped and warming but not astringent alcohol. Well-balanced.
MarcoDL (2180) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper/brown colored beer with a sweet body of malt and caramel. Has some spicey notes. Good one.
Vaiz (3348) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home best before june 2010. Hazy dark amber to brown pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma is cardboard with spices, red wine, dust and old malts. Flavor is slightly sweet, quite malty with nuts, caramel and toffee, dusty and a little old. Gets better after a few sips. Low carbonation and a creamy texture. Not really my cup of tea.
Different (203) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Colour is unclear brown with a creamy white top. Aroma is fruit and alcohol. Flavour follows the nose.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours cloudy brown with a beige head. Aroma is raisin, plum, alcohol, cardboard and a vineous note. Flavour follows the nose.
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BB 06/09. Pours unclear brown with a small white head and lacings. Nose is vinous and slightly oxidized with notes of fruit and yeast. Medium bodied. Flavor is dust, yeast, caramel and dark fruit. A bit of cellar and some heavy yeast.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best before June 2009. Cloudy brown with a small tan head. Vineous, oxidized fruity aroma with caramel. Sweet toffee flavour with fruits, especially raisin and plums. Aged gracefully
Bart (2940) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown coloured beer with a small off-white head and medium carbonation. Roasted caramel malty aroma with a strong herby (Jenever berry) alcoholic touch. Full creamy palate. Finish is strong alcoholic and malty touched. Very strong, creamy but enjoyable.
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, RBESG, August 2005. Reddish, dark brown colour. rather too prickly and fizzy on the tongue. Lots of toffee, treacle and chocolate. Some fruity notes on the palate (prunes). I was going to say it didn’t seem like a barley wine but, despite the commercial description, we don’t have it listed as one anyway. Nothing special.
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
1st October 2008. Cloudy dark brown beer. Chocolatey malt with a slightly sour undertone - almost like an aged scotch ale. There is a subtle creamy sweetness in the mid followed by a sharp effervescent sting in the finish. All hangs together well. Tasty and complex.