Habanero (2170) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours deep amber with an off-white, short lasting head. Nose of malt and caramel. Flavour of malt and dried fruit. Medium bodied. Slightly bitter finish. A nice brew.
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful dark amber color, with a big creamy head. A real winter beer, with soft mouthfeel, both the aroma and flavor are based on the sweet caramel, also with some chestnut honey; correct bitterness. Warming, even if too much monodimensional.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Tasted at home. Cloudy dark brown colour with a nice frothy head. Nice smooth aroma of yeast, spices and little fruitness. Also smooth flavour of sweet malt, spices yeast and some burned maltness at the end very nice.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
party shack hotel in cads room. A sweet malty beast, hints of bittering hops that i didnt expect, not such a hot tottie.
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (as Slaapmutske Bruin). Bronish amber colour with small white head. Aroma is malts, some hops and caramel. Flavour is caramel malts and some slight grassy notes. Neither good nor bad...
JK (4293) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2008 Considerable hops in the aroma, especially for a Belgian ale. Light malt under that. Malt and fermenting fruit in the flavor. Brown in color, no visible sediment, and a thick and heavy palate. Unusual and worth trying.
Jerre (2365) - Waregem, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. 33 cl. Yesterday at home. ) Brown, off-white head. Aroma of dried fruits + dark malts. Roasty, flavors with chocolate. Taste is sweet, caramel, little bitterness. Not bad, but not a great beer, for me.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A Sim rate (Draught at ZBF): Smells wheaty with butter and slight chocolate. Extremely fizzy, looks just like a JD and coke. Wheaty, wheaty finish. A bit on the wussy side for a bruin.
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
15 cl from a bottle, ZBF 2007. Dark amber and very turbid, small yet lacy head. Aroma of caramel with bitterish / minty notes. The taste reveals the same caramel and a spiciness which protrudes into the aftertaste, along with a gentle fruity touch (apples? dates?). Soapy palate.
SHIG (3453) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a brown clear amber sorta like tea with a white head. The aroma and taste was sweet candy/caramel malt.