77ships (5036) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Kulminator. BBF 22/10/2004 (2003 Vintage presumably). Dark brown with a tanned / beige head. Nose doesn’t betray the age, pretty sweet, some oxidation but less than I would expect, sugary, syrup, brown fruits, figs, prunes, light liquorish, solid shape. Taste is slightly watery, liquorish, brown sugar, prunes, figs, caramel, syrupy, oxidation is light, fudge, slightly warming. Body is touch watery. Solid, very good shape. Expected very little but this was not bad at all & has held up surprisingly well, not too shabby.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2001
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
skortila (4801) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of roasted malts, sweet, rye, vanilla and fruits. Cloudy, brown coloured with an off-white, thin and lasting head. Sweet, malty, vanilla, fruity and more bitter in the end. Very much of everything and very unbalanced. Alcoholic palate.
kraddel (4497) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at kulminator . Brewed by de landsheer Buggenhout . ( same entry ?)
Bedt before 2004
Pours dark brown , small white head
Smell is sweet , port . Not very intence
Taste is walnuts , dust , port . Balanced & complex .
Some fruityness .
Still a nice carbonation .
Grovlam (4163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. [Courtesy of Papsoe, another great tasting session] Huge thick beige head that mostly lasted. Moderated particles were in flow. Color was mahogany. Aroma was really quit lovely with a mix of pepper, roasted malt, Belgian yeast, prunes, date, liquorish, light sweet wine like and a underlying caramel feel as well. Full bodied with a lively carbonation and alcoholic texture. Moderated to almost heavy sweet. Maybe its only downfall was the slightly unbalanced sweet domination flavor. Overripe fruit like lingering finish. I thought this was quit lovely. 27-07-07
stouby (3957) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Kulminator.
Brown with a beige head, some lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, dark fruits, smoke and licorice from cask?) and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light/medium body.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Dark brown appearance. Some brown sugar in the flavour. Finish is sweet with hints of toffee and chocolate. A nice brew.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a nice head. The taste is Sweet and fruity with notes of malts and yeast.
diabel (1622) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2003 very dark colour, the aroma has spickles of fruit in it (like kriek has lots of it), also a bit malty aroma
Soft flavour, also bit malty.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, murky brown-red, with medium, short lasting, dark beige head. Strong, cured meat yeast, and maltly, even bitter, aromas coming through. Medium to large body that fills the mouth with too many bubbles. I didn’t find it all that sweet but more of an unbalanced, raw, stoutish bitter and alcohol flavour. You get the feeling that all the ingredients are there but the whole thing just hasn’t been put together right - sort of a work in progress?