VsXsV (2171) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle. Clear, dark brown liquid with small to medium off-white to tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, belgian yeast, sweet/dark malt, roasted malt, unrefined sugars and noble hops. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and has notes of unrefined sugars, fruits and nice, noble hops. Medium bodied with good carbonation. More hopped than most quads which makes it very balanced. Nice.
teddybeer (2165) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Dark brown colour with a good formation of tan head but quickly diminishes in a thin layer. Aroma has chocolate hints, slightly spiced, toasted malts and caramel. Flavour is bready, with brown sugar trace,s sweet and chocolate at the beginning. Dense on palate, the final is long and with candy sugar taste although also slightly bittery too. Carbonation is soft. Body is high. Texture is oily.
Ober (2807) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear dark brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The arroma of caramel with roasted malts and sweet. The taste of caramel, spices. Sweet with bitter and notes of alcohol. The aftertaste is burny, some bitter with sweet.
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - JAN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is toffee, fruit, yeast, malt, and brown sugar. Flavor is toffee, malt, dark fruit, and a little alcohol.
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear reddish amber with a rich and dense beige head leaving quite some lacework. Lots of dark fruits in the nose. Friendly phenols too. Rich body, dark fruits, friendly phenols, brown sugars. Warming alcohol finish. Nice. 251211
inbirraveritas (1216) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark brown brew with a big creamy pale brown head on its top.
Intensive tart, dried fruity (raisins, plums) nose and aroma escorted by chocolate, hops and some alcohol in the background.
It finishes warming and tart with citrusses, peppery alcohol, dark chocolate and spices, which leaves a long tart aftertaste behind.
Easy drinkable, delicious one.
BeerBaboon (1530) - FINLAND - DEC 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ulkonäöltään olut on tumman ruskea ja punertava. Paksua, hieman ruskehtavaa vaahtoa muodostuu runsaasti.Tuoksussa on karamellia ja tummia hedelmiä. Hieman turhan makea olut. Maussa myös karamellia, rusinoita ja hedelmäisyyttä. Suutuntumaltaan melko runsas ja keskihapokas.
argento (154) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
flot flot øl.... rigtig mængde af malt, dejlig frugtagtig smag...... kan drikkes nu...
Scrapersnbeer (1466) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve been sitting on this one since my pre-RB days. Okay, that’s not so long. Looks incredible - Deep tar pit brown with a big tan head that has no business on a beer this strong. So much lace I can barely read the Chimay logo on the opposite side of the chalice. Smells like old currants, dates and sweet baking spices. Yeasty bittersweet malt flavor that is only a letdown relative to the aroma. Very thick texture but smooth and easy drinking. Finish that dries out slowly. Highly recommended.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Pours a pleasant caramel brown, a bit hazy. Beige/tan one-finger head. Nose of caramel, stewed fruits, some earth, Belgian sugars and yeast. Solid, if a little boozy. Better warmer and even with some oxidation.