BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head: thick, beige
Colour: dark brown almost black
Smell: coffee, deep dark chocolat, slightly irony, roasted malts
Taste: start is dark chocolat with red fruits, underneath is malts overall body is sweet with boozey hints end is again fruity and very rich , awesome !
cgarvieuk (18524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
some time some where probably De Molen Fest ...Deep brown ... soft toffee malt .. rich roast nose ... soft sweet dark cherry roast ... dark malts ... hint of dark chocolate ... soft sweet easy and complex ... wonderful
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
24th September 2011
Borefts Beer Festival 3. Hazy brown beer. Residual tan head. Palate is a little dry with fine carbonation. Sweetish malt with a trace of toffee caramel. Nice minerals. Fresh tasting! Just a trace of the port barrel but its there providing subtle red fruits. Finishes semi dry with some lacto. Very nice indeed!
pintocb (648) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown. Not much head. Dark fruits and alcohol. Lighter body than I would have thought. A little too much alcohol for me, but with enough age it would be mellow and wonderful.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft. pours black tan head nose grapey raisin, chocolat,
figs, flavors are real sweet grapey figs, winey, licorice, just seems over barrelled to me.
Barrelbelly (723) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From Tap. Dark brown with creamy foam head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, wood. Taste of vey sweet caramel, chocolate, coffee, toffee and wood. Some sticky wine, like tanines, and dry wooden aftertaste. Warm alcohol finish. Much more complex than the original pannepot.
daniele (6927) - ITALY - DEC 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
scura buona schiuma piuttosto persistente naso speziato vinoso lievi tostaure morbida cremosa un tocco di legno
deyholla (8902) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from the tap at Three Floyds XV. Poured a clean black with a brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a good amount of dark fruits, with notes of dark grains and roast backed by a nice port note. Flavor again had a nice combination of dark fruits and port with backing sweet dark grains and a bit of molasses.
Koelschtrinker (14114) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Zu Beginn nach Honig, typisch belgische Hefenoten. Geringes Alkoholauftreten mit dunklen Kräuternoten. Edrig, süß-würzig, gelungen, vollmundig. 10/12/11/11//11
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on tap at FFF XV Party (Munster, IN). Pours a roasty blackish brown pour with good frothy offwhite head, laces small. Aromas are crisp toffee and caramel and vanilla, touches of red fruit and oak. Initial is red fruit, cherries and raspberries, a touch of boozy cough syrup, vanilla, oak, toast, and sweet malts. Middle is a bit coughy syrupy, more red wine tannins, caramel and toffee, vanilla, touch of spice. A nice touch of booziness, vanilla. Red fruit. Finish is just a touch a tart, red fruit, a bit artificial, oak, and sweet malts. Ok, a bit cough syrupy but the oak and Port element are well received. Would like to try again, it’s a bit inviting beer.