jtclockwork (13105) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 vintage. Pours muddy brown. Vinous notes. Nose and taste of sour apple, vinegar, prunes and raisins.
Tmoney99 (13006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2006 Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured reddish/brown color with large light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Very complex dark fruit, citrus, caramel and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Full complex sweet flavor with solid fruity sweet finish and a small bite of alcohol. Very good standout brew.
argo0 (12818) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(330ml bottle, RBSG05) Big tan head topped by opaque brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, yeast, raisin, cocoa. Taste is sweet, milk chocolate, light anise. Creamy full body that renders the alcohol virtually invisible.
FatPhil (12736) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg (Erasmus, Bruges)
Black, tan head. Sweet burnt malty bitter aroma, some marzipan too. Soft on the tongue. A bit alcoholic, though not punching at its full 10% by any means. Accompanying the burntness is some caramel and some bitter hints too. Finish is fairly burnt, but also soft.
HenrikSoegaard (12675) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent mostly lasting head. Deep red-brown colour. Fruity nice moderate aroma.
Powerfull fruity woody flavor. Prunes and vanilla and many more nice ingredients. Creamy palate. Long nice finish.
Ratman197 (12570) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a hazy reddish brown with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, spice, fruitiness, light choclate and a hint of vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, spice, fruitiness and light cocoa with a smooth lingering spiced finish.
bu11zeye (12567) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2009 (Bottle, courtesy of Walt) Pours a dark brown body with a medium-sized foamy beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, roasted malt, and cocoa. Flavor of malt, dark fruits, chocolate, and spices.
Christian (12320) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2006 bottle tasted July 2007. Very dark red-brown with a big, pillowy light brown head. Complex aroma filled with orange, cherry, figs, bubblegum, anise, nutmeg, cinnamon.
Sweet, fruity flavour with more than a hint of port, and some licorice and anise in the finish. It’s soft and velvet on the tongue, but the carbonation stings a little.
Long lasting malty aftertaste finishes this beauty perfectly.
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bieropholie Private import. 2005: Dark brown ale with little floaties. Thick resilient moka head. Agreeing with colleagues below, this is definitely has a very nice berry aroma, blueberry, with notes of licorice and caramel. In mouth, a nice sweet blueberry, candi sugar and licorice, with smooth alcohol lasting, and lighter bodied than expected. However, this is a teaser and a pleaser.
Benzai (12222) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the first beers I tasted, think it must have been 2008. One of my first favorites also. It’s not a top 10 beer for me now, but it’s certainly a great brew. Nice dark color, average smell but a complex, full taste.