bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33cl bottle, 2010 vintage) Pours a hazy deep amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, Belgian yeast, chocolate, plum, herbs, and florals. Flavor of raisins, florals, plum, chocolate, subtle anise, and herbs.
Cavie (3746) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Murky brown color. Light head. Heavy dark fruit aroma. Woody and edgy notes. Flavor is very sweet dark fruit. Raisins, plums and sweet malt. Very flavorful.
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - OCT 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very good strong belgian that perhaps hasn’t had time to really meld and develop it’s full flavour. Lots of dark fruit, yeast and alcohol on the nose. Another great struise mouthfeel. Full bodied but just missing that special something that would make it akin to rochefort or a westy. Still would age well and may come in to it’s own in a few years time.
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks to darkguardian. Pours cloudy brown, with a tan head. Aroma is fruit, yeast, malt, and brown sugar. Flavor is much the same, with a medium body. Long finish.
Jerre (2364) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taste this more times:
@ Oud schooltje by Stuise self. On first Gents beerfestival, and @ home from bottle 33 cl. (Hopduvel)
Dark brown with reddish shine color, and beige head.
Aroma bit spice, caramel, some, note of alcohol, nice bakery products.
Taste very good, caramel malts, little spice, some mild alcohol touch, chocolaty note, vey great taste !
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Over-ripe plum flesh and dark caramel aroma. Flavor has a slightly darker roast character than I was expecting (though not into Ithaca 12 levels for a quad). Medium sweet. Pretty excellent.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010 bottle. Dark brown color. Maltaroma with cacao notes and speculaas. Sweet, almost sugary flavor hiding the burning alcohol. Speculaas, licorice, caramel. Spicy notes, especially in the aftertaste.
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a dark cloudy brown color ale with a medium foamy head with light retention and not much lacing. Aroma of lightly sweet candi with nice fruity ester and some dark dry fruit notes as well – very enjoyable overall. Taste is also a complex and satisfying mix between some lightly sweet notes with fruity ester and light dry fruit with a solid malt backbone. Body is quite full with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with great mix between complexity and drinkability though a bit more carbonation would have improved this beer IMHO.
cgarvieuk (13920) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2012 AT Pre-ZBF 2010 ... Deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft fruity ovaltine malt ... toffee malts nose ... sweet toffeee ... deep fruits ... lightest banana ... light smokeovaltine
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan lacing ... deep fruit malts ... rich rich berry nose ... sweet roast ... mellow roast ... sweet toffee ... rich soft smooth an tasty ...
jtclockwork (7897) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Rando7. Pours cola brown. Nose and taste of dates, prune, dark fruits, plum, molasses, brown sugar and sweet candied malts.