zwartjesbier (28) - - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cc 2011 vintage. Pours a dark brown with a small light brown head that quickly dissapears. Aroma is chocolate and raisins upfront with other heavy sweet fruit in the background. Taste is umami,not a discription i have used before but it is indeed a pleasant savory taste. The texture helps it is a full body with almostno carbonation. There is a long finish on the sweet side. Not beer beer you could drink all night but the one bottle is great.
andriesradu (513) - ROMANIA - NOV 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2013. Pours dark red-brown with a small beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, sweet, licorice, dark fruits. Really nice flavor with quite strong notes of grapes, moderate sweet and light bitter, light winy sourness. Some warm alchool in the end. Very well balanced. Excelent quad
JorgeLee (1250) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bier Tempel, 2012 batch so two years old. Deep brown colour, low to medium carbonation. Heavy and sweet, slightly warming boozy, dried fruit, spice, caramel. A touch more bitterness to balance would be nice. Pleasant.
Roedskaegg (14) - - NOV 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mjuk smak med inslag av kola och jäst. Ganska söt. Djupbrun färg, liknande julmust.
Vestergaard (424) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 vintage on bottle thanks to Lukasmh. Pours dark brown with a dense, yellowish white, long lasting head. Aroma has lots of these classic belgian yeasty esters, vanilla, caramel, licorice, slight banana, figs, dates and prunes. Not much barrel character. Taste is pretty sweet with a very intense toasted malt sweetness, and again this yeasty fruity sweetness. Plums or prunes in alcohol, caramel. Just lots of sweet flavors in general. Smooth body and medium carbonation. Really good, but besides from a hint of wood, this has almost no barrel character.
Lukasmh (205) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours murky dark brown with long last tan creamy head. Aroma is dried fruits, estery, yeasty and toasty sugar. Fruity and subtle vanilla. Taste is heavy sweet and malty, also ripe fruity and yeasty spices. Finish is rather bitter, oaky and slight kind of parfumated. Prunes, raisins and dark sugars. More vanilla as it warms. The barrel does add a "fresh" character. Body medium to full and has some fizz.
Jaksmart (434) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Murky dark brown with small off-white head. Aroma has a thick and sweetly malt and honey-ish base, with esters, yeast, very toasted caramel, a warming vanilla-oak-substance, and some sticky flowery stuff as well. Taste is very sweet indeed with lots of fudge and plums, dried fruits, raisins, as well as flowery esters and a whiff of banana. Not overly sticky or unbalanced; quite enjoyable.
tlyx (65) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
svag doft av kandisocker. Väl kolsyrad och ganska fyllig smak. Jäst och bränt socker i välbalanserade doser.
ClaudeB04 (137) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 2, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from miorge, mi houblon. Pours an unclear brown with a small head. Strong nose, sweet yeasty flavour, dry finish.
I can see why some people rate this one highly, but it is not to my taste.
pilsnerrogge (2522) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep red/brown with a low but thick head.
Aroma is sweet and has notes of brown sugar and dark currants.
Taste is sweet and has notes of dried fruit, plums, raisins, dark currants and brown sugar. Warming alcohol bitter finish.
PalCabral (123) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours dirty dark brown into the glass with a tiny head that settles to small islands. The aroma is distinctly Belgian of chocolate and sour yeasty flavors. The taste is yeasty with sour notes and influence of chocolate from too much use of roasted barley. In practice, this is a stout made with belgian yeast. Not very impressive.