Rasmus40 (8920) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear dark yellow with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeasty and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and bitter finish. 020711
Rune (6950) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at ‘t Brugs Beertje. Creamy, off-white head. Golden-brown body, near-clear. Aroma of dried and fresh fruits. Dates, prunes and bitter spices in flavour supported by dark honey. Modest hints of alcohol. Smooth and well bodied. A good one (Brugge, 03.05.2011).
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite ok head. Light brown colour, pretty unclear. Do I smell right, this has a smell of meat? Taste is malty and quite dry. Primary aroma is earthy, some sort of dirt. There’s secondary aromas which consist at least citrus and floral. Not super great, but ok beer.
tderoeck (3640) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
20/02/2011 - 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 2013 (2011-63)
Little cloudy red brown beer, aery light off-white head, unstable and non adhesive. Aroma: raisins, almost vinous, dried fruits, malts, alcohol and caramel. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: caramel, toast, some hops. Aftertaste: clearly chocolate with some mocha and spices (cloves). Ends a bit dry from the hops.
czar (3299) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2011 pours hazy dark copper without a head. aroma is awkward - barnyard malts, maybe something related to dates, but it truly smells like spoiled fruits, and not ripened... taste is about the same with some nice burnt caramel malts. low carbonation, medium body, oily and sticky, but not cloying. did not like this one.
madmitch76 (12241) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
9th December 2007
Cloudy brownish beer brewed with dates. Rich and not sweet. Only a subtle hint of fruit. Dry malty finish. Alright!
FatPhil (8116) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle (Cambrinus, Brugge)
7 Sweet date aroma, fair amount of hoppiness accumulated above the huge head. A touch of chocolate after the head fades.
4 Cloudy murky reddy brown, huge frothy head, sinky flecks.
8 Rich roasty retronasals, toffee, a touch of chocolate, and loads of liquorice. Dates not really so obvious, but it is definitely sweet and dark fruity.
4 Crisp palate, lively carbonation. Finish absolutely swimming with liquorice. Nearly keeping up with that is a huge spiky noble hop bite.
15 Excellent beer. Just a bit of the 9% appears in the finish as it warms up, but apart from that it keeps the alcohol well hidden
FROTHINGSLOSH (4294) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very cloudy dark brown color with a large foamy tan head that produced some lacing. The aroma was tangy with notes of caramel, molasses and fig. The flavor was dryish with notes of molasses, caramel, vanilla, biscuit, tart cherries and malted milk. The finish was long and dry with notes of cream, caramel and vanilla. Fairly full bodied. Interesting.
thornecb (3986) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown into a trappist glass. Tan micro head with good retention recedes leaving slight sheets to coat surface. Yeast and pit fruit aromas. Thin, sweet and hot from front to back with earthy dark pit fruits mingling with tropical fruit tartness.
Pinball (10214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy brown, huge light brown to offwhite head.
very very nice aroma, citussy spicy notes, alcohol, belgian yeast, mild sweet malts, spices. faint honey. Well balanced, very complex, and very belgian.
flavor is strong alcohol, sweet malts, honey, spices. Flavor is stronger and less complex than aroma, quite a lot of spicy floral yellow fruit peel frutiy bitterness, honey and sweet malts balance. Ends floral, fruit peely. At 9% the alc is pretty clearly there and it is also a bit high for the style. however, they seem to have beefed up the other ingredients too, so the beer does not present itself as a beer with too much alc.