Trappistenbier (52) - - JUL 1, 2008
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smisje Kuvee Elektrik 979 W has become a wonderful beer !
9.0 vol% strong, dark to black colored beer with a subtle deep red shine.
The foam is quite amazing. Light brown (beige) colored with some fantastic textures.
Talking about a head, well this is one !! Amazing .....
After some while, the foam evolves into rocky solid structures, similar to the famous Duvel head, but this time more darker colored.
Tasting gives a Trappist Westvleteren 8 appearance !!! 80 IBU hop bitter. Sweetness mainly coming from rich use of dark candy sugar, but still the aftertaste is quite dry.
The hoppy bite, in combination with the sweet candy sugar is so typical for a dark Trappist beer. In this case I also notice some well balanced roasty malts. The new Regenboog yeast makes it even that more delicious.
No doubt, the recipe that is used here is a true wonder of brewing craftsmanship. Johan, GREAT job !
This is simply a masterpiece !
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
’Massive’ ale (second version) with creamy, stable head and deep dark bronze colour, initially clear but hazy with deposit. Aroma of chocolate liqueur, peppery hops, dates, kahlua, butterscotch, ginger, banana. Rich candied fruit sweetness, banana, ripe pear, spicy with sharpish carbo, full and thick chocolatey maltiness, nutty as well, hop bitter finish with warming but not astringent alcohol. Well done.
Skinnyviking (8073) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Den Tatoverede Enke. Low fluffy white and quickly disappearing head. Hazy dark brown body. Wineous roasted malt caramel plum aroma. Dark dried fruit roasted malt caramel relatively sweet flavor with low carbonation and a long sweet finish. Well balanced so that the high alcohol percentage was not too dominant.
vtafro (5251) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Backlog) At DHL. Dark brown pour with tan head. Sweet fruit, belgian sugars, spiced aroma. Pear, sugars, plums, dark spice flavors, finishes with a touch of warmth.
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at L’Autre Oeuil. Peachy colour, bubbly gum and fruit taste. Fruity Belgian aroma. Good summer stuff.
Stax (21) - DENMARK - APR 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Way too strong for my personal taste but having said that it doesn't taste strong as such. Nice to try but moving on
JefVerstraete (2297) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown colour, thin layer of foam. Soft carbonation. Spicy aroma with notes of plums, caramel, dark fruit and brown sugar. Very well balanced. Sweet with bitter hoppy finish.
GRM (3423) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2014 Brown bottle, 33 cl, best before first quarter of 2014, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on January 6 2014; eye: mahogany, clear, nice effervescence, nice beige head made up of rather large bubbles and that turns into a sheet, no lacing; nose: malt, caramel, plum, yeast; mouth: malt, alcohol, unpleasant acridness, caramel, slight plum, finale in powerful acridness with presence of alcohol, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, alcoholic texture; overall: disappointing
Bouteille brune, 33 cl, 9 %, meilleure avant premier trimestre 2014, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 6 janvier 2014; œil : acajou, limpide, bonne effervescence, belle mousse beige formée de bulles plutôt grosses et qui se transforme en une bonne couverture, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, alcool, âcreté déplaisante, caramel, très léger prune, finale en puissante âcreté avec présence d’alcool, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : décevante
MarcoDL (3201) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A double IPA with a strong Belgian body of yeast, malt, candi sugar an some raisins. Very good.
gunnar (6912) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Bartof Cafe, Copenhagen. Pours murky dark brown with a big white head. Aroma is moderate sweet malts, vinous dark fruits. Taste is sweet with a dry bitter hoppy edge, light alcohol burn as well.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A sweet and spicy dark belgian ale with generous floral hopping. A bit strange but fun.
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed exactly 1 year before expiration date.
The look: Cloudy dark ruby body topped by a large beige head with good retention.
In long: The very aromatic nose has flowery hops (lilacs, tulips), a strong spiciness sensation (cloves-ish), phenolic yeasty esters. Taste is spicy barley hard candies, earthy husky malts, toasted raisin bread, yeast, cinnamon bun, more spiciness, floral hops. Quite hoppy for a Belgian ale and the hop profile was quite unusual. Bitterness of medium intensity. Very active carbonation.. Alcohol mostly well hidden. A drinkable beer that had a nice brightness quality to it even though I doubt my bottle was fresh. A little too sweet and spicy for my taste and also this a tasty beer that is fun for one bottle but this type of sweet-spicy-floral taste would probably become annoying if I tried to drink more than one bottle. I’m writing a lot of ratings today trying to catch up on my backlog, so I’m typing fast, I apologize in advance for all the typos you gays.