imdownthepub (11282) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Conditioned, 330ml from Westholme Stores, Goring, Oxon. volcanic eruption on opening, Deep brown to black with tan head. Pretty sweet from the off with some roasty malts and a sweet coffee flavour into a slightly tart fruitiness. A little milk chocolate in the close, its reasonable enough.
Eructoblaster (3335) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 330ml. Pours a black body with ruby glints, low carbonation and a thin off-white head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with some roasty and coffeeish hints. Well balanced taste that carries roasty notes. Ends with a robust bitter/sour finish. Average dark ale.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle (330ml). Via trade with Boutip. Incredibly deep ruby pour with an average diminishing fizzy tan head. Sweet/sour aroma - sour cherry, cheap red wine, a touch of vinegar, and a lot of sugar. Taste - sour and papery - like grape Koolaid mixed with oxidized vin ordinaire - oh my no. Slick, acidic mouthfeel, flat, and sugary, with a sour fruit linger. Weirdness - I sort of liked the aroma, but man, an ugly taste!
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2009
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
In short: An awkward and ultimately unsuccessful marriage of roastiness, fruity Belgian dark ale and oaky Flemish Sour. Tastes like an infected beer. Drain pour.
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed fresh, a few months old and almost 1 year old. Same crap
The look: Dark red-mahogany body topped by an beige ring of foam
In long: Unsettling fruity nose with oak, sourness and a wine vinegar touch I could have done without. Taste is plain weird and very off. Roastiness, fresh fruits (prunes, dates, raspberries!?!, more), strong sour oak character, lots of sour grapes, barley candies, some vinegar. The beer is tasty, this is not a bland beer. However in the end the beer tastes like a problematic mess. It fails at being a Dry Stout, if fails at being a fruity Belgian dark ale, it fails at being a Flemish Sour. It is however a truly successful imitation of an infected beer.
pivnizub (9195) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep amber coloured, hazy, big fluffy to rocky head, rather quickly vanishing. A light acidity in the sweetish-fruity-vinous nose. Light to moderate sweetish flavour. Light roasted flavours in the sweet-bitter and fruity finish. Quite O.K. ............
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a pitch black color with a thin light brown head. The aroma has roasted malt, some light tartness and sweetness. The flavor is acid with roasted malt and sweetness. The body is light with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation. I’m not too sure what to think of this beer, there are some interesting elements, but the acidity doesn’t really fit with the rest.
fiulijn (16395) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from La Cave à Bulles, Paris
Bright brown color with red hue, too much carbonation, producing initially a big head, but reducing faster than the Étoile du Nord. Some aroma of caramel, yeast, chocolate. Good body, quite round mouthfeel, with a strong caramel flavor and some chocolate too; medium-low bitterness. Well brewed.
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle, dark brown color, with a thick beige head, sweet toasted, roasted malt nose, with a hint of spicy licorice, gingerbread, with some winey, oaky accents, and a sourness note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, winey, oaky character, with some fieldberry sourness, hints of black chocolate and licorice spiciness with a
faint roastiness, leading towards a fruity, winey, coffeeish finish.
TaktikMTL (6401) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de mélasse et de petits fruits légèrement sûrettes. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales légèrement grillées et de mélasse avec une pointes de fruits légèrement sûrettes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de lactose en arrière goût. (Rating #1893)
schuimkroaat (427) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle, ’bbe’ Apr 09. Very dark, shiny ruby red with a small, lacy coffee with milk head. Nose of plum jam, oranges, dark chocolate and yeast. Some lactic acid becomes apparent later. Sour-sweetish taste with fruit (hint of raspberry) and scorched malts . Round finish with a gentle burnt bitterness. Surprisingly refreshing and light bodied for such a dark brew with burnt tones.