DutchDrebus (4815) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly older bottle (best before october 2015 though) at home. Dark brown to black colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells malts, some iron, roasty, coffee. Tastes coffee, sweet, roasty, chocolate, vanilla, some cardboard and surprisingly nice. Medium body, medium to heavy carbo.
Stuu666 (6772) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at trollekelder. Pours deep brown, nose is chocolate, coffee, light smoke, dark fruit, taste is dry, sweet toffee, little sugary.
nilsas (2441) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lukt: Rosin, lakris, karamell, gjær og røstet malt.
Utseende: Nesten sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Rosin, lakris, røstet malt og karamell.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Kvadrat, Nydt@Tasting hos Gorm.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@6,6%, Når@09.08.2015
jaghana (4729) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with huge brown head and good retention. Nose is heavy roasted with dark coffee notes. Aroma is on dry roasted malt, dark coffee, ashes, metallic hints, light red berries, bit mono-dimensional, why is this one under belgian ale as no belgian yest notes are there, more a dry stout.
Ratje (10) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a clear dark brown beer, malt, caramel, maybe a bit of chocolate. not much carbonation, nice bitterness, tasted on Eurorock Festival 2015
Lunkie (1579) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt hop chocolate aroma. Dark brown colour excellent head and lacing. Malt chocolate flavour with sour fruit aftertaste. Smooth palate.
Brandman (2460) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
brown body, light brown head,
bread, some mellow berries,
qite fluffy and light, foams a lot.
pretty decent dubbel.
SaintMatty (5979) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml Bottle - Dark brown with some red tinges and a tan head. Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate in the aroma. Roasted, nutty and chocolatey taste with notes of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt and chestnuts. Easy to drink and quite roasted compared to most dark Belgian ales.
Ernest (6748) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark brown.
Aroma is lightly malty (roasted grain, nuts, husks), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of taffy and grape jelly.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, unclean, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Not quite as poor as the From Heaven, but still quite rough and clumsy. Ultimately another drain pour.
bonkiedeaap (443) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel. The beer is dark brown to black colored and pours a stable cream colored head, with nice carbonation. First thing well smelling the aroma is fresh baked bread, but also a nice sweetness of caramel and bitterness of cacao and coffee. A little stout like. The taste is light sweet and malty with caramel notes which evolvs into a nice bitterness with coffee and cacao notes. Well balance between aroma and taste. The finish is dry and light bitter. Very good brew