HVH (29) - BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Donkerbruin bier met donker romig schuim. Zachte volle romige smaak met zachte bitter in afdronk. Lekker
bartlebier (1807) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, last year’s Geers stashed at home, bb10/2015. Pours mahogani with beige head. Aromas of indeed roasted bread crust, yeast and caramel, - an open invitation to the bakery. Taste develops from Dunkel to porter through a range of bread crust, chestnut spread, maramite, liquorice and milk chocolate. Roasted caramel sweetness without sticking and an undefined hop spice linger. Definitely well-made, dense yet balanced, clocking in at under 7% - wonder what this could have been without added sugar. Tasty but tame considering its infernal provenance.
sfuen03 (351) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good brown, creamy, long lasting head, with excellent lacing. Herbs, clove, plum in aroma. Medium body, average Co2, balanced finish. Fruity roasted taste. A little dissapointing after having the Triporteur from Heaven which was excellent.
degbert (1149) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown-black with a high, pillowy, light tan head that leaves sticky lace. Nose is chocolate, maple, molasses, and a savory Worcestershire sauce edge. Smoky and dry on the tongue, with a savory richness; there’s a slight sweetness on the back of the tongue, but it neatly avoids the cloying syrupiness that plagues some Belgian ales. Finish is long and almost peaty in its smokiness. I really like this.
cmc619 (418) - California, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 75cl into Westmalle glass. Pretty good beer on a Saturday afternoon in Belgium. Great pour - deep brown, big tan head with good retention. Like a U.S. milk stout or strong porter with a bit of Belgian funk. 6.66% ABV was the obvious draw, but this is nice.
Trappist1 (524) - Diest, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, disappearing beige head. nose: burned malts, alcoholic, earthy, human sweat. taste: roasted coffee, caramel, carbonated. has a long finish, bitter. Nose is bit less, but overall okey brown one.
Douberd (2343) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass, ABV 6.6%
Dark mahogany brown colour on the body, with a tall and thick light brown head. Great retention, it took ages to collapse. Medium lacing left on the glass fter it finally did.
Aroma of lighlt roasted malts, caramel.
Taste of roasted malts, red fruits, caramel, liquorice, ash. Quite bitter aftertaste.
Medium body, good carbonation.
Very good, nice label too on the bottle.
rdixon77 (784) - Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty nice fruity Belgian style brown. Deep ruby brown pour. Nose of roasted malts, dark fruit. Taste adds some chocolate and caramel. Fairly fruity and sweet. Big carbonation, a little too much for me.
jsmerig (1260) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep ruby red. Aroma of Cabernet. Very grape flavor almost like sparkling grape juice. Underlayed by a deeper bitterness.
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bth122 (1290) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Brass Rail. Raisins, brown sugar, molasses. Prunes. Light sweetness. Residual sugars. Ave carbonation. Not bad. But had better.
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