Veeks (58) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and mysterious with great malt - chocolate or burnt oats make a great beer
blackisle (847) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. Opaque dark brown, one finger foamy tan head, recedes quickly to a thin layer with good lacing; aroma roasted malts, caramel, coffee, mocca, bitter chocolate, cloves, herbal hops; taste medium sweetbitter, roasted malts, light coffee; full body, creamy texture; bitter roasted finish, bit spicy. Reminds me of a strong porter.
seynie (185) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with medium head. Creamy but lacking in substance. Short finish. Pleasant but not special
solidfunk (4458) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some light raisin and prune. Light florals with some light raisin and fruit. Pours dark brown with ok head and lacing. Bottle from Foodery.
miquelcrush (1490) - Granollers, SPAIN - MAY 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cervesa amb tons molt torrats, a xocolata i cafè, també és dolça.
Cerveza con toques tostados, a chocolate y café, también es dulce.
HVH (30) - 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 (1955) - 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 (1192) - 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 (433) - 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.