jaghana (5499) - 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 (1817) - 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 (2836) - 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 (6809) - 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 (7323) - 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 (635) - 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
Bozo_skeleton (1015) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby sombre, gros collet persistant.
Aromes des belges quadruple avec des fruits műrs su caramel.
Ronde finale un peu café.
oh6gdx (25392) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@fonefan. Gusher warning. Deep ruby colour with lots of particles floating around. Aroma is mild sourness, wood, some sweet malts and ripe fruits. Flavour is ripe fruits, mild spiciness along with some alcohol and liquorice. Yeasty and ripe fruits in the aftertaste.
MrBlueSky93 (524) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer52.
Pours dark brown/black with single finger cream head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, sugary, molasses, woodiness, some smoke. Taste of initial smoke, loads of it, very nice, dark fruits, raisins, plums, woodiness, smoke stays around, dark malts, roast malts, toffee, caramel, more sweetness, very good.