JorisPPattyn (7674) - Antwerpen, - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick, stable dark creamcoloured head over deep-brown beer with a faint reddish sheen. Rather nutty nose, roasted bread(crust), leafy; melanoidins in force, resulting in roasted-sweet aromas. Roasted again, but sweetness receding in front of more leafy, earthy and even outright bitterish flavours. Very fine, fleeting sourish-lactic impression. Feels lively carbonated, sparkling. Medium bodied, certain gristslickness. Nice brown. Nothing spectacular, but one to order a second round of immediately - always a good sign.
kidmartinek (3209) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Its a black beer with a beige head than rescind to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass. The aroma is thick, malty and cocoa. Body is thin and flavor shallow for a beer of this supposed caliber. Its kind of spicy with its bite, the turns thick and molasses-like on the finish. An inconsistent bee with a lot of string qualities though they all have problems messing in any sort of agreeable fashion.
caesar (4610) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, BB = empty, large sample. Clear redbrown color, big frothy light brown head. Aroma of burned caramel, sugary, spicy, slight chocolate. Heavy on the yeast esters, but quite ok for me at the moment. Bit sweet in taste, caramelly, sugar. Quite dry finish. Typical belgian product, focusing on caramel malt and loads of sugar. At least this one is much better than the blonde version. The caramel makes up for quite a lot I guess.
TheJvd (658) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle at home. Pours hazy brown with a reddish glow and a small to medium off-white head. Aroma has some chocolate, licorice, caramel, malts and some roasted malts. Taste has chocolate, a little bit of roasted malts, not much else to it. Medium body and carbo.
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
hazy chestnut, thin cream ring. Toasted bread nose, light ash and brown sugar, bit plastic and boozy. Flavor is more wort up front, light grains and toasted, doughy and metallic mid becoming hot with licorice and candi in the short, sticky, full bodied finish.
GT2 (7707) - Carlsbad, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
> A heavy metallic BSA
[ Bottle ][ Max’s BBF ][ 330mL ][ Mini Imperial Pint ][ Tasting ][ 2/15/14 ]
>> Thanks Travlr for the share. Clear deep red pour, smaller beige soda foam. Nose is sweet brown sugar, Belgian Strong Ale style dark fruits/ figs. Taste is heavily metallic, harsh blood and pennies. Couldn’t finish the sample.
<!> extreme metallic
MaartenRF10 (1453) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vrij droog donkerbruin bier met hout, gebrande en licht gerookte mout, wat caramel en donker fruit. Aardig.
nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
3oz pour at Max’s Belgian Fest 2014. Pours a hazy rootbeer brown with a ring of white head. Nose has fig, raisin, dark pitted fruit, fruit cake. Flavor has raisin, brown sugar, fruit cake, candy sugar, clove. Clean finish. So so.
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wanted to like this. I can tasteh burnt malt and the heavy roasted character, giving it some coffee taste, but overall the intense burnt malt is overwhelming. Dry finish.
Tstamba (198) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on draft. Deep brown, coffee , caramel and fresh bread ... Well done !
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davidm (1919) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from K&G. Burnt caramel, cola, grain; very malty, with long-lasting flavour.