77ships (3266) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2001 Vintage (presumably, bottle was BBF 2003). 33 cl. bottle sampled @ Kulminator. Dark brown, blackish, tanned head. Pretty odd taste dark malt, dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar finish is odd mix coffee filter, some grounds, sourness, some syrup, roast some grounds,… Pretty odd, doing a full bottle of this would be pretty hard I figure. I assume that aging is responsible for the odd flavours, I see them coming back in reviews of fresh bottles. Surprisingly no sign of oxidation, thinning, lighter body,…Very strange brew, not bad but bit too much as well. Surprised by the lack of off-notes.
Frothmeister (512) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown with a foamy off white head. The nose is a very bready almost Wasa like smell, with light caramel, raisin, honestly, a note that makes me think beef stew, but mostly it’s all from the dark bread family. Lightly sweet with brown sugar, bready notes, alcohol, light Concorde grape, and raisins with more bready notes in the finish. I like it. Tasty.
Niller (417) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Voldby. Clear dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, sugar and caramel notes. Medium sweet taste of malt, caramel, brown sugar, hint of marzipan. Medium carbonation. Malty, light bitter finish
ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle into Tulip
Overall: Enjoyable, but it lacked some depth. Good flavor and appearance.
Appearance: Dark, amber brown with some head and a little lacing
Aroma: roasty malt, caramel, wood maybe?
Taste: medium sweetness mostly.
Palate: Medium body. thicker texture. A little grainy on the tongue. LIvely carbonation, especially as it warms.
coempa (18) - Reeuwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle as gift @home
Pours very dark brown with a medium creamy offwhite frothhead, nice lacing.
Taste is very malty with some sweet tones of dark fruit. Maybe even a little cheese. Body is heavy, creamy texture. Medium carbonation. The finish is ver abrupt, a little bitter.
Overall a very good beer, perfect for a dark, rainy night.
angelkostvo (505) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with big white head. Aroma of malt, brown sugar, bread, dough. Taste is light to medium sweet, just a bit bitter. Light to medium body, oily to slick creamy texture, soft to flat carbonation
DavidWoodruff (387) - Windsor, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Brown with a monstrous beige head - even when poured slowly and with tilted glass. Malty, nutty aroma with a hint of marzipan. Sweet, raw almond flavor with some toffee. Long malty, semi-dry finish. Very nice if not particularly complex.
olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ HBF’13.
Pours ruby red color with a small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, sugar, caramel and yeast notes. Flavor of dark berries, ripe fruits, some caramel and toffee. Very nice.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle @ HeBF. Pours a dark copper colour with a white head. Aroma of toasted malts, bread, grass and hay. Flavour of caramel, raisins, nuts, grass, syrup and hay. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a sweet, grassy, toasty finish. Quite typical for a brune.
laiti (4799) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle @ HeBF’13, BBE 17.01.2014
Aroma is quite light with some brown sugar and ripe fruits. Flavour is sugary sweet with some ripe fruits and hints of brown sugar. Also hints of metal on some sips. Woody and leathery palate. Too sweet and feels a bit watery too.