pivnizub (9099) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep chestnut-ambercoloured, small foamy off-white layer; delicate sourish-fruity nose, supported by roasted barley and a tinge of brown sugar; moderate to robust sweetish-sourish flavour, medium bodied; roasted malt and a little trace of yeast in the sourish-fruity finish. Tasty brew, presumably a hybrid of a sweet Sout and a flemish Sour Ale............
Bontus (646) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Amber pub, Ghent. Pours a dark brown beer. Little nose. Aroma mildy roasted malts and caramel. Spritzy mouthfeel. Low complexity on watery body.
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle in den Amber, ghent dark brown beer. no complex tastes are special flavours, simple brew
jgb9348 (4891) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a fast-dying tan head. Bunches of bubbles rise from the bottom and sides, but are tough to see wih the opacity. Aroma of fresh malt, hops, sugar, yeast and a good amount of chocolate. Medium-bodied; Very effervescent; Strong assertive roasted malt with a candy-like sweetness following soon afterwards. Aftertaste shows more sweetness, chocolate, light pit fruits, yeast and a bit of malt coming forward. Overall, a pretty good and very sweet beer for the style. I was impressed with this one and I was glad I bought it! I sampled this 25 cL bottle purchased from Beer Mania in Bruxelles, Belgium on 17-November-2008, sampled at home in Washington on 04-February-2009.
DruncanVeasey (7318) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby leaning towards black with a chunky beige head. Sweet roasted barley,liquorice, plum, hint of Germanic hop,faintly peppery coriander aroma unless I’m mistaken. Obviously a Belgian stout. Sweet, stone fruity, yeasty. Dab of clove. Lovely vanilla malty afters with hazelnut and noble hop touches. Bitterness liquoriced, not roasted. Looks stouty, drinks like a spiced dubbel or dunkel. Tasty, unstouty stout.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
25cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink, not complex, hazy, good head, simpel brew
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown cloudy colour. Pale brown large head. Soft taste. No distinguished hops.
yngwie (14338) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 25cl at the Belgian Embassy in Oslo. It has a dark brown, almost clear pour, with a nice beige head. Chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and dried fruits fills the nose when sniffing it. The flavor has chocolate, roast, malt, fresh and dried fruits as well as a little bitterness. Full body, and a long, sweet caramel finish. Yet another nice one from van den Bossche. (080410)
Beer4000 (4696) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Dark brown body with a firm beige head. Aroma is sweet, mild roasted malt, caramel and fruity. Flavor is sweet, slightly roasted malt, caramel, brown sugar and dry fruit. Long sweet finish.
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy dark brown, Lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma of caramelish malts and fruits. Pleasant fruitiness in the flavor, toasted malts and a port-like note, Mildly hopped. Medium body, Smooth texture. Fruity acidity and malts in the finish.