FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
275ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Belgian Beer Week 2008)
Dark brown, ruby glints, healthy tight beige head. Cocoa powder and liquorice aroma, a little creamy. Taste has similar profile, but also a burn that’s not alcohol, not chilli, and on the whole not bad, but definitely quite spikey. The general direction is towards burntness, and the astringent character does build. Still a fairly tasty brew.
daniele (4471) - ITALY - JAN 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
scura buona schiouma persistente non molto intensa ma piacevole ben armonica non troppo tostata non impegnativa ma gustosa
auderale (605) - Bitburg, GERMANY - DEC 17, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown colored pour with medium sized head. Sweet coffee aroma with a roasted, malty finish.
fonefan (31777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear medium amber color with a medium size particles, a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, cola, roasted, caramel, mocca, some notes of old malt / wood, moderate hoppy, pine, moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. (091207)
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - AUG 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark mahogany color; persistent thin head. The aroma is a bit vinous, but also smells like rotten grapes. The flavor is smooth, with some sweetness, and just a touch of woody complexity, not enough, no fruitness nor sourness. Not my kind.
downender (5624) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a thick, but short lived, off-white head. There was plenty of carbonation to start but this died away quickly. Aroma of caramel & dark fruits with roasted notes. Flavour started sweet before an earthy, dry finish with warming alcohol. Unusual and enjoyable.
CapedBrewsader (266) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - JUN 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 cl bottle: Pours a very dark ruby with chestnut edges. Modest cappucino head. This beers exudes brown sugar, fudge, toffee, and chocolate. Very sweet on the nose. Slight green apple note in the back. Taste is slightly less sweet than the smell leads you to believe. Medium to light bodied. Flavors of prunes and rich malt. Toasty notes that play well with the lively carbonation. Many flavors reminiscent of the bigger bolder belgians but without the head-ache. Worth a try and I am sure I will come back for a visit.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from belgianshop.com; 5,7% - hazy dark brown with a reddish hue and an elusive beige head; strong bready aroma with notes of pear and milk chocolate; fairly sweet, medium to full-bodied and with a robust effervescence; residual sugars in the finish along with notes of prune and bread
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, BB 27/06/08, 6.5% abv Belgium release) Pours a brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, brett, and earthiness. Flavor of dark fruit and malt with a dry finish.
SHIG (3280) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown with thick creamy head. Smell was sweet and taffy/caramel. The taste was very sweet malt.