sebletitje (6226) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of the guys at RedligthRedlight.
pours dark brown with thin beige head.
Aroma is yeasty with hints of sourness and dark fruits.
Flavor, dark malts, some chocolate, dark fruits; cherries, prunes, hints of candi sugar and thin spicy yeast notes in the finish along with some good sourness.
tedovertu (282) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cherries and chocolate in the aroma and taste. Really enjoyed this beer. Large light brown frothy head with excellent lacing. Hazy body with a dark brown color. Lightly acidic initial flavor with some sourness/acetic tones. Medium to full bodied with a slightly syrupy texture. Pretty lively carbonation for this style. From a beer club that someone gifted to me.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2009
Date: August 01, 2009
Source: Rare Beer Club
Appearance: dark opaque brown, creamy tan head
Aroma: rich dark malt aroma, touch of ripe dates and fruity esters
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich malt flavor, light fruity character, touch of chocolate, just a hint of cherry tartness
Overall: fairly lackluster for a strong dark Belgian
Date: December 03, 2009
Source: Ale Atlanta
Aroma: picking up the ripe cherry in the aroma, chocolate, light funk
Flavor: lots of funk in the flavor, dry chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle through rare beer club. Cherry, chocolate malts, hints of a funkiness, sweet molasses aromas. Pours very dark brown with a fluffy tan head, that lasts. Chocolatey malts with slightly tart cherry, tart berries, raspberry, hints or funk, sweet but not too sweet, really a great beer! I really really enjoyed this beer!
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared w. swoopjones, frylock, ipfreely, hopsun. Thanks Mike! Very dark brown, tan head w. nice lacing. Nose is roasty malts, cherry tartness, earthy & some light milk. Flavor is tart cherry, some caramel, apple. A bit oxidized. Finish is tart cherry, light cocoa.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml from the MJBC. For some reason, I hadnít picked up on the fact that this was a variation on a porter. Hmm. Well, in fairness itís of a kin with the lactic, fruity, vaguely tart Belgian stout style, so why not? Huge dark brown pour, with a rocky head that lasts quite a while. Subtle cherry and chocolate notes in the nose, with a prickly yeast thatís not quite as Proef-y as I expected. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I anticipated, but still fairly pleasant. Nice base porter, to be sure, and the lingering tartness from the cherries blends nicely with the (as yet too understated) funk. A decent, dry finish. Right now, it tastes a bit unbalanced and Iím not getting enough De Proef character in its youth. Enjoyed it, but it will be interesting to see how this changes over time.
blutt59 (5996) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, dark whiskey color with lots of foam, good sour Belgian aroma, flavors of leather, sour cherry, malts, chocolate, kept wanting a little more out of this
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the rare beer club. An interesting brew. Like a mixture of cyber de tomme and a nice, robust porter. Start is sweet, sour, cherry. Finish is dry like a porter. Nice brew.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle- shared with jacob, rudolph and swoop- quite a nice treat to have enjoyed this rare new release- thanks guys- felt the beer was overwhelming cherry juice, with decent sherry (almost oxidized) notes- some barnyard there as well- might do well with some age on it-
swoopjones (5205) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Shared with Jacob, Rudolf, IPFreely & Hopson Brown pour with smaller whitehead. Chocolatety, roasty, aroma with light cherry & dried fruits. Taste is chocolate, light cherry, more dried fruits with some cardboard, bandaid brett hidden in there. least favorite of the De Proef & Americab Brewer collaboration