Ratman197 (12958) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a large lasting tan head. Aromas of sour cherry, dark chocolate, carmel, plum, light leather, light spice and a hint of funk. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of dark chocolate, sour cherry, carmel, horseblanket, plum, leather and brown sugar with a smooth dry lingering tart funky finish. Very tasty beer I’ll have to score a couple more for the celler.
HenrikSoegaard (12930) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Fanø tasting 2010. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. DArk brown colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma with nice fruity notes. MOderate bitter flavor. Strong plumb notes. Average m oderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Lubiere (12702) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown ale with a thin brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, molasses, cherry blossoms, wet dough. In mouth, loads of dark cherries, molasses, light coffee, some bizarre lactic notes. Tasted March 12 2011 with Montreal crew.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of raisins, cherry, plum, and brown sugar. Flavor of raisins, chocolate, marzipan, plum, caramel, and cherries.
bierkoning (12190) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked bottle from NickD717, thanks! Deep dark brown color. Cherry, leather, hints of roast and milk chocolate in the aroma. Malt, milk chocolate, cherry, marzipan, leather, citrus and roast in the very complex flavor. Nice flavors and complexity all around. The beer is delicious but lacks balance. Flavor come and go and return as they please. I don’t know exactly how to rate this beer. The rating above is the best guess.
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. [thank you, after4ever]
Pours deep chestnut with slight red edges. Big, creamy, beige head. Great lacings. Flavour has lots of nice cherries, deep dark chocolate, light fruity tartness, some spicy liqourice. Medium carbonation, great creamy mouthfeel. Rather dry in the finish. Flavour is lovely tart, plums, lots of chocolate, light liqourice, cherries with no marzipan. Some caramel, cocoa, coconut, oak and a sherry feel throughout. Long, lingering dryness. Very elegant. Like a blend of a great porter/dubbel and a sour cherry ale. Yum!
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a very dark brown color appearing nearly black in the glass. Very large light brown head with good head retention and lacing. Aroma of cherry, chocolate and an earthy funkiness. Taste is tart cherries, chocolate, dry earthy funkiness, a bit of cheese, citus and an herbal note. Medium bodied. Interesting. Very smooth.
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured a deeper brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of some cherries, roast, fruitiness, yeast, and some woody earthiness. Tastes of cherries, dark fruits, some breadiness, chocolate, and yeast. Different.
Sammy (10891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Cole’s. a unique experience. Thae aroma is oregeno and Balsamic vinegar and other salad oil, pleasant really. Dark brown, with a white head, that becomes lighter in brown through the bottle. The taste of chocolate malt, yes gooseberries and understated cherry as in Choocolate bars. Much lace, poetic combinations of it. Some interesting sweetness. Smooth. Incredible balance for it all.
kp (10884) - 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