leaparsons (8718) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are dark syrup with liquorice and plenty of herbal, spicy notes. Woody with molasses and alcohol. Flavours are brown sugar and molasses with a medicinal character. Rich and warming with a light roast character. Lots of red wine character, especially on the finish. Good.
Lubiere (10846) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep dark brown ale with a thick brown head. Aroma is of good molasse, maple, and vanilla. In mouth, a good spiced woody malt, molasses, vinous notes, dark prunes, chocolate. An excellent dubbel. Bought in Belgium in Nov. 2006. BB 08-11-08.
RichardGretton (4388) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a strong lightly brown head. The aroma is lightly spiced and the flavour is fairly rich and mildly spiced, but it lacks complexity. Overall an average Belgian beer.
caesar (5654) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark brown color, thick off-white head. Aroma if malty, some brown suger, some port notes. Soft sweet taset, vinous, some figs, dried fruit. Quite ok.
goozen (3294) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Dark brown ale from the Proef, roasted malts taste with a lot of hints of dried fruits.
omhper (20718) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear rubym, creamy head. Papery nose. Sweetish with plenty of dusty cardboard, some dates and salt. Near full bodied with compact mouthfeel. Fruity and lightly vinous, but cardboard prevails.
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle 7€ EXP 03/07/09 shared at Kaunis Kampela with FatPhil&Anna 290908 murky dark brown tiny white head Scent: like young Samiclaus or mämmi Taste: first kick dried fruits like plumes and raisins then rich roasted malts. Aftertaste dried fruits dominates more than roasted malts.Very enjoyable as dessert more please.
FatPhil (10324) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Kaunis Kampela, Helsinki, Belgian Weeks)
Dark reddy-brown, small tight head. Rich sweet malty aroma - plums, but also rich malt loaf. Quite crisp carbonation. Pretty sweet taste - like the burnt raisins stuck to the side of a cake tin after baking. Rich roasty and cakey malt. Treacle. Mirjukka mentioned Samichlaus, and I think she’s not far out. Yum.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 33cl, at 8.5%Vol, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew, but not a topper
imdownthepub (11197) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 330ml, at t’Velootje, Ghent. Dark brown with cream head. Nice spritzy, lively, fresh bruin, fruity and not over spiced, giving a strong but smooth beer. Really very good.