DeanF (1662) - Nunavut, CANADA - NOV 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2010 I cannot fault the appearance: it has a huge head in a chalice and a dark brown body. The aroma is soft barley and a whole lot of malt. The taste is dark syrup, heavy alcohol and sugar-induced barley, a bit of a mess and unfortunate at that. Yet, still drinkable in all its fake glory. I think it’s a good Belgian ale, but certainly not a great one.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
? vintage @ kulminator
head: bubbly, beige
smell: sour, sweet, salty, marmite like, caramel, bit of alcohol
taste: alcohol, candy , salty , malts, anis , bitter, sweet , cognacy finish, oily mouthfeel
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big brown coarseish head. Hazy opaque brown body is just barely translucent red. Spicy papery caramel aroma with milky licorice and chocolate notes. Vinegary-acidic and sweet spicy chocolate taste with peppery notes. Thin body. Fizzy mouthfeel. Dry watery peppery chocolate aftertaste fades very quickly. Infected? Or just a failure? Hard to say. Must rerate. (0.33l bottle, de Biertempel, Brugge.)
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured. Clear. Brown head. Fruit, alcohol and caramel in this beer. Is quite yeasty.
Parket (568) - Bruges, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, brown/reddish colour with very small head. Smell: a bit sour, sugary. Taste: sweetness, some sourness, easy drinking, dark fruits, plums. Nice brew!
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany with a large beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, dark fruits, caramel and hints of chocolate. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel, dark overripe fruits and hints of rye bread. Finished sweet.
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted, overripe fruity and slight yeasty. Roasted malty and overripe fruity flavoured. Nice roasted malt mixed with a fruity yeasty flavour. Classic dark Belgian. Ends dry and malty with a lasting fruity note.
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of fruit, and some other hints, maybe some spices, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and a hint of hops with a nice bittersweet finish.
RichardW (1448) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, BoE. Faint banana and licquorice aroma, leading to a sweet, fruity taste. Doesn’t have the heavy body I expected, in fact there was a very slight metallic hint early on, but this soon disappeared, becoming almost liquid fruit cake. A ruby to black appearance, with a faint tan head, rich, warming and satisfying.
Laurent_ (13) - USA - JAN 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
une bière un peu trop amère a mon gout , pas mauvaise mais pas superbe,
mousse épaisse ,bouteille sans plus , a gouter au moins une fois je dirait :)