KimJohansen (10419) - 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 (40417) - 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 (5003) - 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 (1813) - 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 :)
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby brown color with frothy light-brown head. Moderate aroma of liquorice, plums and molasses.
Sweet toasted malts, plums with brown sugar candy. Light roasted malty dryness at the ending.
bhensonb (14075) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bootlegger. Pours a dark cola color with a frothy beige/tan head. Aromas of darker caramel and dark fruits. Near full bodied with frothy carbonation. Flavor has dark caramel, chocolate, nuts, dark fruits. Finishes towards dry. Pretty drinkable. Makes me think of a quad. Or at least makes me want a quad.
thewolf (12078) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk.
Pours muddy brown with a big, fizzy, beige head. Aroma is filled with overripe raisins, plums and some caramel. Highish carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet at first, some roasted and caramel malts. There is plenty of dried fruits again. Some slight chocolate peeps through. Also some fair fruity tartness in the finish. This is actually a quite fine brew.
ogivlado (7215) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled(330ml). -Nice reddish/dark ruby coloured, small off-white head, dried fruits nose. Sweet malty, dark fruits, notes of figs and caramel. Alcohol is too dominant, some mild spicy hints and quite sour finish. Messy brew.
JorisPPattyn (9468) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very slight gushing to medium, light-greige head over beautiful carmosine-sepia beer; end of bottle cloudy. Very sweet, nutty, caramelly, dark malts nose, sweet dark bread, laurel. Banana, bubble gum, sweet bread, dark candi sugar. Slightly bitterish roasted malts in the finish, which appears rather thin. Warming up, coriander. Medium bodied at best, rather sweet-sticky MF; well-carbonated. Very ordinary, sweet & dark beer. As to the Vieille Villers link, read the ditto Trippel. Thanks to Ignace for the bottle watch!