JorisPPattyn (8328) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful brillant, dark ruby-amber; under creamy, brownish-amber head. Some caramel & quite a bit of chocolate in the nose. Ending on an aroma of garden herbs - and mineral water. Some sweet & dark malts, some bitterness, bit earthy, and a flavour of caramel. Certainly not overly sweet, but the MF is a bit too light & watery to be really pleasing. There is a sourishness too, bit fruity (as unripe raspberries), that I do like. Body is light - very much so. By no means a bad beer. But a little bit of mouthfeel, body, beef to the bones, might have been advisable.
detroitsteel (235) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Hitchin Beer Festival. A dark caramel brown, with a decent head. Lots of malt and toffee in the nose. The flavour has loads of malt sweetness - tasted like liquid Shreddies breakfast cereal. Suprisingly light bodied and easy to drink, but doesn’t really offer very much.
omhper (20685) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2007 Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Clear dark brown, small head. Nutty nose. Sweetish and fairly light bodied with clean mouthfeel. Lightly roasty with some soap and butterscotch. Low bitterness.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sucked down a litre of this at the Weihenstephan Biergarten in Freising. Second half of a day trip that started at Kloster Andechs. After the walk from the train station through the town and then up the hill to the campus Biergarten, this was more than welcome. Deep red color, almost brown, with a tan head. I’ve got to admit that I was not delicate with this beer. No swirling, no wafting. I chugged. And it was good. Smooth, chocolatey, some roastiness. Wiping off my chin with my shirt cuff....Ahhhhh.....
mazfln (116) - Florianópolis, BRAZIL - FEB 6, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2007 Pours dark tawny in color. Medium beige head, not so good retention. Mild malty aroma, a little bit sweet. Taste is strong malt, a little roastness, and bitter-sweet. Resiny mouthfeel. There’s a little acidity in the aftertaste that makes it very refreshing.
A well balanced dunkel.
Very good! So bad it is expensive here in Brazil... :(
Re-rating: it is a wonderful beer. I’m loving it more and more...
joanabarbosa (47) - Goiânia, BRAZIL - JAN 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark-amber nicely color with a rich but faster head. Horny nose with roasted malt. Dry mouthfeel, slight bitterness with malty and sweet flavor. Light bitter afertaste. So good!
jerohen (2061) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 0.5 liter BB August 2006 (sampled december 2006). Clear amber brown coloured. Malts and fruit in aroma, some notes of port-wine. Sweet malty flavour with some notes one normally finds in aged trappist ales, i’m not sure how to describe it though. Very nice balance, lasting finish. Good beer.
Tranquillity (1451) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells of sweet dark bread. Brown colour, average thickness of the head. Taste of butter and cloves, very satisfying. Untunately the finish sort of stops in the middle.
Nicko (191) - Ashfield, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany colours, with a small creamy head, lots of bubbles rushing upwards. Malty, nutty, yeasty, chocolatey aromas. Low bitterness, great medium body - smooth.
harrisoni (14850) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Utobeer. Ruby red beer with lasting beige head. Dark malts and charcoal on aroma. Nice toffeeish choc flavours in mouth. Some dark fruits. Rounded. Some dryness on end. Good dunkel, very drinkable and would easily have had another bottle.