Beerhunter111 (16416) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein leicht trübes dunkelbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig fruchtig, blumig, würzig. Geschmack stark malzig, fruchtig, Gewürze, blumig, reife dunkle Früchte.
TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Raitng #700 and 1st one in 2005.
Bottled (BB 10/2007)
Dark ruby color, good tanned head, lace. Aroma has malts, licorice, rubber and anise. Medium-bodied with an excellent balance of malts and alcohol. Salty licorice flavors. When warms up comes even saltier and more complex. Some bitter hops in the finish and then alcohol pops up quite rudely. "Easy to drink" -brew, propably needs some aging. In some way is similar to Gouden Carolus Noël.
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 29, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: The crack of the cap let loose a gusher all over my lap. Once I managed to get the beer into my goblet, the pour is a dark mahogany color with a fluffy tan head that sticks to the glass.
S: The nose is rich and fruity with notes of plums and raisins. There is plenty of malty and sugary sweetness and some Belgian yeast esters and a faints spice.
T: The flavor is chocolatey and sweet with hints of molasses and caramel. The raisins, plums, and figs provide fruitiness and along with the alcohol, a rum-like flavor.
M: The body is smooth and medium to full bodied with a creamy and smooth carbonation.
D: My first Westy didn’t disappoint. I’m not always the biggest fan of dubbels, but this was quite complex and flavorful. I understand why it’s so highly regarded.
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2000
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a rocky head, a rich aroma of malt, plums, and raisins and a tremendous palate - huge malt, warming alcohol, some burnt fruit. The finish is a little astringent.
Dedollewaitor (15471) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark nut brown with white head. Very filling and complex. Dark fruits- a bit sweetness. The finish is long lasting and pleasant. Compared to the 12, this needs the "last punch". Almost as good!
MiP (15247) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2013 Bottle. Wood, liquorice, chocolate, slightly salty flavour. Dark brown colour, small creamy light brown head. Aftertaste of yeast, good bitterness. 5 4 8 3 16
Bottle, 8%. Good boozy, malty and bready aroma. Cloudy brown colour. Good stable tan head. The flavour is bready and boozy. Rather bitter finish, but fades away soon enough. High carbonation. I still do not get what all the fuss is about. 7 3 7 3 15
chrisv10 (15170) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky brown body with off-white head. Flavour is malt, sweet, caramel, dark fruit and spices.
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Brown - off-white head. Licorice, malty, raisin, fullbodied, choklate, fruits, spices, a lot of hop hidden in the complex tastes.
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Jimmack’s invitational. Reddish brown with white head. Nose and taste of raisin, dates, dried fruits, yeasts, fig, coconut, nuts and all sorts of subtle complexities. Very smooth.
gunnfryd (14050) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head.Aroma is candis sugar, cellar notes. Flavour is alcohol, cellar notes, dried fruits, spices. Thanx to yngwie.