Benzai (5826) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2013. Opaque black color, small light brown head. Smell and taste malts, lightly roasted malts, lightly leaves. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Abijen (926) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown beer with a tan head. Smells chocolate, roasted and some sweet alcohol. Tastes vanilla, creamy, coffee and alcohol. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
Martinus (2531) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, alcohol, red fruit, light chocolate. Sweet flavour, caramel, cacao, quite cloying. Sweet finish, alcohol and chocolate liquor.
(from 75cL bottle @ home)
Shaney (2400) - Köln / Cologne, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkelbraunes BSA mit verhaltener Schaumbildung. Würzmalziges Aroma mit Trockenfrüchten (Pflaume, Rosinen). Vollmundiger, leicht spritiger Antrunk. Ölige Textur. Im Geschmack weinig nach Sherry und Portwein, fruchtig und dunkler Schokolade. Klingt trocken bitter aus. Digestif, der insgesamt zu süß geraten ist.
berntholer (574) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
quite stable beige head that disappears with structured lacing. coffee colour. aroma of oat, butter, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, toffee. taste is extremely sweet, bit coffee bitterness, very boozy. quite dense mouthfeel, soft carbonation. nice flavours, but the over-sweetness spoils it for me. bottle 75 cl /
77ships (3096) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thx! to Kraddel & Kogymo. 75 cl. bottle split by 2. American export version labelled as “Bink Grand Cru”. Very likely a vintage but an unknown one. Pours black with a small but small mocha head. Nose carries a light oxidation note but absolutely nothing is off here, boozy in a highly enjoyable way with lots of chocolate, very thick malts, syrup, light dark wood, molasses, light dark nuts, faint liquorish, very concentrated fruits, this feels almost BA, very nice. Taste is carries also a light a light oxidation note but nothing off here either, very heavy in a great way, lots of malt, liquorish (light), very think malt, wood, boozy in a phenomenal & complementary way, touch molasses, very thick, concentrate of dark dried fruits, faint caramel & black chocolate, light liquorish, brown sugar, faint yeast. Very thick & low carb. This is impeccable in every way & can easily stand ground with the best. A revelation here.
timmwillum (24) - BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rigtig god, meget mørk øl. Sød og godt med lakrids. Temmelig tung. Rigtig dejlig øl.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very ncie, quite sweet but strong. As a good Grand Cru it was all fine. Somewhat red and dark was.
PriorL (912) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, hard to get but nice and stable beige head.
NOSE: red wine, wood, chocolate, coffee, berries. WOW!
TASTE: berries, sweet, heavy alcohol warming feeling aftertaste, chocolate. Very good beer, enjoyed every single drop!
bbbeer (503) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Labelled as "Bink Grand Cru." Very dark brown with miniscule brown head. Aroma is great, prunes, raisins, toasty malt, caramel, and a lot more. Full body and somewhat oily. Some alcohol which is inevitable. Unfortunately the flavor does not live up to the aroma. It’s really just too sweet, without anything to balance it, even a little more carbonation would have been helpful. There are some nice dark fruit and coffee flavors. Glad I tried it but probably won’t again. Very expensive too.