HenrikSoegaard (9146) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Courtesy Alex. Frothy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Dark brown colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice fruity flavor. Long moderate biter finish. Creamy palate.
bhensonb (8991) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from Beer Revolution. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is malty, dark fruity chocolate with noticeable alcohol. Flavors of raisin, chocolate, and then a ton of treacle. Gets quite sweet, and very dark. Drinking a full bottle would likely be a struggle, but perhaps worth the effort.
bierkoning (8953) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked bottle. Almost black. Dried fruit, malt, milk and some roast in the aroma. Full bodied. Thick mouthfeel. Sweet with raisin, dried fruit, sart tartness, roast. Dried tropical fruit in the aftertaste. Some brandy notes, other than that the alcohol is hardly noticed.
Koelschtrinker (8479) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sehr malziger und zu süßer Getreideantrunk. Aromatisch süß, zuckrig, etwas brennend. Sehr würzig, nun tiefgründig malzig, stimmig. Die Tiefe des Malzes ist nun extrem, schokoladige sowie trocken nussige Noten sind vorhanden, schwerfällig. 9/13/10/13//12
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as "Bink Grand Cru" at Birch & Barley. Nearly black, large dark brown head. Aroma is brandy and dark chocolate. Taste has a ton of roasted malts, very earthy and boozy. Would likely mellow with a year or two in the bottle.
chrisv10 (7846) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with big beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, yeast, chocolate and notes of alcohol. Flavour is roasted malts, yeast, medium sweet, dried fruits, hops, chocolate, vinous, caramel, port wine, little liquorice and a little bitter.
Ratman197 (7618) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of grapes, roastiness, toffee, prune ands light molasses. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of burnt carmel, grapes, toffee and light molasses with a smooth dry lingering burnt carmel finish.
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle (?, Helsinki)
7 Super sweet dark fruits - the full set. Raisins, figs, dates.
4 Dark, small head
6- Acetone retronasals - massive - ugh! Everything else is great, such a rich roast, hevy on the caramel.
3+ Sweet smooth palate. Finish more caramelly than acetone, thankfully. A touch of marmite.
10 Started so good, but headed downhill too quickly. Too gluey. But it was nice apart from that.
BMan1113VR (7379) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kerkom Bink Grand Cru 13%. Pours with a fading tan head over a deep brown body. Aroma is hugely boozy. Tons of alcohol, plums, vinous, chocolate covered raisins. Cloying. Flavors are super sweet. Cloying. Chocolate. Alcohol is lighter in the flavor than on the nose. Creamy carbonation with plenty of warmth.
JorisPPattyn (7306) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very lively dark-beige head over very deep-dark brown beer, with a faint red sheen. Alcoholic nose with nuts and brandy; liquid fruit- or brandycake; cola. Pure liquorice and drop, initially; exaggerated, heated by alcohol. Retronasal again nuts and brandycake, sweetened milk. Vinous and alcoholic. Huge alcoholwarming. Rather well-carbonated for such a massive ale; viscous-slick. Strong and dark indeed. Well-crafted, technically. Not bad at all (for sipping). But as to original...