jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich copper color with a large beige head. Cinnamon and dark fruits, figs, and some nutmeg too - accompanied by a dulcet aroma of alcohol. Decent palate, seems to be a little oily with a bitter finish. Taste is a little underdeveloped. Very yeasty, with some chocolate notes that didn’t come through in the aroma. Alcohol is somewhat noticeable. Best from this brewer.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not crazy about this Belgian ale. Fruity, malt and spicy flavor. Licorice, metalic, and bitter finish.
Bontus (739) - Flanders, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Bottle, 33cl, Hopduvel, Ghent. Pours dark brown with a whitebrown head. Nose of licorice and kandi sugar, aroma’s of licorice and dark fruits. Oily texture. Medium bodied. Medium sourness. Very nice winterbeer.
Aged bottle in rerate. Very good development +0.1
Barrelbelly (738) - BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, small head. Aroma of malts, prunes, raisins. Taste similar but somewhat bitter aftertaste. Should be somewhat sweeter.
Sten (726) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark beer with a beige head. Sweet aroma of roasted malts and dried fruit (juniper). Flavour is medium sweet, fruity and has a slightly alcoholic finish. (Bottle 33cl)
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a clouded dark brown color with some carbonation and no head. Smell is fruity/caramel. Taste is fruity/malt/spice and finishes dry/spicey. Overall a pretty interesting beer, better then most belgian beers.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
wasn’t a huge fan. to me it was pundit and rather flat. some cola and bland malt qualities. Lots of brown sugar, some banana and a hint of clove.
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 33cl bottle a dark reddish-brown with a thin layer of tan foam that faded quickly. Aroma is hard to make out but has a berry cider zing to it, maybe crushed corriander with a sweet malt note. Flavor is a mix of spicy citrus with some over cooked dark caramel sweetness. The finish is a little astringent with a gin-like lingering bitterness. This beer starts off well but the ending leaves a poor impression. This is one I’ll skip next year.
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet honeylike aroma with some hints of alcohol. Dark brownish color with foamy tan head. Flavor is mildly malty and sweet with some yeasty and caramel notes. Palate is light and foamy. Easy to drink and pleasant.
GSAP (658) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Donker aroma, as, uitgeblazen kaars en kruid. Smaak is kruidig, warm, wat rokerig zoet, met een lange beetje bittere afdronk. Diep donkere kleur. Van de tap@ de Klep.