sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled my Belgian Strong Ale #400) Clear, deep ruby red with a medium, firm and lacy head. Caramely-malty, dried-fruity nose with lots of licorice and some anise. Flavor is caramely, grainy-malty, slightly sweet, syrupy, with very little hop bitterness. Alcohol hides behind the sweetness. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. A bit too sweet, and not very complex - but otherwise enjoyable Belgian strong. 7337
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark red/brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of caramel, fruits, some roasted malts with a little sweet. The taste of caramel with hints of chocolate, some dark fruits like raisins. The aftertaste is bittersweet.
JanEric (1136) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red brown colour, reasonabel head, fresh, somewhat fruity aroma (berries,krieken), a bit peppery. Also in the taste some fruits, somewhat bitter, fresh. Medium-bodied, not that long finish but enjoyable.
Sten (713) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
White fast diminishing head. After a few minutes the beer looks really flat. Strange aroma, can’t seem to label it. But the flavour is better. Refreshing, sweet chocolate with some caramel hints. (Bottle 33cl 8,5% ABV in this version)
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The appearance is darbrown with a red shine and a rocky beige head.
The aroma has roasted nuts, chocolate, alcohol, yeast. The taste has notes of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, exotic fruits, caramel and a finish of bitter hops and wheat.
A great beer!
Vaiz (4050) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Very deep brown pour, thick creamy off-white head that leaves lacing. Aroma of dark malts, dark fruits, some cardboard, newspaper ink, plum and some vague nuts and licorice. Flavor is bitter licorice, slightly sweet but heavy malts, some more roasted malts in the finish together with a hint of coffee and more licorice. Very lively carbonation and a creamy texture. Very nice after all.
goozen (3555) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Dark brown coloured ale with an nutty/fruity taste and hints of caramel.
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
colour: deep red/dark brown
smell: alcohol, candy syrup , hop , bitter, red fruits
taste: sweet, candy sirup , anis , coriander , earthy/grass , carrot , aged blue cheese
in my eyes a very decent/good brown beer
altonbrownd (4591) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Wijn bier boetiek Den Haag. Dark red body with big, staying head. Sweet nose of malts and caramel. Taste of caramel, dark fruits and toffee. Watery texture. Sweet finish.
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2010 Deep black pour, red glow when hold to a light source. Medium creamy tanned head. Aroma of floral hops, liquorice, spices, sweet fruit and plum. Awesome.
Flavour is medium bitterness with coffee, smoke, peat, hops and liquorice, evolving into some sweetness with fruit, raisin and liquorice, back to a deep lingering bitterness smoothing out slowly. Reminds me of great trappisten quads. Very nice beer.