brokensail (15774) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colored beer with a big khaki head. Heavy on the roasted malt with a fair amount of chocolate and coffee. Some strange grassy notes and a nice sweetness of dark fruit. Heavy roasted malt flavor with some mild sweetness of burnt sugar and dark fruit. Dark chocolate bitterness, a bit of licorice, and some mild grass.
Svesse (7775) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Afspanning ’t Waagstuk, Antwerpen, 24 Oct 2013) Dark brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with caramel, dark bread, raisins and hints of coffee. Malty, roasted taste with notes of caramel, dark rye bread, a touch of coffee and a gentle spicy bitterness. Almost full body, with balanced sweetness. Well balanced and tasty. Quite nice.
Smalle (222) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Waagstuk. Brewed by Proefbrouwerij BBF 21/11/2015. Aroma is sweet, dark/dried fruits. Taste: sweet, very sweet, caramel, dried prunes, roasted malt. Some warming alcohol in the finish.
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is cola, dark candy sugar, roasted barley. Taste is reasonably balanced, dark fruits, bready.
txspartan (1015) - Berchem, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent dark beer with a nice background story. Enjoyable flavours.
Dedollewaitor (15491) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl Bottle. Brewed 08/07. Trade with HenrikB. Pours dark ruby amber with a small creamy white head and lacings. Nose is dark fruit, caramel and molasses and a vague oxidation underneath. Vinous flavor - dark fruit, liquorice , caramel and a clearer note of cellar. Smooth and full bodied. Probably really good when fresh!
Finn (6284) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 0,33l på Afspanning t’ Waagstuk, Antwerpen 28 Apr 11. Amber. Medium luftig skum. Aroma med karamell. Søt fruktsmak: Plommer. Litt karamell igjen. Mye kullsyre. Blir vel søt. Alkoholen godt kamuflert. Mye sedimenter i flaska.
Alengrin (4467) - BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Van Steenberge version, tasted at ’t Waagstuk, one of the few places which serve this; apparently commemorates a bombardment of the Antwerp Stadswaag in the first World War. Thin but stable, creamy head; very dark ruby red colour. Caramelly aroma and taste, a bit nutty, some chocolate, marzipan, estery fruitiness, light coffee-like roasted bitterishness in the finish along with some rather unpleasant, but fortunately not too strong solvents.
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sourish, almost sweaty nose. Pretty sweet beer, dark malts, chocolate, burning alcoholic-finish. Unbalanced.
kraddel (5976) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Version by De Proef . Yet this is not a vintage ... ( best before 21-11-15 ) . Is this a new batch, by the proef again , or has it only changed this recently ???
Pours clear , dark red/brown .
Good white foam .
Scent is metallic , dark and red fruits , bit sweet, bit bitter ( if you concentrate enough )
Taste is metallic, bitter, burnt malts ( burnt taste in general, which is not a nice thing , like burnt malts in an IMP stout . This tastes like actual burnt stuff ) . Way less fruity than the scent gives away, yet some aspects are there .
A very small, almost sour touch . Not bad, per se , but a bit weird and not completely working . Pretty sure it’s not infection though .
Too much gas .
Doesn’t really work for me .