TaktikMTL (6860) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brassin 2013. Bouteille de 330 ml achetée chez Julio’s Liquors (Westborough, MA) au coût de 4,25$. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est brune opaque avec une forte densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe d’épices et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #5808)
Taboada (707) - Compostela (Galiza), - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 mml Bottle tasted on 20/08/2014 labelled as X-mas 2012. Clear amber brown colour with a consistent off-white head. Aroma of bread, malts, red berries and toffee. Taste is lightly sweet with malts, dark fruits and caramel. Aftertaste is dry and bitter but well balanced. Next one please!
tommann (3191) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours dark orange brown with a large head. Aroma is sweet caramel and raisin. Taste has a little spice, lots of raisin and some caramel in the finish.
SarkyNorthener (3795) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Ruby brown beer with small head. Aroma is nuts, toffee and rich malts. Taste is yeast, toffee, dark malts, spice and some nut again. There is a herbal note at the back of the tongue in the finish. Medium bodied, a little oil. Very good.
jrob21 (3304) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of plum and fig and raisin. Toffee and malt and spice flavors. Definite seasonal for the Christmas time.
anders37 (21693) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Fruity malty spicy flavor with hints of caramel and chocolate. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
> A dark bread forward bitter Dubbel or almost Biere de Garde
[ Bottle ][ Texas Wine Carlsbad ][ 33cl ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ $5 ][ 3/3/14 ]
>> Pours clear deep amber, looking deep brown in the glass. Thick tan foam. Nose is dark bread, candied fruits, figs, assertive musty yeast. Taste is not sweet- rather bitter dark bread crust, heavy minerals, bitter wheat cracker, stone milled course grain. Fairly dry and chalky palate, but nothing is really off about this beer. Could be sweeter. Abv absent.
<!> super dry, excessive dark bread and minerals/chalky
snowdog140 (58) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown/ruby colour with frothy head, not a hugely strong aroma but appealing nonetheless. The taste is a combination of earthy malt of a stout, as well as berries and something that seems suitable for the Christmas season.
CanIHave4Beers (3884) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color with a big head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma holds some stuff, light fruitiness, pencil lead, clay, & earthy hops.
The flavor is entirely more malt forward than anything I’ve come to expect from De La Senne, not that maltiness is an issue, it’s just a surprise. It’s still got a zippy & earthy hop character. It’s got some nice bitterness. The beer has a sort of heavy fruitiness, it’s not bad, it’s just odd. The beer is also very spicy.
Leighton (17230) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2014 Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell during the Gunnar Tasting. Thanks to Josh, I believe, for this one. Pours hazy, brown-gold with a creamy head. The nose has nips of spice and dry, toasted bread. Light-medium sweet flavor with mellow nutmeg and more dry bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Toasted bread mostly in the finish with accents of dry, aged spices, faint fruits. OK. (February 2014, Score: 3.4)
Bottle shared in a car with Bruce and Colin. Sourced from Dranken Geers. Vintage 2012. Pours hazy brown with a sturdy, tan foam head. The nose has toasted brown bread, hints of spice and Belgian yeast. Light to medium sweet flavor with mellow spices, some cinnamon, brown bread, light earthy and leafy bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation and creamy texture. Earthy, dirty bitter finish with toasted bread, very mild smoke and wintery spices. Nice. (March 2013, Score: 3.5)