MotherBrother (935) - Aalborg, - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour dark brown, with a huge white head. Aroma of plums, dates, caramel, slight bready stuff as well. The taste is rather sweet upfront, with some balancing bitterness to it. Medium bodied, with a nice mellow and smooth carbonation. A very nice "christmas" beer indeed. 3
Bamsen78 (5199) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Gusher. Pours hazy dark ruby with sediment and airy beige head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel and yeast, with notes of fruit. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt and yeast, with fruity and hoppy notes. Hints of cinnamon. Estery and malty aftertaste with acidic hints. Decent. Very decent, indeed.
Tide (3331) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beergium. Dark/red brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with malts, spices, earthy notes, toffee, ripe fruits, black currant, bread and yeast. Bitter finish with malts, spices, yeast, toffee, ripe fruits and cookie dough. Excellent Belgian strong ale.
adamnase (496) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JAN 24, 2017
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from boxbeers.dk. Pours hazy dark amber with beige head. Aroma has malt, dark malt, bread, grain, caramel and some fruity notes along with hints of spices. Taste is malty with bread, dark malt, caramel, grain and some dried and overripe fruity notes with fig, raisin and date and also notes of spices. Finish is balanced malty, sweet and dry. Really nice!
john44 (2651) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. BBE date Oct 2016; Drank July 2016 - Red Brown in colour. Average creamy off-white head. Good lacing. Yeasty; heavily sedimented, lots of floaties. Very Malty; toasty malts, caramel, candy sugar, some chocolate. Very Fruity; dark fruits, plums, raisins, prunes, dates, vinous, port-like. Spicy; clove, cinnamon, ginger. Sweet malty very fruity yeasty spicy throughout. Delightful and complex. Enjoyed this. Terrific! (2016-07-08)
CaskMonger21 (4) - - JAN 6, 2017 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gasatura fine e persistente, buona gradazione ma l’alcool si sente poco e solo sul finale.. in bocca un’esplosione di frutta candita, ricorda un’albicocca con un finale secco.. decisamente un’ottima birra, a mio gusto assolutamente da riprovare. Unico voto "negativo" all’aspetto, aveva tanti lieviti in sospensione e sembravano residui di luppolo in sospensione.. Ma in bocca nulla, birra davvero entusiasmante!
Pyrmir (5808) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bierhuis. Dark brown with beige head. Aroma has caramel, fruit, toffee, belgian yeast, light spice. Taste is sweet, caramel, dark toffee, sweet candied fruits, light spice and yeast. Pretty good!
CraftBeerNick (2197) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home, 2nd January 17. Pours dark brown. Aroma is dark fruit, molasses, caramel, fig, dates. Taste is molasses, dark fruit, not too sweet, a little bitterness. Pretty tasty.
mariuspoenari (1992) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at home. Gusher. Dark, murky ruby-brown pour with a tan head. Notes of caramel, toffee, caramelised fruit, dried fruit, light sweet spiced and a bit of metallic bitterness. Medium to full body, tons of sugar in the post-taste, but other than that this beer is exactly what you’d expect to find in a Belgian winter ale.
jelledebont (119) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Donker en zoet bier, nauwelijks schuim. Is wat mij betreft een zwakkere broer van de Abbaye des Rocs Brune: heeft wat van dezelfde kenmerken, maar is niet zo goed.
EdKing (2477) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beer Gonzo. Colour is dark brown with purple and dark reddish hues, almost no head. Nose is raspberry, cherry, red fruit, plum and dried fruit, clove and slight tartness. Taste is slightly tart, fruity red fruit, cherry, raspberry, marzipan, caramel, clove and spice.