Grzesiek79 (4433) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 11, 2012
earthy, rotten eggs, herbs, chocolate, brown, sparkling, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, full body, sticky, average carbonation, astringent, tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2010
23/08/2010 - 33cl @ homemaeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2004
Pours a cloudy darkbrown beer, with some large chunks in it. Beige rocky head that disappears rather quickly. A lot of carbonisation in the glass. In the nose sweet malts, caramel, coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeeling is round, full and warm body. Taste is full malty, even fruity with a little sour touch. Somewhat caramel as well, but not as much as you would think by the aroma. Aftertaste is freshly sour and malty with red fruits and berries. A very interesting and well crafted beer. It’s been 7 years since I visited the brewery and drunk the beer, should be doing this some more!
Bottled. A lovely aroma of raisins and other winter spicy fruit. The colour is a very dark brown but the head which is there on first pouring quickly dissipates. The taste is every bit as full and satisfying as Westmalle Dubbel - indeed I guess it is the low alcohol only which stops this being categorised as a Dubbel. There is winter fruit, licorice and a nice alcohol warming. A very pleasant beer from a good brewer. porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUN 11, 2008
(330 ml bottle from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/massachusetts/w target=blank>Julio’s Liquors) Basically delicious...Pours somewhat murky dark brown with one finger of soft-ish looking tan head. Head recedes to a thin, lasting layer. Aroma is big and malty - brown sugar, prunes, raisins and molasses. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth, pretty soft, with some heft and body, but no stickiness. Flavor is excellent, alot like a good doppelbock - big heaps of brown sugar, molasses, prune and raisin with a touch of doppel-like smokiness, like a Spaten Optimator. Very, very good - don’t understand the low score for this one. floydian1 (1490) - FNQ, Australia, - JUL 26, 2009
Bottle into Trappist glass. An opaque dark brown beer with a reddish tinge and a decent sized creamy tan head providing good lacing. The nose is burnt brown sugar, cherries, plums, and light Belgian yeasts. The flavour is restrained fruity sweet dark malts with a gentle smoky spicy finish. The sweetness is just right. A top quality bruin ale.