nathanvc (982) - Brugge, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2018
At 't Apostelken, Aalst. Shared with Anke.PintjeFritz (453) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2017
Pours hazy dark brown with a lasting, small, frothy, beige head; some lacing. Unmistakeable 'winter beer' aroma of caramel, licorice & aniseed, molasses, brown bread, candied dark fruits, yeast, dough, some pear syrup. It tastes medium to heavy caramel-like sweet with hints of dough & chocolate, and light spicy bitter, a bit yeasty. Sweetish, malty finish, just a bit dry & spicy. Medium, almost full, body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Rather stereotypical, just like its Tripel brother, but so nice.
Black beer with very nice and stable cappuccino head, typical Belgium beer, nice,
(I have 0.33l bottle with best-before 16/01/21) BlackHaddock (8211) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2017
33cl bottle: BBD 16 Jan 21. Drank outside ’Iceberg’ Middelkerke on a sunny afternoon, 16 May 17. We shared this alongside a bottle of his lighter brother, the 8% ABV ’Tripel’. Red hue to the dark brown body, on top a decent sized light brown topping. Liquorice, vanilla and raisins in both the nose and taste, some subdued spicey notes too. A very pleasant beer all round. Ysok02 (2040) - Mons, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2016
belle robe brune, dense, mousse crémeuse. Nez sur des notes de sirop de liège, de café noir, de chocolat au lait, de malt torréfié. Bouche à l’attaque ample et crémeuse, belle rétro torréfiée, fine bulle mais finale un peu courte. Une bière agréable. Kr1zz (402) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2016
Bottle 33cl bought at Dranken Geers in Oostakker. Pours dark hazy brown with a medium to big brown head. Nose: caramel, roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, creamy butterscotch. Taste: medium carbonation. Creamy texture with a butterscotch flavour. Warm alcoholic, caramel, roasted malts, slightly bitter. Good brew!
ForlornHope (549) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours very dark, almost black with hints of red and a thin tan-coloured head. Malty aroma with some sweet spicyness and yeast. Sweet taste with a gentle balancing bitterness. Firmly malt based with tastes of plum, fig and licorice. Dry finish and a slightly thin, oily palate. Although strong in alcohol, this is quite well hidden. A complex, enjoyable brew. Alengrin (6202) - BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2014
Christmas ale joining its older tripel brother some years ago. Yellowish beige head, dark brown colour; chocolatey aroma with raisins and pear as well as spicy notes of aniseed, cinnamon and coriander. Malty and very yeasty taste, bit doughy, soft bitter finish with the spiciness from the aroma returning. Lacks the finesse of many a great other Belgian massive ale, but still enjoyable. kraddel (9679) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2013
Pours black no foam
Smells like acwalk in the forest
Rather low carbo , bitter , green spices , aftertaste is sweet , spiced tderoeck (11163) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 30/V/13 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 16/VI/13 - bottled: 16/VI/10 (2013-506) sebletitje (10723) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2012
Clear dark brown beer, creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: molasses, brown sugar, chocolate, dried fruits, aniseed, bit spicy. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: molasses, aniseed, liquorish, browh sugar, some chocolate. Aftertaste: aniseed, caramel, brown sugar, little bitter, spicy. Aniseed is clearly present, easily detectable, yet not overwhelming or bothering me. Which is quite a surprise, cause I’m not a big fan of it. Lovely beer, though probably the age (almost 3 years) has lots to do with that.
33cl bottle from Geers. BB 16/06/2014.
Brune acajou, col fin beige.
Arôme malt grillé, caramel, fruité noir et mélasse.
Palais garde ce côté prenant malté grillé, limite liquoreux, caramel avec des notes de sucre candi et ce profile très belge. Qcq épices, fruité noir, sec et grains laissant un léger fini collant aux lèvres allant vers la mélasse.