kraddel (8172) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2016 rich42 (128) - USA - OCT 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
malty sweet, bit of sourness - especially on the nose. toffee, very dark candy sugar little bit of a buttery note. touch of fruit. cloudy red-brown color. little syrupy - but enough hopping to make it reasonably well balanced. very good.
Pours dark, rather clear. No real head. Smell is weak, bit oxidized. Taste is bit earthy, oxidation, yet no portorization. Bit caramelized. Mild bitter touch . JefVerstraete (3376) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2015
Bottle bought a while ago in the Bierloods, Adegem. Best before 2009. Dark brown colour, beige foam, doesn’t last a long time. Aroma of caramel, plums, raisins and brown sugar. Light notes of port. Not bad. Alengrin (5382) - BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2014
The dark version of the original Brugse Straffe Hendrik, discontinued when Riva went bankrupt. Deep caramel brown colour, yellowish white, medium thick foam and malty profile with dried fruits, candi syrupy sweetishness without being cloying, caramelly malts and mild grassy hop bitterness in the finish. Was a decent but not very distinctive Belgian ale. mmahut (1859) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2014
Clean deep dark amber with low tan head. Aroma has licorice, toffee, burned caramel. Evident alcohol. Woody. Taste has medium bitterness with medium chocolate dark sweetness. Body is full, creamy, medium carbonation. BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Rated with a different app and I am unfortunately not able to import my comments here.
ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Deep mahogany pour with a thin white head. Aroma is strong fruit, including plums and raisins. Flavor is very sweet with raisin & plum. Finish is sweet, malty, no alcohol presence.
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Draught @ Brewpub, Bruges.BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2012
Rated on 20100715.
Pours hazy amber color with medium head. Aroma of caramel, ripe fruits and grass. Flavor of caramel malts, fruits and some dry hay.
From backlog , bit aged bierbeek (97) - Beek, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2012
Head: Off white, medium sized, foamy
Smell: malts, bit spicey, some candy sirup, yeasty, bit of licquorice
Taste: along the line of the smell , quite well bodied and pretty easly drinkable , altough of the rich sweet palatse it’s clearly a winter beer.
33 cl bottle. Deel Brown colour with big foamy white head. Aromas of dried fruits, malts and some cinnamon. Taste: sweet dried fruits, spicey, yeast. Aftertaste is heavy, because of the alcohol, some liquorice.
Very flavourfull and well balanced sweet beer. bth122 (1567) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Poured a amber brown. Full head. Draft. Raisons, plum, candy sugar. Med light sweetness, light bitter. Nice and complex. Slight alchohl bite. Nice stuff