Deonis (26) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 13, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle 33cl. Foam plentiful with excellent resistance,
lightly bitter, long finish, frothy, Malt coffee, bread,
Grzesiek79 (4094) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
roasty, cereal, leaves, cooked vegetables, skunky, smoke, coffee, brown, black, sparkling, brown foam, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, umami, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Suberb spicy aroma with notes of nutmeg and wormwood. The appearance is wunderbar. Dark interesting colour with a huge and creamy head and some sediment. The flavour contains complex bitter and sweet notes. A great brew.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[2L bottle says best before 2001 from Magic_Dave6 and Little_hawk for my 21st birthday] Rich aroma of jamaica cake, clove spiked tangerine floating in pedro ximenez sherry, slightly oxidised with age in a good way, notes of hazelnut and almond, still fruity, notes of plum and strawberry, massively complex, chocolate and toasty notes, earthy like a cork gardening mat sitting in wet soil, background notes of chocolate, coffee and iron oxide. Full body with a tickling carbonation, milk chocolate and prunes are prominent on the palate with cookie dough and cherry notes providing depth. Alcohol is well concealed but a slight peppery alcohol note comes through on the long, dry finish. Excellent at this age.
MagnumPI (56) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
BEER SNOB ON CLOUDS !
By jingo this pops ! Stained my entired sofa and groin (again). Although it made up for it ! Everything about this beer is dark - Pure bottled malevolence. Similar to Rochefort, perhaps even more complex in a strange way. 1980’s medicine and mulled wine. Perfect for winters night
Noctilucus (106) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown with burgundy highlights and a thick beige head.
A strong nose that combines malt, caramel and/or candy sugar, enough hops to come out balanced while overall it gives a sweet impression.
The taste itself is an evolving blend of roasted malts, a decent bit of bitterness, sweet but far less so than the aroma; a very full taste, also helped by the fact that there isn’t too much carbonation.
Aftertaste: more roasted malts, a slight hint of sweetness; only then the alcohol makes itself felt but never too much.
Excellent, absolutely excellent!
Silvan7 (1145) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home.Birra marrone , velata, con schiuma beige fine ed abbastanza persistente. Aroma speziato, di noce moscata , tostato di caramello, caffè, nocciola e liquirizia. Alcool e leggero sentore erbaceo sono presenti. Gusto abboccato, di caramello, tostato di liquirizia, frutta rossa , ribes da un tono acidulo. Poco amara. Corposa, poco carbonata, rotonda. Calda , equilibrata ed armonica
AshtonMcCobb (5634) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours almost opaque black with a slight plummy hue and a small but nice head, which reduces to a thin layer of yeast. The nose has cake mixture, maybe rye bread and prunes. The taste has a malt loaf with treacle, then a chocolate note on the end. In fact, it’s like bread soaked in a prune liqueur. The palate has huge depth of flavour, a thick texture which coats the mouth and a crisp yeasty finish - perfect! Overall, this has been a great find - I thought the fancy bottle was all for show, but this is great.
thanatosti (1531) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl. flip top bottle @ home, bought somewhere in Belgium. Pours very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, flowers and hops. Upon tasting tones of chocolate and coffee come to the surface. Soft carbonation and a very long aftertaste. Great beer.
Holmen1 (5102) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 flaske fra hjørnekiosken, på hotellrommet siste kvelden i Brussel: idet patentkorken vippes elegant av stiger en forførerisk aroma mot nesen - bjørnebær, rips, solbær og kaffe fra et kvalitetsbrenneri i skjønn forening. Voila! Dette er inspirerende saker som enhver nanobrygger må strebe mot. Den beste anvendelsen av 3,50 euro på denne turen. Biere vivante!! står det på etiketten, og det tiltredes herved - levende øl er godt øl, godt øl er å leve.