blackmetal (236) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
Standard Belgian except for that distinct caramel taste. Original while not a vast diversion. matthijs99 (7) - USA - JUN 15, 2001 does not count
the best RobertVerloop99 (130) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2001dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2005
Light brown head on a deep dark amber-ruby body. Very full taste, fruity aroma and taste, very nice indeed. Berries, citrus, caramel and roasted malts combine to give an exceptional experience. First-class beer, it reminded me of Duchesse de Bourgogne. A masterpiece of a beer. Too bad the bottle was a measly 25 cl ! marcus (10145) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
1996 bottle at Kulminator. This dark brown beer pourd with a thin beige head and a magnificent caramel aroma. The beer has mellowed very well into a sherry-like taste. Plum , raisin, toffee, milk - complex yet simple.
jerohen (2277) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 Roasty-malty flavor. A bit heavier than the Brune. Re-rate: Bottled (9%), BB 2003 (bottled 2001?), approximately 11 years old. Still some carbonation, small head, very dark brown colored. Aroma of port, molasses, malts, seems a little bit overaged. Initially bittersweet port flavor, but later on in finish an explosion of complexity, raisins, figs, malts, molasses, barley, wow. Perhaps aged a few years too long (especially for the aroma), but at around 8 years this stuff must be absolutely magnificent. bhensonb (15093) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 18, 2009
The 1996 vintage at Kulminator. Pours dark reddish brown. With a decent beige head. Aromas of reddish fruit and smooth roast malt. Mild, almost no, carbonation. Near full bodied. Finishes not quite dry, and somewhat sherry or calvados. A really smooth and tasty ale. The bottle was crusty from Dirk’s old cellar. Quite a treat. Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2001Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 16, 2000skortila (5798) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2002
Nice sweet taste, like cherries or something. Dying head, very dark colour like a porter or stout. Roasted malt-sour taste. Soft palate. This is definately a very special brew, somesort of a marriage between a porter and a belgian strong ale.