TaxiDriver (1847) - Stadland, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2009
Bottle. The beer smells malty, milk chocolate, only light bitter. The beige small head is creamy and only short lasting. The body is nearly black. The beer tasted a little bit of tobacco, soft taste of coffee and malt. The body is creamy with a soft carbonation and medium strong. A nice beer. nickd717 (5079) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 28, 2009
Tap at Erasmus in Brugge. Dark reddish-brown color with slight haze and a nice beige head. Aroma is sweet malt, dark fruit/raisin, roast, and barrel notes. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, dark fruits, coffee, chocolate, raisin, oak, and vanilla. Medium-full bodied. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Max’s Rare and Obscure night. Pours a mostly clear deep ruby amber with a nice carbonation and a thin yet lasting head. Aroma is on the fruity side- esters, ripe plums and lots of raisin- light booziness, toasted and caramel sweet malts, special B like with a leathery earthiness bordering on hints of smoke and vanilla oak barrel. Flavor is a bit more fruity eve, more raisin and black cherry pits, bubblegum phenols, caramel and bronw sugar sweetness with more earth and light smokey hints with some dried herbs in the finish. Not bad- I liked this one more than the Noblesse. Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2009
A few weeks ago, I was on a small beerfestival in Oisterwijk (Holland). There was brewery "De Dochter van de Korenaar". When I wanted to taste a beer of this brewery, the brewer recommend me Embrasse. I sad to him, that I had 2 bottles at home. When he asked from which brew the bottles were. I told him, from the end of 2008. He sad those are a little sour, taste this brew. So he gave me 2 new bottles. Yesterday I compared, these brews. The first one bottled novembre 2008 nr.62, was a clear dark red/brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of fruits like cherries, malts, with a little sour. Hints of sweet and a little cholate. The taste was dry bitter, sour, a little woody and notes of fruits. The aftertaste dry bitter and sour.
The new bottle, from may 24 2009, nr. 5586. Still a clear red/brown beer, with a big foamy beige head. The aroma of caramel, chocolate, fruits like cherries. The taste of a lot a fruits again cherries, with chocolate and bittersweet. The aftertaste fruits choclate and dry bitter and some sweet. Thanx Ronald (brewer) for the new bottles. marcus (11057) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
On tap at Erasmus. This dark brown ale poured with a decent beige head and a caramel aroma. The flavor is completely balanced with sweet roasted malt and coffee tastes. Excellent.
Bart (2936) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2009
Bottled (nr.332). Dark brown coloured beer with a large white head and little carbonation. Rather strange aroma, light soury on the one hand, sweet malty roasted with some drop-licorice touched hints. Medium to full palate. Finish is again strangly touched, sour sweet, malty and roasted hints. Very particular and distinct beer, but not my kind of flavour. bhensonb (16249) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Tap at Erasmus. Pours dark brown with a creamy off-white head that laces. Odors of chocolate and malt. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is dark chocolate malt. Headed towards quad. Finishes dry and vanishingly chocolate.To die for. The lapin did. Went well together. egajdzis (6881) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2009
[Draft @ CAH] Poured a lightly hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, nuts, and a bit of alcohol. Taste of caramel malts, vanilla, cocoa, citrus, dried fruits, toffee, and light alcohol in the finish. DocLock (11256) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Draft at Craft. Pours brown with off-khaki head. Nose is caramel malty, dark fruity, with mild nuts, cacao, berry notes. Tastes malty, with spicy yeasty earthy notes, plus some dark fruity, chocolatey, and well hidden alcohol that gets a tiny bit spirited as it warms. Solid offering from one of my rare cherry popper brewers. I look forward to more styles from these guys, and I’ll gladly have this again on Friday if any is left. Bravo. hopdog (13384) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Sample size on tap at CAH (based on this taste, I will seek this out again for sure). Poured a deep amber (almost brown) color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, caramel, and ’malty’. Tastes of dark fruits, chocolate, and a little earthy. Alcohol content well hidden.