BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle and served in tulip: Dirty mucky brown with a small but lasting creamy off-white head which left okay lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, cookie dough, pils malts, marzipan, powdered sugar, oxidized hops, and hint of peaty iodine esters. Almost Scotch Ale (or at least Wee Heavy) like more than an Abbey Double or "Belgian Brown Ale". The taste is malt driven, earthy, medicinal, chalky, ashy, and dark fruit overtones. A slight old hop, Saison like bitterness towards the finish. The mouth feel is very soapy and chalky. Meh, pass on this one, the rich complex nose can not save the palate. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle sampled at Monks Porterhouse, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear brownish amber colour with a rich lively white foam. Toasted malts and raisins in the aroma with rounded hop notes of wet grass and currant-leaves. Medium-bodied with notes of caramel, hay, raisins, currant-leaves, soil, sultan raisins and mild almond-paste. Rounded mouthfeel. Medium-bitter finish of hay-like and grassy hops with rounded undertones of caramel. omhper (24980) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2011 Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Hazy dark amber, rich head. Sweet and fruity with above medium body and rounded, somewhat spritzy mouthfeel. Slight caramel, plenty of black currant, citric finish with spicy bitterness. JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Poured from a 330ml bottle a dark burnt orange color. Head is very fluffy and large at first and leaves a great lacing around the glass as it deminishes. Plenty of sediment present when holding up to a light. Aroma is of bread, yeast, dark fruits and caramel. Flavor is of caramel, vanilla, and toasted malt...very nice with a pleasent finish. bb (9241) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Bottle. Caramel colored beer with a tan head. Malt and caramel aroma with yeast and light spice. Caramel and yeast flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel and yeast linger with light citrus.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2010
330ml Bottle: Aroma of yeast, dust, slight malt, and slight caramel. Poured copper/brown/deep amber in color with a large, creamy, dense, off-white/tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of Belgian yeast, malt, light cocoa, light chocolate, and a hint of caramel. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Soft to average carbonation. Lightly sweet, malt, chocolate, cocoa, and Belgian yeast finish is lightly dry. meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2010
[email protected]bhensonb (15098) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Dark malts and nice dark fruits in the aroma. Brown, beige head, good lace. Surprisingly full and full of flavours, very malty and fruity, lightly spiced, nice bitterness.
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours medium brown with a slight creamy beige head. Aroma is browned roast malt with leather or tobacco. Mediumbody; mild carbonation. Flavor is brown malt, herby hop, and tobacco notes. Astringent. Finishes dry, bitter, and even a little brown sugar to fight the dry. Good. marcus (10156) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Pours dark amber with a thin off-white head and a toffee aroma There is a pleasant carbonated dark brown taste with a dry bitter finish. sayravai (4710) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2010
(Bottled) Clear amber with a medium, foamy and tanned, lacy head. Mild aroma of dried fruit and light roastiness. Flavor is quite fruity and pleasant with some yeastiness and light spices. Medium+ body with slightly foamy carbonation. A basic Belgian ale, but quite balanced and drinkable as such. 5336