cgarvieuk (24230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle @ RBESG 09 Shefield ...Hazy brown ... toffee malt nose ... again toffee ... sour and woody. Leighton (21083) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Keg at Chez Moeder Lambic St. Gilles - Brussels. Pours deep brown with a large, thick beige head. The nose holds burnt candi sugars and caramel, Belgian yeast, understated roast, torched malts. Medium to big sweet flavor that is balanced out by bitter roast, charred malts, earth. But you still have rick, fairly sticky toasted candi sugars, dark fruits, suggestions of cocoa. Full bodied with average, filling carbonation. Warming finish, fairly sticky-sweet, with further candi sugar, roast, burnt earth, a bit of toasted grain husk, raisins, prunes and figs. Very good overall. fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2008
Hazy brown color; huge and thick head. It has a fairly good aroma of malt and Belgian yeast. It has a good body structure, quite bold, and an interesting flavor, of caramel and chocolate over all, very strong and dark chocolate, and a strong bitterness, almost a crossover between a Belgian Ale (the chocolate malt) and a Bitter (the strong bitterness). And in the powerful final, the chocolate and hop notes are joined by some Belgian yeast. Quite original, good. Beerhunter111 (20344) - P´Castle, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Schokolade, dunkle Früchte, alkohlisch. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, alkoholisch, schokoladig, fruchtig bitter. Rasmus40 (20317) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle from Willems. Clear very dark reddish brown with a big and lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, roasted malt and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 220812
Theydon_Bois (19198) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle at home (from Noel Cuvelier) 21/10/12.
Pours an obscured mahogony brown with a thin tan head.
Nose comprises dark fruits, bubblegum, a little hops, pine, light notes of Belgian yeast and a shaving of chocolate. a pleasant but not overbearing nose!
Prominent hopt tones, sweet dark fruits, a little toffee, liqouric, dark caramelised sugars and a little spice.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation leading to a bitter sweet finish.
A well balanced beer and the alcohol is disguised well, definately one to revisit! rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2008
Dark amber color, small head. Chocolate and yeast in aroma. Yeasty, fruity, sourish flavor with spicy notes. harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Bottle at GBBF 08. Deep brown/red lasting beige head. Very decent brown ale. Bit like a dunkel weisse. Good body. Nice spice on finish. saxo (18208) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are fruits, roast malt, yeast and caramel. TBone (17440) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2010
Bottled 75cl (BB 10/2013 = vintage 2008?)
Ruby red color, small steady creamy beige head, lace. Fruity maltyness, almond and raisins in the nose. Wineous palate. Fruity, caramel, a bit sour, toffee. Light hoppyness in the aftertaste. Probably slightly better when this is fresh, so most likely no need to age this brew.