chrisv10 (16717) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is malt, dried fruits and yeast. Flavour is male, medium sweet, yeast, dried fruits, hops, little caramel, little chocolate and hops.
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber, perhaps mahogany, pour with a khaki head. Nice sweet dark fruit and sugar aromas. Caramel, toffee, and hints of chocolate. Some subtle spice and yeast, plum, raisin, and dates. Plenty of sweet malt flavor to this. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and chocolate. Nice plum and raisin fruit character, banana, yeast, and a bit of spice.
Dedollewaitor (16017) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought at Penny Market (Italy) for the prize of 1.05 Euro!: Brown with reddish hew. Aroma of dark fruits & roasted malts. Medium sweetness. Texture is medium filling to almost watery. Medium carbonation. Enjoyable but defenetly needs a kick of everything- no force. Finish is rather short. An abbey ale that is slight beneath average for its type!
FatPhil (15798) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 26, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 330ml bottle (5:3:6:2:11=2.7)
Rich brown, quickly dissipating head.Slightly metallic bitter aroma, but also sweet and fruity. Lively in the mouth. Nice aspect of the taste include a raisiny sweetness and both richly roasted ans sweet notes of malt, but alas that’s overshadowed by a thinness, too harsh alcohol, sickly sweetness, and something quite metallic. Falls far short of the better dubbels.
Rerate: Tap (Hovipoikka, Tampere) (4:3:4:2:8=2.1)
Eww, sour aroma. Watery palate, positively thin, almost fizzy too. Unpleasant messy roasted malt taste. Only positive is that the alcohol’s hidden. However, I’d not even think about drinking enough of this to get drunk, as it’s so unpleasant.
Unwanted rerate: Tap (Belmontas, Vilnius)) (7:4:5+:3+:11+=3.0+++)
Super sweet raisiny berry aroma, fruitcakey, hedonistically very nice, if a bit bizarre in its caricature. Tastes like a typical boring belgian brune - bready sweet, a bit yeasty, yet also cleanish. Reminds me of a softer sweeter version of the tongerlo I used to have in the Daily News at 7am. Before food, this was quite full. After food, it seems weak.
MiP (15479) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour, OK tan head. Aroma seems sour, but I cannot trace it in the flavour. Sweet, malty warming, toffee/caramel flavour. Sweet aftertaste.
Benzai (15301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy brown color with a nice head. Smell is very nice. Taste malts, chocolate. Pretty nice, decent beer.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (Per) at The Club !! Brown - offwhite head. Dark bread, caramel, chokolate, malty, light red brerries. Very simpel. Too sweet. Boring.
bhensonb (14964) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malt and light hints of dark fruit. Color is deep brown with minimal head. Sweet beginning with grape, and perhaps a bit of dark stone fruit. There is a background of chocolate and caramel, but concord grape keeps coming to mind. Just a hint, mind. Really quite nice.
Ferris (14786) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Brown sugar, dark fruits and booze. Dark opaque brown with a rich brown head. Sweet dark sugars, raisins and a nice sweet finish. Light and pleasant, great beer.
gunnfryd (14725) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma rosted caramel ,fruit, alcohol. Flavour is roasted sweet caramel and fruit.