dchad56 (500) - - JUL 31, 2016
Bottle - Not quite dense brown / red with thin off white head. Decent coffee / vanilla aroma. Good mouth feel, good tasting, creamy, coffee - very easy drinking for a strong 7.5 % beer. Nice. kapusil (1432) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 28, 2016
0.75l bottle. Dark amber body, thin white head, lots of sediment. Aroma and taste of caramel, burnt sugar, toast, orange peel and a bit of floral hops. OK beer. HopfenWeisse (1536) - - NOV 8, 2015
Clear dark amber color with medium beige head. Aroma is yeasty. Flavor is sweet, dark fruits. Quack-Duck (9484) - Down South, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
0.75 l bottle from Saveur-Bière. Amber-brown with a fluffy and quickly collapsing off-white head. Hints iof caramel in the nose. Medium-bodied, rather dry with low malty sweetness, some dried fruits and nuts, dusty hops in the finish. minutemat (5529) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
330ml bottle @ Estaminet t’Kasteelhof, Cassel. Pours chestnut brown with good off-white head. Almost medicinal brune taste with fruitcake and a delicious plumminess. If that’s a word.
Alengrin (5369) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Dark bière de garde and therefore by definition more of a Belgian dubbel. Pale beige, equal, not very thick but fairly stable head, colour very dark brown with warm orange glow, tiny yeast bits floating around like in the Ambrée. Powerfully malty aroma, lots of fruity esters, chocolate, caramel, raisins, stewed pears, liquorice, banana, some red cabbage (DMS) as well. Rounded fruity taste, dark malts (caramel, nuts, chocolate), fresh citrus touch, sourish and mineral-like carbonation, sweetish but finishing dry with leafy hops, some port-wine-like sweetness and some warming alcohol. Too bad for the DMS in the aroma, otherwise this would have been as good as the Ambrée. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2013
330ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki)chrisv10 (17435) - DENMARK - OCT 10, 2012
Quite a pleasant raisiny aroma. Nice mid brown, tight but small beige head. Soft smooth rich body, and gentle carbonation. Sweetish malty body, pleasant roast. Altogether remarkably good for this brewery, I do actually quite like it.
Bottle, 7.5%. Clear dark amber/brown with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, yeast and a little bread. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, hop, medium sweet and a little bitter. JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 33cl bottle from Cellier des Arcades. Labelled as a Biere de Garde, and it seems more in that vein than the mostly-non-existent BSA. Pours a clearish brown, like Coka-Cola, with a small biege surface film. The aroma is quite nice, rich caramalts, bread, dates, and an earthy note. Flavour is also quite nice with a really deep malt body, cola, dates, caramel, bread and biscuit. Feels lighter for the abv, but not in a bad way. The sweetness is kept in check by the carbonation and the somewhat dry finish. Really good stuff, worth checking out. downender (8659) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2012
Bottle from Grape & Grind, Bristol. Medium bronw with hints of red and a rocky, off-white head. Sweet caramel, marzipan and prune aroma. Flavour was very sweet, with candy sugar, fruit cake and chocolate, leading to a burnt, creme brulee finish. Too sweet for me.