gnoff (10224) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2010 First ratingDaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2007
(33 cl bottle at The Rover, Göteborg)
Clear dark brown color, lasting fluffy tan head. Fresh minty and fruity scent with some roasted tones. Sweet chocolate and sugary sirup taste with lots of fruit and some yeast. Smooth mouthfeel and medium bitterness. Roasted aftertaste. This bottle has probably been aged quite a bit. Nice!
(At a blind tasting)
Clear reddish-brown color, tan head. Acidic, a bit sweet, phenolic, alcohol scent. Malty, phenolic, dry wood, alcohol taste. Phenolic smoke aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel. Low bitterness.
I like the aged one better.
Big bottle, probably from 2003, thanks to rlgk!
On June 5, 2010
Dark brown color, tan head. Dirt cellar, sweet, spicy, berry scent. Lactic, alcohol, roasted taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Dark amber pour with big tan head, leaved lots of lacing. Aroma is fruit, yeast and malt. Flavor is the same with a creamy mouthfeel. Very good. pineypower (3291) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2007
Tap at BXL New York...Pours out a ruby brown color with a medium sized off whit head. Aroma was of dried fruit, yeast and some malt. Nice complex flavor with sweet malts, dried fruit and some spice. Slight alcohol on the finish. Solid beer andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2007
750ml bottle. deep amber, clear pour with a bi bubbly head. scents of hops, oak, and herbs. tastes hoppy and sligtly bitter. nice spicy finish. good flavor, just not as much of it as i was hoping for. dmac (6198) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2008 Clear deep reddish brown with a huge rocky light brown head. The head on this one was very impressive not only with it’s lacing but also with it’s staying quality and how easily a few swirls in my Duvel tulip easily aroused another large frothy head. Aroma was loaded with sweetness, candi sugar, licorice and dark fruits. Flavor was nice and complex, much stronger then the aroma also, with lots of dark fruit(prunes, plum, raisins), dates, brown bread and some tropical fruit as well. Palate was medium bodied with a slightly watery feel and a good dose of alcohol warming for only an 8% beer. Solid enjoyable beer my only disappointment was that I had already rated this so all I could do was re-rate it.
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Its a decent belgian ale. Nothing too out there going on, drinkable. Yeastiness, bitterness, and maltiness are fairly balanced. Body is medium. Padron4KM (810) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 8, 2007
Short stubby brown bottle. Best before Jan 2007. aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2007
Murky dark chestnut, with a thin tan head.
Aroma is raisin, chocolate and yeast.
Flavor is a little sweet caramel, a little dry yeastiness, and a slight bitter finish.
Average. I’ll give it some leeway because it was past it’s BB date, but I’ve had other Belgian beers past their date that were much better.
I sensed the presence of "dark" fruits, but it may be a bias due to the dark color of this beer. It wasn’t my favorite belgian ale, but it’ll do in a pinch. This beer hides the alcohol well, butit will sneak up on you if you’re not careful. eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 3, 2007
UPDATED: APR 17, 2007 Its not as strong as it might be but doesn’t suffer much because of this. Its very pretty with a nice head and nice little biting aftertaste. glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2007
Clear dark red/ light brown with huge head. Light sweet dark fruit aroma and taste. Decent amount of yeast flavors. Good, but just doesn’t grab me like many dark belgians. Comes off a bit thin and almost watered down. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed this....but just not at the top of the tier.