cattaneopapa (419) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3137) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle, "Best Before End 2007." Rating #MCC! (Get it?) Served at about 45°F in a tulip glass. Deep brown with ruby red streaks in the light. Thin, tenacious head. Smell of unwashed sugars, some light fruits. Rich, sugary Belgian dark ale more than Scotch, I think. Caramel malts start to pick up, and a bit of smoke or phenol. Richly carbonated, helping to bring out more of the alcohol. Raisins and dried fruits after that, just a suggestion of cinnamon and crystallized ginger. Mild bitterness really can’t stand up to this Belgian sweetness, but this is well sweetened, not cloying. A great, contemplative brew that, for once, I pulled from my cellar at just the right time.
Pours an opaque deep brown colour with two finger of lasting head. Aromas of yeast a dark fruits. Taste matches the aroma with some leathery notes and hoppy finish. Medium-high carbonation. Not bad but not too impressive.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone dzenkalpic (86) - TURKEY - NOV 14, 2017
Fazlaca asitlik. Buğday kokusu. Kahverengi gövde. Kokusu burna hoş gelmiyor iç ferahlatan bir bira değil. DraftAromas7 (21) - SERBIA - NOV 7, 2017
Too bad I only have one with me.
Malt: caramel, Aroma: some alcohol, woody... Colour: brown; full body, average carbonation, long finish. Belgian strong ale at its best. no_cheating (111) - - NOV 4, 2017
Not the most exciting beer I've tried, but it's simplicity is very well executed. The beer is highly drinkable and good for any occasion. Piepenhenrich (1230) - Steinbach, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2017
From bottle. Transfer of an earlier rating without text recorded, rating only.
beermastersasho (142) - - OCT 16, 2017
I drunk it old, really old, expired. It was so nice, so sweet, tasty and thick. A lot of honey aromas, flowers, hops, caramel, hay. I know it also in a fresh version. It is really different. I cannot say bad to a version, old or fresh, but it is different. It was like a liquor. I like it. But maybe I like more old versions and give points + to them. They are smooth. szczupaczu (161) - Rurzyca, POLAND - OCT 13, 2017
Ocena na podst. notatek. Barwa ciemna, lekko przejrzysta. piana jasna. W aromacie suszone owoce, w smaku podobnie, trochę winnie i typowo belgisko-drożdżowo. Wysycenie wysokie. Jest spoko. Piw (1250) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - OCT 8, 2017
330ml Flasche. Klar und dunkelbraun mit mittelgroßer Schaumkrone. Malzig. Röstaromen. Karamellnoten. DraftDodger (1707) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2017
Copenhagen 25/9 2017. 75 cl bottle from Meny. Little cute Christmas Elf in checkered trousers standing hunched looking slightly bewildered. Pours slightly hazy reddish brown with off-white head. Moderate lacing. Aroma is rich and pretty intense. Sweet fermented fruit, hints of banana and marzipan, light sour and bitter notes. Manages to hide it's prominent ABV pretty well. Medium carbonation and medium thick palate. Flavor is heavy sweet and sugary. Followed by medium bitterness. Aftertaste is sweet with bitter notes and a little spiciness. Quite fine Bruin which is not afraid to have a little bitterness and spice to balance the overwhelming sweetness. TomHendriksen (816) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2017
Het is een donkerbruin bier met een volle schuimkraag. De caramel komt in de geur en smaak goed naar boven.