Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle at Pat’s birthday tasting at chriso’s. Pours a very oily brown with a faint, off-white head. Brownies, chocolate, dark malts in the nose. Very sweet flavor with tons of dark malt character, notes of cocoa, booze, some raisin, caramel. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet, sticky finish, roasted malts, chocolate cake. Not a saison in any way, but an excellent and dynamic beer none the less. harrisoni (19338) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle at Chriso Patriks Bday tasting. Good choc sponge. Enjoyable. Bit heat on end. Some big yeast character. Interesting Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
2010 vintage. A thick almost black liquid with no head, or there are a few bubbles and they are light brown. There is a natural question after reading the descriptions below like ’hazy amber’: Have Monks Cafe poured different stuff in under the same label? Never mind, it’s a great brew with tonnes of flavor. The aroma and massive taste are similar but the nose is more about yeast and alcohol, while the mouth got more sweet raisins, prunes, licorice, roasted notes and a oaked touch of vanilla. Not much of a saison but probably one of the best Belgian Imp. stouts I’ve had (de Struise excluded, hence there are not much competition left) anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small off-white head. Has a spicy yeasty aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody spicy yeasty finish. Marko (6104) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 26, 2011
Per’s of course :D, oak edition 2010, shared with ogivlado and heavy. Poured a murky dark golden/amber body with a tiny white head. Eggy, yolky notes in the nose, malty overall with a noticable caramel presence, no alcohol, which is brilliant for the strength. Creamy candyish taste, soft, slightly eggy and buttery, milk caramel maltiness, glucose? raisins, slightly warming. Lovely, brilliantly balanced, with almost no indication of the alcohol strength in the taste except for the warmth.
olsvammel (7289) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle from systembolaget. It poured a pitch black liquid with a small dark brown head. Sweet smell, boozey and a bit of yeast. Similar taste with dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, wood and spiced bread. Interesting beer that was really nice to lean back and sip at. larsniclas (7217) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2011
Bottled from Systembolaget
Cloudy amber with almost no head.
Cookie-dough in the aroma along with citrus.
Tropical fruits. Sweet and smooth. Vinous Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2011
(Bottle) Pours dark hazy golden with orange notes. Almost no head. The aroma is spicy, citric fruity, doughy and coconut/vanilla oaky up front with nutty, marzipan-like and estery undertones. As the beer gets warmer I’m starting to pick up some tropical fruits, apple juice, ginger bread dough, liquorice liqueur, wheat, green vegetables, sweaty raisins and subtle warming alcohol. Quite ok nose, but the doughy tone is overwhelming in the long run. The flavour is medium to heavily sweet, bit over medium bitter and light acidic. Fruity, mild citric, oaky, doughy, spicy and alcohol driven. Also some grapes, apples and raisins. The mouthfeel is sticky, syrupy and numbing from the alcohol. Almost no carbonation. The finish is drier than the initial flavour with notes of grapes, green apples and wood. Medium to full bodied. Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Murkey amber - white head. Sweetness, fruity, peppery, oakey, citrus, caramel, alcoholic, light fatness, phenols, dried fruits, oak, alcoholic. Warming finish. joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle at yespr.
Hazy amber coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of oak, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol.
Sweet and fruity flavour of oak, dried fruits and alcohol.
Sweet and waring alcoholic finish.