tderoeck (8774) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4/X/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: 2015 (2012-1104)
Very dark purple brown beer, big creamy off-white to light beige head, stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: lots of caramel, sweet malts, dried fruits, figs, overripe banana, chocolate milk. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: little sour, red berries, mocha, coffee even, some dark chocolate, caramel, bit sweet, malty, ripe banana. Aftertaste: little bitter, caramel, mocha, chocolate, pretty spicy, liquorish.
JefVerstraete (3105) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ M-café, Leuven. Dark brown, medium carbonation. Sweet and bitter. Chocolate and dark fruits.
Dedollewaitor (15773) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Willems Grobbendonk, Belgium. Pours dark brown with a creamy head and lacings. Nose has lots of sweet malts. Honey, caramel, nuts, bubblegum, fruit and a bit of yeast. Full bodied. Sweet fruity flavor with dark fruit, plum, liquorice, bubblegum and a bit of yeast. Smooth. A bit of warmth. Quite good.
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bier Circus, Bruxelles
The color is very dark, almost black; it has a compact beige head. There is aroma of dark malts, but it’s also fruity (apples). Good body strength, with round and smooth mouthfeel; strong flavor of dark caramel, some roasted malts and liquorice; it has just a medium-low residual sweetness; correct bitterness; in the final there is some alcohol perception.
Solid brew, well brewed, but too much liquorice for me.
Benzai (14790) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle @ home shared with Thompson. Very dark brown color, hazy, yeast particles in it, beige head. Smell malts, sweetness. Taste malts, lightly sweet-bitter, a bit hay and grassy. Medium carbo, medium body.
Thompson (672) - - JUN 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small foamy light beige head. Dark colour wirh nice red glow. Smells grassy fresh morning air with fruits. taste also has something of fruits. Not bad at all. Very fresh taste would be very taste on a hot afternoon. drank in el benzai casa.
laiti (8194) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu. Rated on 30.03.2011
Aroma is sweet and malty with hints of toffee. Flavour has sweet malt with caramel and candy sugar. A bit harsh finish. A Belgian strong with elements from bock beers, does not feel like a tripel.
ekstedt (6608) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Beerplanet.be. Clear deep reddish brown (tripel, really??) with medium brief beige head. A bit sharp roasted aroma with some ash tray notes, some dark chocolate and dried fruits as well. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness. An interesting belgo style porter.
TomTrogh (17) - BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Erg donkerbruin met snel verdwijnend schuim; geur van kers en peer die fruitiger is dan de smaak - die geeft koffie, donkere chocolade en gebrande mout en valt een stuk zwaarder; in de nasmaak breekt de stout helemaal door. Erg lekker bij zoet fruit.
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown beer. Head is ok, should just hold a bit longer. Chocolate, malts and spices. Pretty decent, and a good mouthfeel. Alcohol is present a bit to much. Decent dry eathyness.