ForlornHope (546) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a red-brown colour with a dense off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, sweet rich fruit and bready yeast. Sweet to start, then gently bitter. Tastes of dark fruits, sweet sappy malt and spice. Rich mouthfeel, not syrupy with a hint of warming booze. Great with chocolate. An excellent winter warmer of a beer. Beer5000 (6824) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2015
330 ml bottle. Clear reddish golden body with a big off-white head. Aroma has sweetish malt, caramel and dry fruit. Flavor is sweet malt, some caramel, dry fruit, hint of honey, slightly harsh bitterness and mild, warming alcohol. Fine body and decent aftertaste. OK, but a bit too much on the sweet side for my taste. Bozo_skeleton (1165) - Grenoble, FRANCE - OCT 25, 2015
Ambrée sombre, grosse carbo, collet epais persistant.
Aromes un peu faible, raisin, pain, caramel.
Bien ronde, enveloppante sur la finale longue.
Un bon coté cherry.
Ya bon kto (1697) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 26, 2015
pours murky brown colour with an ample creamy head and little lacing. yeasty spicy aroma, some caramel and berries as well. fresh, slightly sour, not overtly sweet taste. apples, ripe figs. semidry slightly bitter finish. alcohol is not too noticeable despite 9.5% abv. nice. leghorn99 (255) - roma, ITALY - JUL 25, 2015
Versa nel bicchiere di un colore marrone-ambrato, con riflessi rossastri; una bella schiuma soffice, cremosa, densa, che si dissipa lentamente. Aroma piacevolmente dolce di malto, frutta candita, note leggere di spezie sono presenti, finitura luppolata. Il gusto è dolce, fruttato, accompagnato da note di cacao e spezie, il finale è discretamente amaro. E’ abbastanza alcolica, ma ha un corpo mederato e una discreta carbonazione.
Grima (2511) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle from Auchan Market, Luxembourg City!
slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Pours muddy brown with a high off-white head. Aroma has caramel, toffee, brown sugar and nuts. Taste of sweet caramel and brown sugar, as well as nutty and roasty notes. Some spicy belgian yeast in the background. Finish is yeasty, spicy and slight perfumey.
a decent BSA. Malt and yeast forward with caramel and fruity bubble gumbeing the main players. Overcarbonation takes away a little. martin00sr (4515) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2015
Hazy dark amber, stable offwhite froth. Caramel and dried fruit aroma, rather light. Flavour is sweet with caramel, dried fruit, some spicy yeast and well balanced alcohol. Decent. Shark_Pants (781) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2015
Coppery red pour with a one finger sudsy tan head that leaves nice lacing. Earthy and grassy hops, candi sugar, caramel, some dark fruits in the aroma. The taste is very grassy for the style, caramel, a bit of plum. Apart from the strong grassy hops, it tastes watery for a 9.5% ABV brew. Quite disappointing, I much preferred the Reinaert Tripel. Muggus69 (2807) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2015
330mL bottle from International Beer Collector. BB 15/01/17
Hazy deep copper body, holds a dense cm of white head.
Somewhat subdued nose manages to exude richness - toffee/brown sugars, toast, biscuity malts, white pepper, minerals, light peary fruit esters, doughy yeast.
Lovely thick mouthfilling texture, creamy carbonation.
Opens out nicely on the body - tan toffee, biscuity malts, yeasty notes of clove, pepper, pale fruits. Lifted bitterness for style, warming, long easy finish.