kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 01/18/2006Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2007
clear brown with years sparkles, whispy head, tart chocolate aroma, mellow chocolate flavor, nice spicy character,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
0.33 l bottle. Mahagony color with diminishing head. The aromas of honey, licorice, toasted malt, toffee, alcohol and some raisins. Dryer, mainly malty, toasty and toffeish flavor with licorice, coffee, honey, some pepper and some herbs. Wim (4108) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2010 hazy brown colourd body with a litte white head a spicy sweet malty aroma a malty sweet little coffee spicy bitter taste with a bitter finish FatPhil (16630) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2007
330ml bottle (Mallaskukko, Turku)
Very dark brown, light barely shines through it. Very complex aroma. Slightly marmitey. Smoked fish on rye-bread too. Very savoury taste, strong darkly roasted malt. Quite spicey and herby. Anna (a yank) says "taco seasoning". Very unusual. SilkTork (5777) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2007
330ml bottle from BeersOfEurope. Brown beer with a refreshing acidic quality. Nothing sharp or bloody like the aged or Oud bruins from Flanders, but heading in that direction. There’s a nice fruity touch to this. Hop bitterness is low - most of the character coming from the action of the yeast on the dark malts. Hints of chocolate, drops of thin blood, rusty tin, and orange zest. Wrapped up well. Both interesting and refreshing. A damn fine drink.
Dolty (15) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2007
Wonderful Brune! Delicious! A very complex flavour, somewhat reminicent of Oerbier. An absolute favourite! Bart (2937) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2007
Dark brown coloured beer. Small white head. Heavy yeasty, sweet coffee roasted aroma. Full palate. Finish is coffee bitter, yeasty, some touches of alcohol. SHIG (4963) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle: Poured dark brown/black with thin off white head. Sour metal and spice aroma. The flavor was roasted burnt malt. Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2007
(Bottle) Pours very dark.Sweet liquorice and toffee/caramel aroma with some fruits and dark fruits. A bit plum-ish and tiny roasted. Undertones of spices, hops and some perfumy flowers. Medium sweet, liquorice flavour with some fruits and spices. Small, sourish hints. Pretty smooth, medium body. A very nice dubble. detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours a medium brown with a couple inches of tan head. Pretty clear beer, until you get to the bottle of the bottle, and then swirl and dump the yeast. Then it is pretty murky.
At first whiff, I thought I had an oud bruin, the smell of the beer and the cork had that delightful tangy winey aroma. But that did not carry over to the flavor of the beer.
A slightly peppery taste was immediately followed by a very pronounced sweetness. Too bad - I thought the peppery flavor was excellent, the sweetness is overdone. Not a candi sugar or malty sweetness, more of a table sugar sweetness. It finished with some different kind of spice, maybe coriander and light cinnamon, which was then followed up by a very heavy mustiness or even a grainy dustiness.
The yeast sediment from the bottom of the bottle produced just a hint of that tartness, which was quickly overwhelmed by sweet.
I liked the spicy character of the flavor and the tangy aroma. I would have liked more of both. I would have liked less sweet.