bonkiedeaap (771) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2017 Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - OCT 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogany-russet colour with a white head that attempted valiantly to stay on top of the body of the beer. Significant allspice, carob, chocolate, caramel and date aromas. It is a full, dark and heady aroma that puts you in mind of pannatone, treacle tart or similar dessert cakes by a fire with a cigar to follow. The flavour is all of that with a lovely almost peppery note on a sweetish body. This beer is balanced, elegant and indulges the drinker with a fondness for dessert. In the lager world this has to be at the top end of its nobility. It struck me just where I like to be tickled and will willingly have more of this beer. Gorgeous.
Bottle from de Caigny in Essen, Belgium. The beer is very dark brown to black colored and has a small and little unstable creamy head, with good carbonation.
The aroma is malty, with notes of caramel, roasted malts, dark fruits and a little smoke and chocolate.
The taste is full bodied with a sweetness with caramel and dried fruits. Near the end a light bitterness is noticable with some spicy and warming alcohol and some roasted and chocolate notes.
The finish is light bitter with some warming alcohol and is long noticable.
A little to sweet for me, but still I found it an enjoyable beer. nybol (2247) - DENMARK - JUL 13, 2017
Meget vinøes og næsten ingen bitterhed. Sødmen passer fint til stilen....... Icedwarf (1683) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2017
Donkerbruin bier zonder schuim. Smaak is zoet en fruitig met iets van rozijn, bramen en kersen. Een lichte koffie smaak is eveneens aanwezig. Mooie combinatie. Bill Becker (1064) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Nice looking beer. Very dark brown with an inch of slightly off white foam. Minimal lacing.
Smells of toffee, bread, dark fruits. It’s not all sweet. There’s more than a hint of bitterness.
The taste is bready, has toffee with some mild pitted fruit, kinda sweet but not when compared to the brewer’ s other offerings. To me, this is sort of bland.
Medium body, fairly light carbonation, feeling all of the 8.5% abv.
Not my favourite from this brewery. limbonicartbeer (105) - - SEP 4, 2016
Cerveza color ámbar rojizo con aromas a maltas y notas dulces. De consistencia semi-espera. Al paladar se perciben notas a maltas tostadas con final acaramelado. Muy agradable cerveza.
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SlackerMads (3406) - DENMARK - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle received in the European trade, thanks Saeglopur. Clear chestnut brown with a medium sized beige head with good retention, lace and regeneration. Caramel, roasted malt, chocolate and dark fruits in the nose. Flavour follows. Caramel, brown sugar, dark dried fruits, syrup, molasses. Sweet with little bitterness, light warming alcohol. Ok, but a bit too sweet for my preference. bubblehouse (1541) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 4, 2016
I’m going to say first off this was an 8 year old bottle from nachbar. Need fresher bottle. imdownthepub (14751) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2016
Bottle, 330ml at Aux 12 Apotres, Strasbourg, France. Dark brown with cream head. Big fruity beer, toffee, fudge notes, some sweetness, some fruity alcohol, maybe a barley wine like hint. Nice and rounded in the close Pretty decent indeed. wheresthepath (2342) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark brown with no head. Moderate prickly fizz and a bit sticky on the lips. Chocolate and muscavado sugar and roasty malt up front. Warming sherry-like alcohol grows with a slight woody bitterness, although it’s sweet overall. Chalk at the end with an unfortunate hint of cheap lager. Finishes less well than it starts, but still a decent beer. Sdaniel90 (1082) - Mexico City, MEXICO - APR 11, 2016
Bottle, 33cl. Deep reddish with a frothy to minimal tan head. Aromas of dried fruits, roasted malts, alcohol. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Moderate to heavy sweet roasted character with moderate bitterness into a complex fruity and alcohol finish. Very pleasant.