TickerTerryDJ (647) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
75cl ceramic bottle shared with Steve.Poured a nice dark ruby brown and sported a huge tan head.Sweet dark malt and dried fruit aromas with a little spiciness too.Tastes of sherry and chocolate with butterscotch and nutmeg also in there.Tasty and easy to drink beer which improves as it warms. Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
This Belgium porter poured a deep reddish brown with a short lived light tan head. No lacing seen. The aroma was somewhat of fruity with a hint of sweetness. The mouth feel was medium and smooth. Balance between malts and hops was in favor of the malt - no hippiness detected. The initial taste was much the same as the nose followed by a slight alcohol aftertaste and a pleasant burn. All-in-all, this was good beer that I would buy again.
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Pours dark amber almost unclear with a huge frothy tan head. The aroma brings sweet matls and a bit of sweet fruit. The flavor brings spicy Belgian yeast, sweet ester banana notes, and some honey flavors that settle on the tongue. The body is medium, right on for the style. Grzesiek79 (4485) - Radom, POLAND - FEB 11, 2012
hay, spruce, woody, rotten eggs, cough drop, butterscotch, licorice, smoke, brown, brown foam, rocky head, clear, medium sweetness, very bitter, heavily sour, umami, full body, creamy, oily feel, astringent, average carbonation, ALLOVATE (3088) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2012
Into its own snifter at just on cool. Big Belgian head is mostly lasting atop a bright ruby cola body. A rocky, loose, frothy off-white mess that laces well. There is a hint of Belgian yeast and sherry on the nose amongst layers of chocolate and dark, woody malts, raisins and dried dates, cocoa and lightly roasted coffee beans, yum. Creamy and full well rounded mouthfeel. Flavours of sweet sherry, madeira, oak, smoky charred wood, cola and a late hint of nutmeg spice. Nice, silky malty length only heightened by some sneaky alcohol warmth. A favourite of mine so I have a soft spot for this one. Lovely drinking, and better as it warms. Delicious. (75cL, BB 15/12/12, Cellarbrations Kinross)
MattH (923) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Ceramic bottle. Dark brown pour with a massive tan head. Three inches plus. Aroma is fruity. Taste is some roasted malts and some fruit. Body is light and despite the large head, so is the carbonation. Rasmus40 (22171) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2011
As Hoogstraten Porter. Clear dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, dark malt, light roasted malt, dried fruit and spicy. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 071011 PhillyBeer2112 (2924) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2011
Cloudy reddish brown, large foaming head. Rich fruity nose, alot of pineapple and indistinct tropical fruit. Flavor similar but turns towards a semidry cocoa element at the finish. Somewhat full bodied with a fluffy carbonation. Decent beer. ehhdayton (1188) - USA - AUG 22, 2011
Pours a dark brown with an off whtie head. Chocolaty aroma along with some vanilla. Nice flavor with chocolate and some funkiness. reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 500mL ceramic swing top bottle. Pours a deep amber brown color with tan head and lovely lace. Aromas of toasty malt and chocolate. Tastes sweet and chocolatey up front, followed by some bitterness on the end. A little harsh, but I still enjoyed drinking this one.