MoritzF (9851) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2013
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, dark brown colour with a beige and firm medium-sized foamy head. Dark malty, slightly leafy and sugary aroma with notes of caramel, liquorice and dried fruits, also alcohol is detectable. Sweet flavour, full bodied with a calm carbonation. Mildly roasted dark malt character with notes of liquorice, caramel and a tinge of fruit punch; sweet malty, liquorice- and yeasty spicy finish with warming alcoholic notes and hints of almonds/marzipan in the aftertaste. Not overly complex but satisfying. 8.I.13 gunnar (9019) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2012
Shared 33 cl bottle at the 25 ste Kempisch Bierfestival, Geel. Pours dark brown with a tiny head. Aroma of spices and dark sugars. Taste is spicy with cinnamon in the front seat. Short finish.
tderoeck (9471) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2012
6/VII/2012 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: X/11 (2012-691) gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2012
Clear dark brown beer, huge fizzy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of spices, reminds me of Southern Tier Pumking. Cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, black cherries, dried fruits, some caramel, cough syrup, elder berries. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: dried fruits, sugar, alcohol, ripe plums, little sourish, red currants, cranberries. Aftertaste: dark chocolate, mocha, sour berries, some lemon juice, alcohol, noticeable, little bitter, more spices, cloves, coffee.
Small head mahogany pour weak carbonation aromas alcohol spice dried fruit doughy note vinous notes the flavours port sultanas plum cinnamon cherry doughy yeast bread white wine sour note finish enjoyable christmas ale smooth with aftertastes of alcohol spice fruit yeasty dough well done ads135 (4587) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Very little head. Reddish orange coloration. Sourness displaces the malty body toward the end of the drink. A persistent skunkiness in an unfortunate aspect.
sebletitje (10048) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2012
33cl bottle, BB 10/2013.
Brune foncée, col beige avec une fine pellicule dorée sur le verre.
Arôme de fruits noirs; cerise et datte, malt léger et une note de chocolat.
En bouche, malt grillé, caramel et léger chocolat en poudre. Palais réchauffant avec ses 10.5%, pointe épicée rappelant la réglisse et laissant un fini liquoreux. Une pointe d’amertume houblonnée sur la fin. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2010
Kerstbierfestival 2009. Muddy dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Aroma of slightly roasted malt, sweetness and mild spices. The flavor feels ordinary, there’s slightly roasted malt, sweetness and mild spices. The body is light to medium while the carbonation is moderate. It’s decent, but doesn’t compare to the great Belgian Christmas beers. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
Shared this one w/ SkyCop32. Pours a darkish red/brown. Aromas of spice, coriander, yeast, and alcohol. Flavor has an alcohol taste to it, mixed with a nice smokey dark fruit. Also has strong hints of spice and orange. Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2009
A dark red/brown colored beer, with a thick dark beige head. The aroma of caramel with fruits and touches of spices. The taste is sparkling with sweet fruits and caramel. The spices like gloves in the back and notes of alcohol. The aftertaste is bittersweet. JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - SEP 30, 2009
La Botteresse Noire. Brown color with a big quickly diminished, bubbly tan, cola like head. Dark caramel, coffee, cloves, and dark cherries in the aromas. Sweet dark malt start, lightly sour dark cherries in the middle. Quite airy, nearly making it feel thin, but enough flavor to hold it together. A bit metallic in the finish that seems to go along with the thinner feel. Bits of cinnamon and allspice. in the finish and into the linger. A dry fruit cake.