diabel (1721) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2009
Bottle Hazy amber to brown body. Lightly brown, creamy head. Complex aroma, mainly of caramel with hints of grapes, wood, acid, ... Very well balanced aroma. Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour with a soury note. Again a good balance and complexity with a nicely warm mouthfeel. Great beer. Bit rochefort-like: a strong focus on caramel. Travlr (25525) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Draft. Dark maroon brown, massive thick creamy beige head with great retention, solid lacing. A beautiful beer. Aroma of smooth chocolate, coffee, light spice. Taste is similare with biscuit and a soft sour edge. Nice. Swaroga (2223) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 8, 2012
75cl bottle. Brown and hazy, big tanned head. Nose : Cheese, caramel, toffee, dairy, red fruits. Sip : decent carbonation, medium body, oily texture. Sweet with distinctive flavors of toffee, cherry, tart. Alcohol is well hidden but it comes back warming in the aftertaste. The flavor of this beer lasts long and it is mostly sweet, slightly sour. Really sweet and candy like but well balanced and delicious way to accompany cakes and maybe some wild meat. Nice. kraddel (8603) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2013
bottle at david’s tasting
pours brown, white foam. taste reminds me at hair of the dog , later i saw on the bottle ’old ale’ , and all old ales i’ve had were from hair of the dog so that explains a lot .
very nice, complex , sweet.
Rubin77 (2390) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 22, 2016
F: pale brown, big, good retention.
C: dark brown, opaque.
A: malt, molasses, brown sugar, figs, dried fruits, dates, chocolate, cocoa, coffee.
T: chocolate, cocoa, woody, brown sugar, dark lingering fruits, molasses, dried fruits, hint of coffee, full body, medium to high carbonation, good balanced, worth to try, sample from vat @ Kerstbierfestival Essen 2016.
Mortlach (2440) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 26, 2017
On tap @Luppolo Station (Rome). Bruna intensa, schiuma beige media. Al naso sentori di caramello, zucchero di canna, frutta candita e noci. In bocca è dolce, caramellata, con finale appena amarognolo. Corpo pieno, carbonazione medio-leggera. Ottima! BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2008
Amber colored slightly hazy beer. Low carbonation. Small off white head. Very herbal aroma. Aniseed is noticeble. Reminds me of Ricard. Complex flavor. Starts a bit sweet, heavy bodied, avery light acidity with a herbal and medium bitter end. The alcohol is very well hidden for a 11 vol. alc. Hotbeerboy (25) - - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle, 11%. Good fruity aroma, hint of dried fruit. Cloudy red brown colour. Small stable tan head. The flavour is nicely fruity, good and dried. Has a little yeast, but is good with all the nice fruity flavours.
Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle: Served in a Duvel glass:
Big beige brown foamy head on top of a deep dark brown colored beer.
Aromas of liquorice wood, spices, raisin, prunes, herbal spices, some bay leaf, some cough syrup and the slightest hint of mint.
Flavours of spices, pepper, raisin, prunes, hay and malt roast and toast, porridge, bitters, liquorice, bay leaf, bread, rye hints.
Aftertaste is a mix of porridge, toast, malts, some spices, liquorice wood and bitters.
Low carbo, creamy spicy mouthfeel, full bodied and a creamy texture. ippopotamo36 (2456) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 25, 2017
Tap at Luppolo Station in Rome-Italy. Dark chestnut skin pour, medium off-white foam. Nose: dates, dried prunes, smooth dried figs. Mouth: molasses, silky notes of caramel.