yngwie (16882) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear, reddish-brown, with a small beige, almost tan, head. Roasted malt, caramel, some hops and hints of dried fruits in the aroma. The flavor is mostly roasted malt and caramel, and the finish has hops, sweetness and a vague hints of coffee. Medium body. A pleasant, but a bit boring beer, reminding me of the strong norwegian christmas beers. (060709)
bhensonb (14890) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at 6.3% in Gare Du Nord, Paris. Very brown in color, aroma and flavor. Worth a try. Note from 10/19/2004.
imdownthepub (14221) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled, 500 ml, pasteurised. Orange brown in colour with short lived head. This is a sweet fruity beer with a fizzy background. Short lived flavours matching the head, burnt undernotes. Pretty boring after a while.
Bov (12556) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 12, 2001
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2006 clear bordeaux-ruby colour with almost no foam; toasty caramelish nose; effervescent, some astringance but not enogh to hide the strong sweetness; a hint of bitterness and a sweetish caramelish aftertaste - dubious
JorisPPattyn (9878) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 26, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium cream-brown head on reddish, Coca-Cola coloured beer. Vanilla-sweetish nose, nutty, slighlty oxydized malts. Sweet-molasses & dark candi sugar. Sweet (if not too), but obviously oxydized sample, although well before BBD. Nutty, "biscuit" flavours. Milk chocolate, almonds & liquorice warming up. Soft, creamy, texture; despite the 6.3 % I seem to get some warming. Sweet, and obviously prematurely aged sample. Then again, Kronenbourg...
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Deep brown-amber colour, thin tan head. Nice caramel malt aroma, brown sugar, toast, toffee. Flavour is semi-sweet, caramel malt, toffee, toast, a bit marshmallowy and nutty. Tastes decocted. Nice brew.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A dark brown nut coloured beer with a good coffee coloured head. The aroma is sweet with chocolate, chocolate powder and some nuts. The taste is more of the same with some toffee and caramel thrown in for good measure. Good alcohol notes also. A very nice beer from this megabrewery.
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Blauwershof, Godwaersvelde - Joris’s leftovers - thanks. Dark brown. Smells of soap and wood. Cardboardy. Oxidised woody flavour. Sweetish. Some liquorice on the finish. Seems old but it isn’t. Not an enjoyable experience. No idea what style it is.
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Gare d’Est (Paris) blackish body with medium head. Nose is sweet, caramel and roasted malts. Taste also malty with bitter and spices. Thinnish but enjoyable.
jaghana (5875) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 9, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl. A black but clear ale with medium carbonation. Aroma is very sweet and caramel like, and toasty. Nice bitterness and grassy hop flavour. Good beer, a bit difficult to digest, near to a Pelforth brune.