Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Rose Red Cafe, Brugge, 17/10/14.
Hazed chestnut brown with a decent off white covering.
Nose is caramel, spice, dark malt base, toffee, earthy notes.
Taste comprises some bitter roasted notes, spice, toffee, dark fruit rinds, dates, prunes.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming alcohol in the close.
Solid Belgian strong, good balance, but not quite seeing where the 4+ average score comes from!
opetomaxico (2) - - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Riquísima tostada. Fuerte que entra como si fuese agua. Ideal para beber sin enterarte. (7/10). (Malte - A Coruña).
Calisky (1094) - ALSACE, FRANCE - OCT 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur brune trouble, légère mousse beige, beaucoup de dépôts. Nez malté , candy, alcool, note fruits noirs. Gout malté caramel, fruits noirs,raisin, figue, épices, poivre, notes réglisse
et zeste orange. Fin avec petite amertume
PapaSkeetSkeet (855) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy tea-brown with lots of big flakes of sediment floating around. Half inch of consistent, fine tan head that fades moderate-to-slowly and leaves a film on the surface and substantial attractive ring around the outside. Aroma is white raisin, apple, figs, cherry, bit of grape, light bread and crust. Body is medium-light, on the watery side, very smooth moderate carbonation, fine creamy texture on the palate, no burn. Flavor is bread crust, hint of cinnamon stick and nutmeg, dried cherry, light brown sugar, moderate dates. Just enough heat on the exhale to keep things interesting. Fruitiness is understated in the flavor, in a good way. Hops are minimal (maybe hay or dried grass) and the very little bitterness is infused in the bread-crust flavor. I had pretty high expectations, but they’ve been surpassed. Great beer! Reminds me of Rochefort 8.
eduardovl (938) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2014 330ml bottle served in a Chimay chalice.
A: Pours a nice dark amber to brown color. Quite dirty with chunks and yeasts floating around. That’s most probably the dirtiest beer I’ve ever had! Forms a medium head when poured. Good retention and many lacings formed and left
S: Brown bread and Belgium yeasts. Toffee and caramel. Fruity and spicy too. Notes of black pepper and vanilla
T: Complex. Balanced sweet-bitterness. Mix of Belgium yeasts, roasted malts, brown bread, dark fuits, brown sugar. An authentic Belgian Ale
M: Quite smooth. Unbelievable that this is a 9% ABV. Medium-high carbonation. Very bready aftertaste
O: Very drinkable. Very easidrinking despite of the high ABV. Absolutely great beer. No mistake here
[ BA Review @ 1/28/2010 ]
Zakoon (86) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours red/brown with a thin brown head. Aroma is caramel malt, toffee, raisins and dark fruits. Flavour is sweet and yeasty. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, Finish is sweet and caramel.
slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"a sweet, woody, slightly spicy ull bodied belgian ale. better flavored and cleaner than either the tripel or grand cru. maybe still a touch overrated, but quite good. fig, malt, dark fruit, spice, candi sugar? lots going on here, quite smooth...still not quite a favorite."
gripweed57 (763) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Amber red colors big rocky beige head. Sweet caramel malt nose has notes of port and dark dried fruits. First sip yields a soft rich brown sugar maltiness that leans toward plums. Mid taste is sticky and sweet and complex with hints of vanilla and wood. Finishes with a spicy herbal hoppiness. This is a nice rich Belgian brown ale that is full of depth and complex character.
melush (969) - SPAIN - SEP 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a malta, caramelo, uvas pasas, ligeramente a alcohol.
Maakun (808) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Reddish dark brown with medium off white head. Sweet malts and candy sugar, roasted vegetables with syrup, lemon soda and dried red fruits. Hint of cocoa and spices. Sweet, medium to full bodied and very nice carbo. Classic