Kita (662) - Koper, SLOVENIA - SEP 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 0.33l. Pours murky brown with large frothy light brown head and nice lacing. Aroma of spicy malt, caramel, yeast, dried fruits and sherry. Taste starts with rich and moderate sweet malt, followed sour grainy and spicy yeasty, fruity with strong alcohol note, mouth-coating, while finished medium bitter with long aftertaste. Full body, thick texture and lively natural carbonation in palate. Hell of a strong beer, a bit too much for me...
ChrisSc (124) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle into tulip.
Overall: A good brown ale. Good flavor, a little on the thin side for my taste. Enjoyable but not super memorable.
Appearance: Deep ruby brown with thick tan head.
Aroma: Roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, alcohol.
Taste: Medium sweet, slightly bitter
Palate: Body on the thin side, smooth texture, good long finish
Osprey87 (914) - London via, WALES - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Room temp bottle BB 2015, poured into a tulip. Sparkling ruby red with a big head like a cloud. Head continually expands. Looks good. Smell is yeasty - not a lot going on. Mouthfeel is medium to big and slightly foamy - feels rich. Taste is caramel malts, sweet fruits - cherry and banana, finishes with raisin. I didn’t pick up the burnt wood until I read it in the description, and now I can notice it in the aftertaste. Very good beer, but I feel like I should have chilled it a bit.
VsXsV (1621) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy deep brown liquid with small light brown head. Aroma of toffee, dried fruit, raw sugar, raisins, caramel and light sweet alcohol. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, light bubblegum and bread. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Really nice and balanced.
maxrudy (2) - Hřnefoss, NORWAY - SEP 16, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Luiquid caramel... Nice in every way. Just loved the smell and taste. It’s like candy..
BOSSbrewer (1022) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer pours a reddish brown. Big head. Dark fruits and sweet malts are forward. Medium to full bodied. Great beer.
fitwitchik (98) - USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into snifter to be dark amber red with a high carbonated cream head.
The smell of dark fruit is incredible.
Goodness of fig dark fruits caramel is beautiful. Malty finish is perfection.
An excellent brune from Belgium. Blessed to have this bottle to myself ^,,^
Philym (309) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Clear amber/brown with a billowing 5 finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Dried fig, raisin, prune, orange peel, caramel/toffee, marzipan, grassy, and floral, with vinous notes verging on brandy.
Taste: Medium sweetness, bitterness and sourness. Dried fruit medley with a toffee sweetness and vinous brandy like taste.
Palate: Thick texture and a medium/full body and mouthfeel, with prickly carbonation. The finish was abrupt and astringent, it was initially sweet but developed into bitterness and a slight fruity tartness.
Comments: Absolutely gorgeous one of the best beers I have tried. Left a glass lace.
cjldm (26) - - SEP 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared a bottle with a friend before, first time for myself.
Pours huge head which slowly dissipates. Deep brown colour.
A huge smell of both dark fruits and caramel sweetness.
Sweet fruit and spice with notable Belgian yeast. Toasted, sweet malt taste is quite special. The level of raisin and brown sugar complexity that you would expect from a quad! Very little alcohol taste except for a small amount of warmth towards the back of the palate.
Smooth body with medium carbonation.
Really punches above its weight; up there with the quads! Far better than a good few of the Trappist beers too - an essential!!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Chipalsa (1263) - Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 vintage from Knightly Spirits
Appearance - Brown body, some sediment, frothy head
Aroma - Yeast, chocolate, French bread, raisins, caramel
Taste - Vanilla, raisins, cherries, chocolate, nutty, rum cake
This is an insane brew - so complex and delicious while being balanced and drinkable. Towards the finish, flavors are sort-of meddled and I wish to try a fresher bottle next time.