maledictum (555) - Pyongyang, - JUN 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Red-brown colour, with a beautiful fluffy foam. Sweet aroma, reminiscent of a flowery meadow. Maltsweet, with notes of banana, herbs and spices, with berry-ish tones and almond paste. No bitterness. Red apples. Big, complex flavour. Very enjoyableand perfect to sip slowly. The high ABV is hardly noticable. A good autumn beer.
BarryKonrad (62) - NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown to ruby colour. Strongly carbonated that stirs up lots of sediments. Decent head that dissipates quickly, but leaves some lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, malty and a hint of alcohol. Medium body. Flavour is sweet malts, fruits, nuts and some alcohol as it warms up. But it’s an easy drink in spite of its abv. Very good Belgian strong ale.
Bygers (279) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours reddish brown with a off-white head which vanishes quickly. Good lacing. Aroma is dominated by yeast, fruit, skunk, citrus, and a hint of alcohol heaviness. The taste is quite sweet.
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bartlebier (464) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle BB 01/2015. Extraordinarily balanced triptych of (South-)Belgian brewing: rich, deep, complex dark and red fruit tastes (figs, prunes); heavy caramel malts and heavy-duty yeasts levitated into near-imperceptible, round and mature 9 ABV; grassy and herbal hop bitterness working in accord to provide a strong and spicy back drop for these fruity yeast chords to bounce off. Smoother than, but faintly reminiscent of Chimay Bleu, in the same enlightened league as St.Bernardus Prior 8. Not a beer I would naturally reach for more than once a year, but from a gastronomical point of view this could be a cook’s many-purpose secret weapon.
kerenmk (1214) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at our place. Thanks DSG. Best Before date 2008, aged at DSG’s cellar since 2007. Murky brown with tan ring and some floaties, nutty, very fruity aroma - ripe, some spice and old wine and prune, too. Tastes sweet, fruity and a little spicy. Full-bodied, smooth and a little, just a little, carbonated. Long fruity finish.
chinchill (586) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle served in a St. Bernardus snifter.
A: Poured with a thick creamy light tan head on top of a reddish-brown body that has lumps of dark soft solids floating about. Not appealing, but seems to have no nasty effects on feel or flavor, and settle to the bottom anyway so that they could be avoided ... that is, if the beer wasn’t so darn good you’ll want every drop. Still, a downgrade on looks which remains high due to the stellar head and lacing.
S: bready-fruity-floral aroma, with hints of cumin, orange juice, and champagne. Some additional, more earthy and less attractive alcohol esters.
Taste: rich, even given the aroma, and mainly fruity and spicy, although the flavor is subtle and complex. Making appearances are raisins and dates, dark bread, coriander, cumin, ginger and orange peel. There’s a faint hint of smoke in the aftertaste. This beer is rather sweet but the bitter/sweet blend seems on the spot.
M: Body seems medium-full and, at the same time, light and airy. Very very soft. Only a soft alcohol heat despite 9% ABV.
O: superb[ a real treat.
vadie (210) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rouge foncé avec une mousse beige moyenne qui se rétréci vite, laissée un peu que reste jusq’au fin. L’arôme du sucre candi et malt. Le goût est un peu sucrée, il y a du malt, du caramel, du molasse, et peut être un peu de fruits noir mais très peu. C’est extremement onctueux et il n’y a pas qu’une trace d’alcool. Pour un abv de 9% c’est incroyable.
HoppyBudgie (232) - SOLA, NORWAY - APR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Sweet malty dark fruit aroma. Sweet malty caramel flavor with hints f dark fruit. Sweet malty warming finish.
Leafs93 (1379) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours reddish brown with a off white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma is pear, raisin, caramel, yeast and earthy. Taste is sweet with a tart finish. Medium bodied, sticky finish, thick mouth feel.
MacMoney (735) - Alabama, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a reddish brown with a decent-sized off-white head. Aroma is caramel, loads of it. Some cola-like features, light alcohol. Pear and spice as well. Taste is a lot of caramel, a good helping of spiciness as well. Spiciness, not spiced - Comes through the malt, hops and yeast not with extraneous ingredients. Some herbalness as well as pear. Semi sweet. Palate is fairly light with quite a bit of carbonation. Definitely would drink again.
morri (74) - NORWAY - APR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours reddish brown with tiny sediments floating around like tadpoles before settling. Tiny off-white head which vanishes quickly. Good lacing. Aroma is dominated by yeast, fruit, skunk, citrus, and a hint of alcohol heaviness. The taste is quite sweet, and even though it’s good, it becomes a little much after half a glass. Not that I was unable to finish. Palate is delicious and foamy.