Goodgrief (1720) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 1, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2008 Feb. 2006 - Wow..this was a darned fine beer! Beer was itching to get out of the bottle and the first crack of the cap sent a stream down all over the counter. Had I known how good it was going to be, I would have waited until no one was looking and licked it off the counter! Beer poured ruby brown with big (but not out of control) head and lacing throughout. Aroma was sweet fruit (figs or dates, but I’m not sure which). The flavor was really rich and sweet, but somehow not overly so. About as good as it can get...even with a little hop bite at the end. Fantastic!! The only downside is that I had to split the bomber with my dad (what the heck...he bought it!) Give me more!
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 (449) - 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 (1210) - 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 (569) - 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 (205) - 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 (1370) - 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 (71) - 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.
Gr0ve (2037) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Dark reddish brown. Clear, but there was a lot of yeast in the bottle, which is not unlike what I’ve seen earlier. It’s been a very long time since I’ve tried this beer. And it was great the last time, as it is this time. Intense malty aroma with black pepper and ripe apples. Complex sugary flavours with toffee and caramel. Body is surprisingly light, which makes the beer very drinkable. Malty and rich. More apples in the finish, almost cidery, but not dry nor that sweet. Overall a fantastic Belgian dubbel-like beer. Awesome.