grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Well, I have to kick myself a few times for making a rookie mistake. I’ve tried to not let the numbers reflect the fact that a bad pour sent the yeast into suspension, causing a chunky mess to be poured, even in the first glass. My problem was due to the relatively long neck and my one-handed pour while holding my snifter-type glass in the other hand. This caused a bit too much forward lean on the bottle and a resultant glug-glug of air trying to get out of the too-full neck. The turbulence made for a messy beer. Nonetheless, this bottle obviously had a huge amount of sediment. Beyond that, my bottle was obviously past its prime, fairly vinous and oxidized. Despite this, there were some great caramel flavors, sweet toffee-like chewiness, a great, light-tan head, and other enjoyable qualities. Too bad I only had one bottle!
FunkyF (215) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från Saveur-biere. Mörkt brunröd med mycket beige skum. Doft av karamell, choklad , jäst och lite körsbär. Söt med lite syrlig eftersmak, inslag av karamell och choklad.
Garlic_of_Doom (516) - SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beergium.
Hazy dark red/brown with a white foam ring.
Sweet, yeasty aroma with a lot of figs and raisins.
Taste is very sweet with chocolate, caramel, slight citrus and faint bitterness.
Medium to full body, soft carbonation, smooth.
Very easy to drink, quite dangerous due to the high abv. A bit too sweet for me and the aroma was quite faint. Still quite good.
FedeTom7 (7) - - FEB 18, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An amber Belgian strong ale with caramel and coffee, a little bit sparkling and bitter with a spicy end. Lekkere bier
conway (1758) - - FEB 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with little head. Taste and aroma share toast, caramel, toffee and a little dark fruit. Medium-thick, somewhat sticky with a long finish. Simple and almost perfect.
johndoughty (4133) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown with a small head. Not a lot of life and slightly sweet. Didn’t really realise its strength which should be taken as a compliment. An excellent beer.
Rob_D_UK (1084) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky chestnut with an off white head. Lovely dark fruits aroma and a taste of this with spices.
SinH4 (476) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber color with big white head. Aroma of spicy yeasts, coriander, toffee, and a hint of tartness. The tartness reminds me of cherries and berries. Taste is more toffee, caramel, malty, dark fruits with prunes, raisins, nice booze kick. Carbonation is smooth but prominent, very creamy texture. Warming finish with spices. A complex classic indeed. Still feels fresh despite the heaviness. Superbly priced as well. I like it.
lello4ever (102) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Eccellente belga. Si presenta di un marrone con riflessi rosso scuro e un ampio cappello di schiuma beige di buona persistenza e compattezza. Al naso principalmente malto e caramello. Sin dal primo sorso il dolce del malto è predominante e perfettamente equilibrato, ricco e intenso, unito alla buona presenza dell’alcool che le da un corpo pieno. Senza dubbio una di quelle strong ale che ricordi, sulla falsa riga di una Chimay, St. Bernardus e simili.
ElManana (647) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought at Geers. Pours amber, brown, almost no head. Aroma of prunes, raisins, malts and caramel. Flavour is malty, spices, little roast, coffee. Lovely dubbel.
AshtonMcCobb (3279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines.
Appearance - dark brown to black with a reddish tinge. Nice head.
Nose - stewed apples into prunes with backdrop of toffee and candy sugar.
Taste - stewed prunes with a slight boozy backbone. Finishing with drying toffee.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a finish that is somehow sweet and sour at the same time.
Overall - very indulgent.