kubilai (111) - , Quebec, - SEP 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy dark orange body with light beige foamy head. Aroma of plums, dates, licorice, caramel and toffee. Also some cedar smells impression. Rotting corpse. Ginger and cherry tornado on tastebuds. Sweet mouthfeel full of brown sugar and spices. Overwhelming. Alcohol % is well hidden by the complex but charming taste. A very good one!
skoisirius (1345) - Earth, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Godsdamn I used to drink the shit out of this amazing conception of Brune back in the Bottleworks days. One of the best.
lux_edwards (22) - - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A 33 cl bottle, pours a dark ruby with a beige head, aroma of chocolate and cherries. Taset is a little sweet and can taste a hint of cherry. Incredibly smooth with a well balanced palate considering the high alcohol content of 9%. Delicious and will be looking for more.
MisoW (518) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown color, light beige head. Aroma of cherries, red wine, chocolate. Taste is sweet, chocolate, cherries, coffee, dark berries, higher carbonation. Sweet finish.
Trappist1 (192) - Diest, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
dark brown, light grey head. nose: chocolate, sulpher (?) and cleaning product. Taste: caramel, chocolate but also something off. did not like this one.
JStax (2336) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle Best Before 29/04/2012 poured into a brandy snifter. I wonder how old this beer really is. I can’t seem to find anything using the googles. Oh well. The aroma on this one has walnuts, wet wood, toasted nuts, some sherry notes. Fairly complex aroma. The taste is fairly nutty and woody. Not really bitter in any way, but id is fairly dry, like a walnut hull. Some raisin comes through a little bit and really just tops this beer off. Very well done beer. I wish I knew how their bottle dating worked. I would guess this beer is at least 2.5 to 3 years old, but could easily be even older. I guess that just means I should load up on this beer for the cellar.
Jayseppi (98) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma on this one was pretty faint. What I could detect was pleasing, but it didn’t exactly jump out if the glass. Great dark ruby colour with a beige, soda pop-like wispy head. Great Belgian beer flavour. Earthiness, licorice and some smokiness are present with underlying sweetness and dark fruits. The palate could be better as there is quite a large amount of sediment, despite my pouring efforts, that is detectable while drinking. With a stronger aroma and less sediment in the glass this would be a truly beautiful beer.
budedou (65) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good strong brown belgian beer!
very tasty and strong as I like :)
Next time with pleasure :)
Iphonephan (2202) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 33 cl bottle shared at Ryan’s. Pours a hazy brown with a quickly dissipating off white head. Aroma of caramel and red fruits. Flavors of plum and candidate sugar. Smooth mouthfeel. Delicious.
macgybeer (21) - - SEP 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
caramel, nuts, toast, chocolate, alcohol, black, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation,
Kita (654) - 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...