sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, - FEB 28, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2005 (Re-rate, 0.33l bottle) Very nice, deep, dark red color with a large head and lots of big yeast particles on the bottom. Extremely malty, sweetish and toffeeish, raisiny, rye-pudding aroma, even sweet-imperial-stoutish and port-wineous. The flavor is extremely malty, sweetish, almond-liqueourish, quite bitter-hoppy. Port-wineous, liqueourish - but pleasantly so, full of rye-pudding and spices (orange peel, licorice, etc.), plus a hefty fruitiness. The palate is quite full-bodied, warming, somewhat foamy-carbonated and sweet - but bitter. Some alcohol can be felt, but it’s definitely not dominating the flavor. An excellent, full-bodied, yeasty, very malty and tasty brew. Succeeds nicely in combining scotch ale, abbey dubbel and imperial stout. This must be the brew to die for, if well aged!
(0,75l bottle, was 6-4-7-4-14=3.5) Nice, murky, dark amber color with medium head. Sour, slightly sweet aroma. Quite alcoholic, sweetish flavor. Soft and full-bodied palate. A good brew for/with dessert, but a slight disappointment considering what I had read from others.
Foffern (1225) - Bodø, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Over 2 years old. Has a very deep reddish brown colour with a frothy, big, beige head. Aroma has lots of dried fruit, leather, oak, meat, heahter and some chocolate and alcohol. The flavour is similar a very rich with some licorice and more roasted malt, oak and chocolate. Has a slick and silky mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A rich, complex and wonderful dark Belgian strong ale.
DuffMan (6743) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, via trade with dresden (thanks Steve!). Deep golden brown with a lively beige head that retains beautifully. Sweet aroma of burnt sugars, plums, raisins, caramelized banana, vague spices. The palate reflects the nose perfectly, with a rummy quality and silky mouthfeel. Full bodied without being syrupy or cloying. Warming finish. Sublime.
McWorta (592) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red/amber in colour with a fine lightly tan foamy head. On the nose complexity of sweet malt, barnyard, resin and spices develop. The texture is somewhat slick offering a full body. Rather sweet with some snappyness to it. Well balanced with a lingering sweet-spiced finish.
markoijelena (311) - SERBIA - SEP 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.33l from Dranken Geers Ghent Belgium.Pour it dark colour with medium white head.Taste of dried fruits, caramel and very roasted malt.Perfect balanced sour and sweet.
darrennelson12 (412) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 In bottle (Delerium/Brussels); very nice beer ... poured a nice medium brown. Taste and aroma almost of root beer??? Somewhat sweet and bubbly ... very nice; I will buy again
suurjuust (1053) - ESTONIA - SEP 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown beer, tamn head. Nose is dried plums, yeast, malts, slight spice. Flavor is bready notes, lots of malt, dried fruit, sweet notes, hops, spice, caramel, hoppy notes in the finish, some chocolate and alcohol. Soft malty sweetness and tender bitterness balance out very nicely among all the other different flavors here. Lovely stuff.
martjoobolut (713) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33L bottle, BB 27.05.2015. Pours very hazy dark brown-red with light tan head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, intense malt, spices. Flavor is sweet & bitter, malt, dark fruits, spices. Finish is somewhat dry malty and fruity with hints of alcohol. Overall: very nice malty brew.
Zymurgeist2 (1016) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out of the bottle at Cambrinus. Pours a deep copper and clear. Lots of complex chocolate throughout the aroma and flavor. Rich layers of bread dough.
wvhoran (239) - Tasmania, - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. It pours a dark amber-brown with a firm and creamy beige head. Lovely aroma of plums, alcohol, smooth malts, yeast, caramel. The flavour follows through with a nice balanced malt character, brown sugar, fruity, yeast. Smooth, really very good.
angel77 (951) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 33 cl de el c. Ingles, tomada en junio de 2002. fecha cons pref para antes fin 2003. Cuerpo medio de 9 vol con una buena sensación alcohólica. Sabores intensos de maltas ligeramente tostados y dulces. Bastante buena y para repetir.