Frovigalning (2475) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a shop in Belgium, bought in 2011. Fruity and sweet smell, berries, raisins and almonds. Similar taste. Very strong carbonation, it got allot better when I rolled the glass for a while. Very nice beer, lots of flavour, rich and complex.
Mittenator (872) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at crunchy's. garnet with minimal head. Dark fruit and candi aromas. Sweet and sticky. Astringent.
Hanoi (212) - - AUG 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured very lively.
Nose is bread, brown sugar, touch of honey and syrup, dark fruits, slight spice. Taste is (as others have noted) a dubbel: Dark fruits, nuts, burnt sugar, leather, slight spice in the finish. Apperance is poor, I don’t like the floaters. Mouthfeel is a full but a bit sticky.
I like a dubbel so I enjoyed it, but not what was expected.
GRM (2694) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass, 4-ounce, from a bottle, during the Mondial de la bière, savoured on May 29 2013; eye: maroon, semi-opaque, nice effervescence, nice sheet of beige head; nose: malt, yeast, spices, alcohol, caramel; mouth: malt, yeast, speices, alcohol, caramel, finale in yeast with presence of malt, of alcohol and of spices, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, creamy texture; overall: fine
Verre, 4 onces, d’une bouteille, bue lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 29 mai 2013; œil : marron, semi-opaque, bonne effervescence, belle couverture de mousse beige; nez : malt, levure, épices, alcool, caramel; bouche : malt, levure, épices, alcool, caramel, finale en levure avec présence de malt, d’alcool et d’épices, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture crémeuse; en résumé : bien
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 l bottle picked up @Kihoskh, København.
A slow gusher. A mostely diminishing tall blond top, over a deep amber colored body carrying lots of floaters. Nice vinous-fruity nose, Belgo-yeast, gently sweet toasted malts, and tones of marzipan. Full body. Prickling, champagne-like carbonatio[. Gently sweet malt flavor. Inviting tinned fruits. Vinous in a good way. Light and fresh yeast tones.
Fruity, light sweetish malty mouth-warming ending. This bottle was not in its best condition, but the fine qualities shine trough. [Sjællands Odde, 18.07.13]
markextrae (426) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours ruby amber with a white/tan head. aroma of sugar, nutts. taste of toffee, caramel some malts and berrie fruits. big carbonation. aftertaste is quite dry
kevinator (558) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little disappointed with this one. They bill it as a triple but I would agree with the characterization that this was more like a strong ale. The aroma was yeasty, fruity and alcoholic. The color was a deep ruby brown but with a ton of floaters. Given, this bottle was about 19 months old but ales like this have a good shelf life and it shouldn’t have looked like a school of sea monkeys. I chose not to finish the big bottle. The palate was fine and heavy. The flavors were malty and fruity and a little boozy. Some hops presence. I didn’t leave me wanting more. I’ll probably give it another try some day.
TheJester (1650) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mL bottle. Really dark, for a triple. Looks more like a dubbel. Kinda smells more like a dubbel too - the fruit is overripe and bruised, rather than tart. Upon tasting, I have to say that I’m pretty sure this is not supposed to be a tripel. But it is damn tasty, as is to be expexted from ADR. Fruity (raisins, green grapes, orange, berry) and not too sweet. Spice. Christmas cake. Great body.
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours a murky, chunky, floaty, brown. No head. Aroma has chocolate, roast, burnt bread. Tastes sort of smoky and sweet.
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle into a St. Bernardus snifter, About 1 year past the indicated best before date of 06/04/2012, but stored carefully.
A: Pours a dark reddish amber with a finger of off-white head. The head quickly recedes to a lasting partial coat and ring. Even the first pour provided a load of suspended sediment, some of which rose and fell in swirls due to the carbonation. Very peculiar looking and not so appealing. The sediment was not detectable by feel.
S: Very complex aroma; one of those rare beers where it seems a bit different every time a take a sniff/sip. The high ABV is most apparent here, being quite well hidden in tasting and in the gently warming feel.
T: Mildly spicy and sweet, with hints of dark honey, nutmeg, cinnamon, dark bread, figs, and roast nuts. Very nice balance between dark fruitiness, mild sweetness and spices.
M: Medium-full thickness; creamy smooth; medium and very soft carbonation.
O: An exceptional beer that, given the sediment, is best enjoyed in a darker environment.