Metalchopz (2080) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From my SAQ import group (best before 18/10/2014). Pours a real dark amber colour with lots of sediments. Frothy off-white head with good retention and thick creamy lace. Starts on a nutty malt nose and then lands with light sourness, dark fruits (raisins, dates) and sugars. The taste though has something that instantly turns me off (like bad wood with metal). Even worst than the rusty water tasting hops I despise. After a few sips, it thankfully goes away and shows some caramel malt, hints of dark fruits, toffee and nuts. All mild, nicely not being too sweet. No show of alcohol, so no burning. Weird to see a dark Tripel (feels more like a Quadrupel). Also, not sure why they use the word Imperial with Tripel (aren’t they all Impys) ?? Tripels are my favorite style, and this one is alright, but not in my tops.
rejtable (1124) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a beauty. Pours red with lots of foamy head. Notes of candy, plus, cereal. Creamy in the mouth with low carbonation.
boozedude (1588) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into glass.. cloudy brown pour with brown head..aroma of prune and alcohol..taste is some vanilla fruit some cocoa..bitter finish..good shit
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge grape head, poured from a bottle. Almost like Portuguese wine. Similar to a good midera wine. Yum!!!! Strong
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Borresteijn (4336) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl Bottle from De Hopduvel, Gent. Dark brown colour, light-beige head. Aroma of cocoa, dark fruits, medium-sweet, yeast, all a bit muted. Flavour is cocoa, burnt caramel, dark fruits, dark malts, light bitter finish with a bit of yeast. Medium-bodied, light alcoholic. Expected a lot more from this beer.
Iphonephan (2609) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle at the mark dine and tap in sour bend IN. Labeled best before 2010. Pours an opaque brown with a thin off white head. Nutty aroma with some hints of sour cherries. Flavors of tart cherry , some caramel sweetness and a hint of toffee. Complex and very tasty.
HoppyBudgie (606) - SOLA, NORWAY - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bit hazy amber-red colour. Aroma is a bit sour with dark malt and bread. Nice toasted maltiness, good caramel sweetness with a mild sourness, spices and some dark fruits in the flavour.
GothGargoyle (904) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a massive beige head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is candy apple, caramel, raisins, dates, brown sugar. Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied, sweet on the palate with a fruity finish. Taste is caramel, butterscotch, dates, raisins.
Beergeek23322 (1955) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
August 2010. From bottle. Poured redbrown with a shortlived head. Spices, dried fruit, sugar aromas. Slightly sweet finish.
MaartenRF10 (1453) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly unclear dark dark, light brown head. Aroma is mostly a lot of overripe and dried fruits (raisins, plums. figs). Taste is slightly alcoholic, a lot of overripe and dried fruits again. Portlike. Like a good quadrupel! Good full body and perfect carbonation.