KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with a small (less than 1 finger) off white fizzy head that dissipated rapidly leaving behind a very thin film and small collar which did allow for some fair spotty streaks of lacing.
The aroma was of a dark bread malt and a doughy yeast with notes of toffee, honey, dark fruit (plums and raisins) and a mild alcohol tinge.
The taste was sweet and malty with hints of toffee and honey from the start with the finish being about the same but with a touch of dark fruit, a strong yeast presence and a moderate dose of alcohol at the end. The flavor lasted an average amount of time after the swallow with a nice fruity sweetness left on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just short of medium in body with a mild syrupy texture and a nice strong carbonation.
Overall a really nice tasting Strong Ale with a superb drinkability...
VamboladeTolly (743) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with small beige head. Aroma is sweet, roast, bread, caramel, some alcohol, plums, berries. Taste is light sour with some sweetness, alcohol, caramel. Medium body. A bit to watery for me.
tarmok (428) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark amber liquid with minimal yellowish head. Aroma: caramel, bread. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Hermod (4362) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Bbe 26/05/2016. Poured brown colored, thick off white head. Floral hops, caramel, dark fruity notes in aroma. Flavor has brown sugar, bready notes, sweetness, spicy notes. Alcohol coming through a little, warming. Long sweet finish, some dark bread and gingerbread as well. High carbonation.
jaghana (4653) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 33cl, kindly shared by Dominique. A clear amber beer with low head. Nose is phenolic, toasted malt and mint. Aroma is on burnt caramel, belgian yeast, sweet, industrial caramel body, astringent finish.
chinchill (3012) - South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2015
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
750ml bottle from Total Wine with a cage and cork seal. Solid pop of the cork, which probably hit the ceiling even though I thought I was holding it adequately.
No foaming, but the aroma and flavor suggest a moderate infection. The aroma, in particular, has some of the floral, barnyard, and basement aromas from bacteria or, less likely, wild yeast. The bottle has a 11/13 date on the bottom and its been properly stored. Searching, I immediately found a report of another bad bottle, so quality control may be an issue.
O: very disappointed.
Pyrmir (4228) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled during Brussels vacation. Amber with off white head. Aroma malty, caramel, light burnt sugar and yeast. Taste is sweet and malty, caramel, yeast, sugars, low bitterness and some fruit.
Shark_Pants (452) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep ruby colour with large fluffy beige head that lingers significantly. Candi sugar, glacé cherries and belgian yeast in the aroma. The taste is very sweet, with plums, cherries, raisins, toffee and bready notes toward the finish. Very prickly on the tongue but full bodied and sticky. This one is too all over the place for me and lacks balance. Certainly not at all undrinkable but somewhat disappointing.
thirstyrabbit (1433) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark copper body, medium head. Aroma has yeast, caramel and dried fruit. Mostly red fruits. Also some hairspray. High carbonation. Taste has more dried fruit and yeast. Pretty simple. Finish is more fruity with dates and raisins. A standard dark Belgian, not very much distinguishing features. Carbonation is too high, makes me burp a lot. Not very smooth. With so many better options available, I will probably not have this one again.
deanso (6624) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle @ Cambrinus, Brugge.
Thin creamy off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Well hidden alcohol but not that much to it.
Labedz (6) - POLAND - DEC 5, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33cl. Sour smokey and chocolate aroma. Great foam with nice lacing. Taste chocolate with fruits with roasted malt. More sweet than bitter. Sweet wine aftertaste.Quote strong but no alcohol in taste or aroma.