BigMomma (226) - Leuven, - AUG 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2012 Details: 50cl bottle, lot 573.
Tasting notes: Pours a black color with a dark red shine and a thick beige white head. Sweet complex aroma, malt, caramel, slight hint of alcohol, soft, creamy, slight vinious touch, dried fruit, interesting. Sweet big, fat flavor, malty, caramel, roasted nuts, gentle alcohol burn, subtle bitterness, long dry finish. Thick syrupy mouthfeel, very low carbonization.
Conclusion: A big, fat beer which is well matured and hides it high alcohol content quite well but lets you experience some of it, unfortunately the carbonization is a bit low but that isn’t unexpected from a high ABV barrel aged beer.
nutjes (221) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - SEP 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2016 50cl-fles van bij Bierhalle Deconinck te Vichte. U: Helder donkerbruin met bruine schuimkraag die snel inzakt. G: Rode wijn, karamel en kandijsuiker. S: Vineus wat overheerst. Karamel en wat alcohol warmte in de afdronk. Naar mijn smaak veel te vineus M: Volmondig met medium carbonatie.
Maarten1993 (972) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank during Beer & Boots 18-9-2016. Some alcohol bitterness, but mainly a very rich candy-like taste. Good.
BlazerT (499) - POLAND - SEP 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Teku. Deep brown/reddish with small, semi-densed, light brown head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma is very winey, slightly oaky with decent, noticeable malty notes - dark and burnt sugar, some caramel, raisins, woody. Taste is semi-sweet, which lasts till the end of degustation, ABV is very well hidden. Medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation, finish is pure, woody. In general drinkable, taste like old good wine, very interesting and not so packed with malts, nicely balanced.
ciocanelu (1302) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muddy brown color with just a bit of beige foam. Aroma has brown sugar, caramel, dried dark fruits and some oak. Taste starts with sweet malt, dark fruits, caramel, booze and finishes slightly bitter with some dark chocolate and slightly roasted malt. It’s quite good but a bit boozy for my taste.
de_belg (35) - - AUG 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at Ghent Bierfestival. Aroma: wine, alcohol, sour but fruity, bit smokey. Taste: white wine but rather smoked. Mild bitter aftertaste but mainly alcohol. Very good beer/wine.
johndoughty (4975) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Lovely smoked port like flavour.Tastes like a classic wine rather than a beer. Smokey and malty-needs to be supped rather than drank. Superb.
Inbreak (4514) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
03.08.2016, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice slightly bubbly-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild and slightly dry mineraly, oak, minerals, burnt sugar, weeds, raisins, dark sugar, dried fruits, candy sugar, bark, burnt caramel. Taste is slightly sweet, raisins, grass, candy sugar, weeds, caramel, minerals, oak, dried fruits, dark sugar, alcohol. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mineraly mouthfeel. Nice.
Palme (4120) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This one pours a, well I guess you can call it unclear but not directly cloudy looking near bronze colored dark body with a bubbly and sidesticking mild beige top. It has, to my surprise, a relative low nose. I have to struggle to get anything else than a sweet toffee pudding nose here. Some darker types of fruit also detected. Sweet kiwi. It doesn’t smell like a 14 percenter, but it smells nice. Mild but nice. Tastes quite decent also. Rounder than I thought. Lots of raisins, it’s sweet and sticky both in the taste and in the mouth. Soft and prickling on the carbonation. Red caramel and it’s scary lightdrinkable. Sweet but no alcohol either warming or sting. Melon in the finish. Quite nice. 04.08.2016
Rask0lnikov (726) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Hazy, brownish colour. Nice, medium white head. Hints of red wine, earthiness, hints of berries, hints of oak, hints of caramel and dark fruits in the aroma. Hints of caramel, liqeury notes, hints of berry wine, bitter, woody notes in the middle. Some sweetness. Caramel and dark fruits. Toffee and and notes of wine in the end. Hints of red wine in the aftertaste. Quite interesting, quite well balanced, nice belgium strong ale. Enjoyable.
Hopverdju (663) - BELGIUM - JUN 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Donker amberkleurig bier met een rode gloed en weinig wit schuim. Geur: vineus, Mon Chéri pralines, snoeperig, rozijnen. Smaak: tanine, rozijnen, zoet, droog, alcoholisch.