Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Piozzo, Italy


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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Aroma initially characterized by pepper that fight in a field ruled by a rich fruity fragrance of dried fruits with ripen banana, toffee and a soft sweet chocolate fragrance. The attentive taster shouldn’t miss a sharp floral of rose and a sensation of must of wine always pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HammerTroll (865) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 15, 2014
Completely dark color, small off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, some fruity notes, raisin, toffee. Alcohol is very well hidden. Thin to medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, medium sweetness. Very good.
(Vrutak 0,75l bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (582) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 11, 2014
It pours a cloudy dark brown, small head of foam, near no lacing left behind. Smells of dark fruits, yeasty, some spice, almost a tartness to it. Fruit is light in the taste as is everything else. A bit of a shy brew except for the abv. I get some bready notes from time to time as I do some vanilla notes. Very slight tartness. Pretty light bodied with, I think, too much carbonation. Not bad but not worth the $$$

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3919) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at FOB, Rimini. It pours a clean amber color with a small beige head. Aroma is quite sweet and earthy with notes of caramel, ripe peaches, dried fruits, dates. Taste is sweet and fruity with apricots, dried leaves, wet soil, citrus peel, licorice root. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rockana (301) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours dark brown with minimal white head. Aroma is complex, some dark fruits, caramel, chocolate with hints of alcohol. Very balanced flavour, really good. Deserty, like cookies.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StigErling (11) - - NOV 7, 2014
An joy to taste, nice dark colour with a thick white foam. Aroma with hint of caramel, taste is complex and last a long time, caramel, coffee, chocolate and vanilla in perfect balance with the malt and sweetness! Enjoyable, love this beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1860) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 29, 2014
Cervesa amb bona presència, aroma lleuger i amb gust intens a friutes assecades i amb un lleuger toc torrat que pot recordar a xocolata. Cerveza con buena presencia, aroma ligero y con un sabor intenso a fruta seca y con un ligero toque tostado que puede recordar el chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1121) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2014 750ml bottle poured in a mug. A: Pours a deep dark amber color. Many particles floating. Head is beige and bubbled. Medium size, small retention and practically no lacings S: Sweet. Caramel, caramel malts, dark fruits (mainly raisins). Yeasts and flowery hops T: Caramel malts, yeasts and dark fruits. Mild sweet upfront. Moderated bitter aftertaste. Some alcoholic notes in the end. An authentic Belgian strong dark ale :) M: Medium body and carbonation. Lighter than I was expecting from a 9% ale. Good sweet-bitterness balance O: High drinkability. My favorite Italian brewery [ BA Review @ 1/3/2012 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7220) - Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle sample from backlog notes. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, toffee, dried fruit, raisins, hints of cocoa, decent, but I would pass in the future.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gam86 (9) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
Pearl dark with not to much foam. Coffee taste with almond very very soft taste. Doesn’t hit with its alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianza_ale (192) - ITALY - JUL 15, 2014
Tasted several in these years, now in teku. Pours a small to medium off-white head, colur is a hazy deep dark mahogany brown. Nose is malty, dried fruits, dark chocolate, toffee, yeasts, wooded forest, nice. Initially has a medium and pleasent, sweetness, followed by a a constant overtaking delicate licoricy/bitter note, which leaves a great balanced and clean bittersweet finish. Taste is caramel malts, dark fruits, nuts, woody, clove, earthy spices. More on the sweet side for sure, but with just the right amount of bitterness. Medium bodied, nice amount of carbonation, well balanced and smooth. Great for Xmas, and for some food pairings (bbq, red meat, game meat). Nice strong dark belgian

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