markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cola brown with aroma of malt, dark fruit, whiskey, and caramel. Taste is ame with sugar and alcohol notes. Finish is malt and caramel. Very nice.
solidfunk (4492) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice package, and well done. Cloudy brown with decent head and lacing. Some toffee and a little bit of dried dark fruit. Comes together well. Thick pour. Light sweet finish. Well-balanced, and a touch of spice. Tap at Churchkey.
Travlr (13428) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey. Cloudy golden brown color, creamy head. Aroma of toasted gingerbread. Taste is spiced brown bread. Nice.
HammerTroll (590) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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)
Bill Becker (407) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 $$$
teorn88 (3031) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
rockana (296) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
StigErling (10) - - NOV 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
eduardovl (968) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 ]
alexsdad06 (5904) - Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.