a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer, almost black, very thin off white head; aroma of yeast and sweet dark fruit; well carbonated; thick, slightly oily mouthfeel; spicy, treacly, sweet, cherries and raisins; alcohol always present - tastes super strength; the honey smack can be felt in the finish; the big flavours here are enjoyable, but they sure aren’t subtle.
domienS (160) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown beer with a big beige fine head.
Smells malty, spicy and a bit yeasty.
Tastes sweet and malt bittery.
Leaves a malt bitter palate. palate is alcoholic, medium saturation and big mouthfeel.
lello4ever (101) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
La belga Lefebvre produce questa birra aromatizzata al miele. E’ la sorella maggiore della equivalente bionda che ho già provato in passato. Si presenta scurissima, marrone, quasi nera e con poca schiuma. Molto dolce al naso e naturalmente anche al palato, sapore dolce di caramello e il miele si avverte ma solo in un secondo momento. Carbonazione elevata, mentre l’alcool si nota senza eccedere.
Percy0103 (234) - MEXICO - FEB 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed on 07/02/15. Bottle, 330ml. A dark beer with a red hue and sediments at the bottom and a medium brown head. Aroma is of spices, caramel, roasted malt, honey and alcohol. Taste is bitter with an alcoholic finish. Medium bodied with considerable carbonation and some astringency. I expected this beer to be sweet, but it wasn’t. Roasted malt character with a bitter alcoholic finish.
Sdaniel90 (459) - Mexico City, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl. Opaque ruby/dark brown with a frothy brown head. Spicy, roasted aroma with hints of dried fruits, apricots, nuts, honey. Medium to robust bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Low sweetness for all the honey, with a subtle but considerable herbal bitterness. Strong dark malt character with a bitter toasted finish. Rich, warming and very pleasant.
rayaron (452) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 330ml. Clear dark brownish-amber with quickly diminishing beige head. Sweetish aroma of honey, fruity (peach, apricot) and quite spicy. Very sweet flavor, notes of honey, lots of spices, dried fruits, notes of black pepper and some fruitiness. Lively carbonation, medium-bodied.
Cluniac (68) - - JAN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This ale has ups amd downs for me. Good is the appearance, a nice bold black with frothy head and nice carbonation. The aroma is very unrenarkable- flat and sometimes sweet with honey. Taste is dominated by honey sweetness- not that complex. Palate also has some spiciness and afterburn- not the most accomplished. Oversll it is decent, but nowhere near the best.
Beardbeerman (194) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dense brown pour from which you can spot some dark ruby highlights if held to the light. The hazel head is roughly structured with a medium retention and good lacing. The nose is very complex with raisins, honey some caramel sweetness and pecans. The taste is sweet from the honey and yeasts, fruity and medium-bitter from the presence of malts and strong hops. As for the mouthfeel, it is effervescent, sharp and light. Great seasonal ale with a smooth drinkability and enjoyable lightness.
goozen (3133) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Lemmy's, Leiden: Dark Brown colored brew with an slightly sweet bitter taste, with nice hints of caramel and honey.
Alengrin (2722) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The younger winter version of Barbar, a very deep ruby brown beer with creamy, dense head. Malt sweet, caramelly, a bit nutty, honeyish, candied orange, dried apricots; sweet main taste, malty and fruity, citrus touch, malt sweet finish with grassy hop touch and warming alcohol. Sweet and somewhat straightforward but in all, very nice winter warmer.
poech73 (236) - Nivelles, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Palais du Houblon. Bière doucereuse et forte à la robe marron et au beau col épais crémeux dégageant des senteurs de grain torréfié, de céréales, de miel, de levure. La gorgée, assez aqueuse, fort douce, quasi sirupeuse, offre un maltage généreux en torréfaction avec un caractère cacaoté prépondérant accompagné de saveurs céréalières généreuses. Le houblonnage, plutôt discret à l’attaque, se révèle en arrière goût sur des notes fleuries et légèrement acre. Cette âcreté un peu surette rend la dégustation assez désaltérante. Heureusement car son ABV s’impose un peu trop vite à mon goût.