HonusWagner (1630) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A slightly above average Belgian strong dark thing, with a bit of the usual sweet fruity estery component you expect and then some slight orange peel. Drinkable, but totally whatever.
pentaz (1244) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a light lacing creamy tan medium head. Aroma is raisin,nut, dark caramel, hops, vinous, brown sugar, toffee, licorice, spice - perhaps anise, spruce, alcohol, strawberry and black currant. Taste is medium+ sweet and medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes malty sweet. Malt driven and quite coherent and balanced. My family really liked it.
bigguns22 (710) - Maryland, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is light,sweet and some bread like dessert bread. Complex subtle flavors that are missed if to cold. The raisins and orange are not over powering and all most hard to find till it warms up. Very pleasant and would drink again year round.
bp (812) - Queens, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours dark brown with a foamy tan head, aroma of candy sugar, taste is dark fruit, malty, pretty good amount of carbonation. Nice beer.
jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red-amber with fair, creamy, beige head, no legs (barrel-aged) / Lightly sour, delicate nose of orange fruit, dark fruit, caramel, and barnyard / Light to medium body, modestly sweet and sour, soft carbonation, excellent balance with alcohol well masked and lightly bitter finish / Complex, soft, elegant flavors of red apple, bitter orange, caramel, straw, raisin, parmesan cheese, wet dog, and oak / A beautiful, light, bretty beer.
madmitch76 (16123) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
18th November 2011
Cloudy red - brown beer, good pale cream coloured head. Slightly frothy palate with mild prickly carbonation. Nice malt - has a honey streak. Mild floral orange. Semi dry finish. Nicely joined up and pleasantly off the beaten track.
Deu (723) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml on tap at eataly in Rome. Pours a hazy and dark copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is nalt, caramel, alcohol and spices. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall an ok beer.
glennmastrange (2331) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt aromas of roasted and caramel, light orange for the hops, moderate dough and musty for the yeast, with raisin, date, brown sugar, alcohol and a hint of vinegar in the background. Head is large, frothy, beige with fair yet slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is muddy very dark brown with a thick amount if tiny particles. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, creamy in texture which is almost hidden by the fizzy carbonation. It finishes moderately alcoholic. I didn’t care for the tart side of this Belgian Strong Ale, but the good aspects far outweigh a hitch in the flavor.
gam (3356) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild carbonation aromas woody yeast dark fruit spicy port the flavours dried fruit warm port prune liquoricespice caramel citrus date really tasty stuff the finish fruity spicy dark aftertastes re3warding ale classic Christmas ale
eauger (3) - - DEC 23, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my first (knowingly consumed) Italian beer, and I am pleasantly surprised. Pours a dark brown with lots of yeast floaties. Tan head, about 3-4 fingers.
Aroma of dark fruits, sweet malt. Very pleasant. You can smell booze as it warms up.
Taste: let it warm up a bit before you start drinking it. Lots of complex flavors that are beyond my ability to name. Reminds me if a dark Belgian strong ale, but obviously a different yeast character. Maybe some toffee and dark fruit.
Mouth feel: boozy, great carbonation, not too much, not too little. Pleasant after rate with a little sweetness sticking around after the swallow.
Great beer overall and I would definitely drink it again or offer it to friends that I like.