ghawener (1432) - San Salvador, - MAR 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Had ths beer as a BYOB in a NJ restaurant. Food pairing Funghi Rissotto.
desurfer (1189) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle on "clearance" at Publix for $3.00. Score! Pours an almost opaque mahogany with a pillowy tan head. Aroma heavy on sweet maltiness and candy. Flavor comes through with the distinctive Belgian yeast character alongside ripe fruit and a mild hoppiness. Palate is dry, somewhat thin, with plenty of carbonation. Good.
ansalon (838) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy brown with large foamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, honey, citrus, brown sugar, slight orange. Taste is caramel, brown sugar, rye bread, orange rinds, almonds. Mouthfeel is quite carbonated and somewhat coarse.
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Rperez (90) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fantastic well balanced beer, u have the sweetness of the malt but enough hops to make it complex yet easy to drink
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Arve_Christian (2669) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner. Dark brown color, good foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruits, light honey and nice yeast influence. Medium/full body & high complexity. Some sweetness, good balance- but could have had some more balancing of sweetness in my regard. Still very enjoyable
bartlebier (1088) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour@Braukunst Live München 02/2014. Na zradvi to turbo-itinerant motelpogo & mowbeer. Plum and candi sugar nose, with a hint of malaga rum raisin. Nice vivid yeast prickle, creating a perfectly creamy, velvet and light texture. Rounded off by some demerara caramel, whisky/rum barrel woodiness towards a thinner than expected paper finish.
superspak (2119) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/19/2012. Pours fairly crystal clear dark ruby red color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, prune, orange peel, red grape, pear, apple, dark candi sugar, honey, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, clove, pepper, herbal, light must, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, sugar/honey, and fruity/earthy yeast ester notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, raisin, prune, red grape, pear, apple, orange peel, dark candi sugar, honey, toast, brown bread, light chocolate, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, prune, pear, apple, orange peel, caramel, dark candi sugar, honey, toast, brown bread, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity of dark/bready malt, sugar/honey, and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, fairly bready, and lightly slick/prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian strong dark ale! All around great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, sugar/honey, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
Tobiasoe (51) - NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Off-white medium head over dark brown hazy beer. Medium aroma intensity of roasted malt, caramel, honey, dark ripe fruit, sweet spice. Smooth on the palate, medium plus carbonation, more dry than anticipated, feels sweet-bitter balanced, medium plus bodied and complex on the midpalate. Fruit holds well with roasted flavours into the longish finish. A successful, useful food beer.
Eberndt (126) - - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle shared with wife at dinner. Very dark color and sweet malty flavor with a good balance of hop flavor.
Beerhunter111 (3149) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner cremigen Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig fruchtig nach Beeren. Geschmack röstmalzig fruchtig, trocken fruchtig nach Beeren, im Abgang leicht schokoladig.
Rob_D_UK (598) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark chestnut with a massive head. Smells of classic yeast. Taste is similar.