KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2013 750ml Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that did not have the greatest retention, reducing to a puddled film and had good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a nutty dark bread malt, a mild funky Belgian yeast and a very slight hint of floral hops with notes of citrus (orange), honey, chocolate, dark fruit (overripe grapes and plums), and clove.
The taste was a little acidic and mildly sweet with notes of citrus and honey and a mild malty dark roast undertone at first, and then became lightly bitter and a tad yeasty with hints of chocolate, dark fruit and had a mildly spicy alcohol finish. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow, with a mild spicy yeast taste left behind along with a slight alcohol warming sensation.
Mouthfeel was between light and medium in body with an oily texture and a nice lively carbonation.
Overall I found this to be a nice smooth and easy to drink brew, although I do think it could have been a little more flavorful for a Belgian Style Strong Ale... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews
BeardedAvenger (252) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
07/10/16. Brooklen event at Wine Rack, West Byfleet. Initial strong and sour aroma. A sugary sweetness then develops. Alcohol evident when swirled. Dark brown with a red tint. Off white medium sized head. Surprisingly light bodied. Sweet: spoces and fruit. Dry finish. But surprisingly bland. Just has no depth to it.
altonbrownd (5768) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home in Chevy Chase. Nice dark brown body with medium head. Nose is toasty, spicy, caramel. Taste is caramel, malts, coffee - and quite sweet. Spices in there too. Pretty good.
commonshawn (1057) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big bottle from surdyks with commonmac and Qponnagy. Dark mahogany with small white head. Funky dark fruit nose. tart and funky, yeast, high sugar . Dark fruit very prevalent. Very good .
toscanoigor (109) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - JUN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cerveja marrom-avermelhada, espuma bege de baixíssima formação. Aroma de caramelo, cravo. O sabor é doce, com pouco amargor, um pouco picante, com predomínio do malte e um pouco de ameixa/passas. Corpo médio, boa carbonatação, bem saborosa.
DwarfeD (2790) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle shared at home. Hazy dark brown with a medium beige head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with herbal bitter tones. Caramel, roasted malts, brown sugar, some coffee and chocolate, spices and herbs. Quite nice.
radio_nowhere (1404) - Maryland, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked/caged bomber into tulip glass, very deep ruby-amber color with tan head. Aroma notes of caramel malt, spicy Belgian yeast and some light dried fruits. Taste adds more Belgian spice character, clove, white pepper, brown sugar and light cocoa towards the end. Medium-heavy body, moderate-heavy carbonation, lively, tad sticky with sweet light cocoa finish. Pretty solid Belgian strong, drinks much lighter than its ABV.
markextrae (3977) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle sample from local bottle shop. hazy darker brown colour with a tanned head. nose of sweet caramel, caramel malts, spices, cloves, dried prunes, belgian yeast, spiced alcoholic notes. quite full bodied.
keepersj12 (3063) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nicely done. My bottle poured with a big head. The aroma had the spices and sweetness. I think the honey mellowed it well. Very easy drinking.
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Padchenko (281) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with medium brownish white head. Sweet malty flavour with sweetness and some bitterness in the mouth and mostly sweet in the finish. Some caramel also? Very tasty
minutemat (4421) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, March 16. Thanks to Mike for this, the final beer of the night. Pours deep hazy brown with tan head. Aroma is sweet molasses. Taste is dark fruits, brown sugar, molasses and manuka honey.. quite a complex intriguing beer.