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
minutemat (3644) - 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.
BlackHaddock (5653) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cork and caged 0.75 litre bottle at the April 2016 Shrewsbury Beer Geek meeting and shared between 5 of us: cheers Mike for this one. Red/Brown body, beige topping. Sweet molasses rule this brew, some dark fruits in the aroma but they get lost in the flavour as the molasses take over completely. My sweet tooth liked it, but I would have prefered to be able to pick up the honey and other ingredients as I sipped the beer, not just having a malty sugar rush.
PedroOliveira (20) - - APR 8, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2016 Excelente cerveja de estilo belga. Aroma e sabor maltados. Coloração marrom escura.
daigoon (35) - - MAR 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large off-white head. Deep brown color. Nice taste, some caramel.
tsd08460 (617) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Belgian yeast, caramel, raisin, clove,
Appearance: dark amber with a beige head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, lively carbonation,long finish
ALIBALI (224) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2016 Lecker auf jeden Fall. Aber was ist es denn nur? BSA, DAA oder einfach nur ein Dubbel Style SA? Wer weiss? Wer weiss? Der ganze Trunk sehr sehr solide und mir insgesamt ein wenig zu süss. Wenn am Ende der Bodensud kommt wird es nochmal komplex. The Big Bottle von Martins Weindepot in Kiel, 12 Euroletten.
JorisPPattyn (9085) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge, fine & dense cream-beige head, with lace over deep chestnut- coloured beer. Molasses, brown candi sugar, but also leafy, woody and spicy. Yeastesters. Chocolate, wood flavours. Caramel & candi sugar are there in the mouth - more even in the finish, but they do not dominate totally. Hint at spearmint - a bit like a milkchocolate version of After Eight. Medium bodied, slick, well-carbonated. Still less MF than the average Belgian-made strong ales. Aftertaste unveils the honey. A tad too sweet to my taste;
SeniorZozo (844) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Seriously every bottle is slightly different but it’s very delicious. It pairs well with a fatty meal such as ribeye steak, marinated in crown and pineapple.
Tstamba (669) - Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to a pint. Dark Amber brown with ample off white head. Sweet honey and orange zest. Layered spices and sweet clean finish. Very nice.
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Vignale (2992) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från biet-deluxe.de. Ca 1,5 år gammal. Varmbron klar vätska med medelhöft skum. Söt frustig och maltig doft av torkad frukt, apstil, honung, lite anis. Söt smakbild men bra balanserad sötma. fina smaker av russin, fikon, honung, pastiller, karamell. Relativt komplex smak men fina nyanser och smaklager. Måttlig beska. Snygg och riktigt bra till en kraftig kötträtt.