Inoven (339) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flesje thuis gedeeld met Benzai. Amber kleurig helder bier. Aroma is fruitig en hoppig. De smaak is hoppig en zoet. Weinig nasmaak.
superspak (4751) - Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 3/10/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/amber color, with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big lemon, orange, peach, apricot, mango, pear, pineapple, pepper, clove, honey, brown sugar, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/beady malt, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, peach, apricot, mango, pear, pineapple, pepper, clove, honey, brown sugar, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Moderate yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, peach, apricot, mango, pear, pineapple, pepper, clove, honey, brown sugar, biscuit, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/beady malt, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from yeast spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a small warmth lingering after the finish, with no booziness. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, dark/beady malt, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the huge ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Parmenion777 (157) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2016 Pours a clear light golden amber colour with a thick off white head. Caramelised banana, vanilla and raisin aroma. Despite the strength the alcohol is nicely balanced by sweet caramel malt, raisin, plum and vanilla flavours. A nice warming slightly spicy bitter finish.
ardeo (179) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml. Couleur cuivrée limpide et mousse blanche irréprochables. Arômes caramel, raisin, fruits divers dont agrumes. Bouche fraîche épicée, sucre (pas trop), fruits. Les 12%annoncés ne se sentent pas vraiment ...sauf si vous en avez bu 2 ou 3 car vous avez apprécié et à la première vous avez senti -ne mentez-pas- l’alcool (porto???)!
LeWorm (61) - FRANCE - MAY 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nez alcool et malts caramelisés. En bouche on retrouve les malts, l’alcool et pas mal d’épices: c’est assez complexe. Palais sucré et huileux.
Demens (262) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33l bottle. Beutiful clear amber/orange colour with quicklydisappearing white head becouse of the high alcohol %. Aroma: Sweet fruity, banana, candy sugar, alcohol, honey. Taste: Very sweet start a bit bitter too but it has a warming mouthfeel. Oily texture. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Surprisngly bitter finish. A good beer, but not as good as a usual belgian strong ale. The high alcohol% is okey not too harsh.
Helsdon (352) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First sip said booze! Took that second look at the label and saw 11.8% Ahhhhh. Past the booze, which isn’t overwhelming considering the percentage, you get some sweet caramel malts, some mild bready yeasts, nothing notable on the hops front. Overall an alright beer, a boozy bonanza, but not exceptional.
gopherfan99 (1261) - Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours clear amber with an off white head; aroma of caramel, dark fruits, yeast, and spices; taste is sweet with caramel, dark fruits, and yeast; finish is slightly bitter with some spice and alcohol warming; okay
josanguapo (1156) - SPAIN - APR 6, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2016 From 2d2despuma. In Teku glass. Playing South Park The Stick of Truth. 75 years edition (2008) Nasty aspect (no foam at all, nasty brownish color) but very pleasant sugary sweetness. To drink slowly because of its booziness
hman43 (1200) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
World Beer Festival Raleigh There are aromas of alcohol and caramel malts, vanilla, spice, and some yeast. It has flavors of caramel malts with spices, yeast, fruit, and hints of vanilla. It has some alcohol warming.