biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
250ml bottle pooured into a Trappist glass. Pours amber with a average size fizzy light brown head that diminishes rather quickly leaving no lacing. The body is clear with carbonation bubbles floating to the top. The aroma is strawy and grainy with a light yeastyness along with some alcohol. The flavor is first off caramel malts with a touch of toffee along with a moderate belgian yeastyness. There is a slight bitterness and alcohol finish in the end. The body is medium with a creamy texture and soft carbonation.
Evilman (53) - Taverny, FRANCE - JUN 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boy, this one fills your heart with a lot of love and turn you on pretty quickly. A classic strong Ale that is remarkably drinkable, with a solid alcohol level and generous aftertaste. Not the most surprising one, but definitely a great choice for any occasion ! APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW !
Hopverdju (472) - BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amberkleurig bier met wit schuim. Geur: moutzoetig, brood, wat rozijn, alcoholisch. Smaak: moutzoet, alcoholisch, vineus, zelfs wat cognac. Redelijk volmondig. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht bitter en zoetig.
Beachmaster (415) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle into a tulip. Pours a hazy amber with a small white head. Nose is caramel, and the taste follows. Very nice caramel flavor without being overly sweet or cloying. Creamy mouth feel with a short finish. Well balanced and quite tasty.
ffaoe (406) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
strong caramel malts aroma. amber and hazy in color with fast fading head. very malty flavor, slight alcohol finish
Inoven (184) - 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 (4400) - 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 (109) - 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 (109) - 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 (56) - 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 (160) - 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.