hawthorne00 (2098) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 12C. Clear amber with an inch of off-white head that lasts well. High bead. Muted aroma of caramel, raisins, dough, spices. Sweet with toffee, raisins, figs; bitterness creeps up and it dries out a little with angelica, coriander, vanilla, pepper. Only a little boozy, considering. Outside beer’s bailiwick for me - rather be drinking sherry.
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle received in a Christmas in July Secret Santa. Pours a darker copper with a beige head of foam. The aroma has esters and heavy spice and influence. Taste is fairly spice forward. Really not my type of thing. I would pass on this in the future for sure.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours a rusty amber color with a nice thick beige head. The aroma is sweet, and bready, peppery and spicy. The flavor is alcoholic, spicy and peppery with a sweet, bready maltiness throughout. Medium body with a good deal of carbonation. Dry finish from the huge amount of alcohol.
Vargatul (137) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle.
Clear burgundy liquid with a long beige head.
Aroma has notes of dried plums, raisins, honey, yeast, fresh bread, butter biscuits, noble alcohol, brown sugar.
Full body, creamy texture, average carbonation, bittersweet taste, bitter aftertaste. The alcohol is hidden very well.
VsXsV (1646) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Kulminator. Almost clear deep brown liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel, bread, toffee, light belgo yeast esters and raw sugar. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of dark fruit, toffee and caramel. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.
Darwenus (446) - Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A caramel brown with a slight head. The aroma is strong, candied fruit and nuts and some boozy heat. That’s all in the flavor, and some Christmas-type tones of cinnimon, cloves and nutmeg. This is a tasty beer that hides it’s high ABV really well.
EddyBeer1 (579) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ambrée foncée, pétillance moyenne, mousse fine. Arômes et goût de caramel avant tout avec attaque d’alcool juste après. Sucre candi ensuite avec une légère sécheresse. Une Bush plus douce que sa grande sœur Ambrée au même ABV.
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - Pours a clear amber/red color with an off-white head.
S - Spicy, yeasty, fruity, figs soaked in brown sugar and alcohol. Candied plums and dark syrupy malt. Carmalized brown sugar, A quick swirl reveals lots of taffy/bubblegum and plenty of alcohol vapors.
T - Opens up big with spicy alcohol and dark Belgian candy. Rum soaked green figs, plums, green apple skins, and pears. Bubblegum and taffy esters. Cinnamon and nutmeg lace a strong caramel malt. Finishes dry with notes of pear and alcohol.
M - Low carbonation, somewhat thin syrupy body.
The alcohol is one of the main characters and is not shy at all. Great aroma and a nice sipper for a cold night. I would love to try the unfiltered version.
Serving type: bottle
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Paul. This is really nice belgian strong that will warm any season.
gEUS (788) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle at home. Taken from notes. Pours amber red/brown with a quickly dissapearing off-white head. Lots of alcohol in the nose, next to arom’s of caramel and bread/malts. Full body with high sweetness level, immediately overtaken by the alcohol, burning the throat. A bit off balance.