pellegjr (391) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8.48 oz bottle, pours a cloudy chestnut w/ a thin rimy head, aroma is sweet malt w/ some some fusel vapors, very pleasant sweet malt w/ warming alcohol and carbonated bite on finish, very tasty but would probably be dynamite with a good with a few years of age on it
Maakun (99) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish brown with small bubbly tan head. Boozy, some dried fruits, christmas bread, spices, apricot liquor. Taste is very sweet, with medium body, very sticky mouthfeel and lots of alcohol presence. Nice stuff, but doesnít carry the alcohol all too well.
Erzengel (1002) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sehr sŁŖlich malziges Bier. Sehr sŁffig-vollmundig, leicht samtig-mild. Die 12% sind nicht zu schmecken - zwar hat es warme, alkoholische Anklšnge, es ist aber nicht scharf oder aufdringlich alkoholisch.
Ich finde es sehr angenehm sŁffig.
Auch hat es was von Kršutern
--> Sehr angenehm zum GenieŖen!!
Test vom 22.4.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,12,12,10,12,12 - 11,70
Abijen (940) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown, amber beer with a not very long lasting white head. Could be the glas. Smells sweet, caramel and malts. Tastes sweet, caramel and malts. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
GoufCustom (424) - HONG KONG - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.
Appearance: Clear dark, liquor-like ruby red colour; One-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which last for 20 seconds; Nice small sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation.
Aroma: Quite fragrant red grapes and grape skin, dark fruits, wood, pretty strong alcohol, sugar, light malt, and hint of sparkling wine
Taste: Strong sweet full malt, with Cognac-like alcohol, raw sugar, plum, raisins, light apricot, strong Bel yeast, light liquorices, light lemon and faint grass.
Body: Medium body, oily and viscous palate.
Mouth feel: very thick, very sweet and full on alcoholic. Sounds bad? Not at all! The sweetness at this level is pretty restrained without being cloying (the super-sweet and horrid Schloss Eggenberg Urbock 23į comes to mind). Amazingly good for sippingÖ the plum and dark fruit taste is quite expressive for such a strong brew, plus very good maltyness, Bel yeast and hops. Very solid!
Booze: taste like Cognac, strong and screaming with slight burn under the surface, yet without the hammering or serious knock on. This is way cool!
Hoppiness: faint lemon and grass in nose and taste, but liquorices is very notable to counter the sugars. Finishing is mostly sweetness blanketed over the bitterness.
After Taste: wet and oily. Sweet and boozy to mouth.
Comments: Not for the faint-hearted, this is a big beer on all fronts - oily body, big sweetness and booze, fruity palate - are well managed. Other taste elements are expressed adequately as well. A real winter warmer and a nice sipper, a nice Xmas present indeed!
superspak (1930) - Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/26/2014. Pours cloudy reddish copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big cherry, plum, raisin, apple, pear, caramel, candi sugar, clove, pepper, toast, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big cherry, plum, pear, apple, raisin, caramel, candi sugar, toast, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of cherry, plum, pear, apple, raisin, caramel, candi sugar, toast, clove, pepper, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick, crisp, and slightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
mathieuc (732) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Best before 29/08/2013. Pours a nice and clear brown with (almost) no head and this (almost) no head leaves really light lacing. Aroma is of a well-aged beer: sweet and only ever so slightly oxidized. Taste is also sweet with a little booze heat on the back end but more gentle than a fresh one. Flavors of toffee, maple syrup and burnt sugar. Carbonation is somewhat high, mouthfeel sticky. Quite nice!
Bryanvdv (313) - - DEC 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Uit 0,33l fles tijdens proefavond biergilde hoorn. Helder bier. Geur is honing, rood fruit, caramel. Smaak is erg zoet, te overheersend. Ik deel het mysterie van rikstar. Echt geen lekker bier.
rikstar (377) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Het is voor mij een mysterie wat er zo speciaal is aan dit bier. Het is erg dun en zoet zonder iets van een afdronk, alsof er slechts suiker vergist is. Zwaar over gewaardeerd bier
ken1 (723) - DENMARK - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet floral aroma. Flavor is sweet with nots of berries and caramel. Mouthfeel is warm and alcoholic. Color is red amber with a white head.
Haslinger (816) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at Haven Gastropub, solid malt aroma, some sweet hops pretty sugary but not too boozy at all for 12% good beer