DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, - DEC 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of sweet malt, molasses and toffee. Quite heavy notes of alcohol.
Typical belgian phenolic flavour with notes of alcohol and decent bitterness.
Rubin77 (1122) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
F: thin, off-white, diminishing to thin film with some small bubbles.
C: dark amber with red-amber tones against the light, hazy, opaque.
A: sherry, vanilla, oak wood, Porto wine tones, cherries, raspberries, hint of peach, raisins, hint of nutty, wonderful complex.
T: malty, vinous, oak barrels, vanilla, cherries, sherry, hint of mushrooms, alcohol warming, spice, cinnamon, not very sweet, low bitterness, very nice for long winter evenings, full complex body, lower carbonation, very good, BB: 23/12/2018, 75cl bottle (12€) from Match supermarket in Woluwe shopping centre in Brussels.
TorbenH (1053) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber, golden, tan foam, bread, hay, caramel, medium body, full body, creamy, average carbonation, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,
Linnet (1687) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of oak, alcohol, toffee, floral, grass, vanilla, caramel, light Green apples.
Amber colour, big white head, lacing.
Heavy sweetness, tart, light/medium bite, ABV evident, good amount of funky yeast character.
Fullbodied, soft carbonation, warming finish.
DwarfeD (2797) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle shared at home. Hazy amber with a medium slightly off-white head. Full body with low to moderate carbonation. Well balanced sweet and bitter tones. Oak, ripe fruits, warming alcohol, peach, malts, caramel, vanilla and spices. Very good.
OminouSC2 (469) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color, small white head. A bit unclear. Apricot, oranges, peaches, sugar, banana aromas. Taste of dried fruits, peaches, bananas, yeast, brown sugar. Low carbonation, sticky texture. Sweet taste, slight bitter finish with noticeable alcohol.
Dahlstrom (322) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2016 750 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Light cloudy golden/amber with a medium white head. Strong malty aroma, alcohol, oak, vinous notes, belgian yeast, some funk (brett?), resin, dried fruits and caramel. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium body. Low to medium bitterness. Low carbonation.
Karol (877) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 9, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled. Pours a hazy thick orange, red and copper color. Thick soapy head, vanishes quick. Nose piercing aroma of tons of fresh fruits, sourness, white wine, gerkins, sauerkraut, alcohol. Taste mirrors the aroma plus a fantastic dry hoppy sour finish. Surprisingly easy to drink though the present alcohol in the aftertaste.
daje (4131) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at 3 Brødre, december 15th 2015. Orange body with a thick white head. Aroma of dried fruit, caramel, wood and spices. Taste of belgian yeast with prunes, alcohol, citric fruits. Quite sweet throughout. Spicy and fruity aftertaste. Very decent
Rask0lnikov (786) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle at Koht. Amber colour. Modest white head. Hints of berries, hints of berrywine, sourness, herbal and spicy notes in the aroma. Caramel, oakiness, hints of berries and wine at first. Caramelly notes, liqeury notes in the middle. Berrywine, alcochol, spices in the end. Quite complex, bit liqeury, alcocholy, but still enjoyable belgium strong ale.
bytemesis (6982) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2010 sticker on it. Pours hazy amber, medium kinda fizzy beige head, some residual and lacing. Aroma is vinous, sherry notes, oak tannin, some candi sugar, Belgian spices, toffee, bretty funk, vanilla. Flavor is light plus sweet, oak tannins and vanilla with a hint of funk. Medium body. Interesting.