superspak (4572) - Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 2015. Pours moderately cloudy deep orange copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin lace cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big golden raisin, plum, fig, cherry, pear, apple, caramel, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big golden raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, caramel, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of golden raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, caramel, candi sugar, toast, biscuit, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and big robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and deep malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian strong ale! All around great complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast ester and deep malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
MoritzF (9369) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle, 75cl) Slightly hazy, amber coloured hue with floaties and a short and off-white foamy head. Delicately toasted malty aroma with notes of caramel, nuts, phenolic spices from behind and a slightly vinous fruity touch. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Strong but still elegant malt character with caramel, nutty notes and a vinous fruity touch; moderately sweet malty and distinctively nutty finish with a whiff of booze, caramel and dried fruits. A nice winter warmer. 26.XII.13
ogivlado (7174) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 750ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Had this one after all major Bush big bottle beers. And what a joy!!! From the beginning; clear amber coloured and medium sized off-white head; strong alcohol and some fruits in the nose. Heavy alcoholic, slight fruity and yeasty with (warming) vodka like taste. The finish is also the same; vodka like. Hardly a decent beer and a huge letdown for me!!!
pivnizub (10094) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille(0.75 l):Copper coloured, lots of floaties visible, small off-white head, vinous-fruity nose with aromas of caramel and alcohol; moderate to solid sweet flavour, supported by light bitterness, quite full bodied; lingering caramelly and fruity finish with a warming alcohol-burn in the aftertaste. Not bad, but not my cup of tea…
hotstuff (4861) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 01-05-2010 (Bottle) This beer forms a large, very, very fizzy ivory head that mostly diminishes, hazy amber body, fizzy carbonation, lots of floaties, and no lacing. The Aroma is caramel malt, very aromatic, fruity, alcohol, spicy, and some vanilla. The Taste is malty, fruity, spicy, and the 12% ABV comes through like a lion. The Palate has an alcohol burn and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, as much as I like this beer style and high ABV beers, I have to admit this beer is a little too much for me. It is worth trying nonetheless.
Erzengel (7548) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Im Geruch sehr süßlich-süffig, dabei doch sehr
Antrunk beißend alkoholisch-stark. Danach fällt der
alkoholische Geschmack aber sehr schnell ab und es wird
milder, cremiger und richtig erstaunlich weich.
Es hat ein Bißchen was von weichen, reifen Früchten.
Der Nachgeschmack ist fruchtig-bananig, aber doch recht
kurz und wieder leicht alkoholisch.
Insgesamt doch sehr nettes Bier, aber der viele Alkohol
ist meiner Meinung nach vollkommen unnötig --> mit
weniger Alkohol wäre es viel besser trinkbar!
Test vom 17.4.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,8,9,8,12,9 - 9,15
jmgreenuk (7452) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from ABC Beers. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is caramel, sweet fruit and yeast. The flavour is medium to stong bitter with a burning alcoholic liqourice, chewy toffee palate and a long alcoholic bitter finish. The first few mouthfulls were nice, but this is one to share. Given the ABV I struggled to drink the whole bottle.
wildbeercat (356) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dubuisson Scaldis Belgian Ale (the UPC matched up with this page)
250ml/8.5floz bottle into a tulip glass. Served cool.
Aroma: Peaches and dried oranges. Pretty mild with a light booze aroma.
Appearance: Very hazy light orange body. Hardly any head.
Taste: Tart and boozy. A little fruit sweetness.
Palate: Moderately thick body, but nothing too heavy. Moderate effervescence. Finish lasts quite a bit.
Overall: Not my favorite. it’s good, but there are nicer triples and Belgian strongs out there.
AirForceHops (6076) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Aroma is very sweet and malty with dried fruit tones, candied fruit, light spice and soft flowery notes atop the alcohol. Taste is also rather sweet with big candy notes, ripe fruit, tropical fruit notes and caramel. Body is medium with an average carbonation and texture. After drinking most of this brewery’s lineup (all tonight) I have to say this is the most boring. Not bad in anyway just real standard.
Martinus (4438) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber colour, dissipating white head. Aroma of malts, green banana, brown sugar. Very sweet flavour, light malts, hint of bitterness, very alcoholic. Sweet cloying finish, alcohol. Decent, but much to sweet for my personal liking)
(from 75cL bottle @ Brussels Beer Challenge)