Xavalias (133) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, year 2014. Pours hazy dark amber to reddish brown with a big brown head that recedes into a thin layer of bubbles. Not much lacing here.
Nose of yeasty fruits, taste likewise, ripe, dried fruits, banana, watermelon, candy sugar, malts, some alcohol but it is rather well hidden. Taste is not as sweet as the red version, well balanced with a light to medium hoppy bitterness. Smooth, vinous, oily palate. Long bittersweet finish. Lovely.
Hrc_Cro (51) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
0.33l bottle. Dark brown to black color with big browny foam that disappeared faster than I expected. Aroma of chestnut, wood and cooked caramel. Some alcohol can be tasted and very little bitterness. Little overrated, but maybe it just is not my cup of tea(glass of beer).
maltman53 (312) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle in a huge tulip glass. Pours dark copper with the creamiest head I have ever seen in a Belgian style ale. The creamy head coats the side of the glass like ocean foam on the beach. Very well balanced. Deep, dark chestnut flavor throughout the palate. There’s cooked caramel and spice in there. Overall, a classic.
Martin243 (762) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle at home. Amber with an off white head. Yeasty earthy aroma. Fruity caramel flavour, dates and raisins with an alcohol kick. Long dry finish. Very good beer.
sdabvl (20) - PERU - AUG 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2014 Aroma: pan, banana, alcohol. Apariencia: marron, mucha espuma. Sabor: ligeramente dulce y ligeramente amargo a la vez. Paladar: cuerpo ligero, final un poco amargo. En general: buena, suave, pero pense que seria mejor realmente.
andersonzeg (1) - BRAZIL - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fodaaaaa! Breja Top mão... Se alguém tem melhor mande aqui pra casa que eu dou a nota!!! E se alguém não concorda!!! Se morraaa!
chiiidog (30) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally got around to trying this one. Pours dark brown/copper with a small, quickly vanishing tan head. Smells fruity, carmel, yeasty. Taste follows the nose and finishes off with an ever-so-slight alcohol bite. Mouthfeel is medium, carbonation is definitely there but not overwhelming. Pretty great beer.
gregorymconway (16) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from the LCBO.Pours a bubbly tan head which left no residue after quickly dissipating. Opaque brown/red (copper) body. Aroma predominantly is yeast and alcohol contrasted well with caramel and malty notes. Mouthfeel is heavy due to a lively carbonation and a strong alcohol finish. Wood notes are present, however subtle.
dragosani (41) - SPAIN - AUG 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella 33cl. Cerveza de color marron oscuro con mucho cuerpo y buena espuma. Sabor contundente que llena la boca dejando regusto de madera. Cierto toque caramelizado. Buena cerveza.
GreatDane1632 (363) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated based on notes taken 15 Jul 2011 -- Classic Chimay, Malty, crisp and clean. Good brew.