ebone1988 (1256) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. For the book. Aroma is dark fruit, dry, yeast, really nice. Appearance is brown, hazy, light tan head. Taste is dry, some dark fruit, it’s sadly pretty bland by comparison to other Belgian Strongs. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, dark fruit and candy aftertaste. Overall, good and drinkable but not what I expected.
Satyroneto (294) - BRAZIL - JUN 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cor marrom escura e turva com espuma marrom de alta formação e média persistência com pouco lacing.
Aroma de frutas secas, nozes, pão, leveduras e leve chocolate.
Sabor inicial de nozes, frutas secas e pão, evoluindo para um meio de leve vinho do Porto migrando rapidamente para um final alcoólico, amadeirado e picante; retrogosto amadeirado e alcoólico persistente.
Corpo sedoso e média carbonatação.
Graham77 (412) - SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Tesco. Brownish color with an off white head. A pleasant but muted aroma from this beer. Some banana and malt. The taste is full though with medium sweetness and light bitterness. Oily mouthfeel. Not sour at all but maybe some unami. Nice strong beer
cracjo (9) - aranda de duero, SPAIN - JUN 22, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
muy poco que decir, chimay!!muy buena cerveza, la complejidad del aroma tapa perfectamente todo el contenido de alcool, muy balanceada, color oscuro, sin llegar a ser negro, caramelo, levadura, malta tostada, corona de espuma tirando a oscura y sabor complejo como el aroma.
GoddamnNoise (30) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - JUN 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: it doesn’t show a lot of aroma. Alcohol is almost indiscernible (a great achievement for a beer with this quantity of alcohol). Hints of yeast, caramel, roasted malts, spicy. No hints of hop aroma.
Appearance: dark brown color, hazy, almost totally opaque. Average head despite its 9% ABV alcohol level. Beige head slightly creamy. Low retention.
Taste: medium to heavy sweetness, light bitterness, no sourness.
Palate: medium body, soft carbonation, oiliy texture, not quite long sweet and finish.
Overall: a good beer. The high alcohol level is almost indiscernible in flavors and aroma. You know it’s there because of its warming effect. Great sweet, caramel and roasted malt flavors, a little spicy. Low bitterness. Don’t drink it too cold or you’ll lose a lot of the complex aromas and flavors. 10-12 Celsius degrees is the right service temperature.
ozzatoadisback (62) - ITALY - JUN 19, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown colour with some reddish hints. Average head, slightly off-white, dense and stable, low lacing. Aroma shows caramel and sugar with some dark/dried fruits notes in the background. Taste has a lot of sweetness with caramel and an almost aggressive sugary feel that feels kinda artificial. Pity cause the beer shows some very nice liquorice and dark/dried fruit notes on the background. Some earthiness and a slight hint of acidity are also noticeable. Finish is also a bit too much on the sweet/sugary side. Medium body, a bit more crisp than usual per style, but overall still decently creamy. Warming enough. Decent, but far from quality strong dark ales
jinroh (1102) - ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small sample at Mitsui Food Show, Yokohama. Pours brown, bit of foam, relatively clear. Aroma has some alcohol bite, also sweeter dried fruits. Taste has the same, dried fruits, prunes and lots of caramel. Sweetish and quite tasty, suitable for drinking from Chimay’s chalice. Makes me think that I should maybe give trappists a few more chances.
toscanoigor (82) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - JUN 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Uma pequena maravilha em forma de cerveja: marrom-escura, opaca, com boa formação de creme, que logo se acomoda em uma fina camada. Aroma de açúcar mascavo, biscoito. O sabor é bem mais intenso que o aroma, prevalecendo o malte, sem ser muito doce, com amargor e acidez equilibrados, com toques de frutas vermelhas. Final levemente picante. Ótima
Block (2165) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one has a darker pour than the red. Dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and malts. Flavor is malty with a little bit of alcohol coming through in the finish.
Evilman (70) - Taverny, FRANCE - JUN 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
What to say about it ? A classic that well worth it. Stong character, strong alcohol level, strong taste, not for the weak ! Possibly one of my favorite "classic" beers, no artificial aromas or novelty flavour, you know what you’ll get and you can’t be disappointed. APPROVED BY TAVERNY’S BLACK METAL CREW !