klas (238) - - JUL 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A 2012 Blue Chimay. Dark brown, a bit shady. Thick white head. Complex Belgian style yeast aroma. Strong. 9% ABV. Would probably gain if stored a couple of years (Best before end 2017).
DiarmaidBHK (3368) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cedric’s tavern. Pours dark, dark brown with a khaki head. Doesn’t leave a lot of lacing in the glass. Has a big molasses and Belgian yeast thing on the nose. Lots of brown sugar and dark fruits on the tongue. Hides it’s alcohol well. Nice.
mecafilo (69) - Perugia, ITALY - JUL 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours with a dark red, almost brown colour, big long lasting white frothy head. Aroma is medium to heavy malty, with notes of fruit and chocolate, softly hoppy, medium yeasty. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, softly bitter, softly sour, very softly salty. Medium to heavy body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
Zymurgeist2 (951) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to a Chimay glass. Aroma is sweet, light, yeasty. Pours a slighty hazy reddish-brown with minimal head. Taste is moderate deep fruit. Slight malt. Yeast in moderate doses. Medium thin mouthfeel. I believe I have liked this beer a lot more in the past. Pretty uninspiring here. Looking forward to trying it in Belgium in two months and may re-rate.
matis (80) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown colour with ruby reflects. Dried plums, yeast, cherries, caramel in aroma. Taste: malty sweetness, caramel, chocolate, raisins. Some floral hints also. Pleasant warming after every sip. Brilliant.
a_sully (91) - - JUL 18, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is fresh and slightly sweet. Taste is slightly sweet, strong grain flavour, notes of toffee and caramel.
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RhetoricalAns (189) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml body, pours brown with red tinges, medium tan head without much retention. Dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel. Similar taste with some spice and warming alcohol coming through. Great mouth feel.
pictoman (442) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 330mL bottle [best before end 2015]. Cloudy, copper brown with dissipating fizzy beige head, a bit of sediment at the bottom. Aroma of dark red fruit, raisin, caramel and toffee. Flavour comes through, but a little muted, minor alcohol taste, a little flat.
wiosna (42) - - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 pullo ms Starilla. Pisuaarin lievä haju?! Hiivaa. Pistävämpi kuin Red. Alkoholi puskee läpi.
MonsterMagnet (154) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bb 2019. Pours ruby/brown with a tan head. Brown sugar, raisins, wood, spices, caramel. Taste strangely reminds me if vanilla coke ( but in a good way i suppose). Sweet, fizzy carbonation, body feels thin after the full nose. Nice begian ale, but not that special really.
Sjohnh (117) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with foamy off-white head. Medium bodied at best, with soft carbonation. Less aroma than expected, even when warmed up. Tastes of malt and dried fruits, with a slightly metallic tang at the end. Little bit disappointed to be honest.