marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured into a Chimay trappist glass. Appearance is a dark, brownish copper with a moderate tan head. Aroma is lots of rich malts, Belgian yeast, dark bread, plums, and raisins. Very complex and rich. Taste, which mirrors the nose, is as intense and complex as the aroma. Great all-around beer.
Prufrockstar (1647) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One may ask, how the hell can you have had 1600+ beers and never had this 100/100 classic that’s in every grocery store for 300 miles in any direction? And my answer would probably be "I can get that any time, but I can only get this [ipa, DIPA, BA imperial stout] that tastes like every other [ipa, DIPA, BA imperial stout] for a limited time." Which is stupid after a few years in the game, and there’s a good chance it’d last even longer had I not found it on draft in an adorable 4oz pour that I could tick. When I write this all out, actually, it sounds more sad than amusing, like if you were sitting next to a dude at a bar who had this tiny beers out in front of him furiously typing a novel into his phone, you’d want to say "wtf dude, just sit back and drink a fucking beer and enjoy it man." But you wouldn’t, because it’s 2015 and half of the sorry sots sitting at the bar are looking at their phone. But, I digress. Dark ruby pour, creamy head, great thick sheets of lacing. Aroma is awesome - dark fruit, plums, candi, clove. Pretty much a classic Belgian strong dark nose, executed to perfection. Taste follows - sweetness is there, but never overpowering as so many lesser examples are. Beautiful malt driven balance. Articulating how I feel pretty much all that comes to mind is "sexy awesome." Full body, velvet texture. Overall: fantastic. I’m an idiot. I should drink this all the time. But I probably won’t.
Gubbsynth (1) - - NOV 26, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
20 years after the first try, this is still something that I enjoy often. A fantastic beer with an even more fantastic history.
drjoeng (326) - - NOV 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
9%ABV. Belgian Ale.
Poured out a dark brown. 35ºSRM
Nose has some faintly funky acetic aromas with wet yeast.
Mouthfeel is carbonated with an alcoholic palate. The palate has some honeyed dates and stone fruit. Quite pleasant.
Bacchus66 (56) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From 330ml. Pours medium brown with a creamy tan head. Malty nose, lots of spice and dark fruit flavors. Medium-bodied with a long, warming finish.
hednom (114) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - NOV 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl, pours a dark Brown colour with a beige head, Sweet aroma, Light bitter taste
Echon (149) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Clear dark brown body with foamy beige head. Slightly sweet, malty aroma with notes of spices, alcohol and yeast. Rich malty taste with medium caramel sweetness and light bitterness. There are spicy and yeasty flavours. Medium body with foamy and prickly carbonation. Some alcohol. Dry and spicy finish. A great example of a dark belgian ale. I do not appreciate this type of carbonation, but aside from that it is very tasty.
adamnase (252) - Kronoby, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Alko, Kokkola ( 2015). Great fruity, herbal, caramel, sweet malt aroma. Dark liquid, white head. Powerful well balanced high sweetness, that last for a long time. Light bitterness, too. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Very nice!
tysongillmore (358) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MisoW (2541) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours bit hazy brown color, huge beige head. Aroma of raisins, belgian candies, sugary. Taste is sweet, candies, raisins, overcarbonated, malty, caramel.
Lonick (1049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @home. Pours brown with a tan head. Nose is fruity, caramel, blackberry. Taste is fruit cake, raisins, currants, molasses again blackberry. Great beer.