jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Monk’s cafe, Small glass overflowing with spicy aroma, slightly sweet, but very complex. This followed through to the flavor, which was spicy smoky bitter sweet sour citrusy - everything at the same time. A wonderfully rich complex beer perfect for the holidays.
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was poured into a corsendonk tulip.
The appearance was a dark hazy burnt brown color with a one finger soft white lush foamy head. As it dissipated, light stringy lacing sticks to the glass.
The smell starts off with a big apple aroma leading into Belgian sugar sweetness and dark fruits. Light Belgian spices round out the aroma nicely.
The taste was mainly sweet with a thorough spicy effect from the Belgian side of the house. There’s no aftertaste nor finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a sessionable to sipping quality about it. Carbonation comes across pretty subdued with a grainy feel surrounding my tongue.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good Belgian Strong Dark ale that I would have again. Looking forward to having this again around Christmas.
nealblind (1103) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark orange pour tan head. Aroma cherry twizzlers. Tastes cherries, honey, orange, but very light sweetness. chocolate. plums. crisp creamy palate and dry if a little watery.
MisoW (2294) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home in the middle of summer, great timing. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of caramel, malt, raisins, spicy. Taste is sweet, caramel, malty, raisins, sugary, some alcohol.
Ferris (7668) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Rich caramel malty notes. Cloudy amber with a light brown head. Sweet caramel and dark sugars and raisin. Nice dark malts.
jamaty (1241) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Marrón oscura, muy bonita. Dos dedos de espuma cremosa y ocre. Agradable aroma malteado. Mantiene en boca, pero ya con mucho más. Picante, especiada. Chocolate. Bastante carbónica. Y con un calorcito alcohólico que envuelve todo y te acompaña en el postgusto. Notable.
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 250 ml from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Pours dark amber with beige head. Caramel malts, spices, quite sweet.
blutt59 (6236) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
WL, 250 bottle from Rasmus40, dark walnut color with big froth head, nice malty caramel nose, lots of brown sugar, malty, caramel notes, touch of spice on dinish
katrinaez (582) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The ale itself is tasty. Slight spices for a xmas style though they are very much balanced. Deep red color. Bottle
Marduk (3986) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
250ml bottle. Dark brown, horse chestnut color. Medium size, yellow head, stays. Dusty, grainy, bits of chocolate, faint plastic, malty aroma. Chocolate malts, licorice, sweet, caramel in taste. Crisp mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden. Chocolate malts in aftertaste. Nice one.
thirstyrabbit (1433) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Small bottle. Clear chestnut body, medium head. Aroma has sugar syrup and leather seats, more sweet than leathery. Very sweet taste with sugar and leather. Body and flavour intensity is light, carbonation high. Weird finish with some smoke and molten plastic bags. Quite poor.