Melker (244) - Göteborg, - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown/reddish, white foamy head. Aroma is spicy.. dark fruits, chocolate, nuts. Malty, sweet and smokey. Some alcohol in the taste but it’s not overwhelming. Moderate bitterness.
rouhlas (1475) - GREECE - SEP 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Copper color with off white head. Malty and yeasty aroma, caramel, fruity, spicy. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
tia (1342) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Brux’l. Very dark with pillowy tan head and lots of lacing. Smells bready and citric and lightly perfumy (may have been a little cold to pick up max aroma). Tastes floral and spiced and coriandery. Balanced, lively, not heavy.
jw0406 (943) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a nice off white head. Aromas of sweet roasted malt, spice, yeast. Full bodied very good
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altonbrownd (4348) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5/19/2007 6:30:59 AM Bottle at home. Dark brown colour, tan head. Orange, fruity aroma. Spicy taste, syrupy with prickly finish. Carbonated. Lovely, even on a hot day in May.
joeneugs (4453) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
8 ounce bottle. Best by sometime in 2017. It pours a ruddy brown color with a frothy khaki head. The aroma is very sweet with equal parts root beer and Dr. Pepper. Some background notes of raisin bran, malt syrup and baking spices. Not bad. The flavor is also very sweet and soda-pop like with some sugar, malt syrup, cherry cola and some mild spices in the finish. The mouthfeel is ok. Pretty frothy, but medium bodied. Way too sweet throughout the palate to be interesting or enjoyable. Nothing else really wrong with it though. This won’t be a repeat purchase for me.
MarkoNm (1811) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark amber/brown color, hazy, and topped with a fine beige colord head. Malty aroma, caramel presence, a bit of yeasty notes and spices as well. Taste follows what you smell. Sweet start, a bit yeasty and quite malty, some caramel presence. Quite filling, mild bitterness and some alcohol feel. Pretty average for my liking, actually.
Bulk_Carrier (2876) - 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 (1192) - 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 (2399) - 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 (8462) - 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.