Lassigo (1) - - MAY 10, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
We loved the dark, rich flavour. We thought it was roasty, had chocolate and smoky tones, a beautiful ruby colour, minimal head, fortunately not too sweet, soft carbonation, though a pretty abrupt finish.
SVD (657) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
15CL glass at Zythos Beer Festival. Aroma had a hint fo Wisk(e)y, taste was good. Overall a decent beer.
Iphonephan (3635) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Pizzeria Paradiso Georgetown DC. Pours a murky dark brown with an off white head. Mild smoky wood aroma. Flavors of smoked peat dominate.
AdamJackson (2875) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown, smells like huge peet and oak with a hint of blueberries. Taste is intense. HUGE smoked taste, lots of pettiness, some caramel wow. over the top intense but overall, still very drinkable.
BMMillsy (1524) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Gator Beverage in Gainesville. Wrapped in red paper for extra super fanciness. Pours dark brown with a one finger yellowish creamy kahki head that lingers for a bit. A bit of ruby on the sides in the light. Smell is all peat, paint thinner, wood. Yikes, complex but does not smell like something you should drink. Flavor is straight up peat whiskey and motor oil. Nothing Belgian about this. A little fruit comes out after your palate gets used to the smokey peat. No reason for this to be in a bomber size. Share it. Let it warm up, too. Fruit flavors come out as it warms. Really need to be in the mood for this. I can appreciate the whiskey, but not what I was looking for when I popped a Belgian brew. Pretty much the opposite.
GRM (3082) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 660 ml, from and with Philippe Wouters (merci!), savoured on January 11 2012; eye: dark brown, semi-opaque, beige head, light lacing; nose: peat, smoke, roasted barley, molasses, toffee, light woody; mouth: peat, smoke, roasted barley, molasses, toffee, light woody, finale in peat with presence of malt, medium-full body, not much carbonation, lightly sweet, rich texture; overall: quite fine
Bouteille brune, 660 ml, de et avec Philippe Wouters (merci!), savourée le 11 janvier 2013; œil : brun foncé, semi-opaque, mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : tourbe, fumé, orge torréfiée, mélasse, toffee, léger boisé; bouche : tourbe, fumé, orge torréfiée, mélasse, toffee, léger boisé, finale en tourbe avec présence de malt, corps moyen-corsé, peu carbonatée, légèrement sucrée, texture riche; en résumé : bien bon
BRW (1138) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with tan head. Wood and roasted aromas. It didn’t taste "peaty" at all, just some wood.
9er (75) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this at Max’s tap house in Baltimore for the Belgian beer fest. it was awesome! Smokey malt and bacon flavor after-taste... This is a man’s beer to sip in a relaxed state of mind. The full thick texture and presence of dark resin taste from the barrel aging makes this slightly semi sweet beer is really nice. The alcohol is well balanced and wonderful!
OllieBBommel (1123) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@home, 660 ml. Head: delicate, beige foam. Colour: clear, ruby brown. Aroma: smoked, bitter sweet. Taste: smoked, bitter sweet. Palate: mild, lasting bitter sweet bdy. Overall: very nice. Like to see it developing over the years.
Swaroga (1457) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle. Dark brown/red with small grey head. Nose : smoke, alcohol, chocolate, dried fruits, mostly plums. Sweet. Sip : thick body, oily texture. Low carbonation. Sweet chocolate and smoked wood are the main flavours dominating from the start. Alcohol taste remonds me the one from aged rhum or whysky. Fruits and chocolate are revealed next and last long. Very nice and delicious.