rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bad Apple. Pour is a copper with a thin white head. Nose of dark fruit, sweetness, and a hint of booze. Palate is much the same raisins, toffee, and a bit of tartness in the finish. Interesting.
artemb (55) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, cloudy with many white yeast particles.
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, nuts, sweet liqueurю
Taste: Sweet with moderate bitterness.
Flavour has complex roasted notes and licorice sweteness.
dnicolaescu (1165) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 0,66 from dcmchew. Bold dark chocolate, smooth noble sweetness, some roast, a touch of alcohol. Complex flavour with smooth malt sweetness, roasted malts, spicy Belgian notes with an acidic bite. Full-bodied and balanced.
superspak (3236) - Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
660 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 12/2014. Pours slightly hazy dark reddish brown color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big plum, fig, date, pear, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, cocoa, pepper, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with good strength. Taste of huge plum, fig, date, pear, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, cocoa, pepper, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of plum, pear, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, dark bread, cocoa, pepper, light nuttiness, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible robustness and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a fantastic yeast/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is amazingly well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible Belgian dark ale. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruit/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. An insanely amazing offering.
TtV (209) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 33cl. Ruby red, near brown with an off white head that stays. The aroma has hints of coffee and chocolate. The taste is bittersweet with hints of chocolate and a deep bitterness of coffee. The glow of alcohol is clearly present in the aftertaste. Very beautiful beer!
Kavu (2750) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A small taste from a friend (bottle) @ One Pint Pub. Pours murky brown with a medium head. Aroma is rye malts. Flavor is rye malts with something sour and some alcohol. Nice.
danielecamo (740) - ITALY - MAY 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In bottiglia. Aroma di malto tostato, frutta sotto spirito, cioccolato. Al palato corpo pieno, nota alcoolica evidente, frutta sotto spirito, legnoso, cioccolato, caffè.
momordgz (252) - - MAY 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Is not my king pf beer, but still beeing wonderful. Mature prune, some liquor, malt, biscuit... Not extremly sweet, and for my this is good!!!
freretoc (1081) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la brasserie.
Couleur rubis, mousse moyenne et belle effervescence.
Pas de nez étonnament.
En bouche attaque sur le caramel, la vanille et le sucre brun. Continuité sur le malt et le mocca.
Lunkie (1543) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky dark brown colour good head and lacing, malt herbal spice aroma. Malt herbal chocolate spice flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
vanvenlo (1399) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slowbeer bottle(11-Apr-2015)Big sweet choc berry aroma.Dark brown,low head&suds lace.Sweet choc malt,herbal flavour.Big herbal berry malt flavour&spirit coffee choc malt aftertaste.