raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown with some orange hue. Pillowy,lasting head which leaves great lacing. Aroma of sweet bread,toffee,house yeast,and light flower. Lively carbonation makes this seem a little less hefty than it is. Good flavor balance of fruity,sweet malt with underlying yeast,and earth flavors. Little damp wood as well. Lingering sweet,tart,and more of a hop presence than expected. Pretty dry. Delicate,and dangerously drinkable. Seems it was gone in just a few gulps. I love De Dolle
kustie (788) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark brown and reddish color with quite thick light brown head. Aroma is a bit tart and has ripe fruits, brown sugar, berries, cherries, sour apple. Taste is malty with long fruity and a bit sour and dry aftertaste. Flavors of cherries, ripe fruits, berries, malt, red wine, some sour elements, caramel and chocolate. Nice combination of sour and sweet elements.
lello4ever (585) - ITALY - JUL 15, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color tonaca di frate, con ampia schiuma beige compatta e di buona persistenza. Al naso il malto risalta insieme alle spezie, note di frutta secca e dark fruits. Eccellente la bevuta, piena, dolce con una bella speziatura. Alcol che sostiene la bevuta fino alla fine alla perfezione. Buona anche una leggera amarezza finale. Carbonazione medio alta. Una grande strong ale.
Sevenlee (1735) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a huge brown head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, coffee and some spices. Taste is medium to high sweet.
Hanoi (801) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. It’s been quite some time since I last had it. Nose is yeast, cherry, dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, plums, fig, spice, bread. Taste is dark chocolate, cherry, hint of cola, caramel, dark fruits, vinous, cinamon, dry licorice, slight sour note, a dry herbal hop note in the finish with heavy spices. Mouthfeel is rich.
An outstanding big Belgian, which pulls off the trick of being full bodied, full flavoured, but not overly sweet. The hints of sour with a the dry finish lift the beer from great to outstanding.
radagast83 (7076) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a medium dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma was dark, dried fruits. Light sweet, fizzy funky yeast notes. Bold, but still refreshing.
toscanoigor (82) - Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL - JUN 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Do tap. Marrom-avermelhada, opaca, espuma de boa formação. Aroma de frutas escuras (ameixa, uva), carregado de leveduras e um toque leve de malte. O sabor acompanha o aroma, com menos levedura e mais doce. O final é levemente picante, um pouco tostado. Carbonatação média, suave para beber, quase não se nota a presença do álcool. Ótima experiência.
AleRider78 (573) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Acquired via trade with Chopz. 300ml bottle. Bottle cap says bottled 2012. Pours a huge frothy beige head and has an extremely murky brown appearance. Lacing is kinda weak. Aromas of roasted barley malts, dried fruits (raisins, plums) and spices. Flavours are plentiful malty, dark roasted malt, chocolate, spices. Alcohol is quite evident and actually a bit overwhelming. 9% but maybe a bit more now. The finish is very dry and tastes very much like prunes or prune juice.
joeneugs (5486) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Trappist. It pours an amber color with an off white head. The aroma has some fruitcake, baked bread, brown sugar and light notes of clove spice. The flavor is spicy with more clove up front, cinnamon, chili powder and fruitcake. High carbonation and really lively on the palate. Good.
artemb (600) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUN 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark hazy, strong beige head.
Aroma: dark sweet fruits (prunes, figs), warming spices.
Taste: sweet with prunes sourness and wild notes.
Flavour: dried figs, dried dates, prunes, black pepper, allspice, nutmeg.
Finish is spicy, warming, with pleasant alcohol notes.
SkillsFactory (518) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tra il rosso rubino e il tonaca di frate, schiuma beige di persistenza esemplare.
Aroma fruttato fantastico: banana matura, pesca, pera, mela cotta e prugna, lievi note vinose ed oleose, lievito belga, note tostate ed erbacee.
Al palato principalmente banana, mela e pera, lievito belga, finale tostato, un po’ "cioccolatoso" ed erbaceo accompagnato da note vinose e legnose.
Corpo pieno, ben carbonata.