dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep hazy brown with a thick tan head and good retention. Aroma is boozy with a thick maltiness and a funky spice note. Seems to have a lot of wine on the nose (barrel)
Flavor is wine like with a smooth malt character. Raisins and bubbles with more of the red wine tartness. Not overpowering, but definitely there.
asheft (2633) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Fresh strawberries in the nose. Hazy garnet under an eternal, rocky, tan cover. Extremely fruity estery flavour that is slightly medicinal. Accents of strawberry, white grape, and stone fruit ending with a moderate to medium, dry, Belgian bitterness. Medium body, smooth and warming. Unique.
thanatosti (1052) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought from a colleague.
Hazy dark brown with a big off-white head. Malty aroma with lots of dark fruits and some caramel and Belgian yeast. Taste is bittersweet. Body is massive but due to the very lively carbonation it is experienced lighter than all those heavy abts. Warming alcohol in the finish. Great Belgian beer.
DJoer (895) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium mokka head, black coloured body with some brown glow, sweet candy caramel, medium to high carbonation medium bitter waming herbs some candy taste very different bit complex taste combination
PeatyPete (450) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with light beige head. Aroma of sweet malt with some tobacco. Taste of licorice, Brown rock candy Sugar and dark fruit.
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Gription79 (2409) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
poured from a bottle. This beer has a firm tartness to it. Some caramel notes as well as a fruitiness and slight earthy character. Not bad.
mmahut (1340) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Some low gushing at opening, pours in hazy dark body with high froasty off-white head. Aroma has caramel, nutty, roasty, yeasty. Taste has an alcohol character upfront, dark forest fruits, dried raisins, very light roasty. Bitterness is earthy and pretty low and hidden, overwhelmed with alcohol. Body is full, high carbonation.
brianza_ale (163) - ITALY - MAR 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl in teku. Pours a super abundant and super creamy off-white head, orange beige like; dark orange to mahogany brown colour, dirty and hazy. Smells quite incredible: toffee, lovely yeast notes, dried fruits, caramel, butter-ish, brown/cane sugar, gorgeously wrapping and intense. Tastes caramel malty, candied fruit, earthy, hints of licorice and chocolate, seems like a creme caramèl in a glass; sweetness is medium to high but never invasive, also cause is such balanced by a subtle but almost medium level bitterness; light tarness hints. Medium to full body, average carbonation which is right enough, creamy texture. Another awesome de Dolle, a mix between a dark and blonde belgian strong ale, gets the best notes from both worlds. Lovely ; )
ippopotamo36 (542) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1987 (Rodenbach yeast) vs 2014 at Kulminator in Antwerp-Belgium, bottles. The 1987 is stunning and amazingly in shape after 28 years. Pours dark amber with bright reddish appearance, nice and still performing off white foam. Nose: the warmest malty nose ever, light dry fruit, lovely feel of wood, cherries. Cherries are there, lovely feel. Mouth: God! I love this (mortlach come here right now!). Cherry juice, apple, warm feel embracing your chest! I am in shock!
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harrymel (1536) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: unk (it was cut off most of the bottle), my guess would be early 2014.
Pours dark brown with a huge tan top that falls to a persistent quilt. Smells rich with prunes, candi, sweet toasted malts, some yeast. Flavor is malty, some mild musty oxidation, some stone fruits, a touch of almost brett like earthiness, some almost ruby porto character. Lots of depth in this beer, very surprised. medium on full bodied with high carb and a dry finish. Almost tannic in the finish. I’m very interested by this beer, might pick a few up to age and see what happens. It is tarts up a bit over two years I would be very, very excited.
Gearz (37) - Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
My second try with this beer. Ticked it a 2 back then and I’m sticking to it.
Sweet tobacco, raisin, and caramel smell. Bready taste with a light body. Minimal carbonation. Dry finish.
Tastes like it could be a Belgian Double but doesn’t have the body. kind of week on the tongue. Would recommend a St. Benardus Abt 12 over this any day.