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.
kerenmk (1568) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer & Beyond Store. Thanks beerandbeyond for the bottle! Deep brown and almost opaque, frothy, light tan head. Fruity aroma, dried fig. Tastes bitter and nice and again, of dried figs. Full body, fruity bitter finish, a little sour wine. Good.
Renobob (70) - - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Le classique de chez De Dolle. Original, plaisant en tout point. Un bon point de départ pour déguster les bières de cette brasserie.
jlruthven (512) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours hazy ruby, tan head. Figgy nose, a little caramel, winter fruit, some raisin and berry. Taste follows, with a little more raisin, some residual sugars. Big, highly carbonated mouthfeel. Excellent, challenging.
euromance (14) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark bordeaux beer with beautiful firm white collar. Perfect harmony of licht sour, delicate sweet and bitter. Hints of prunes, dates, figs and chestnuts.
allmyvinyl (995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines - Cheers Ash! Pours dark brown with a big rocky white head. Aromas of dark stone fruit, christmas cake, orange peel, slight boozy note. Some spice from the yeast. Taste brings forth more fruitiness, and orange peel, and then liquorice. Gets better with every sip.
Trappist1 (204) - Diest, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Color: dark brown with a huge white head. Nose: caramel, chocolate, sweet malts, Taste: very complex, smooth, very well balanced. Palate: is sugerish, slightly alcoholic, very warm, long lasting. I forgot how good this beer is, very nice!
rok1024 (743) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - NOV 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy deep ruby appearance with medium head. Fruity, sweet, malty aroma with plums and strong cherry scent. Sweet on the mouth with very rich palate. High alcohol is very well hidden. Outstanding Belgian strong ale style beer.
boxofrane (1670) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours clear reddish copper with an immense off white head. The aroma has a lot of tart notes, light brown sugar, light funky fruity esters. The taste has a big dark fruit sweetness, brown sugar, fig, raisin, plum. Delicious.
sdmmb (253) - USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my absolute favourite beers. Drunk from 33 cl bottle bought at malting pot in Brussels. A sweet sour sharp taste full of flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ElManana (102) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The longest-finishing beer that I’ve ever tasted-- at least 15 seconds. Tastes a bit like cider, but oh so much more complex. The most interesting beer money can buy.