entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful dark orange pour with a with thin creamy head. Yeasty ester aroma with citrus fruit and spice present as well. Complex flavor of apricots and honey and coriander and cake. A strong bitterness is very present in the flavor of this beer but it is a thick malty bitter quality. Full bodied and very sweet, this one will draw flies like nothing else. Overall this is a beer with an amazingly complex and delicious flavor that is somewhat compromised by its cloying sweetness. If age takes away some of the syrup similarities in this beer I could definetly see rating it a solid 5.
Lore (1588) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 27, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
hazy bright amber colour, minimal off-white head; aroma of dried fruits, mostly figs, some plum, raisin and apricot, vanilla, caramel and floral notes; taste is also complex with dried fruits, syrupy sweetness, vanilla and spicy alcoholic notes; excellent ale!
altonbrownd (4376) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/21/2007 4:13:52 PM Bottle at home. Sweet, citrusy with relatively minor alcohol taste, scent. Huge foamy head. Full-bodied. Tart.
josanguapo (404) - SPAIN - JUN 23, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From zombier. In La Trappe glass. Playing KB Dark Side. Masterpiece. Its 12% noticeable at all. Dangerous. Nicely sweet. Repeatable
Ferris (8510) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2003 - Butterscotch, caramel, raisin and some creamy apricot. Clear copper with a decent white head. Caramel and nice nutty dry notes. Nice
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From old notes - no detail available - will re rate once I find the beer again.
jamaty (1458) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Ambar anaranjado. Mucho sedimento. Dos dedos de espuma poco consistente. Aroma a miel licor y caramelo. Carbonatacion alta. Sabor predominante a sidra, y muy alcoholica y amarga. Dura.
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Roybeer, Milano. Pours golden with white head. Fruity, bit yeasty spicy. Sweet. Not bad, but somehow I expected more.
UXO (920) - CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cloudy pale gold with a short, short-lived white head, minimal lacing. (3/5) Nose is boozy dark fruit, candi sugar, spices, green apple. (6/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, mild tart. (6/10) Medium slightly oily body, moderate to low carbonation, lingering boozy finish. (3/5)
Well, subtle this isn’t - nor is it light, refreshing, or any of the other adjectives one normally associates with the beers of spring. No, this is very firmly a winter beer - one appropriate for lighting a fire in your belly as you gingerly sip it during the long cold months of torpor. And at a beefy 12%, there’s fire aplenty. I don’t say this often, but this might be too emphatic a beer - a little more even-handedness and balance would go a long way here. Still pretty good, mind you... (12/20)
Ion (12) - Rochefort, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
J’en suis encore tout retourné !! Cette bière est un chef d’œuvre. Un beau col de mousse persistant. Une bouche sirupeuse avec des arômes de genièvre et d’épices, un arrière goût qui vous fait voyager dans les fleurs de houblon. Je suis impressionné par cette merveille, par cette brasserie et même par cette Belgique !!!
visionthing (3783) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at Dulle Griet, Gent. Pours slightly hazy deep golden with some sediments and a fairly modest head. Complex somewhat earthy and fruity aroma with notes of dried fruits, Belgian yeast and spices. Sweet, earthy and surprisingly well balanced with complex flavours and a certain dryness in the finish. Full bodied with fairly soft carbonation. Heavy on the sugar and the alcohol, but well integrated and surprisingly well integrated.