bboeckl (142) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours a hazy golden amber with a thick foamy slightly cream colored head.
Aroma, is that of caramel, cotton candy and vinegar. Taste is a powerful isopropal alocohol, touch of vinegar, a bit of citrus, sourness, and a mustiness that one has come to expect with a Belgium Ale. This beer is a great example of its style. A better beer for winter than summer... as it lacks some of the refreshment character of similar styles. A bit to heavy and high powered for a hot day. Great beer none the less.
josanguapo (191) - 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 (7557) - 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 (416) - 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 (1152) - 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 (1448) - 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 (760) - 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 (10) - 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 (3526) - 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.
TheCametron (2086) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Bruxx with Nick & Rachel. Pours Golden Amber with a good White head. Aroma of booze, cane sugar and some fruity citrus. Some honey sweetness to the taste. A background of hops and cloves. Lots of sweetness and lots of booze. Very nice
Alpha10 (417) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015/04/25 - Vintage 2012 from Kulminator in Antwerp. Pours a hazy, dark orange/amber colour with a thick foamy, off white head that lingers and laces nicely. Aroma is yeast, dough, molasses, sugar, gingerbread, cinnamon, apple and fruits. Taste is sweet; molasses, gingerbread, candi sugar, with bread notes and some nice apple/fruity flavours. Mouthfeel is medium and oily with average, smooth carbonation and a sweet, boozy, warming finish. Really great stuff.
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, orangey gold color, with frothy, white head foam, and waves & spots of lacing. The nose was a touch of yeast, ripe fruit notes as apple, subtle spice, and vinous-like character. Medium bodied, with lively carbonation, the taste was tart, adding citrusy & earthy bitterness, noticeable, but fairly disguised alcohol presence, with an effervescent finish.
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