CraftBeerNick (920) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at euston tap, not bad a little on the sweet side for me, but a good example
Gerbeer (1830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown/red with full head. Aromas of roasted malts and raspberry/blackberry jam. Flavors of sweet dark fruit and dark brown sugar with lots of malt and carbonation. Very Belgian. Name is apt as alcohol is well hidden.
DrSilverworm (6571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz bottle, bottled 13/2/2012. Big khaki foamy head. Enormous, typical of De Molen. Very dark - colored body. Good rows of lace. Strongly cola aroma. And black cherry. Like a cherry coke, but not as syrupy. In fact, a relatively light body, with a soft carbonation and dry texture. Light black pepper. Light licorice. Moderate bitter, more sweet taste. Some dark fruit. Decent, interesting ale, but not my favorite belgian strong
Vells (714) - Riga, LATVIA - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 muddy dark brown with slightly red tone, large and lasting deep beige head, leaving laces
Aroma.. roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, hops.
Sweet with lasting pleasant bitter dry finish. Creamy. Alcohol well hidden
Overall.. really enjoyable brewing
jkwood04 (4031) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a lacy head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, and roasted malts, a lot of grape and dark fruit, and some floral hops. Flavor the same, with a lot of fruit. Average to smooth texture. A pretty good beer.
Arve_Christian (3134) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On 33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika
Black color, good off white foam.
Medium intense roasted & low intensity hoppy aromas, some low fruitiness , coffee, licorice- also nice yeast influence.
Full body & high complexity.
Immediate sweetness, also high bitterness- well balanced.
Very enjoyable & good name for it
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Star Grocery in Berkeley, CA. Pours very dark brown with copper glints and a 4 finger creamy beige/tan head. Aroma is bready with yeast/spice. Med + body - but thinning as carb leaves. Flavor is dark fruit and near-burnt malt. Like an IS that didn’t quite arrive. Quite smooth. Like drinking fortified wine. Port,but dark fruit rather than grape. Not a hint of heat. Really amazing ale.
pintbypint (2645) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml brown bottle. Dark brown pour with ruby highlights. Huge light brown head, creamy and sticky. Nose had chocolate and biscuits and light spice. Taste has sweet dark malts, raisins, caramel, cocoa, alcohol, general fruitiness. Finishes with light hop notes and some moderate alcohol and lots of malt. Body is medium, carbonation is pretty mild. A nice styleless strong Belgian.
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-09-21. Very dark brown body, reddish highlights. Massive head after foaming out of the bottle. 3+ Aroma is sort of tangy musty fruit, muted hints at leather? 7+ Flavour is interesting, really sweet malty core, sugary touches, sweet then tangy fruit undercurrents, sweet cherry with ephemeral port wine like hints. 8+ Very smooth medium bodied palate, quite effervescent. Pretty solid it stuff, it keeps growing on me as it goes. I was worried it might be infected based on the gushing and the tangy quality, but I found it very interesting and pretty nice. Bottle at Volo, Toronto
Albe (56) - ITALY - OCT 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color and a light brown large frothy head. Aroma is very light, just some roasted malts and caramel. In the mouth is medium to full and complex, with chocolate, dark malts and dark fruits notes, mixed with a little hint of hops. A surprising beer.