erschiuma (67) - ITALY - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tonaca di frate scura velata con 2 dita di schiuma cappuccino fine e di buona durata e allacciatura.
malto tostato caramello cioccolato e frutta secca
in bocca ha buon corpo oleosa bassa carbonazione
ancora malto e caramello,leggero caffe e cioccolato,zuccherina.Il finale vira sulla liquirizia non invadente
leggero tocco amaro sul finale.Alcool abbastanza evidente
in effetti come molti dicono č un misto di belgian strong e imperial stout
comunque ben fatta e piacevole
maekchu (3044) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks to mike12da. Tons of yeast, malt, chocolate, and fumes in the nose. Thick dark brown. Big chocolate initial; slight metallic note in mid, along with a soft powdery chocolate; final extends the sweet choco, with some balancing. Smooth mouthfeel. Impregnated with chocolate, more so than most quads. Great stuff.
Mugen (47) - ITALY - DEC 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
belgian Ale decisamente amara, poco speziata ma dal colore molto invitante. Schiuma molto persistente
Dedollewaitor (15067) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Zly Casy, Prague. Pours dark brown with a creamy head and lacings. Liquorice, dark fruit and caramel. Smooth and full bodied. Very well crafted. Tasty ..
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(From notes 12.11.12) Bottle. Medium size, fluffy foam. Dark brown beer. Yeasty, winey, malty, sugary lemon (like home-made mead), dark sugar. Soft mouthfeel. Tastes a bit sour (brings Aardmonnik to mind) and sweet. Aftertaste is bittersweet. Overall, a decent beer.
TimE (4530) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Med brown color. Sweet malty nose with stewed apples and a hint of spice. Very malty, stew apples, moderately sweet with some cinammon. Lingering stewed apples and brown sugar in the finish.
VastActiv (4474) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.75l from Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small brownish head. Aromas and flavours are raisins, plums, sweetness and malts.
asheft (2825) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[bottle at BrewDog pub in Edinburgh]
Spicy woody dry pineapple aroma with some barnyard and phenoic character. Opaque black under lacy, light brown. Brightly sour flavour with coffee and fudge brownies and earthy notes. Stout with Belgian yeast--slightly phenolic. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, sugary finish.
TheAlum (6650) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft on tap at Zwanze Day 2012 - West Lakeview Liquors (Chicago, IL). Pours a deeper brown hue. Firm darkness in the middle, good haze as the edges show glowing chestnut and amber hues, some light. Frothy offwhite head atop dies to a small layer and laces small. Aromas are dark malts, touches of cocoa and biscuits, firm dark fruit and toasty roast elements work in. Gentle yeast, dryness from the toast and roast. Caramel and toffee. Initial is bitter cocoa, some toffee and some weird dark fruit elements off the bat. Plum, touches of cherry, anise and licorice turn me off quickly. Middle shows dark fruit and toffee, toast and biscuits. Some cocoa as it wins me back. Backend gets more dry, returning to almost a licorice feel, darkness, and dry roasty and toasty malts. The Belgian element here loses me. Finish is a bit harsh and medicinal. Meh. Not my thing. An ok beer.
tennessejed420 (926) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours very deep shade of brown, pretty much black, with large frothy light brown head. Aroma is dark and fruity with notes of yeast, licorice, medicinal, prune, date, country cane syrup. Flavor has notes of lightly bittered chocolate, with sweet medicinal licorice on the finish, which evolves through different tones of dark fruit. Medium to full bodied, not as syrupy as I expected (although it really does smell like cane syrup). Licorice is a big presence. Overall nice chocolatey, medicinal licorice drink.