Ughsmash (7506) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle. Poured clear garnety-brown with a short, dense beige head.. set up nicely in the glass. The aroma picked up an interesting blend of dry-roasted chocolate, raisins, and dates, with warm fruit and some berries as it warmed.. it somehow made its way back to chocolate on the back of the nose. The flavor found a heavier dose of spiced dark fruits than the nose indicated, with chocolate and a little vanilla down deep.. berry seeds and light cocoa bitterness on the edges.. finished with a good blend of spicy, fruity Belgian yeast and chocolate. Medium-bodied and spicy on the palate.. higher carbonation.. there was a lot going on here, and I really enjoyed it.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 oz bottle. Dark brown with a huge, though hastily poured, tannish head. Nose is apricot, apple and cherry preserves. Medium body, a touch foamy, slightly sticky. Taste is applesauce, candi and dried apricot. Just like drinking fruit nectar. Incredibly addictive.
nimbleprop (7096) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a nearly opaque deep, dark mahogany brown with one ring of creamy beige head. Aroma is very boozy, prunes, raisins, rum, malt, orange peel, Belgian candy sugar, some rubber. Flavor is sweet, astringent, malt, medicinal, herbal, a little spicy too. This is really all over the map. Flavors of ancho chiles, black peppercorns, raisins, prunes, toasted bread, butter scotch candies, burnt caramel, black tea. Full, sweet but also a very peppery finish. Belgian Strong Ale? Sure, but if you told me this was a Belgian stout I would have believed it. A little messy, could probably keep in the cellar for a lot longer.
mabel (8353) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[4812-20120921] 750mL bottle. Roasted funky yeast aroma has an unpleasant pungent doggy diarrhea note at first. Murky, black brown body with a huge long-lasting head, gusher to start. Lightly soured grainy roasted old fruit flavour. Full body has quite a tangy almost sour base. Initial impression was Terrible, worse than I’ve written, but it eventually mellowed. Is this bottle ok? (3/3/5/3/10) 2.4
(TBW @ Volo, Toronto, ON)
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 è un misto di belgian strong e imperial stout
comunque ben fatta e piacevole
maekchu (3310) - 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 (15386) - 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 (4836) - 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.