evergreen0199 (2078) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from The St Albans beer shop, St Albans, Herts. A murky dark brown coloured pour with a very small off white head on top that vanishes very quickly. Sweet, dark fruit, plum aroma. Tastes quite sweet, boozy, plums, dark fruit, hint of caramel. A decent Belgian strong style ale but incredibly sweet.
OllieBBommel (1110) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@home. Head: coffee brown, disappearing quickly. Colour; deep dark black. Aroma: roasted malt, hints of chocolate. Taste: chocolate, roasted malt, alcohol, bitter. Palate: smooth but alcoholic, mouth warming, lasting bitter finish. Overall: very nice.
__Rb81 (227) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home (bottled 15/01/13). Pours dark with no head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel. Taste is sweet, caramel, chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, hops. Nice, but a bit too much on the sweet side for me.
hohops (302) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance- very dark brown, no head at all really, apart from around the edge. Aroma- dark fruits, raisin, dark malt, brown bread notes, cherries, a bit vinous, port. Taste- plenty of booze, vinous, hint of sourness, medium mouthfeel, booze-soaked dark fruits, hints of chocolate and brown sugar, not much carbonation, long finish. Big flavours which come out more as it warms. Nice.
Blade86 (618) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
black, big tanned foam; aroma of biscuit, caramel, dark fruits, roasty notes; medium(+) sweetness, medium(-) bitterness; full body, thick, little bit alcoholic feel, rather soft carbonation, long bittersweet finish;
Overall: intense, strong and balanced beer, very good
oliodnb (336) - ITALY - MAY 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark with a nice reddish glare. Thick foamy beige head. Smells of roasted malts, plums, cherries, with a light soy sauce hint. Taste is toasted malts, coffee, some chocolate and some cherries. Good final bitterness, very well balanced beer.
Splitenz (331) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark caramel coated malts, slight hint of laid down fruits (plums), strong but laid back alcohol and Belgian yeasts. Gorgeous!
migajos (177) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Kontynuacja, Wroclaw, Poland. Aroma: typical belgian yeast, peach, mixed with some breadyness, grainyness. Taste havy, warm, brown sugar, a bit alhoholic, liquor like. Texture is thick, oily. Nice winter-warmer.
NeoHippie2 (1043) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with minimal head. Aromas of dark fruits, brown sugar, and yeast. Flavor is similar with lots of sweet malts at the front followed by plenty of date, plum, and notes of molasses. Abv is well-hidden too. Solid brew.
SarkyNorthener (2125) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from cotteridge wines. Very dark brown beer with no head. Aroma of toffee, yeast, dark fruit and soy sauce. Taste is treacle, toffee, rich fruits steeped in alcohol, more soy sauce and some light hop bitterness. Full bodied and oily. Excellent beer.