drjay44 (2633) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml. bottle. Bottled 2/13/12. Pours a thick, lasting, varied bubble beige head, with extensive lacing, over a slightly cloudy dark reddish brown (SRM 20) body....nose is heavy fruity malts, with plum, date, raisin, brown sugar, treacle, hints of spice.....taste is heavy sweet fruits with plum, raisin, date, leading to a harsh bitter, peach pit, spice finish......mouth feel thick, sticky, astringent, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low after the initial exuberance. This falls well into the Abt/Quad piece of the Belgian Dark Strong Ale style. The bitter finish is too harsh and lingers over much. This is probably from a badly handled bottle as neither of the hops used should do this. The net effect is that the flavors are off making for a disappointment in this particular bottle. BJCP 8/3/12/5/7
Radek Kliber (6457) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where and how: bottle at Volo
Aroma aromatic fresh hops, malty with chocolate, easy feel. Nice blend.
Top: large rocky tanned top, nice lace.
Base: dark brown.
Palate : medium plus bodied.
Taste: chocolate, bit sweet. Slight warmth of alcohol. Mild plum. Slight funk feel on edge.
other notes very tasty!
vipinvelp (2176) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2014 Clear dark brown with quick fading light brown slightly lacing foam head. Aroma is light chocolate, some grass. Taste is wow, can’t believe this is classified as a Belgian Strong Ale. High alcohol, OK, but taste is good. Nice bitter, some coffee notes. (Velp 201408)
Niall73 (1774) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at stormbird, camberwell. Pours a dense dark reddy brown/black with an off white head. Treacle, licorice and light coffee/choc in the aroma. Medium to full body. Sweet dark fruit figgy, pruny, rummy stuff. Treacle and lighter grassy lemon flavours too. Tasty!
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danielyabu (1171) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JUL 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
frothy small light brown head. virtually none lacing. fully diminishing. flat thick dark brown body. aroma: moderate malt, caramel, plum, ruby port, dried fruits, plum jam. if: heavy sweet. ff: heavy sweet light acidic and bitter, salty; long duration. palate: medium full body, oily texture, medium carbonation, metallic heavy alcoholic finish. Delicioso dulçor que lembra ameixa seca com médio aquecimento alcoólico. Textura lembra a de um licor. Extremamente saborosa. Diferenciada. Toque com uma pitada salgada dá um charme poucas vezes visto em BSAs. Teor alcoólico de 10,2% não é disfarçado, mas também não mascara nenhuma nuance do paladar, felizmente. World class. 280 s
Taboada (328) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 mml bottle tasted on 09/07/2014. Dark brown colour with a foamy and dense white head. Aroma is strong with licorice and red fruits. Taste is strong too but well balanced. Licorice of red fruits on the mouth with low carbonation and medium body. Presence of sugar too. Intense beer but well balanced the alcohol and the flavours. Next one please!
hackobock (1349) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bottled august 2011. Pours reddish brown with a large dense tan head. Aroma is plum, dried dark fruits, sweet caramel, light bitter chocolate.Taste is sweet dark fruits up front, licorice and light bitter roasted notes. Medium creamy body with a fizzy small bubble carbonation.
DwarfeD (930) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from ’t Drankenhuys. Dark pale brown with a small off-white head. Medium to full body with light carbonation. Very present sweetness with some bitter tones. Dark brown, caramel, roasted malts, brown sugar, raisin, dark fruits and some spices. A decent full flavoured dark brew.
DerWeg (1494) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Silky dark brown pour with cognac highlights, creamy dark tan head. Matured Ale aromas with rich dark fruit, sweet hay, mineral and brown sugary toffee malt which all play into massive rich flavours ending with countering grassy hop. HUge body offsets warm alcohol.hardcore!
StilleStorm (716) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWF; Pours dark brown with a creamy, lasting and lacing tan head. Nose is roasted malt, smoke, ripe fruit, chocolate and coffee. Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, warming and lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is avarage.
k92488 (258) - NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DWF. Mørk skum som varer. Aroma røkt malt. Sjokolade. Smak av sjokolade malt og gjær. Mye co2. Mild med masse ettersmak.