DarkMagus (499) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish brown with a thick offwhite head. Aroma of sour cherries, roasted malts, candy sugar, and brown sugar. Flavors were sweet with a bit of tartness, along with rich toasty malt notes, and Belgian candy sugar. Very candy like. Maybe a hint of alcohol. Nice astringent and surprisingly ’quick’ finish that leaves very little sweetness on the palate. Overall a pretty good beer.
Gerbeer (3027) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown/black with light tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, roasted malts, and maybe a hint of licorice. Flavor is similar with additional caramel and citrus notes. Somewhat sweet and bit acidic.
maekchu (3361) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Aroma is a mix of sweet fruits and some prune. Thick dark brown with a light beige head. Prunes are the first note, and then what seems like some oxidation (though I’m not sure that’s what it is). Smooth fruit notes throughout initial, mid, and final. Medium body. The oxidation notes don’t really interfere.
Hotspur (16) - Nara, JAPAN - JUN 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Blackberry, cassis aroma. Flavours: malt, sweet. Nice genuine Belgian ale. Ideal for sipping in front of the fire in winter
sir__v (1939) - Lille, FRANCE - JUN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color: dark black beer with big light brown/white head. Smell: malt and yeast. Taste: coffee roasted and malt. Aftertaste: bitter and coffee.
This is a really good beer with interesting taste!
stantheman (881) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle, served in branded snifter glass at Biercraft on The Drive. Fruity nose. Thin head. Very dark brown, not black in color. Flavor is fruity, nutty, rich, like a very flavorful stout. Some aftertaste. Very nice!
jcr (2527) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy deep brown body. Frothy, tan head, mostly lasting. Aroma of cookie, toasted malt, bread, herbs, mustiness. chocolate, licorice. Hint of pepper. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture turning velvety in the finish, lively carbonation. Lingering bitterness with notes of anise in the taste balance the sweet malts. Tastes of mint and clover are noticeable. Lacking a richness that one would expect in a 9% Belgian strong.
JorgeLee (1698) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2012 Tap in Moeder Fontainas. Brown colour rather than black. Lovely full malty character, with spice and a bit of booze, but they must have loaded the hops in here as it still finishes dry, bitter and long. Lots of flavour - an excellent beer.
gEUS (1702) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle - pours dark brown with red hint - steady 2 finger head. Aroma of dark malt and caramel, some citrus hints as well. Medium to full body with a nice baalnce between sweetness and freshness. Combined this with crued milk cheeses and the combination gave a nice chocolaty finish to the beer
Svesse (7725) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Dark reddish brown colour with rich, creamy, beige head. Roasted, malty nose with notes of liquorice, toffee, dried fruit, raisins, dark chocolate and burnt/caramelized sugar. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate, tobacco, dried fruit, candy sugar, soy sauce and liquorice. More than medium body, fairly sweet, with a gentle citric bitterness. Tasty and well balanced. Nice one.