treadyroc (148) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of roasty caramel. Pours a deep brown with a 1 finger foamy head. Just enough bitterness to offset the initial sweet taste & finishes as a well balanced dance between the 2. One of my faves.
mathieuc (724) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a nice offwhite head (medium) that leaves some nice lacing patterns. Aroma is spicy, sugary. Some light licorice action but it is mostly cloves I pick up. A little bit of alcohol can be felt. They didnít lie about the candi sugar. Taste is indeed sweet and full of dark fruits. Limited bitterness but just enough to prevent it from being cloying. No alcohol in the flavor department. Carbonation is light, body full. Smooth mouthfeel. A nice.... abbey dubbel? Nah. Quad? Maybe. Anyway, really nice!
Cunningham (3686) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Hazy dark golden with a fine off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Yeast, fruity and some spicy notes.
Palate: Medium + body. Mild bitterness and a balanced mild sweetness. Average to rich carbonation.
Taste: A bit sweet fruity, citric, some spices and yeast.
Overall impression: Tasty and mild.
Personal stats: Bottle Anne Sofie brought with her at Julebordet 13.
klas (167) - SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget (29 SEK). Dark brown with a big head. Looks tasty. Malty, chocolate aroma and taste. Slight alcoholic aroma and a bit spicy taste.
reckless_rate (1) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 75cl bottle brought back from my last trip to Belgium and cellared for a month before sampling. Wonderful malty, chocolately aroma. Lively when poured, but head and carbonation disappeared fairly quickly. A beautifully balanced, complex beer that masks itís high alcohol content well.
nickel (115) - - DEC 12, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
rich aroma of malt, black color with brown head. Full body and great malty taste. Just impressed with this beer. Recommend
Vaiz (2948) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at 2nd tuesday tasting @ De Molen, hosted by dEnk. Hazy brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is roasty, malty, spicy, some cardamom and caramel. Flavor is quite sweet, malty, solid and well balanced.
deanso (4155) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Molen monthly beer tasting.
Thin creamy off white head. Clear burgundy pour. Malty sweetness.
kermis (3730) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the De Molen monthly tasting. Pours clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma of yeast, caramel, malt, overripe dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. Alcohol in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
dEnk (3135) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is roast, some hops, liquorice, touch of smoke and yeast. Flavour is medium dry, quite roasty, a bit yeasty, light fruit. Ashy yeasty finsih. Okay.
laboko (8) - - DEC 6, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En strong ale der mangler nogt men har noget andet. Mangler fylde men har nogen bitterhed bare lidt tynd af en strong ale.