BartC (727) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of dark fruits. Malty and fruity flavor. Some caramel. Rather sweetish. Nice beer to drink on a cold winter evening.
Abio (1823) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2010 Rich flavoured, for me a big surprise. Bought it on my way home from going to get Westvleteren 12.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Latest in what’s becoming a bit of dark BSA cellar run. Aroma rye bread dunked in Baltic seawater, bay leaf, clove, Chinese (food), some nectarine. Cherry red with a beige swirl, legs dragging the lace back into the pot. Salvaging raft of wholemeal malts; flavour hanging on by its fingertips in a sea of demerara, cherry-accented booze, Battenberg, liquidised banana cake. The words ’Deca’ and ’Vleteren’ on the side of a Belgian beer bottle excite me, but the contents of this one doesn’t.
foodtraveller (61) - BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice beer with a good foam and decent flavors in the nose and palate.
eManu (516) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Saddly I lost half of this beer when I openned it, it gushed out of the bottle and I try to stop it but it was gone. So what was left was poured with a dark red brown color with an off white head. Aroma of roasted malts and caramels. Flavors of roasted malts, caramels dry fruits as grapes, some honey, a hint of cinnamon and spices. Low carbonation, and a sweet dry finish. A very pleasant and warm beer.
gunnar (7132) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0,25 l. Pours unclear golden, with a huge fine lazed creamy white head. Aroma of sweet malt,barn. Taste is sweet malt, first and foremost of the nutty kind, gets darker towards the end, more intense.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Mahogany brown, cloudy, murky with yeast. Has a funkified Flemish aroma with good dark sugars and alcohol detected. Is vineous and barrely. Fruity. Soft palate. Flavors finish nicely with bready malts. there are also lots of orchard fruits in the beginning, apples and plums. Not bad.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, from Dranken Geers I think. Quite odd. Not great when rated as a Belgian Strong Ale but I quite enjoyed it all the same. Dark brown, quickly fading beige head. Seemed to be fizzy but with low carbonation palate wise? Perhaps I was just drunk. Dark fruits, prunes, alcohol, yeast, malts.
sebletitje (8269) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle, Drak Old Strong Ale 8%
pours dark brown, beige head.
aroma is sugary, roasted / caramel malts and yeasty.
taste, candy sugar, caramel malts, yeasty, light dark fruits; raisins.
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle in hopduvel ( as Dark old Strong Ale Vleteren) Roby brown beer, Light olie beer but not to heavy. gentle sweet beer with some nuts or wood flavor