Lele (107) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Colore mogano scuro. Schiuma marroncino/rosato. Aroma floreale e fruttato, non molto intenso e un po’ liquoroso. Al gusto si avverte del maltato, ma soprattutto del fruttato (soprattutto alla prima parte del sorso). Segue un leggero amarognolo. Alcool molto ben nascosto. Retrogusto non molto persistente. Ottima birra, ma che è ad un punto dall’esplodere. Da bere fresca, in quanto dopo prevale maggiormente un amaro che stanca un po’.
TheCaptMatey (19) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Poured a dark caramel colour with a thick head that sadly subsided in under a few minutes. The aroma was sweet and inticesing with a smooth taste to follow. One of the best Belgians I have had the pleasure to taste. Strongly suggest drinking from a Belgian tulip or Brandy glass to focus on the head?s notes and mix the volatiles.
fishonmyplane (424) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 Never had a beer quite like this. It has the dark fruits of a dubbel or quad, with the roasted and chocolate malt flavors of a stout. Very sweet with lots of complexity, bordering on cloying but not quite there. Quite different from the Belgian-style stouts that have come out lately, which are much hoppier and less sweet. A nice dessert beer that balances raisins & dates with burnt sugar and bitter chocolate.
Derbeth (307) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colour, brown head with fair lacing. Aroma is raisin, burnt caramel, alcohol, prune. Light sweetness. Lively carbonation. Quite good, but not very spectacular.
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The younger dark counterpart of the well-known Delirium Tremens, with yellowish, very thick, creamy, rocky head and deep mahogany colour with reddish hue. Very malty aroma, chocolatey and caramelly, banana, cinnamon, yeast, brandy-like alcohol, flowery hops. Taste chocolatey malty, grainy, sweet, candied fruits, yeasty, also a bit sourish, some toasted bitterness, dry finish with short hoppiness, rather thin feeling and some warming alcohol. Huyghe just doesn’t seem to succeed in concocting a really well-balanced, classy ale, despite its countless attempts.
MonsterMagnet (183) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bb 10-2016. Pours ruby brown with an off white head. Aroma: spices (nutmeg, clove), dark fruit, earthy. Taste: Bread, dark fruit, brown sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, slightly boozy, toffee, cherries, chocolate. Medium sweet with a good bitterness. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, warming spicy finish.
fourpack (68) - NORWAY - AUG 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very big light brown head. Nice round aroma. Has some spices. Very smooth beer. Tastes were some malt and earthy.
StevieT (578) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours a deep reddish brown, thick lasting coarse off white head, mild sour fruit aroma and a malty backbone. A touch lambic.
mikske79 (1105) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Een bier met heel veel smaak aan, maar spijtig genoeg niet mijn ding, ik vond het enorm slecht.
weordie (10) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark body with a nice head. A strong taste of toffee with a pleasant bitter aftertaste.