PeatyPete (184) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber cloudy color. Smell is metallic. Taste is also metallic and a bit like marmite. In the background also some acidity.
Oregon_butcher (41) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy brownish/red. Very good head. Smells sour. Smooth beer. Alittle bit of a carbonation bite up front. Caramel flavor. Good beer
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mcberko (4863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
330mL bottle at BierCraft Commercial, pours a deep dark amber with a medium beige head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, some oxidized notes, and candied sugar. Flavour tastes kind of oxidized, with Belgian yeast, wet cardboard, and a touch of caramel. Canít get past the cardboard and oxidation-like notes. Not very good at all. I donít get the high ratings for this popular beer.
tectactoe (719) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: murky, swampy brown color with little bits of sediment & a proper haze all throughout the body; creamy, light khaki head resides softly on top & wisps away in a minute or so. Aroma is full of caramel, some sticky toffee, plum sweetness, minor alcohol notes, a touch of banana bread, toast, clove, & some back-end pepper-y spice. Phenol strength grows with time. Flavor is a bit more on the dark-fruity side with plums, figs, almost wine-like grape tones, & mild black licorice. Malt heavy, no doubt... Caramel, toffee, cocoa dust, & more alcoholic strength in the finish. Very yeasty as well, with fruity, banana esters, clove, & coriander-like spice. Heavily carbonated. Pretty good stuff, though I prefer Tremens to this by quite a bit.
trapped (455) - TURKEY - NOV 13, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Drought. Dark brown with spongy beige head, a bit of a metallic aroma, metalllic taste with a hint of caramel, low carbonation, not a remarkable finish. The strange and overpowering metallic taste should be due to something wrong with the pump or keg, if not itís a horrible beer.
gyllenbock (3713) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at BrewDog Stockholm, November 2013.
Dark brownish/amber with a tan head. Sweet aroma and taste of marzipan, malt, some chocolate, toffee and spices. Also warming alcohol in the finish. A bit too sweet for my liking.
Maarten1993 (102) - - NOV 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2013 This is a strong light-dark beer. Tastes like chocolate and coffee a bit, but mostly the alcohol taste. The taste and the mouthfeel are okay but just lack that special touch.
superspak (1930) - Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/7/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear deep ruby brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense and rocky khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pear, apple, raisin, caramel, toast, brown sugar, chocolate, cocoa, brown bread, pepper, coriander, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big brown bread, pear, apple, raisin, caramel, brown sugar, toast, chocolate, cocoa, coriander, licorice, pepper, clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of brown bread, light fruits, caramel, toast, brown sugar, chocolate, cocoa, coriander, pepper, clove, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a good malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick, crisp, and prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Belgian strong dark ale! All around great complexity and balance of dark malt and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
rok1024 (750) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark red, ruby, brown appearance with high carbonation and a lot of head. Malty and fruity aroma with hints of caramel and licorice. A lot of alcohol, medium sweetness and bitterness. Well rounded good Belgian Strong ale.
rbcbessa (28) - rio de janeiro, BRAZIL - OCT 29, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel, chocolate, coffee, hay, toast, roasty, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, coffee