dnicolaescu (885) - Chișinău, - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head: coffee beige, medium, creamy and frothy, good retention Colour: deep red-brown, hazy.
Aroma: fruit, caramel, grapes, white wine, also some sourness, minty, alcohol or solvent. Taste: dry and slightly sour, some fruity alcohol, spicy, moderate bitterness.
Complex, balanced sweetness, sourness, spicy, bitter and alcoholic. The taste (not the aroma) reminds me of Orval.
fitwitchik (360) - USA - NOV 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber into a Delirium tremens snifter a darkest amber red/brown color with a huge bubbly head.
Aroma is distinctly Belgium. Dark fruit with Belgium candied sugar. Coriander but not over the top. Bready malts. 8.5% so booze isn’t overly done which makes this dark ale so good. The balance to the palate is spot on. A top notch brew.
IPAgutten79 (576) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brun med syndeflodhøyde på det fluffy skummet. Tørket frukt i form av rosiner og fiken. I tillegg er det noe belgisk gjær og mørk malt på nesen. I smaken finner jeg tørket frukt, sukker samt noe lakris. Mildt bitter i munnen og noe surhet i ettersmaken.
jackafholmes (288) - - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from strait and narrow, Lincoln. Dark brown with foamy tan head. Aroma is raisins and prunes, alcohol and deep dark malts. Taste is treacle sweetness and spicy subtle bitterness. Prickly carbonation and surprisingly thin body.
tonypreto (43) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into pint glass. Aroma was sort of fruity, looked beautiful with an amazing thick frothy foam head. I didn’t care for the fruity after taste.
HopfenWeisse (1121) - - NOV 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color with medium head. Aroma is dark fruits. Flavor is dark fruits, some warming alcohol.
Gary (1415) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle ; I thought i’d boosted and rated this shit for sure - just never entered review b4 , nice surprise -a stupid new tick !
Poured into a Chimay goblet ; the God damn nose on this is ...treacle , raw booze , prunes ,figs , wet paint , spices ,apple -very yeasty . a very vibrant nose . Its a good looking brunette, basically .
probably shouldn’t drink this on an empty stomach but wat-ever ....a nice sipper . accents of a text-book belgian beer ...i think there is candy sugar added ? spicy notes ...with a complex mix of rich toffee malts -giving prune and fig as suggested in the nose - some creamy dryness ...bitter roast notes too. earthy hops ..licorice , floral orange peth , dark chocolate ; every sip of this beer there is something else poping out of the glass ...its almost incoherent but some would call that complexity ? good fun .good boost .
DrinkyCrow (43) - Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Interesting aroma. Interesting beer. Tastes nicely of raisin and fruit, but that flavor evaporates quickly and is replaced by bitter astringency. But still a good beer.
smallfry (66) - - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Tap) very fruity! Not much dark chocolate or coffee flavors. More dark fruit I guess? It’s interesting and I like it, although it’s too dry.
mecafilo (94) - Perugia, ITALY - NOV 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Pours with a dark brown hazy colour, big very long lasting tan head. Aroma is medium malty, with notes of caramel, medium hoppy, medium yeasty, with interesting notes of basement aromas, barnyard and soft notes of cheese and leather. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, soft sour. Little to medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.
Trystan148 (14) - FRANCE - NOV 5, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not really a big fan of dark beers but I liked the mouthfeel who stays a long time!