KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured a nice dark brown with an average sized creamy head that was mostly lasting and had good lacing. The aroma was heavy of roasted malts, a sweet doughy yeast with notes of molasses , raisons, dark chocolate and coffee. It tasted sweet at first and finished sweet yet mild with hints of raisons, brown sugar and a mild coffee note. Mouthfeel was very creamy in texture an medium in body with a flat carbonation. Overall and assume tasting brew!!
nerdboy19 (131) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - FEB 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
3 Years Aged. The fruity dark fruits aroma is just amazing. Lots of cherries, berries, plums, spicy. High carbonated, medium bodied, a little bit sweet and dry finish.
TrefwoordPunk (864) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a dark brown to opaque with a medium but fading off-white head and an aroma of sweet malts, overripe fruits, cloves, toffee, banana and brown sugar. The taste is medium to heavy sweet with some bitter complecities in the finsih. Pretty nice.
Rubin77 (480) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
F: pale tan, huge, good retention.
C: dark red-brown, a little hazy.
A: apricots, cherries, plums, caramel, raisin, hint of anise-coriander-spicy, mint, coffee, chocolate.
T: caramel, coriander, anise, sweet, light grassy bitterness, roasted malt, hint of apricot fruity sourness, lemon peels, touch of chocolate, very interestingly balanced between sweet and a touch of fruity sour and hoppy bitterness, very easy drinkable, worth to try beer, 0,33l bottle from beer festival in February in Brugge.
jamestulloch (2693) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Hazy amber body with a massive off-white head. Lively carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of red apple, yeast, brown bread, treacle and raisins. Flavour of tangy apple, peppery spice and earth. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Very fizzy. Hides the ABV well. Nice.
LordBrew (129) - Ziemnice, POLAND - FEB 3, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kolor ciemne rubiny, lekko zmętnione, piękna beżowa piana, zdobi szkło no i ta butelka - prezencja mistrzowska. Aromat - 100% Belgii w Belgii - zielone jabłuszko + landrynki + drożdże. Smak/odczucie w ustach - zdecydowanie przegazowane, wyskoczyło z butelki a do końca daty ponad dwa lata - coś tu jest nie tak. Smak słodki z bardzo subtelną alkoholową goryczką choć chmiel też czuć. Grzania w przełyk nie stwierdzono. Posmak długi, przyjemnie drożdżowy. Wiele się w tym piwie nie dzieje ale to co się dzieje jest na bardzo wysokim poziome. Bardzo solidne Belgian Strong Ale, zdecydowanie delikatniejsze niż Duvel czy temu podobne.
bdleedahl (46) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy dark brown with high carbonation, which helps the head retain well. Medium-low body, and is quite bitter for the style. An overall good beer, but not fantastic for the style.
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sulawang (836) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Visual: Pours dirty mocha brown with a very large lasting ultra foamy head, 3mm layer of retention, half sticky lacing, lots of active streams.
Nose: unfiltered red apple juice, thick sweet barley malt. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: incoming tangy-sour, fizzy-bubbly
Mid-palate: more fizzy-tingly, (lvl-7)-sweetness, (MAIN) woody red apple juice, soft tangy-barnyard sour, light cola/brown sugar roasted barley malt
Finish: burpy, stealth hops, dark fruit/plum tangy with alcohol zing.
Summary: Same fizzy-bubbly texture as the Noel and Tremens with the flavour being somewhere in between.
cmacklin (572) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, reddish brown with a huge, frothy, long lasting,
beige head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, overripe fruit, yeast, coriander and alcohol. Sweet flavour of dark fruit, caramel and roasted malts, yeast, spice, ending with a dry, bitter, slightly tart, warming alcohol finish. Medium body with a smooth, oily texture and average carbonation.
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a snifter. Cork states "2013" on it.
3.25 A: Opaque medium brown color. One and a half fingers of beige soda pop head that falls quickly and leaves just a few wisps of lacing.
3.75 S: Endless dark fruits - plum, fig, currant, apple. Brown sugar, earth, caramel. A hint of cocoa powder.
3.75 T: Yummy. Tobacco, raisin, brown sugar, earth. Fruits as mentioned above. Really mellow yet complex like good Belgian brews tend to be.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Pleasantly spritzy.
3.75 D: Pretty good beer with some age on it. I think I prefer it fresh though.
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tekstr1der (289) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not quite as good as I remember, being my first BSDA many years ago, but still pretty solid. Pours a beautiful dark brown with thick pillow of dense, lasting foam. Aroma is of dark fruit and spicy Belgian yeast, though somewhat obscured by aforementioned pillow. Flavors are nicely balance, and exceptionally smooth - raisin and candi sugar balanced nicely to a clean finish. No trace of alcohol, and even slightly thin mouthfeel.