cmc619 (393) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cork popped on its own after I removed the cage. Poured from bottle into Maudite glass. Head about 1", foamy shaving cream type, and pretty pure white; sinks down to a thinnish but persistent layer. Liquid is dark brown with a little bit of red hue in the light. Aroma has a lot of metal in addition to the expected dark fruit, brown sugar, and candy. Flavor is rich and sweet, with a sharp note of bitterness. Spicy, even. Mouthfeel is extremely light and dry for a beer of this strength. No alcohol detected anywhere. Interesting in some ways, but overall a bit harsh.
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Een heel lekker kerstbier, net zoals het moet zijn met veel smaak eraan. Een aanrader
Piero1987 (657) - Iglesias, ITALY - JUL 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with big head. Malt caramel and candi sugar aroma. Sweet and smoth with liquorice and malt flavour.
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
What an overpowering seasonal ale! This beer about knocked me over when I first tried this brew.
sharkydodson (185) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
the aroma of caramel and wine with shades of dark fruits and garden berries, and toffee... the taste is caramel and malty with notes of apple, dog-rose, brown sugar, plum and passionflower... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste... wonderful ale...
yy0pp (491) - - JUN 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Bottle 75cl. Brussel. Clear amber pour with creamy tan head. Aroma of caramel, bread, and some spice. Nice belgian strong ale.
generallee08 (637) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The body has a deep, slightly reddish amber color. It has a slightly hazy appearance with some streams of very tiny little bubbles rushing up to the head. The head is tall, light tan in color and slowly fades leaving little to no lacing behind. The aroma is big and full of sweet malt and fruity notes. The flavor is big and full of fruity notes inside a deep, sweet malty base. Flavor notes of tropical fruit like papaya, pineapple, and guava pop out of the sweet malt, no doubt full of Belgian candi sugar. Yeast adds some funk and alcohol is also present in a mellow warming way that adds another nice level of complexity. There is even a slight leafy hop note than brings a hint of bitterness at one point before being surrounded by everything else. Its mouth feel is big, smooth and well rounded. Carbonation is soft and its body is a solid medium to full.
pdoorr (63) - - JUN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 75 CL.
Pours light Cooper with a off white persistent head.
Yeasty aroma with hint of banana.
Taste is sweet caramel and candy sugar.
Medium body and high carbonation.
Caramel in the aftertaste. Hide alcohol very well, high drinkability.
adster (203) - HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vöröses színe és aszalt gyümölcsös illata van némi vörös gyümölcsökből főzött lekvár aromájával vegyülve. Az ízjegyek egy pezsdítően élénk, savas keretbe ágyazva jelennek meg egy kellemesen, nem eltúlzottan édeskés jelleggel és szinte meghatározhatatlan sokszínűségben, mégis olyannyira összetetten, hogy ez a megnyugtató harmónia az, amit a leginkább kiemelnék a sör tulajdonságai közül.
miquelcrush (1357) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.
superspak (2537) - Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/6/2013. Pours light hazy deep ruby red color with a 2 finger light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, apricot, banana, caramel, brown sugar, toast, bread, clove, herbal, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, apricot, banana, caramel, toast, brown sugar, bread, clove, herbal, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, apricot, banana, caramel, brown sugar, toast, bread, clove, herbal, light nuttiness, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian strong dark ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.