Kapteinis (2) - Carnikava, LATVIA - MAY 31, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This one just NAILED my taste buds. Itís exactly what Iíve been looking for a long time. Nutty, creamy chocolaty-malty flavor body, tons of after-taste. Aroma could be...more..So could foam head, but the taste...Itís all about that taste when it comes to Belgian dark ones
ajnepple (3443) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Hy-Vee in Muscatine. Hazy orange appearance with a nice and lingering Fluffhead. Aroma of Belgian yeast, banana, lemon zest, clove, light funk and light spices. Similar flavor, complex, lightly tart, moderately sweet and mildly bitter. Nicely balanced and easy to drink. Medium body with soft carbonation and a crisp finish. Overall, this bottle was spot on and really delivered. Better than I remember.
nickel (633) - - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: spices, grapes, sweet malt and honey, citrus.
Taste: great combination of different flavors. The same as aroma + hoppy bitterness.
huineman (417) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pale golden with huge carbonation. Rocky white head.
Aroma is iron, corn flakes, dry lemon, peppermint.
Powerful, starting a little sweet, then metallic. Perhaps too aggressive, due to high CO2.
Neptune (36) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted in Liege.
Malty and citrussy aromas combine with dry, fruity and malty taste.
Marstonlad (577) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy golden color and a big white head. The aroma features pale maltiness and yeasty spiciness with a solid Belgian farmyard element, very fruity. Taste is light sweet at first but later sourness and bitterness rise. Fruity, earthy flavours create a strong, rich mix. The palate is full bodied, slightly sticky with low to average carbonation. One of the classic strong Belgian ales.
kkarpfen (33) - - MAY 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Auchan, Luxembourg. Pours clear golden with a huge white head that is however not very stable. Nose is complex: vanilla, chocolate, lemon, honey; malty and sweet, Taste is more of the same, plus very dry and the alcohol does not try to hide, on the contrary. The beer feels mouth-warming and creamy, with just the right amount of cabonation. The warmth stays with you long after the sip. Unfortunately, there is a slight metallic aftertaste. Looking forward to my next one, glad that I bought a 4-pack!
realadam (88) - HUNGARY - MAY 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy beer with an easy head, tastes quite sweet, but bearable. Lively carbonation with an OK palate sensation. I liked it.
nazbion (109) - TŁbingen, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden yellow with big white head. Spicy aroma, yeasty and herbal hops. Taste is sweet with some bitterness balancing it. Alcohol nicely inserted, lively carbonation. Nice belgian ale!
drmet (278) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
-sweet malt,lemon,honey,bubble gum,very bready
-Follows the nose plus banana
-alcohol well hidden
-Classic Belgian Strong Ale