AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, - DEC 19, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A new founded taste for Belgian beers and indeed strong beers lead me on a persuit to find this beast of a beer. I found it on Cask on Liverpool Road in Manchester and when I initially tried it, I’d had a few pints already so felt I couldn’t fully appreciate it, so I went back a week later to try again. From the moment you start pouring this, it is just irresistable, the dark colour with a tan head, the nose of raisins, figs, cherries, sugars, alcohol, its mind blowing. It feels like a very naughty treat, its dangerously good and dangerously strong, you wouldn’t guess its an 11.3% beer until you begin to get up and walk after it. Flavour of raisins, dates, bit of plum, maybe chocolate malt. A lively carbonation keeps up with the flavours, it is a pure delight to drink and at £4.80 a bottle (I’ve seen prices over £6 elsewhere) a total bargain.
TheSilentSaint (14) - Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, coffee, honey? Hint of Cinnamon
Look: dark brown with good head about 1"
Mouth: smooth and full
Palate: coffee, toffee (caramel) and cinnamon.
I'm not a big fan of malts and coffee stouts but overall I loved this one. A very good balance of flavors and you don't feel alcohol (at 11.3 % abv) a single bit. Highly recommended!
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alteregoo (106) - POLAND - JAN 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Barwa brązowa, mętna, piana bezowa, średnio pęcherzykowa, średnia i nietrwała. W aromacie przyjemne nuty Quadrupla, dość słodko, przewaga rodzynek, daktyli, fig, suszonych gruszek i moreli, są też nuty kandyzowanych owoców, karmelu, wina głogowego i gronowego. Smak szlachetny, pełny, dość owocowy, mniej słodki niż w aromacie, wyraźne nuty pumpernikla i przypraw, goryczka niska ziołowa, finisz likierowy, wino malaga. Nagazowanie średnie do wysokiego, dodające pijalności i zmniejszające uczucie ciężkości tego trunku.
Tu leżakowanie zdecydowanie dodałoby temu trunkowi jeszcze większej głębi i bogactwa...
King_Alex_II (170) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with white head. The smell is a little heavy with caramel and licorice notes. The carbonation strikes me as a bit too aggressive (it obviously gets a bit calmer after a while). The taste is less heavy than expected. Almost watery concerning the viscosity, the taste is far from watery. As expected, some coffee, chocolate, toffee and licorice . the taste is warming, as you would think, if you read the alcohol content on the lable.
Still a nice beer, but not my favorite style, or my favorite beer of this style.
Machomortale (1) - BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
in my opinion, Belgium ’s finest brown beer without a doubt. So ritch in flavour, it’s a journey on it’s own.
Wischylini (144) - Grimstad, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pours a mahogany brown with a dense tan head. Aromas are completely subdued by alcohol and a nasty bubblegum aroma. Taste is sweet and not much else. There is a long aftertaste, filled with hot esters, fusel alcohols and solvents. Mouthfeel is slightly fizzy, but still feels sticky.
cokolwiek11 (24) - - JAN 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, white head, really little bubbles, stays to the end.
Aroma of dried fruits (cherry, peach), raisins, caramel, some dark chocolate.
Taste: medium sweet, light sour, more malts less fruits than in aroma, with dry fruity-alcoholic (like wine) finish.
Full body, slick texture, lively carbonation.
Overall: Great beer for sure, although expected more.
LetsGoState (624) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is large white head with a deep, unfiltered amber and some yeast. Aroma is a mix of alcohol, spice, and sweet malt. Taste is some sweet spice with a hit of alcohol. Overall right in the middle of the pack of Belgians for me.
matty (220) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a deep brown, like mahogany with a 1/2" thick tan head. Can see some yeast floating around in the liquid. Definitely some dried fruit aromas with a touch of sourness. Full bodied and a little sticky, the taste is on the sweet side. Lively carbonation on the tongue. The finish gets a little sour. Not noticing the alcohol taste, but there is a little warming after the swallow. Can’t find anything wrong about this one!
TychoJames (253) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska systembolaget. Mörkbrun kulör med beiget skum. Stor härlig doft. Knäck, plommon, russin, mandelmassa. Mycket komplex smak med äpple och russin. Fat, lite tobak och bränt socker. Söt med fin torr avslutning.
Yorker (1394) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours murky dark brown with a lot of sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are dried fruit, malt, alcohol, and yeast - with a dry finish.