ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, - AUG 17, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep chestnut, with lots of floating sediment. Its large off-white head lasts very well, and leaves good lacing. The aroma is a blend of port and well-oaked red wine, with a touch of alcoholic warmth and some spicy Belgian yeast notes. Mild spice hops offer a nice combination with the cinnamon and nutmeg character of the yeast, before fading into a lusciously smooth blend of port, rum and warming alcohol. There is an almost mulled wine feel to the finish, which lingers nicely. This beer is an absolute revelation: a delightfully complex, smooth and warming ale.
Dahlstrom (246) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle @Amarillo. Opaque dark brown with a average white head. Moderate malty aroma of dried fruits, caramel, resin, bread, yeasty and alcohol. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium body, with a slick texture. Medium carbonation. Medium bitterness.
DiogoMCampos (3) - Porto, PORTUGAL - JUL 28, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark color and a beige head that fades quickly. Excellent fruity aroma, really complex.
Intense malty taste, but hides the alcohol really well. Very drinkable and perfect for a winter night. Ages very well.
One of the finest beers out there!
mambossa (276) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Burgundy pour, rupturing head falling to a small film. Bogglingly complex nose. Sweet dried cherries and fig, cola, caramel, red apple, baking spice, dark bread, floral, estery fruits, very delicate clove (thank god). Seemingly an enigma. Complex yet simple. Flavor is sweet ripe black cherries, whole grain bread, raisin and date, slight illusion of cocoa, estery spice strategically appears to contrast sweet notes, an utterance of earthiness. As of less than a week ago, I’ve been a non-believer in Belgians. Delirium Nocturnum opened my eyes. Now I tried this. My mind, soul, and palate are satisfied and illuminated to the world of Belgian ales. Sincere complexity, sweet, but not cloying, a true testament to the ale. At $10.99, I’ll be keeping some in my fridge at all times.
Inoven (238) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flesje thuis gedronken. Donkerbruin, helder bier met stevig schuim. Weinig aroma, ietsje fruitig en hoppig. Smaak van koffie en donker fruit. Nasmaak is licht bitter.
AaronTDubs (295) - - JUL 19, 2016
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown with ruby notes. Highish carbonation. Beautiful lacing. Aromas of caramel, phenols, rum, and lightly roasted nuts. Very smooth, surprisingly light bodied (Well not actually light bodied, but for its abv) It is a very sweet beer, but nicely balanced by the phenols and roasted flavors. Finishes with a touch of caramel on the tongue, before opening up into a spice clove-like finish. There just the slightest touch of acidity, which helps give this some dried fruit flavors. This is simply, an incredibly beer, very drinkable. One of the best beers in the world.
DavidAust (183) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2016
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I am going to have to buy another from a different retailer to compare as this was sub par.
Bottle at 12 degrees Celsius.
Aroma was a little funky, and the flavour was also strange. And I love big malty quads. Head was off white and fluffy, but didn’t last. Will edit review after having another.
OminouSC2 (402) - SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color. Fruit aromas, spices, alcohol, brown sugar. Taste of fruits, caramel, sugar, spices, yeast and alcohol. Alcohol a bit too dominant. Really good Abt/Quad.
Pillan (3) - Colina, Santiago, CHILE - JUL 9, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What have I been doing all of this fucking time I haven’t learnt of this great beer? Very balanced taste; strong and bittersweet finish...from now on, it’ll be one of my faves
nutjes (101) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl-fles van bij Tabac&Co - Palais des bičres te Dottenijs (in Famiflora) U: donkerbruin met beige schuimkraag G: typische Bernardus-gist en karamel S: zoetig, kruidig, chocolade met karamel in de afdronk
Fules (676) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Határozott karamellás, gyümölcsös illat, kitöltéskor nagy hab, de gyorsan eltűnik, és csak 2 milliméter marad tartósan. Intenzív karamellás ízzel indít, erős gyümölcsössel folytatódik, majd édességgel és komlós keserűséggel cseng le, ami utóízében is megmarad. Érezni az erejét, ennek megfelelően igen testes sör. Ez bizony fincsi.