AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Definitely THE top dark Belgian strong ale in my book! After savoring the last of the Demons of Ale series from Avery Brewing, I can state for the record that I saved the best for last! This is a massive brew both in texture and taste; truly meant to be savored slowly and all by itself. The warming effects from the hefty ABV are truly wonderful. Definitely the PERFECT nightcap!
zvikar (4015) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. Pours orange deep with a beige head, aroma of dried fruits, toffee, caramel, plum, flavor of toffee, caramel, plum, bitter and sweet, medium bodied.
Cybercat (4034) - Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear mahogany with a thin buff head. Aroma has cloves, caramel, toasted malt and earthy tones. Flavor is indeed a beast, charging across the palate with caramel, spicy (mostly cloves), woody, earthy and toasted malt notes - and an alcohol bite like an angry tomcat. Body is form, fizz is good, and finish is sweet but not cloying. This Beast is a beauty!
jeffwhite10 (3) - Tucson, USA - JUN 28, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
WOW! One of my favorite beers ever! Had the 2104 vintage on tap at Tap & Bottle in Tucson. Pours creamy with the definite aroma of barrel aged rum. Taste is that of dark rum and honey with a heavy bourbon note. This is a BIG BEER.
Drake (10518) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Sedona Charlottesville, 4/24/15. Hazy orange, thin creamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of doughy malt, honey, booze, spice. The taste is doughly malt, honey, raisin, toasted malt, booze. Medium bodied, low carbonation, hot.
Mittenator (1605) - Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at GGW 2015. Dark with a beige head. Booze and molasses. Burnside whiskey. 3 oz was plenty.
Couch0508 (111) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad. If they were striving for average, mission accomplished. Not the best but not horrible.
Oscbert (1149) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of oak, boozy, prune, raisin, date, spice, sugary.
Pours a reddish amber with lasting creamy off white head
Dark cherry fruitiness at first taste then prune and date like followed with a strong earthy bitterness. Complex and a bit overwhelming.
Full bodied, medium CO2, lasting bitter finish.
I would like to try this aged. Unique individual flavors. Good sipper with a friend.
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fcjack1 (246) - Washington, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 batch. Actually can’t remember where i bought it. Pours a dark reddish brown. Thin white head. Scent is very boozy. Taste is also very boozy. Some caramel. Some oak. Very tasty!
michcam8 (380) - Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks Niels! Your a swell pal for sending this gem! High boost level and it definitely comes through. Appearance resembles most belgian quads. Murky brown tint, with a little tan head. Nose is big time caramel malts and booze. Taste was caramel and booze. Finish was caramel and booze. Overall, it was fun to try, but would re-trade this if I ever get it in a box again.
sinfull (1086) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown color, head is almost absent . Alcohol , malt and fruits in the aroma . Sweet malty, caramel taste with notes of alcohol , dark fruits, spices ... Very sweet , even though finish is dryer. An ambivalent impressions ...