AndresTM (307) - Vienna, - DEC 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2012 2011. Absolutely gorgeous beer: deep, dark brown that progressively devolves into mahogany, red, orange, and yellow as you get to the edge. Beautiful, substantive tan head and a little lacing. Sweet, seductive aromatics: figs, prunes, toffee, a suggestion of guava, caramel, black cherries. Awesome! The alcohol does prickle inside the nostrils, but the sweet bouquet of fruity esters and sweet malts is irresistible. On the tongue, it’s equally delicious, if less alcoholic. It starts out sweet, toys with the tart for a bit, and has a somewhat dry finish, evoking something like sweet limetta peel (or some other sweet citrus peel anyway). The mouthfeel is truly amazing, with playful carbonation and a medium-to-full body. The overall aftertaste is sweet and fruity and, oh man, those burps are special. Excellent beer. I wish I could get it at the supermarket or local liquor store here in Texas.
Nische (732) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at NK Ölbar. Dark brown with tan head. Sweet aroma with candied sugar, molasses and dried cherry. Smooth sweet taste with more of the dried fruit, brown sugar and sweet liquorice.
DroolYeast (233) - Odder, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ basement beer bar in Aalborg.
Amazing caramel aroma with overripe red berries, dried dark fruit, alcohol. Reddish brown with tiny off-white head.
Quite sweet, more fruit.
Soapy texture, great body, finish is longlasting, light carbonation.
Shielfing (5) - SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprisingly dark for the style (drunk in a Belgian Strong Dark beer tasting). Astringent quality from the dark malt with notes of liquorice and spices. Intense and full body. Very good.
as_amedes (6) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 22, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ein fantastisches bier. Nach jedem letzten schluck spürt man das verlangen nach einem weiteren...
GlasgowTAD (37) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brownblack colour. Smells of raisins and liquorice. Taste is mostly liquorice. Has a ginger spiciness upfront. Smooth mouthfeel, alcohol is there but in the background. 2010 vintage 33cl bottle.
Holmen2 (939) - NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 15.09.14. 2013 vintage. Almost black. Beige head. Herbs and liquorice in aroma. Similar, and slightly sour, taste.
tandembrauer (134) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours dark brown. Aroma of raisins. Smooth mouthfeel. Well balanced.
ametras (412) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
 33cl bottle. Slow gusher. Murky mahogany with a foamy beige head. Lots of sediments. Flavors are bread, dried fruits, cherries, plum, dates, dark chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, licorice, tobacco and spices with vinous and slight oxidized notes. Pleasant alcohol warmth. Full body, bright light carbonation, creamy and sticky texture. Delicious.
Alengrin (1805) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The "Fisherman’s Ale". Not Struise’s first, but the beer with which they first attracted international attention. A wonderfully complex and rich, profound brew, dark bronze colour, hazy, creamy head, very fruity and deeply malty profile, candi sugar, complex with pleasant drying spicy notes, elegant yeastiness and characterful hop bitterishness in the finish along with warming, liqueurish alcohol. Very agreeable, a great beer indeed.
markoijelena (367) - SERBIA - SEP 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.33l from De Hopduvel beer shop Ghent Belgium.Pour it dark colour with small white head.Taste of cheery with sweet note.Dried fruits especially grapes.Awesome