jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Truly fit for an emperor. This beer smells like heaven. There is a ton of dark stone fruit with burnt sugar and a touch of bourbon on the nose. Flavor is much of the same with a nice transition from sweet to dry. The flavors meld and then drift away ever so smoothly. The palate could have been a little fuller and certainly left my mouth feeling really wet, but that’s not too bad. The appearance was the only average characteristic, lacking much of a head and holding a mediocre dull brown. Overall, extremely delicious, one that I could drink by the liter, and hopefully will.
williamstome (1349) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown chestnut pour, small brown head. Aroma of figs, dates, dark fruit. Flavor of plum, dried fruit, light chocolate. Complex and delicious.
androman (920) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
2014 edition 75cl shared bottle at home from Mitra, Maarssen. Body is hazy dark brown, head is big, beige, creamy, mostly lasting, good lacing. Nose is cocoa, flavor is milk chocolate, candy sweet, dried fruits, brown sugar. Heavy sweet, medium roasty bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bittersweet, medium alcohol warmth. Full body, sticky texture, average carbonation. Nice dessert beer, too sweet for me.
IngetSlick (62) - - JUL 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Saveur Bière (2015). Frothy, beige head. Smells nutty, yeast, currants, apple. Tastes nuts, spicy, plum, apricot, apple. A bit salty but mostly sweet with a sugary and bitter finish. Great brew.
craftbeersweden (345) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bought at Systembolaget, Sweden in april - 2014.
Dark mahogny colored, clear beer with a three finger high, beige, creamy head. A lot of lacing stays on the glass.
Nose: Caramel, raisin, fudge, toffee, butter, oak, dried fruit, vanilla, sugar and yeast.
Taste: A complex, sweet taste of dried fruit, red berries, nuts, molasses, roasted malt, nutmeg, spices, malt and syrup.
Body: Smooth, complex texture. Light carbonation.
wojciechianna (157) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle from 2008, 11% abv. Dark brown color. Aroma of dates, sweet raisins and malts. No alcohol in aroma. Tastes sweet, fruity and malty.
Beelzebrox (44) - Enschede, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle at home. Dark brown to black color. Nose roasted malts, caramel, yeast, some citrus. Taste toffee, brown sugar, alcohol, yeast, some red fruit. Mouthfeel kinda sticky and sweet dry, with little hoppy bitterness. For me the sugars are way too overwhelming, despite all the flavors that it does have to offer.
dmac (4680) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml c&c bottle from Tim for Fathers Day. Poured a hazy orange brown with a larger creamy light beige head. Aroma is rather vinous, fruity, plum, brown bread, dough, red wine. Medium mouthfeel, smooth with lighter carbonation, and a long lingering aftertaste along with a good dose of heat. Flavor of red wine, prunes, plum, dry breads, grains, dough and yeast. Good stuff but BIG and it doesnt hide it.
Achel (176) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 750cc bottle. Cloudy dark brown with a beige head. Nose is caramel, roasted malt, dark dried fruit, nutmeg, and a hint of expresso. Flavour is dark dried fruit, molasses, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Excellent Belgian strong ale.
Natai (115) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep, dark reddish brown with an offwhite head. Complex aromas of dark fruit, molasses, and a hint of hops at the finish. Smooth flavor that’s sticky on the palate with a tinge of alcohol on the back end. A good, and potent, strong Belgian ale.
Vells (1004) - Riga, LATVIA - JUN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Classic! All qualities needed for great Belgian strong are here. Interesting maltiness build. Theres overriped fruits and dark fruits, caramel note, candy sugar, some yeast and spices, toffee, some hops. Moderate sweetness with light bitterness.
Well balanced and highly enjoyable brew.