JM82 (25) - SPAIN - FEB 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 33cl. Color marrón oscuro. De sabor dulce con notas a pasas y levadura. ligera presencia de amargor
Mark_Eck (171) - - FEB 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown. Smells and tastes of dark fruit. Aftertaste is almost wine like.
elbernays (293) - IRELAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark ruby red. Head is off white. Bread, yeast, sweet malts. Body I’d Medium. Nice bubbles which lifts dark fruit flavours. Alcohol there in finish. Okay.
Beertobealive (108) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark beige head with candy and cinnamon aromas. Body is dark brownish copper. Taste has sweet hops and very light liquor. Excellent balance.
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minutemat (696) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Voted World’s Best Dark in 2012 but I’ve not been keen on the Tripel so opened this with a degree of intrepidation. Pours nice and dark with a sweetish aroma, taste is incredible like chocolate covered chewy caramel with some currants and dark fruits alongside a teasing bitterness. A beautiful beer, although I can see it’s sweetness getting a little too much in a second glass.
Westmeister (1436) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Decided to bust this one out since it has been in my fridge for a couple years and the store owner who gave it to me said it was probably a 2005. Here goes nothing. Pops with a decent noise, but not fierce by any means. Poured unclear dark brown/amber with thin and quick dissolving head. Smell is plums, dark fruits, touch leather and some known oxidation notes. Taste is, well, over the hill for sure. Dark fruits are still there, but it is quickly dominated by soy, cardboard, syrup soaked leather (weird right). Well, now comes the time to rate the beer and I hate to bc this is merely a shell of its former self. However, my measly rate will not ding the 1164 ratings that preceded me. Bottom line. Good experience bc it was free but shitty shitty end result.
kidmartinek (3202) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very rich, dark caramel color with a frothy head. Aroma of toasted nuts and dark fruit, caramel and toffee. Foamy palate. Flavors of carmelized nuts, toffee, natural acidic sugars and caramel. Some metallic quality rears its ugly head occasionally but this could be from improper bottle storage. Very smooth for its strength.
SperkeleForce (386) - FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75 cl. Pours brown dark reddish with brown white big frothy head. Notes of belgium yeast, raisins, dark fruits, plums, some nice spices. Pretty nice smooth well rounded beer with alcohol well hidden. Maybe slightly too sweet tho.
Migmar (214) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with huge white head. Plums, yeast, spices. Heavy sweetness and medium bitterness. Very strong and complex with lots of warming properties.
kbudd19 (364) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark black quad looking pour. Nice frothy head, that hovers just above the surface. Aroma is raisins, spices, brown sugar, and sweet malts. Taste, wow, sweet, somewhat syrupy mouthfeel, lots of spices, some wine like undertones, finishes semi dry. Very nice Belgian ale!