SheffieldSteel (114) - St Nikolai im Sausal, - JAN 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. Aroma of toast and tropical fruit. Head small. Colour cola brown/red. Hazy. Taste is mango, apple, liquorice, walnut, fruitcake with a pronounced yeasty sweetness. Body is full-bodied and syrupy. Finish lingering and malty. Incredibly good.
superspak (2127) - Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle into chalice, bottled on 12/12/2012. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge raisin, prune, fig, apricot, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, candi sugar, toast, clove, brown bread, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with great complexity and balance of malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, prune, apricot, fig, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, brown bread, candi sugar, clove, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, prune, apricot, fig, pear, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, clove, brown bread, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of dark malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian strong dark ale! All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of dark malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
gwillrich (121) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - MAR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coloração escura, com bom brilho. Boa formação de espuma e boa retenção. Sabores de caramelo e especiarias. Ótima!
Renobob (145) - - MAR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue à la pression. Raisin très présent. Finale presque florale. Un classique qui porte bien son nom ;)
IPAgutten79 (328) - Skui, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brunlig farge med medium skum. Aromaen er malt, gjær, rosiner og annen tørket frukt. Smaken er tørket frukt, gjær og antydninger til alkohol. Medium/tykk konsistens. Først søt, så mye tørket frukt og en mild bitterhet til slutt.
Wirecase (15) - - MAR 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
HammerTroll (128) - - MAR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,33l bottle at Vrutak. Dark brown color with medium sized tan head. Full body, oily texure, no carbonation. Sweet finish. You can feel the alcohol. Goes well with chocolate croissant.
kordestanchi (19) - - MAR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark, aroma taste is sweety and very strange, smells sweet and chocolaty, not a typical ale
VincentKabel (56) - Haarlem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rally dark red-brown colr with a creamy firm head. Medium carbonation. Caramel, cinnamon and chocolate aroma. When you take your first sip and taste the chocoalte and caramel you expect a very heavy taste. But the taste doesn’t turn heavy, but turn very soon in a very smooth finish. The alcohol is there in the aftertaste. Good beer.
rockana (12) - - MAR 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Carolus is a great beer, without any special aroma, except maybe alcohol followed by nice sweet finnish. Color is dark brown with fast disappearing light brown foam. Easy to drink.
legrosjf (24) - CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
But en fut le 1 mars chez Ho.st. Bière bien balancée en saveur et odeurs. Saveur de candy qui laisse la place au subtilité des malts et des houblons.