Sigmund (4162) - Tau, - MAR 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle, at de Klomp, Nice, France. Deep ruby colour, large head. Malty sweet aroma, notes of caramel. Malty sweet flavour, notes of molasses and sweet wine.
ShivanDragon (482) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bruin met mininaal fijne kaki kraag
aroma: hout, zoet, citrus, rood fruit (kersen/bessen), banaan, alcoholisch, port, caramel
smaken: medium zoet, licht zuur, rood fruit (bes/kers), banaan, normaal gemout, peper, port/madeira, alcohol, caramel, rozijnen, gedroogd fruit
volle body, romig, laag qua co2, afdronk: lang prettig kruidig en zoetig
Beergeek23322 (416) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Aromas are sweet and fruity. Dried fruit, caramel and brown sugar. Color is red brown with a fizzy tan head that quickly disappears. Flavors of caramel, dark fruit, candied sugar. Sweet finish with no alcohol burn present. Very balanced and complex.
KombatAle (22) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear dark red with a long lasting and light lacing frothy big beige head. Aroma is complex, spicy and very estery with anise, raisin, plum, roasted malt, caramel, bubblegum, pear, strawberry, red apple, apricot, banana and candy. Taste is medium sweet with a tiny acidic note. Body is medium, texture is light creamy and oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes sweet.
aletiosso (37) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cor rubi escura com espuma bege. Espuma com nos formação e persistência. No aroma, malte torrado, caramelo e passas. Médio dulçor. No sabor, caramelo, passas, ameixa preta no final. Médio dulçor, bem equilibrado, deixando no final um amargor muito agradável. Um clássico. Excelente.
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AtronSeige (57) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 15, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours very dark red with a lot of lacing.
Sweet malt aroma, roasty. Cherry or plum notes.
Strong raisin flavors with peppery notes. Quite sweet. A lovely Cherry background! Some roastiness. Dry and medium bitter end.
Medium-full bodied, slight alcohol warming.
A complex and flavorful beer! I would consume this in large amounts, but it is not a session beer!
330ml bottle, poured.
zaf (157) - ITALY - MAY 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
aspetto decisamente invitante..bel colore scuro/rossastro con schiuma pannosa..aroma molto speziato: liquirizia,frutta matura,alcool,poche note luppolate..gusto decisamente insufficiente per i miei gusti..la liquirizia (come la versione christmas) è troppo troppo forte risultando sbilanciata sia nel gusto troppo dolce e speziato che nel retrogusto che è effettivamente dolce con leggere punte amarognole..dopo 3 sorsi volevo cambiare birra..
Theodopilos (5) - - MAY 11, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from 1st choice, actually I bought 10 bottles at $7each anyway poured bottle into a chimay glass a lovely brown colour with a head that lasts and good lacing, aromas of fruitcake,the taste was very port like with fruitcake flavours, very smooth and too easy to drink for the abv can easily sink a few of these a very nice beer
EddyBeer1 (53) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apparence chocolat noir, fine mousse brun clair. Bien maltée, goûts caramel et rôti plus qu’appréciables, petit retour sucré et fruité, agréable amertume, belle longueur.
JDBaker11058 (922) - Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: dark amber, nearly opaque, with a short, creamy light tan head and no lacing, although there’s a bit of syrupy legs going. Aroma: prunes, raisins, clovey phenols, dark, yeasty spice, with cherries, molasses, and ginger snaps. Taste: cherries and plums in heavy, boozy syrup, with some chocolate, caramel, and molasses, over clove, raisins, pumpernickel, and leather. Finish: sweet and slightly syrupy, with a slowly growing boozy warmth. Notes: Big, sweet, fruity, spicy, and slick, but somehow having a drinkable, accessible palate. Bottle claims it’s a dubbel, ratebeer says it’s a BSA. Seems like it could be in the middle. If it’s a dubbel, it’s on the slick, sweet, boozy side of the house. Either way, it was out-flipping-standing and I’m glad to have had it.
LomYst (244) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick and sweet but more subtle than say kasteelbier... Complex aroma, caramel, port, liquorice, sugar and some dark malts, finish is dark and also Has some riep fruits... Big hazy white head on a black brownish body... Nice stingy carbonization...