Reimer96 (1647) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep brown with a frothy and lacey light brown head. Aroma of brown sugar, dark dried fruits, caramel, alcohol and dates. Taste is brown sugar, caramel... Basically all the same as above with some residual sweetness bit it’s all so smooth and a great winter or festive warmer/share bottle!
bg80 (61) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From small bottle. Wonderful dark fruit aroma with thin lacy head. Complex flavors, strong alcohol content, but incredibly smooth. Sweeter than other dark strong ales with perfect carbonation
llkc (868) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske 2014, duft svesker brun farin sød, smag sød rosin maltet, vanilje mørke toner,
neongolden (882) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(2013 750ml bottle from Systembolaget, ~2yr old) Pours cola colour with a big bubbly fading off white head and lace. Aroma is rich toffee malt, molasses, dark rye bread, cola, figs, dark berry/fruit compote, a bit of clove and pepper. Taste has a spicy peppery bite initially, clove and herbal feel, almost woody. Fills in rapidly with sweet toffee, molasses, stewed fruits and jam. Finish has a bit of bready overtones, more sweet toffee and stewed fruits, a bit mineral and dusty for the weight of the beer. Light bitterness and peppery herbal notes, some cigar box mark a drying finish. A bit of alcohol. Medium bodied with moderate effervescent carb. Still pretty sweet with a bit of age but I expect the time has prevented it from being overly syrupy or hot, so it’s a pretty smooth drink. Nicely complex, maybe just a hair off the Westy/Rochefort/Struise level, and a definite warming sipper.
itscousinit (4) - SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My Overall rating is a purely mathematical amalgamate of the other ratings.
VDuquerroux (825) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 75cL. 2013 Cuvée. @Naintré, shared with daddy. A dark brown opaque beer with a medium beige head ; medium retention ; good lacing. Roast, caramel, fig, walnut, toast, raisin, prune. Medium to heavy sweet, light warming, light dry. Medium voluptuous body, medium texture, light silky, medium carbonation, sweet warming toasty finish. Overall, really enjoyable toasty strong belgian ale ; nice texture ; (too easy) drinkable.
kevinator (1554) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice aromas and Flavors of caramel, bread pudding but not sweet, Belgian yeast spice. Not too boozy. Dark caramel color and a weighty plate with an even smoothness.
ncube (102) - - OCT 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 bottle. Drinking Oct 2015. Taste of caramel, chocolate, nuts, dried fruits, fresh bread, ripe bananas.
abergdahl (144) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A 2015 bottle, I know I should save it BUT I have another that I will store...
Pours almost black, very thin head as is typical for Belgian ales.
Aroma with leather and caramel...
Taste is amazing, rather lively mouth feel,sweet, caramel, hints of coffee and chocolate bitterness. Yet it is refreshing and inviting. Some hints of warm boozy feel in the palate as well... But not a wine feeling..
abemorsten (3378) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,75 l flaske fra Bierzwerg.de. Årgang 2013. Dyp klar mahognifarget kropp med et tett beite fingertykt skum. Innbydende smørkaramell- og kandisaroma med krydret innslag av belgisk ølgjær. Kraftig sødme og alkovarme. Fyldig med lang søt ettersmak.