fluffy (1046) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
typical of the style, it was heavy with dark fruits and grains in both taste and aroma. lots of figs, dates, currants, raisins and a bit of whiskey bite. sweet and somewhat oily finish. good example of the style.
stantheman (483) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A 750 ml bomber purchased at Liberty Wine Merchants on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. This is the 2012 version.
Damn, this is good shit! Oops, sorry, that just sort of slipped out of my mouth. I can’t believe I said that! Too bad this site editor doesn’t feature emoticons. ;-)
Anyhoo...a very dark liquid concoction with a quite fulsome reddish-tan head and substantial lacing lingering on the glass. Nosing imparts impressions of sweet fruits and malts, with promises of more delights to come!
For full appreciation of the taste, first swill some Budweiser (or some such), then have a wee sip of this nectar. Aha! Unfortunately (after the big buildup) I do not have the all-discerning palate (imagination?) that some members apparently do, so I’ll stick with generalities: fruits, but not citrus, malt, caramel, perhaps a bit of spice. No hop detected. Very complex taste impressions to be found here. Finish is long and oh so sweet!
weihenweizen (1377) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Refrigerated 11.2 brown bottle, produced on January 7, 2011, poured into a trappist glass. Pours dark brown with medium light brown head. Dark candy sugar aroma, medium body, medium carbonation, and medium small bubble lacing. Taste is dark candy sugar, caramel, some dark fruit, and a hint of heat in the finish. Great beer.
monk191 (607) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very good grand cru. Pours a beautiful dark red/black. Smells like cherries and bananas. Lots of cherries in the taste, along with some green apples. Very rich, starts sweet, and finishes like cheese cake. Leaves a great thick aftertaste. Can get a little bit intensely sweet though, hard to drink a lot. Had in the bottle.
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Benfi (406) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown almost black beer with a small tanned head. Dark dried fruits, yeasty, malty caramell aroma. Dried dark fruits, smooth, malty, caramell and yeasty.
Gramoit (330) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had at around 10-12C. Big typical belgian strong ale flavours, with a little extra emphasis on caramel/toffee. Great beer, and can not wait for another one.
beer_est_deus (390) - örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Koppar brun med litet skum. Doft: Plommon, övermogen ananas och äpplen, vin, skumbanan, mjölkchoklad, örter. Smak: Plommon, äpple, mango, örter, lite madeira, alkohol.
UncleKorm (463) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml 2011 bottle opened Aug 2013 poured a dark brown hue w/ a small beige head that reduces to a small lingering cap w/ thick lacing. Big aromas of sweet caramel, raisin, and brown sugar. Initial flavor is a heavy sweet w/ a light bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are plum, fig, molasses, toast, toffee, caramel, raisin, prune, brown sugar, and chocolate. Medium to full bodied, lively carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a moderate warmth in the finish.
Selene6 (21) - - AUG 3, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious. Blueberry and not at all bitter. I wonder how it would taste if I'd kept it for ten years. Don't have that kind of patience though.
superspak (1892) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2013 750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2010 vintage. Pours moderately hazy and cloudy dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Good spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, plum, fig, molasses, toast, toffee, brown sugar, dark bread, dark candi sugar, pepper, light clove, light chocolate, light roast, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with huge complexity and great balance of dark malt and fruity/spicy yeast esters; with big strength. Taste of caramel, molasses, toast, raisin, prune, fig, brown sugar, toffee, dark bread, light chocolate, herbal, light roast, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, molasses, toast, brown sugar, toffee, raisin, prune, dark bread, light chocolate, light roast, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Absolutely incredible complexity and balance of molasses/bready malt and dark fruit flavors; with a big malt presence and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely incredible Belgian strong dark ale! All around incredible balance and complexity of dark malt and dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the gravity. An insanely delicious offering.