dreamflower (344) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Aroma of figs and malts. Nice ivory head. Deep deep caramel colour. Flavour of roasted malts and dried fruit. In conclusion, I like this beer a lot. Go Belgium!
northropfrye (1352) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle. Dark brown, almost black body with brown head and some lacing. Aroma of dried fruit, molasses, bubblegum, black felt markers and booze. Taste has an interesting acidic bitterness at first, but lots of fruity sweetness, and almost a cola quality. I’d like the palate to be a bit more coating. Overall, I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Metalchopz (1751) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Vintage bottle from the LCBO. Pours a darker brown-red colour with a nice mocha cap that lasts quite long and gives out good lacing. Beautiful aromas of raisins, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel and even hints of rust. Lots of it reminds me of wine with the yeast and grapes. The taste is pretty sweet with toffee and caramel the whole way. Notes of plum, cherries, apples, cola and light nuts in the finish. The mouthfeel helps by not being to sticky or syrupy with the sugars. Quite complex, loaded with flavours / scents and pretty easy to drink for an 11% ABV. brew. Wish I would of bought more. Hope to see it next year.
stefannilssons (802) - SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Här hade jag något höga förväntningar och dessvärre infriades de inte, inte för att den var dålig men inte tillräckligt bra. Jag skulle nog ha låtit den ligga i ett år eller så. Fruktigt och kraftig men kanske lite i obalans.
VictorStr (311) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Ölprovning @ my place 20130301] Söt och jäsig aroma. Har lite svår för de belgiska ölen, brukar ofta tycka att aroman är mer behaglig en själva smaken.
thebhoy (55) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Top 3 beer for me, I especially loved the one I had that I let age for half a year, can’t wait to have my next one in a couple of years! Belgian Strong Ale that is dominated by the warm alcohol feel and a complex mix of yeast, malt, caramel, and dark fruits. My second bottle was heavy in prune, plum and dates in its flavour, with a caramel and warm aroma. A sipper to be sure, but one that never feels overbearing. Those who prefer their beers a little less sweet might not like this beer as much as I do, but this remains one of my favourites.
Franshazeleger (2) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful 0,75l bottle. Rich aroma. Brown, caramel, a tad sweet. The sweetness covers up the alcohol so quite dangerous. A sipper, Nice present because of the bottle. very nice.
Kita (422) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAR 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled, 0.75l. Clear dark brown color with medium creamy tan-like head and moderate lacing. Aroma of rich malt, strong caramel note, raisins, figs, plums, yeast and spicy hops. Taste starts with sweet and rich caramel malt, while followed by dried fruits, fresh and spicy yeast. Alcohol was not in the first plan, but slaps you from the back soon after. Sweetness prevails on mild bitterness. Full body, sticky syrupy texture and average natural carbonation in palate. Felt like a king when drinking it, although a bit too sweet...
BantamSpirit (18) - ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 bottle, maybe should have left it a few more years to see what flavors were still to come. Lovely beer. Only downside is a bit too sweet so was a slow drinker.
jahshuwuh (181) - USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a small amount of head. Fruity yeasty smell with apple, caramel. Very sweet fruity taste with some noticeable booze. There's a little weird bitter in the aftertaste that is a little off putting, but not terribly noticeable. Mostly the sweet fruit in the taste and some yeastiness. Too sweet overall, but decent.
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