chronictonic (471) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap @McMenamin’s - Dark red-brown pour with light tan head that quickly vanishes. Strong aromas of malt and sugars with a slight resiny hop aroma. Flavor is big body, malt and candy sugars (but not overly sugary or sweet). Strong alcohol sensation more than tastes. Long complex finish of dried dark fruits, cherries, and raisins.
Superman75 (61) - - APR 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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Nicke80 (53) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours nut brown with little head. sweet aroma with caramell flavours. Balanced with nice sweetness and great taste.
sudomorph (380) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Pours a deep ruby/caramel with a film of a head. Aroma has big notes of dark fruits, raisins, caramel, and mild alcohol. Taste is on the sweeter side but fruity. Dark fruits, caramel, and candy sugar with a drawn out sweet aftertaste. Medium body with a medium-high carbonation. Effervescent carbonation with a dry finish. Overall very nice. Big dark fruits with a sweet taste. Would get again!
rnunes75 (125) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Every year on the 24th of February, the birthday of "Charles the fifth", the Brewery brews the Gouden Carolus "Cuvee of the Emperor" in a limited quantity and with an eye on the highest quality and tradition.
This unique brewing, with only extra fine Belgian hops and with a higher alcohol level, guarantees a better evolution in the time, than the already known Gouden Carolus.
This beer, as all our beers, is 100 % natural, with no preservatives, no adjuncts and no chemicals. We bottle it in bottles of 75 cl and closed with a quality cork. Excellent to store several years.
Every year the public is invited to assist to the brewing process.
Was 8% abv in 2000-2002, 10% in 2003 and 11% in 2004.
DISCLAIMER: This is a dark beer and the label has a blue diagonal line.
italianjohn (2234) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 Bottle .... Opened with a nice pop .... Deep plum pour with a creamy off white head .... aroma is of caramel malts, chocolate and light roasted malts with a dark fruity yeast ... think plums and figs in the aroma with a light belgian candi sugar ..... taste is of dark fruits (plums/figs), chocolate, caramel malts with a very light roasted malt and belgian candi sugar .... carbonation is soft and it has a nice creamy mouthfeel and lightly bitter in the finish .... abv is hidden well .... has aged well and has everything you want in a belgian strong
jtclockwork (7118) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Etched glass bottle from backlog. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of toffee, raisin, dark fruit, Belgian yeast, candi sugar and spiced prune. Full bodied.
devman171 (719) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, aroma is sweet candied dates, taste is similar with a cherry alcohol finish, nice
jpkeskinen (157) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from a plastic cup at a party. A dark, good looking beer with a sweet and smooth taste.
RoNo (24) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 Bottle 75 cl from systembolget. Dark brown to black. Medium size foam that is offr white. The aroma of hazelnuts, plums, vanilla syrup and toffee. Pleasant sweet and soft mouthfeel. A very enjoyable experience.
cenzu (21) - - APR 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
the scent was edged by strong metal.
a sweetness dominates the first taste but the strong alcohol resides for a long visit in the aftertaste.
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