jayzz (193) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown color and fruity aroma with sweet caramel vanilla bean. So much flavor in one beer. I consider it a sweet fruity dark ale champagne. A unique flavor experience.
sudomorph (376) - 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 (2232) - 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 (7107) - , 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 (716) - 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 (154) - 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 (23) - 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.
-- via beerbasher/winphone
SamTheBarrel (316) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml 2013 years vintage brown corked and caked bottle, with a stylish looking golden lettered label, rated 11% ABV, poured into a Tulip glass. Appearance is hazy dark mahogany with a medium sized thick tan head, that reduced slowly leaving some lacing. Aroma and flavour of dates, figs, prunes, toffee, caramel, raisins, dark muscovado and a hint of spices. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, syrup like oily sticky texture and soft carbonation. Overall a majestic beer with complex pleasant flavours dominated by caramel and dark fruits, a little too sweet but the alcohol is completely hidden.
Joakgust (763) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy red brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is spicy with notes of caramel, nuts, dried fruit, black cherries and spices. Flavor is spicy, with sweet notes of caramel, raisins, dried fruit and nuts. Sweet but balanced and incredibly well aged.