Nate (3358) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
As Grand Cru of the Emperor. Fruity toffee, light vinegar, grapes. Amber brown clear with thin head. Thin body with light-medium carbonation. Sour ale faro combination, pretty sweet with tangy fruit notes. Light vinegar acidity. Fruity wine, alcohol after. Maybe the lines were bad, but I thought it was a Flemish sour ale.
DCLawyer (721) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle->Trappist. Dark murky brown with medium frothy offwhite head. Aroma is sweet, with figs, dark fruit, spices. Taste is sweet dark fruit, malt, molasses. Quite sweet, boozy. Very good, and best of the Carolus series.
kidmartinek (2560) - austin, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown. Has all the characteristics of a quad except good head. The aroma is basement, dark fruit and bitter hops. The taste is ripe plum, ginger, dark sugar and yeast. The body is both fizzy then flat one after the other. The alcohol is well hidden and the beer finishes with a kick of bitterness.
DuffLover (73) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Been wanting to try this for a while. Wonderful aroma of figs and sweet fruits. Taste is a rich caramel, a little nutty. This is a great beer - sorry I waited so long for my first but will not wait long for my second!
Aniela (1851) - Skövde, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Brown almost black beer with a small tanned head. Dark dried fruits, yeasty, malty caramell aroma. Dried dark fruits, smooth, malty, caramell and yeasty. Really a wounderful beer :-) Love in a bottle :-)
TarcisioVasco (131) - Ribeirão Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - JUN 11, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cerveja excepcional, complexa, encorpada, notas de caramelo, castanha e ameixa, álcool bem presente com agradável sensação de calor do palato e retrogosto com sensação de quero mais. Certamente uma das grandes cervejas que já tomei, também porque foi degustada no aniversário de minha mamãe. Inesquecível !
burgy (401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am not the biggest Belgian style fan but this brew blows me away! Really enjoyed having the 2012 at the 1 year mark!
zacgillbanks (1022) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a very dark brown beer that pours with a creamy tan head. It has sweet, rich red fruity and vinous flavours, chocolate notes, spiciness, candi sugar and a warming vanilla finish.
Sureshpa (75) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Red fruit, caramel Appearance: Red amber, fine foam, fine lace Taste: Red fruit, raisin, porto
stoutnick (182) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown. Aroma is dark fruits and caramel richness. Taste is liquere sweet, dark fruits. Flavour deepens and lingers as it warms; mild bitterness. Palate is fruity sticky. Overall, very rich and tasty. Abv well hidden. Only critique - not super complex.
MadRobin (1063) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured in May 2013 from a 750 ml bottle dated 2011 and cellared since March 2011. Virtually opaque, dark-orange rusty brown with a 2-finger creamy khaki head and that lingers and eventually leaves excellent lacing. Aroma of raisins, dark fruit, figs, prunes, cherries, sweet roasted malt, toffee and English trifle. Taste of raisins, brown sugar, prunes, cherries, sweet roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, Russian black cherry loaf and sweet sherry. Sweet, but stunningly delicious. A fabulous dessert by its own right. Full/medium body and medium carbonation. The aging has removed all bitterness, leaving a sweet, fruity, complex and utterly delicious dessert beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone