doboy (422) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2010 bottle. Pours a dark ruby color, clear. Head laces to edge. Fruity aroma. Nice gentle fruity taste sweet. Like drinking velvet. Smooth to drink. This was wonderful!
mutz (612) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Donkere kleur, kraag zakt snel tot een laagje op het bier. Ruikt zoet, likeurig. Smaakt zoet met port tonen en een beetje wrang. Nasmaak van port. Best goed maar te zoet voor mijn smaak.
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel, toasted bread), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with light notes of raisin, overripe banana, clove, brown sugar, alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
wolfcarnival (101) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 16, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drunk in beergeek with cam and pavel. 100th rate!!!! YOURE THE BEST.. AROUND!!!! NOTHINGS GONNA EVER KEEP YA DOWN!!!!
cam had it in mind for my 100th and it was spot on. pours dark amber with a creamy head. aroma of dark fruits, caramel and spices. taste is amazing. its full of cherries, raisins, toffee, vanilla. but it doesnt get too sweet. the alcohol, herbs and hops tie the great flavours together. its so well balanced. its super smooth, not too fizzy, and warming as you go. probably my new fav beer. cheers for a great night boys
Arcanor (85) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from LCBO.
Pour dark reddish brown with a fast disappeared head.
Aroma of plum, sweet caramel malt and hint of liquorice.
Lot of sweetness, light bitterness, strong taste of Golden Carolus.
Full body, average carbonation with a long sweet finish.
A very nice heavy beer.
eduardovl (864) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle poured in my Grimbergen chalice. 2006 Vintage.
That’s a fantastic beer! Really, not much more to say about it. Top 50 Belgium, for sure.
A: Brown cloudy color. Nice small (one finger) creamy head.
S: The nose is just fantastic. Dark fruits (plums), toffee caramel, the wonderful (really wonderful) Belgium yeasts, oak and wine.
T: Even better. Wonderful malt taste. Strong and Fruity. Balanced sweet. And, once again, the wonderful Belgium yeasts taste.
M: Medium body. Very well balanced sweetness-bitterness, medium to low carbonation.
D: Excellent. Despite the high ABV it’s very drinkable.
[ BA Review @ 4/1/2010 ]
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a dark reddish-brown colour under a little but stable beige foam; lot of particules floating in the beer; the aroma is richly malty and fruity (figs and plums) with notes of wood; quite a lot of sweetness, slightöy madeirized, full and regular malt body; the finish is long and malty with more notes of dark fruits, some candi sugar and a touch of warming alcohol down the throat - very good though I’m not sure ageing improved it, on the contrary
slowrunner77 (5805) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"vintage 2007, sampled Feb 2010. dark mahagony-brown with thin tan head. aroma fairly strong of figs, tobacco, leather , spices, and a bit of yeast, sweet malt, a touch of hops...and some alcohol as it warms to room temp. the cork smelled more of tobacco chocolate and leather, and if that aspect would have been more prevelant in the actual beer, i’d have been a happy camper. still very nice as it was. the body was just about right. fairly highly carbonated, but not overdone, like so many belgians, and the big body stood up to it pretty well. the flavor had many of the same aspects of the aroma, with a warming effect from the alcohol. lingering finish. the 07 was pretty soft around the edges, but I would like to hold onto one for another 2-3 years and see what it does."
saintjulien (143) - - OCT 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
toast, brown, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish
solvaris (106) - - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr Malzig, vollmundig, weltklasse
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired ---
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csaso (1404) - Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - good size creamy head, nice dark amber color, nice fruity spice aroma and flavor, sweet malt backbone, Belgian complexity, very good overall
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