scanovajr (663) - Rio de Janeiro, - SEP 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown beer with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty, notes of dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is sweet and malty, notes of caramel, chocolate and licorice. Nice texture and carbonation Spicy finish. Very good beer
Beelzebrox (31) - Enschede, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle at home. Dark brown to black color. Nose roasted malts, caramel, yeast, some citrus. Taste toffee, brown sugar, alcohol, yeast, some red fruit. Mouthfeel kinda sticky and sweet dry, with little hoppy bitterness. For me the sugars are way too overwhelming, despite all the flavors that it does have to offer.
dmac (4631) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml c&c bottle from Tim for Fathers Day. Poured a hazy orange brown with a larger creamy light beige head. Aroma is rather vinous, fruity, plum, brown bread, dough, red wine. Medium mouthfeel, smooth with lighter carbonation, and a long lingering aftertaste along with a good dose of heat. Flavor of red wine, prunes, plum, dry breads, grains, dough and yeast. Good stuff but BIG and it doesnt hide it.
Achel (141) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 750cc bottle. Cloudy dark brown with a beige head. Nose is caramel, roasted malt, dark dried fruit, nutmeg, and a hint of expresso. Flavour is dark dried fruit, molasses, dark chocolate, and roasted malts. Excellent Belgian strong ale.
Natai (114) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep, dark reddish brown with an offwhite head. Complex aromas of dark fruit, molasses, and a hint of hops at the finish. Smooth flavor that’s sticky on the palate with a tinge of alcohol on the back end. A good, and potent, strong Belgian ale.
Vells (965) - Riga, LATVIA - JUN 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Classic! All qualities needed for great Belgian strong are here. Interesting maltiness build. Theres overriped fruits and dark fruits, caramel note, candy sugar, some yeast and spices, toffee, some hops. Moderate sweetness with light bitterness.
Well balanced and highly enjoyable brew.
Melnis (306) - LATVIA - JUN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very very good belgian strong ale, it is perfect ethalon for the class. I mus rerate to gi it propper quality notes. But what can I say for sure the balance lvl is perfec
Cousin_Larry (592) - - JUN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 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.
maximet (137) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red with a tiny off white head. Dark ripe fruit, molasses, light caramel, buckwheat. Sweet, light bitterness. Sticky, average carbonation.
Sten (706) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown beer with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet with notes of raisins and red fruits. Soft sweet and malty flavour with some hints of caramel. (Bottle 33cl)
Brettman (5) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
De loin l’une des meilleures bières que j’aille Jamais bu c’est un chef d’oeuvre brassicole. On y note des arômes de malt caramel, de sucre d’orge, de mélasse. Nuances de prunes, baies rouge, de pétales de roses. Beaucoup de corps et de persistance arômatique.