WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, I sure liked this. A lot. Maybe because itís a 2011 vintage and I donít have much experience with aged beers (Wow a year and a few months ago!). Itís a caramel Belgian bomb. That sounds disgusting, but really itís not, I mean itís rich with the phenols and esters working together to make a nice showcase for malt. Laced up. I like dark Belgian strongs, period. Really should change my "favourite style" to that but I think you really have to be itching for the Belgian tastes to really to be open to them at a particular moment, itís not an all-the-time style for me. Those Belgians! Maybe Iíve spent too much time in Holland.
Habanero (3251) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poursark amber with a foamy beige head. Nose of yeast, toasted malt, caramel and dark fruit. Sweet flavor with a slightly sour finish. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. An OK strong Belgian. ★★★
olio (7508) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20090304.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of strong alcohol, caramel, some toffee notes and yeast, faint spice hints too. Flavor is also a bit boozy, caramel malts, toffee and spices are there too.
ShivanDragon (2254) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
rood/bruin/zwart van kleur met schuimige bruine kraag.
aroma: zeer nadrukkelijk aanwezig; toffee, chocolade, donker fruit en bruine suiker.
smaak: (bruine) kandij suiker, peper, toffee, chocolade, donker fruit, caramel moutig
redelijk volle body met droge afdronk.
hij laat een redelijke indruk achter, echter de gulden draak zelf is vele malen beter.
puboflyons (2536) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 Vintage. From a bottle stamped 31H1-14:02. I am drinking this at 45 degrees 3 years after it was released. It pours a beautiful looking dark brown with a simmering, silky beige head and slightly cloudy. The aroma is vibrant with sweet malts, dark fruits, toffee, caramel, butterscotch, and the vaguest hop note. The body is so smooth, creamy, and bold. The taste begins a tad sweet with loads of caramel, licorice, and spice. The bitterness is mild. After 3 years this has mellowed to a fine beer.
Holmen1 (3536) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske fra Belgisk Bryg: Flott skum som pŚ de fleste dubbel, men forholdsvis kortvarig. Smak av rosiner, malt, svisker og tÝrket fiken. Diskret alkohol. God munnfylde, lang ettersmak og farlig lett Ś like.
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle @ home. BBE 22.09.2010, rated on 05.09.2010
Vertical with Gulden Draak. This one was worse.
Deep ruby red colour with huge head. Aroma has raisins, some metal and vegetables. Flavour has raisins, some alcohol, hints of spices and vegetables. Decent.
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2008. Pours a hazy dark copper into the glass with a nice head. Lots of malt and dried fruit, touches of raisin, brown sugar, yeast, and dough on the nose. So complex. Wonderful flavor but it is a bit less robust than the regular Golden Draak which was a little surprising to me. Very good beer, I prefer the regular Golden Draak to this but it is still exceptional.
OllieBBommel (1252) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@home, 33cl. Head: creamy foam. Color: red copper. Aroma: malt, grass, hay. Taste: mild, sweet. Palate: a little watery, lasting. Overall: nice.
Finwe (419) - Grankulla, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours cloudy amber with an off-white head. Very sweet, caramel-like aroma with a hint of alcohol. The flavour is sugary, malty, caramel-like and has even a hint of bitterness. Sweet finish.