msbernac (780) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma-honey, fruits, alcohol,
Appearance-amber, hazy, white foam,
Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
Palate-full body, thick feel, lively, long finish,
rouhlas (339) - GREECE - NOV 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at the Beerstore, Thessaloniki. Dark copper-brown color off white - light pinkish head. Sweet dark fruity aroma, light caramel malty. Sweet taste, light fruity. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
KoRoBeNiKi (16) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: smell of alcohol, caramel, port, dark fruits, but mostly alcohol
Appearance: Heavy lacing, colors of dark brown along with a smidgen of red. A little had but it disappeared pretty fast.
Taste: Wow does this pack a punch. Flavors of alcohol as well as dark fruits. Reminds me of a Barleywine mixed with a Port.
Palate: Heavy kick of alcohol.
Overall: Heavy flavors of alcohol mixed with strong Belgian hops flavoring? Think of this as being a Belgian Port Wine. I like this a lot, but I would imagine that others would find this way too sweet
Kleurplaatje (48) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown-reddish with a thick compact off-white head. Malty aroma of caramel and fruits, some yeast. Alcohol as well, tends to be a bit too much. Taste is very sweet. Clear notes of the dark fruits, raisins, sugar, caramel, bit nutty, spices, banana, some chocolate... Really nice. Alcohol has quite a strong bite, could have been a bit softer. Vinous, bitter, spicy and dryish finish with a long lingering warmishness and sweetness in the aftertaste. Truly great. Silky mouthfeel, bit sticky. Full bodied. Truly a world class brew. Has some similarities with dubbel-style beers. Could have been a tad softer, but that’s just a minor point.
gregorymconway (141) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
A woody brown colored body with a huge forthy beige head which dissipated quickly, .likely due to a nice carbonation you can see due to pretty effervescence. Very spicey, some white pepper on the nose, some earthy qualities as well, and alcohol, subtle chocolate. Some wine-like qualities appear with the retronasal tasting. Lighter bodied than I expected, and quite less carbonation than the body depicts. Light bodied in a sense similar to an abbey dubbel. Finish is some dark-fruit and alcohol with the alcohol persisting longer into quite a lengthy finish.
Cybion (75) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 Bottle, 330 ml. Pours very dark reddish-brown, with some quickly dissipating light tan head. Decent amount of lacing. Strong muscovado sugar note on the nose, with a backdrop of honey, bready malts, dark fruits such as raisins, and a hint of a herbal note on the edge. Alcohol is certainly detectable, as expected from the ABV. Taste is dominated by big honey, caramel and bready malt and yeast notes. Very sweet in general, in conjunction with some dark fruity and spicy edges. Alcohol is definitely detectable in the taste and the finish is somewhat fire-y as a result. Appropriately named brew it seems! Carbonation is detectable but not too prominent, body is medium to full, and texture is oily to some extent, so this is smoother than expected. Little one dimensional, but certainly enjoyable. Strongly recommended for fans of the sweeter Belgian ales.
SilverfoX (416) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
smells yeasty maybe with some bananas too, dark ruby body with foamy white head. tastes sweet full bodied with slight raisin flavour.
markoijelena (693) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.33l at Miners Pub Belgrade Serbia.Pour it dark reddish color with small white head.Taste and aroma of red fruits, cranberries, caramel and Belgian Yeast.Sweet good one
BrewGoblin (465) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful rusty raisin colour invites you into this light beige topped monster of potency. A nasal inspection of this delightful concoction reveals note of caramel, burnt toffee, raisins, tobacco, vanilla, banana streusel and bubblegum. For all of those booming aromas happening you’d think this would be a saccharine bomb but it is balanced out enough and finishes quite dry with a bittersweet lingering. The texture is strange, not overly carbonated, in fact quite relaxed but there is a jazzy zing on the tongue with every sip. An excellent beer that commands your attention while the alcohol subtly sneaks up on you.
Leini (922) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at a local tasting event. Clear copper body with a low head. Fruit candy, sugar, wineous notes and dark fruits.