TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled (BB 06/2007)
Dark portwine-like ruby color, big cloudy, tanned head, lace. Caramelly, a bit roasted aroma with some hayish hoppyness. Carbonated crisp mouthfeel. Toffeeish, liquerish, caramelly but not overly sweet as alcohol cuts sweetness nicely. Some hoppy notes in the finish. Long warming bitter aftertaste. Maybe not the most complex Belgian strong ale but this is really delicious!
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a dark amber color, definitely some brown notes to it with a finger and a half of khaki head.
S: Tons of bubblegum and banana aroma. Some clove notes to go along with it. A bit of caramel and brown sugar along with dark fruits such as plums and black cherries.
T: Quite sweet with tons of banana, dark fruit, and dark sugar flavors such as brown sugar and caramel. Quite a bit of bubblegum flavor as well. Mild alcohol and spice notes, as well as some yeast, provide depth.
M Medium in body with a fairly high level of carbonation.
O: One of those classic beers and one that I still enjoy a decent amount. Not a favorite, but solid.
Oakes (15490) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2000
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2003 Opaque med-brown; light brown head; aroma of alcohol, chocolate, raisin, baked apples. Creamy texture, milk chocolate balances with some alcohol heat. Yeast, vague fruit notes. A simple beer whose popularity continues to confound me. To each his own I guess.
2 years old: Opaque cherrywood. Inch thick mocha head - impressive given the age and strength of this brew. Vague dark fruits, earth, caramel, malts and alcohol (esp. as it warms). Drinks like a warm Frosty spiked with brandy - sweet, thick, oily, sugary, vaguely fruity (gooseberry, plum, pear), artificial chocolate. Finishes too timid unless it is warm in which case alcohol attacks.
Dedollewaitor (15471) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Paters vietje (Antwerp) Dark red/brown with white head. Fruits and caramel. Very warm from the alcohol. Very good body. good long finish! One of the best from Van Steenberge!
MiP (15247) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Sweet peppery flavour. Pruney, dried fruit notes. Warming alcohol aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel.
chrisv10 (15170) - DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Amber/brown body with big off-white head. Flavour is malt, dark fruit, yeast, caramel and hops.
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ølbaren. Clear deep red - white head. High hoppy, dark fruits, berries, raisins, ryebread, licorice, high sweetness.
jtclockwork (14717) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep purple color in the glass. Taste is almost all hard liquor, some raisins. Nose is the same. I’d probably rate this closer to a 3.8 today. Rated 6/25/02
gunnfryd (14046) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, caramel. Flavour is alcohol, caramel, sweet, cellar notes, spices.
bhensonb (13980) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong toffee, caramel malt aroma with some dark sweet fruit. Nice whitish tan head and deep apricot brown color with a few chunks of yeast and other wonderful objects. Starts with thick sweet fruit, ends with some dusty fruit and hop. The middle seems to be missing. Well enough balanced that the alcohol is not bothersome. A bit of cooked plum persists with the bitterness. Good way to end an evening.