Rockspeny (15) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - SEP 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An instant favourite! Tried from a bottle at the Bruge Bear bar. Deep red beer, nice off-white foam, big rich warming fruity port-like aroma, very inviting, just encouraging you to take a bigger swig than you know you should. Huge warming nutty malty moist fruit-cake flavour, a little burnt soya after, just wonderful balance, no rough edges at all. A superb beer to drink with company after a meal together, or to listen to music / read a book in the evening, helps get the imagination and relaxation going.
futre7 (151) - Taipei, TAIWAN - MAR 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served this a little too cold at first and the flavour appeared as it warmed. Pours a dark but clear brown. Thin foamy head. Nose is malty bread, dark and dry fruit. Mouth-feel reveals some carbonation. Taste is again dark fruit, malt, malt loaf (or Soreen I think the brand was called),brown sugar, liquorice and toffee. It needs to sit for a while and be fully savoured. A solid strong ale. At 10.5% though, you need to be careful.
Rob_D_UK (1103) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark but clear brown. Sweet dark fruit aroma. Taste is sugary dark fruit with a nice carbonation bite on the finish.
reggiedunlop (3337) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber/brown with a thick tan head...heavy lacing. Aroma has quite a bit of dark fruit...raisin, fig, black cherry. Flavor follows suit and adds a mild earthy hop note as well as caramel and burnt toffee...notable candy sugar flavor. Mouthfeel is medium / full and silky with a dry earthy dark fruit/mild leather finish that warms.
omanson (35) - - FEB 27, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Peu de nez , corps moyen, finale alcoolisée ,et longue en bouche , je suis surpris par les arômes de vin blanc qu’elle délivre.cette bière est spéciale.
AbouAli (180) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Litlle white head, middle low retention, color is amber/dark amber, strong fruit aroma, dried fruit & dark fruit, malty. Flavor is full of dark fruit, bit of vanilla like. Very sweet with some alcohol warming. Well balanced.
rami_pl (203) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Butelka, Pod Mosteczkiem, warki nie zapisalem, ale swieza. Wysoka ale bardzo szybko sie redukujaca do kozuszka trwalego, kremowa piana. Piekna, miedziano-rubinowa , ciemna barwa. Aromaty intensywne, glownie owocowe - wisnie, sliwki, maliny, jezyny... tez rodzynki. na drugim planie alkohol winno-likierowy, przyjemny, slodowosc, jakies nutki kawy, karmelu. W smaku tez owoce ewidentne, alkohol z nimi skomponowany i pozytywnie odbierany, rozgrzewajacy, troszke karmelu czy moze cukru lekko skarmelizowanego. Slodki. Wyczuwalna acz delikatna goryczka. wysycenie dosc wysokie. W caloksztalcie bardzo przypomina quadruple niektore, co jest o tyle zaskakujace, ze nie jest tak opisany przez browar, zas quadrupel z tego browaru (w czarnej butelce) nie wywarl na mnie az tak pozytywnych wrazen. Ten, bialy zas jak najbardziej - klasa piwo.
Gbgbrouge (256) - SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle, dark amber with low off white head. Aroma complex with notes of dark bread, dried fruit and spices. Taste is bitter sweet with big body and sweetish after taste. I normally love belgian and trappist beer, but this did not sit well with me.
jbuskirk (517) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2015 Gulden Draak (Golden Dragon) is the kind of badass name that raises high expectations. The distinct white bottle is well-known among craft beer’s many Belgian fanatics. In short, I wanted a lot from this beer, and I got a lot out of it. For all its popularity, it’s difficult to say just what the hell Gulden Draak is. The brewery has called it a Barleywine and a Dark Trippel over the years. The beer rating sites tend to call it a Belgian Strong (Dark) Ale. I can’t do anything but add to the noise, but I’ll say this: shit’s good. Draak pours reddish brown with a large, tan head. Aroma has candied dark fruit, champagne-like yeast esters, and robust malt. In the flavor, there’s vinous grape, berry, cherry, raisin, prune, plum, oak, citrusy hops, rich malt, caramel, and syrup. Mouthfeel is smooth and slightly creamy; finish is bone dry. This brew is insanely complex and would make a superb companion to a fine meal.
HuskerTan (616) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A- Cherries, mixed berries, banana, woody, subtle chocolate, slightly sour, champagne.
A- Dark reddish brown color, dark liquid, light brown head.
T- Subtle sour cherries, slightly tart, champagne, wood, funky.
P- Medium body, average texture, very high carbonation, effervescent finish.
O- The aromas and appearance of this beer are second to none. Unfortunately the taste did not meet that expectation I first had at the initial pour. The taste was about like the aroma but also had some weird flavor I could not pick up on. Just didn’t sit well. A pretty solid beer overall, but not worth the $18 a bomber price.
hohops (423) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance is dark brown/ruby, a big two-finger foamy, clingy, light beige head. This one couldn’t wait to get out of the bottle. Aroma- loads of dark fruit in this- cherries, grape juice, sweet raisin, yeast, bread, a bit vinous, nutty and a bit of cardboard. Taste- bready, malty, almonds, cherries, raisin and sultana, banana, a hint of sweetness. Fluffy mouthfeel, with quite a long, slightly sweet finish. Alcohol is pretty much hidden. Very nice.