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.
Muggus69 (1181) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle BB 12/12/15
Pale bronze body, some clarity about, forms a big dense white head that hangs around.
Good nose on it; earthy dark candy sugar, nuttiness, hint of dark chocolate with yeasty notes of dark plum, raisin, clove & black pepper.
Full body, rich but not overly so for a beer this big. Smooth slightly syrupy texture with creamy carbonation.
Palate delivers a good hit of sweetness upfront, with notes of burnt caramel, dark brown sugar, leading onto dark plum & berry esters, slightly porty dried fruit undertones, lingering peppery phenolics with a moderate bitterness and warming booze.
Very nice, been meaning to try it (again) for many a year, worth the wait.
fishonmyplane (424) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Candi sugar, toffee, slightly bitter malt backbone but sweet flavors dominate for the most part. A lot of similarities to their 9000 quad, but the quad is the superior brew. The classic Gulden Draak is still a very good apertif/sipping type of beer, but it comes up short in terms of complexity and richness, and it can be a little harsh in the finish. I’m nitpicking though - it’s a great beer.
Beerkenstock (41) - - AUG 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drink cool (10-12°C)Eye: pours a nice reddish-brown colour with big but slowly dissipating beige head. nice carbonation, just right.Nose: berries (red currant, cranberry), caramel and sweets.Mouth: red and black currant, raspberry, ripe banana, brown sugar and caramel malts.Palate: sweet at first, then slightly metallic aftertaste. walnuts, caramel and coffee in the end. Overall: very good beer, nice to look at. downside: alcohol taste and influence.
MelvinKalksma (10) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A dark beer that’s not really bitter, but it is sweet and tastes a bit like caramel. It’s awesome
Oelbas (165) - DENMARK - AUG 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tåget kobberfarvet med holdbart gyldent cremefarvet skum. Duft med sødme, belgisk gær og alkohol. Sød næsten påtrængende smag af malt, mørk sukker og alkohol. Næsten ingen bitterhed. Eftersmagen er lang og sød. Fin balance trods det høje alkoholindhold.
sam_rates_beer (16) - Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overdressed dolled up booze breath morning sugar hangover. Tries to hard to trap me into paying for sexual favours. Probably a great dessert beer with bitter dark chocolate.
murran (150) - - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown body with a medium head. Aroma full of bread and dried fruit. Complex, rich and very nice taste.
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Jeroenhensen (195) - Dongen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Een aangenaam donker bier, wat wel prijzig is. Heeft wat weg van grand prestige, alleen deze is wat minder uitgesproken in smaak. Dronk lekker weg tijdens de film.
danielyabu (1163) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
large creamy offwhite head. excellent lacing. mostly diminishing. sparkling thick dark reddish-amber body. aroma: moderate malt, caramel, raisin, raspberry, ruby port, brown sugar and light metal. if: moderate sweet. ff: moderate sweet light bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic heavy alcoholic finish. Dulçor maltado. Alcool fortissimo, sobrepujandooutros sabores.. sabor inicial amadeirado. No final da cerveja sente-se algo de frutas vermelhas no paladar, mas ainda sobrepujado pelo álcool. 95 s
langeveld12 (218) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Head is large, frothy and off-white. It diminishes mostly. Body is copper.
Aroma contains dark bread, molasses, raosted and toasted malts, pine, lime, grape, plum, apple, pineapple and spices.
Flavor is light acidic, then sweet followed by sweet and light bitter and finishing in sweet and bitter.
Body is medium to full with creamy texture and soft carbonation.
It’s good, but not as good as I remembered it from before.