TheZiggen (4) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I drank this from a 750ml bottle at home. This beer has an extremely complex malt aroma, with hints of caramel and fruit. I notice some spice and yeast aroma as well. I could barely pour this beer, as it desperately tried to foam over the sides. It is very deep brown in color, turning bright ruby when held up to the light, and has a beige foamy head. The flavor is barely balanced with an insignificant hop presence, it begins crisp and finishes very rich. This is a good beer to have as or with desert, or to sit and drink with a friend as it is very rich. Chocolate seems to balance it out. I like it quite a bit.
mr_h (4210) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at home, present from Stuartyboy (bb 14 Aug 2015), malty, apple aroma, hazy deep brown with a thick, creamy, beige head, apple, toffeeapple, caramel , viscous, very sweet, hides the high abv very well, fruity, estery aftertaste.
Tenval (21) - FRANCE - FEB 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is beer is the synonym of power. It’s powerful in everything, flavours, aromas and alcohol. I enjoyed this beer a lot.
Vedran (12) - CROATIA - FEB 4, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark strong ale, extremly sweet aroma, charamel taste with slight herbs background appearing with backblurp.
nephirem (66) - CROATIA - FEB 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark ruby color with a medium and long lasting white head. Smell is sweet, subtle and slightly herbal.
Taste is very, very sweet - perhaps a bit too sweet for my taste. Sweet malts, caramel, herbs, spices... If you love your beers sweet, you’ve hit the jackpot with this one. Medium body, medium carbonation, creamy texture. As with the 9000 quadruple, alcohol is mostly present in the finish. Rocking the same 10.5% ABV, this one is sure to warm you up.
Overall, this is a quality strong ale. At the end of the day it will come to your personal preference - do you love your beers sweet or not? If you do - don’t miss on this one.
hamilton_w (78) - - FEB 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Caramel aroma. Hazy dark ruby with a bid head. Taste is dominated by sweetness and hints of dry berries. Full body. Not long enough finish though.
jrodooo5 (1370) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty pour, complex taste, & hides the alcohol quite well. It is very well balanced & goes down smooth! Quite nice!
Boxereddy (362) - BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Donker koperkleurig bier met caramelkleurige schuimkraag
Aroma: alcohol, gebrande mout en koffie
Smaak: zoet met toetsen van chocolade en caramel.
Mondgevoel: zeer vol
Afdronk: bitterzoet en zeer lang.
lello4ever (406) - ITALY - JAN 29, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Marrone con schiuma beige. Al naso dolce e speziata. Al palato dolce e con un buon bouquet di sapori, elevata carbonazione e alcol che scalda.
L_Lovecraft (20) - - JAN 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, bread, fruits, brown with red reflections and a rocky head, medium sweetness, medium body, lively carbonation, an excellent strong ale.
S_Lovecraft (4) - - JAN 29, 2016 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, bread, roasty, reddish amber, medium bitterness, medium body: a solid winter warmer.