Dedollewaitor (13010) - Odense, - 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!
Holmen2 (149) - NORWAY - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large off-white head. Beer is copper in colour. Filling, round mouthfeel. Full Belgian triple taste. Medium long warming aftertaste.
Fashawn (30) - Montesarchio, ITALY - NOV 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid Beer. bell’aspetto, rosso ramato quasi color noce, nera. Scura, schiuma finissima, compattisima e di una perisstenza infinita. Sentori di liquirizia, noce, alcool. In bocca č bella dolce, ma con un forte retrogusto amarognolo che riscalda la bocca. Pace dei sensi.
tectactoe (649) - Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: deep, deep brown body with a light-tan head that is super volatile & grows huge, even with a light pour. Aroma contains notes of dark fruits, figs, berries, raisins, & a good helping of bread, biscuit, malty sweetness, & some spices that somewhat remind me of clove... lightly medicinal. Taste includes crispy biscuits, fresh malt, raisins, figs, white pepper, burnt caramel sugars, a hint of anise/licorice. Slight vinous & wine-like character. Decent alcohol warmth throughout with a thick body, yet crisp finish. Mild Candi sugar & spice in the aftertaste, light phenol. Classic Belgian strong.. I’m not in love with it, but it is pretty good.
Emeister84 (633) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromas of red berries, cherry pie, red wine, and some caramel. Hazy red-bronze with orange highlights and a fully lasting creamy white head. Fruity with a lot of red apple flavor, yeasty, and a little spicy. Medium bodied, great palate-scrubbing carbonation, and finishes very clean leaving behind fresh fruit and hints of spice and mild warmth.
zickbeer_ye (184) - Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty, tart berry aromas with some winey notes. Light beige head and cloudy reddish bubbly brown body. sweet grape and other berry flavors. Crisp, carbonated, and refreshing on the palate.
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, thanks to Anthony D. Shared with friends. Totally hazy red amberish color. Airy, bubbly slowly disappearing khaki head, good retention in the end though, with decent lace. Medium to bigger body. More soft carbonation. Some dark fruit. Light caramel malt, some candy sugar, minimal spice. Mostly dark fruit and less caramel, really. Nice creamy thickness to the texture, while the 10.5% alcohol is pretty reasonably well hidden. Sweeter taste, with a light spice, and not much hinting at the alcohol besides a sweeter, bigger body. Nice belgian strong ale. I can see why this is a classic favorite, but not something I’d really want to repeat (neat one to share, though)
Renobob (70) - - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beaucoup de malt, d'épices et d'alcool. Une bière que j'apprécie particulièrement mais avec modération.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2oz bottle picked up at the state store
Clear dark reddish/brown with a big off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, raisins and chocolate. Flavors of Belgian malts, yeast, raisins and chocolate
Very nice and smooth. Let this warm up.
wildbeercat (256) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml/26floz corked and caged bottle into a trappist glass; served cool.
Aroma: A big, malty bouquet. Lots of spice and some dried fruit.
Appearance: Hazy, near opaque, ruby body. A thick, creamy, off-white head.
Taste: Pretty boozy! Lots of dried fruit, for sure. Bread and yeast.
Palate: There’s actually a pretty high amount of carbonation. Still, this is a heavy, full-bodied beer.
Overall: Huge beer, huge flavors, and huge body. Pretty amazing.
blackisle (321) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque dark amber, frothy tan head, lasts a while, foamy layer remains, good lacing; at first moderate sweet malty nose, caramel, toffee, followed by syrupy dark fruits, plum, berries, then licorice, alcohol; full sweet taste, bitter hints, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, brown sugar; oily texture, full-bodied, good carbonation; moderate sweet finish, light hoppy bitterness, fruity and spicy undertones. All well-balanced and harmonious. Excellent beer!