XtraStout (46) - Alberta, - OCT 29, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Beer Bistro.
Nice dark pour with a strong malty spicy aroma.
Definatly a heavy beer. I can really taste the alcohol in it. That is normally a minus for me but this time I think its a real throat warmer.
Iíd drink it again.
Changed (400) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber, slight haze, generous off white head, good retention, no visible lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, burnt, candied dates, caramel, raisins. Flavor is largely the same, Belgian yeast, honey, fairly boozy, but pretty well hidden. Creamy mouthfeel, nice carbonation, soft aftertaste. Donít know why I havenít tried this one yet: it is phenomenal.
CaptainTilven (52) - Nancy, FRANCE - AUG 29, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mahogany colour; impressive foam : golden beige, ultra thick, leaves fascinating drawings - spectacularly beautiful. Smells of malt, alcohol, dried fruit, plum, caramel. Coffee, plum, candi; coating and structuring bitteness. Very nicely balanced, gourmande but also fine.
craftbeersweden (367) - SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark mahogny colored. Hazy. A three finger high, beige, head that leaves lacing on the glass.
Nose: Caramel malt, honey, brown sugar, fudge, red berries, raisin, Belgian yeast, spice and hops.
Taste: Sweet malt, honey, plum, cherries, brown sugar and dark fruit.
Body: Complex structure. Great texture. High carbonation. A hint of bitterness that stands up to the sweetness.
This is a GREAT beer!
Savagesteeler (77) - Warszaw, POLAND - AUG 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromat mocno belgijski,fenole, lekka truskawka,lody. Kolor ciemnorubinowy. W smaku wyczuwalna slodycz, karmel, drozdze.Bardzo pijalne
Hanoi (620) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, given as a gift, it?s been many years since I?ve had this, and always remember this as a poor example. Nose is brown sugar, dark fruits, plums raisins, slight mustiness. Taste is drake fruits, yeast, brown sugars, hint of banana, slight cream note, hint of stewed apple, glacier cherry, sherry, candy sugar. Mouthfeel is over carbonated. My memory of the beer was sound, it has some interesting elements but is ultimately cloyingly sweet, it needs something other than sweet tones to lift the beer.
Edit: the biggest flaw emerges late on in the glass. As it warms and opens up the burnt sugar taste increasingly dominates and is a little unpleasant
vickey9 (756) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown with a light beige head. Nose is plums and raisins and also a bit of a beer (!). Body s full, carbon moderate, texture oily.Taste is rather sweet. Palate is a basket of overripe dark fruits, raisins, vanilla, port wine, cognac... Sweet aftertaste. B@H
altonbrownd (3962) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
8/20/2006 12:27:53 PM Bottle at home. Moderate head, lots of alcohol taste. Very strong, tad bitter. Hoppy smell. Taste too overpowering. Can taste coffee and toffee hints. Too much alcohol though. Still, excellent.
feliponk (12) - CHILE - AUG 17, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cuerpo, aroma y amargor de los mejores. Calidad belga incomparable (hasta el momento)
StilleStorm (1116) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWF; Take away from Poznan. Bottle 330ml. Pours large to moderate creamy, hazy dark copper with a lasting and lacing tan head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malt, caramel, overripe fruit, yeast and spice. Taste is moderate to heavy sugar sweet and light bitter with a warming and lasting overripe fruit finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to sticky, carbonation is soft to avarage.
fillepolo (78) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from beer trip in brussels bought in a local kiosk. Fruity yeasty and malty some sweetness.