Ferris (1267) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Dark fruits, smoke, brown sugar and yeast. Met black with a thin beige head. Raisin, dark fruit and spice, brown sugar and herbal. Nice beer, very herbal but balanced and fun.
dfearnley (568) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to pint glass
Yeast, buckwheat, wheat, blackberry
Dark brown , almost black, but no head due to the pour.
Yeasty, molasses, maybe too sweet though
AndySnow (1778) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the TrashZone, Yokohama. Dark brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruits, alcohol. Flavour is alcohol, dark fruits.
Travlr (9840) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Very dark maroon color, almost black, brown head. Aroma of licorise and burnt espresso. Taste has anise, dark fruit, bitter cocoa. Very nice.
shoulderbroken (1507) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Good Beer Faucets. Dark red/brown colour with small gold bubbly head which soon fades. Aroma is sweet, bit of caramel, some spice and smoke, burnt, plums and berries. Taste is a bit liquorice, some roastiness at the end, chocolate, caramel and spice. Quite full on.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, murky brown, with no head. A sweet sugary nose, with tones of toffee and wood and some aniseed. A little soy-sauce like on the palate from all that alcohol, some aniseed as well. A big mouthfeel, along with being quite sappy.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - OCT 23, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Popeye’s. After seeing some ratings from bottle, I was hoping to find some at Tanakaya, but had no luck. I was expecting a barleywine, as it was listed as such on the menu...Oh well, a belgian strong is also very good...and this was very good indeed. Maybe it was aged perfectly, or made well, or my lack of imbibing for some time. In any case it was excellent. Dark red brown color. Brown head. Some classic banana aroma from Belgian yeast. Sweet creamy figs brown sugar, dark fruits, reminiscent of a good westy 12. Excellent!
jonas (5272) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark stuff with a golden head.
Raisin, soy and preserved fruit aroma.
Rich fruityness, Belgian dubbel notes, light salt.
Good body, mellow mouthfeel fine sparkles
No sticky aftertaste despite initial sweetness. Oishi
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2009 Bottle 500ml at Sosuke Ryokan, Takayama, Room 8 – shared with Mette.
Clear dark dark brown (almost black – red glow) – offwhite head.
Roasted, ryebread, nutty, medium sweetness, medium hoppy, grass, resin, licorice, herbal, coriander, plums, fruity, light spicy, dried dark fruits. Very nice..... Also: Draught at Popeye, Tokyo. Cloudy brown - offwhite head. Roasted, soya, chocolate, dark fruits, licorice, coffee, cocoa, spicy, wooden notes, fullbodied. (7/4/8/4/17)
omhper (18348) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Popeye, Tokyo. Very dark brown. Coffee and cherry liqueur up front. Sweet and full bodied with lots of estery alcohol. Caramelly chocolate sauce and cherry builds upto a pungent alcoholic finish.
Earlier Rating: 5/21/2009 Total Score: 3.7
Bottled at Thrash Zone, Yokohama. Very dark brown, small head. Intriguing aroma of strawberry, tiger balmand cofee. Fairly sweet with medium-full body. There’s aniseed and ginger. Despite it’s size it feels so light and sparkling at times that I can almost imagine that I’m drinking a ginger ale, but then there is depth too. Its fruity and herbal with roasty malt and that confusing tiger balm. Fun stuff indeed.