hopdog (9382) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Poured a deeper brown color with an off white head. Dark fruits, vanilla, wood/oak, and some brandy.
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice enough dark belgian strong aged in cognac like barrels...but if memory serves, these are upwards of $30 per 750, and after trying this one so graciously provided by a friend, i would not spend half of what these cost on the others. Belgian spicy yeast and brown sugar comingle with the barrel. High ccarbonation covers tha abv pretty damn well. Good, just not elite, which is how it is priced
lusikka (6688) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere. Pours a dark ruby colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of cognac, lovely oaky notes and vanilla. Rich deep flavour of malts, bread, oak, vanilla, cognac, red berries, earth and caramel. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a sweet, lingering, vanilla finish. Elegant.
olio (6803) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu Hof Ten Dormaal tasting.
Pours clear dark red color with a small lasting head. Aroma is quite nice and complex, ripe fruits, caramel, sugar and dark berries. Flavor of ripe fruits, dark berries, caramel malts and sugar, mild yeast notes also. Mildly sourish palate, sweet finish. Very nice.
Ratman197 (10454) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of prunes, toffee, yeast, oak, vanilla and a hint of licorice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, yeast, dark fruit, oak and licorice with a smooth lingering licorice finish.
fitwitchik (375) - USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a gift bomber into a snifter a darkest brown with a strong tall tan head. Aroma of sherry booze is strong.
Flavor of dark alcohol laden fruits complex with Belgian yeast dominance. Overall an excellent brew & despite the high price tag would happily purchase.
MrW (440) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle @ home with friends.
Nose: alcohol, caramel, paint, herbs, dried fruit.
Pours dark browns with a tan head.
Taste: Caramel, paint, sweet, alcohol.
Sticky mouthfeel, medium bodied
reggiedunlop (3337) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours deep amber/ruby with a medium tan head. aroma has gourd/squash vegetal notes and dark fruit. flavor has notes of fig and black cherry...earthy/vegetal notes too. mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and earthy/fruity/oaky.
Wim (2958) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
at my home with yves dark brown black colored body with an off white head and a roasted malt fruity hoppy aroma a fruity caramel malt sweet taste with a alcholic bitter finish
Iphonephan (3864) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared with Ryan. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with a thick, but quickly dissipating head, leaving no trace. Cognac nose. Flavors of berries, red wine, oak and plenty of alcohol. Effervescent mouthfeel. Short slightly bitter finish.