Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruddy brown, with a small white head. Fairly powerful nose hints of Brown sugar, plums, dates, red apple, golden apple, caramel, toffee and a bit of barnyard. Flavor is extremely sweet and very fruity. Honestly, I think it’s a pretty tasty beer. Well hidden alcohol, with a balanced flavor. This is a fairly tasty, enjoyable Belgian.
lak20 (3) - Budaörs, HUNGARY - JUL 17, 2007 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A full-bodied velvety bier with a high alcohol percentage. The Syrah of beers. This is a heavy beer, but if drunk properly the alcohol is not overwhelming, it does not dominate the taste.
Jayb0 (1156) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This comes in at a honking 11% but manages the alcohol well with an overt malt sweetness and creamy body. Cookie and raisin, big, best by itself anytime, or paired with dessert.
jalichio999 (502) - BRAZIL - JUN 26, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007 Garrafa. Cerveja encorpada, complexa e bem harmonizada mesmo com seus respeitáveis 11%.
Skinnyviking (8645) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium high creamy and lasting light brown head. Sweet roasted barley malt aroma with spicy notes. Flavor also pretty sweet, plums choccolate and caramel. Alcohol too dominant though. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste.
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 33cl. It pours a dark ruby beer with a beige head. Toffee, apple and plum aroma, slightly sour. Some cane sugar shows up. Lots of vinous notes. Sweet taste with a strong alcohol presence. Some oranges and wood. Lots of plums, hints of dark chocolate. First, this beer seems somewhat slightly unenjoyable, the tastes don’t combine at all, it’s too sweet and a has a too high alcohol presence. After a while this beer gets better... It surely is complex. A very rich beer. Quite underhopped. I miss some good hop presence in this beer, it’s extremly malty. .....Then, some nice madeira-like notes emerge. Good salty notes give it some charm. Full-bodied. A beer with a nice lacing. This beer does get better and better... A nice surprise. The taste clearly reveals some surprises after a while. But I still think this beer isn’t well balanced to my taste. A warming alcoholic finish of plums with hints of dark chocolate. An interesting belgian strong ale.
unibaren (157) - 8000 Ĺrhus C, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is very sweet, almost like syrup or marzipan. Dark red-brown colour with average carbonation but almost no head, which makes the appearance fall below average overall. Taste is sweet but rather complex. There is no bitterness but lots of different sweet nuances. All in all a good beer, but unfortunately way to sweet for me.
Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown colour with a medium off brown head. Aroma is of dark malts, brandy drenshed dried fruits and spicy yeast. Juicy plump rasins, thick sliced malt loaf with caramel syrup and prunes. Also lashings of mollasses, toffee apples and chocolate brownies. Has al the chracteristics of what i enjoy in belgian strong ale. Deep and flavoursome with a fantastic aroma and well rounded alcohol and malt mix.
Avatar (84) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAY 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 bottle. Alcohol presence is strong. Minor head. Clear deep brown, cola-like. Abbaye des Rocs Brune or Rochefort Trappistes 8 much much better.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Thin, tanned head fading to a ring of foam. Slight unclear mahogny colored body. The aroma is dominated by alcohol, yeast and malts. Notes of dark fruits and cellar. Sweet-flavored. Prominent malt taste along with candysugar, yeast, caramel and raisins. Medium body. Sweet and oily mouthfeel. Alcohol in the finish.