Jonb5 (491) - Greater London, - DEC 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, poured into Leffe Chalice. Dark, bronze edge, almost opaque. Towards the end of the pour a small tanned head bursted out, but faded straight away, tiny amount of lacing was retained. Initially the yeast and cranberry aroma was faint but it got stronger as the beer warmed. Tasted brown sugar, cranberry, cherries, yeast and molasses. Delayed buscuitlike finish, generally the booze was well hidden apart from a slight burn. To start with it had a prickly edge from the carbonation, smooth with a surprisingly light body for the high abv. Overall liked how it hid the booze, but need to explore a few more stronger dark Belgian beers to really place this.
fkoolen (867) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Very dark brown, beige lacing. Dried fruity nose and taste, sweet, dark, vinous. Lively carbonation, good body.
Nevalainen (499) - FINLAND - JUN 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear very dark brown color with creamy beige head. Aroma of caramel, fruits, a little roasty. Taste is heavy sweet with notes of caramel and warming alcohol finish. A bit sticky mouthfeel. Overall a very nice beer. Definitely worth of trying.
StilleStorm (1354) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWF; Bottle 75cl, drunk at Cardinal. Poured moderate, dark brown with a lasting creamy, lacing and lasting head. Nose is moderate to heavy, toasted malt, caramel, yeast, dark dried fruit, sugar and light spice. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a caramel, lasting warming finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is lively.
mariuspoenari (1215) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Dark bworn pour with a fine-grained beige head and visible carbonation. Dried fruit, like prunes, figs, raisins, alongside notes of caramel and subtle yeast. A bit too sweet for my taste.
Leini (1738) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Bryggeridagarna festival at Skansen, Stockholm. 2015 edition, from 750ml bottle. Great version, sweet without being too sugary and too much. Well hidden alcohol.
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
sjogro (2193) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sampled at home. Clear dark brown, with creme head. Jellybeans, winegums, some sugar, bready, malty, yeasty, gumball coatings. Sweet, faint bitter. About medium body, under average carbonation. Palate feels nice but very sweet and candy like, not at all what I like.
nathanvc (184) - Brugge, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a red hue and a minimal tan head. The aroma contains raisin, licorice, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit and alcohol. The flavour kicks off medium to heavy sweet and ends only very light bitter. Full body, oily & sticky texture, soft carbonation. The alcohol kicks in after a while. Good for slow drinking. The Kasteelbier glass is very pretty as well.
Bozo_skeleton (932) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAY 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Noire , pas de collet.
Aromes caramel, pruneaux
Le sucre esr trop present. Les 11 degrés amènent un côté liquoreux.
Inoven (184) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flesje thuis gedronken. Donkerbruin helder bier met weinig beige schuim. Aroma is dropachtig, fruitig. Smaak is erg zoet met een vleugje zoethout. Weinig nasmaak, ebt snel weg.