Jonb5 (286) - 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.
OwainTurner (267) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Belgium. It is clear this is a dessert beer... Other than it being a little over sweet it is an incredible beer. Fruity, malty and spicy. Looses marks for just how sweet it is.
Maakun (77) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown, almost black. Small bubbly beige head. Yeast, brown sugar, bit funky, roasted corn, overripe mango, caramel, meaty, sweet tomato sauce. Very sweet with a burnt-bitter touch. Dry at first, then it opens up into a medium bodied slightly sticky feel. Bit bubbly. Overall: too sugary sweet for me, aroma is OK.
budedou (68) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
une des Strong Ale brune que je préfère :)
Facile à boire et qui descend toute seule, j’ en ai bu des litres....
aronvarga (150) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Belgian Brasseie Henri. Clear dark reddish black color, long-life small sized brownish head, chocolate and alcoholic aroma, full body, powerful syrupy sweet taste, palate with cherry and toffee notes.
sbron (28) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fles 33cl. Donker rood met licht donkere schuimlaag. Eerste smaakimpressie; koolzuur, zoet, alcohol nasmaak. Conclusie: lekker!
lux_edwards (24) - - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Aroma:caramel, chocolate, coffee. Appearance: brown, clear, brown foam. Taste:medium sweetness.medium body. Good beer, but not my favourite.
Mothroy (24) - - NOV 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favourite beer at the moment. Great appearance. Thick, creamy head, well-rounded mellow flavour of dark malt, fruit and a ripe sweetness. The high alcohol content is very well disguised by the rich mouthfeel.
ChrisSc (124) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kasteel brune 11’ en pression 33. Propr chalice
Deep brown, small tan head. Some lacing.
Aroma: sweet, dark fruits, grains. Molasses.
Taste: sweet, even for the style. Very strong molasses finish. Some alcohol on the finish.
Palate: fairly full body. Thick texture. Medium long finish.
Overall: not my favorite for the style. Overly sweet. Good flavors behind it, but the sweetness is a bit over bearing.
markextrae (426) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
poured a verry dark colour with a non lasting beige head. lot of chocolate, figs, some apricot, caramel. dark fruits (cherries) verry nice beer
medusetl (10) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark beer with not much head. Sweet aroma like some old sweet shop with toffees and nuts, accompanied by a strong sweet taste, strong alcohol present, but a calmer smoother aftertaste. This is one of the big and full direct beers I like a lot. Very satisfying.