DrPiva (90) - Alabama, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml white bottle with a Pirate on the label. Aromas of some dark fruit like prunes. Tastes of roasted malt and dark fuit. Pretty nice balance. Nice warming finish.
MarcoDL (1519) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty and creamy strong Belgian dark beer. Has some spices of course and is quite yeasty.
rangerred (859) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle into a goblet.
Pours a hazy dark brown with a half finger off-white head. Very poor head retention and little to no lacing. Not too impressive for a Belgian.
Aroma is on the fruity side with a lot in the way of cherries and plums with some caramel and molasses. There is somewhat of a metallic note that is a bit off-putting but it remains restrained. Some spicy yeast is underneath.
The flavor closely follows the aroma with dark fruit and cherries but the molasses is quite a bit more prominent. A touch of clove and banana from the yeast but the flavors are somewhat muted. Sticky, sweet mouthfeel lingering long after the finish.
Overall, this seems like a less refined version of a Belgian Strong Ale. Too many off-notes and muddled flavors. I also feel like there is too much residual sugar. I probably won’t come back to this one.
Buongiorgio00 (576) - - JAN 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A mio parere la piů buona tra le boucanier, anche se l’alcol non č per niente ammortizzato e per usare un eufemismo "ti scartavetra la gola". Dopo una tale sciabolata piratesca, rimane comunque la consolazione del suo gusto prevalentemente dolce, con note di frutta scura, uva spina e sentori di caramello.
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brew is a clear dark reddish-mahogany color with a medium tan head that dissipates gradually. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, yeast and fruit. Medium to full body and slightly syrupy with flavors of dark malts, earthy yeast, caramel malt and raisin. The finish is fruity with a yeast and malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
yiannnos (677) - , CYPRUS - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown colour. Plums, caramel aroma and taste. A decent belgian, but not too exciting.
kraddel (2429) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours clear brown, not that dark
no real foam
no real smell
bitter, sugary taste . bit medicinal in the back
not that good
TrappistenOli (320) - Bern, SWITZERLAND - OCT 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hellbraun, verflüchtigender weisser schaum, malzaroma, alkoholaromatisch, süsslich, malzig, leicht caramel, im nachklang fein alkohlig, nicht anhängende bittere, feinperlende rezenz
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patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit boring for a Belgian Dark Strong ale. Pours a dark burnt amber with a thick foamy beige head atop. The nose is well malted with tons of nutty and toffee notes as well as a few dried fruit aromas. Sweet malty flavour with notes of raisin and prune, light spices and a generally bland malt flavour. Overall an average brew.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mekong on 02/02/2011.com
Slightly hazy dark amber body with a medium creamy off-white head.
Sweet fruit, caramel, and light molasses aroma.
Sweet raisin, fruit, caramel, molasses and sugar flavor.
Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
fugitive (1234) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Color unclear dark red with large white head. Aroma malt, roasted, caramel, sugar. Taste sweet, fruits, peach, pear.