Niko100 (1680) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark cider/brown color; Medium slightly cream body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit, & caramel; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, yeast, rye, caramel, syrup, dark fruit, and spice; Fairly well balanced; Overall, not that bad.
kraddel (2034) - 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 (302) - 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 (1486) - 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 (3581) - 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 (1162) - 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.
Ed5388 (1258) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a murky dark brown color with a foamy tan head. Aroma of malt, grain, dark fruit, brown sugar, and spices. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spicy bitterness.
Vargatul (137) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - JUL 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33 l bottle, from Auchan.
Dark burgundy liquid, with a short creamy beige head.
Aroma has notes of roses, sour cherries, brown sugar, peach, noble yeast.
Full body, bittersweet taste, thin and creamy texture, with a lively carbonation and an astringent finish.
Gerardgathier (104) - - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not so cloudy red beer, quickly dissipating head.
Yeasty red fruit and malty and a little bit of caramel aroma.
Roasty darkish flavour, burned malts and sugar also some fruitiness.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Once Upon a Vine, Richmond. Cool design, like Gulden Draak raided by pirates. Reddish brown pour with nice silky foam and lacing. Strong malty aroma, perhaps a bit too much raisin and brown sugar and not enough yeasty ripeness (as I tend to prefer in this style). Flavors are better, less sweet and more integrated. Not a top notch BSA but pretty good.
neuromatt (929) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours clear mahogany with a moderate tan head that fades to a thin cover and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of toasted malts, caramel, apple, raisin, flowers and a touch of spice. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with notes of brown sugar, fruit, Belgian yeast and a touch of spice. The finish is moderate in length, malty and mildly spicy. On the palate, it is medium in body with a watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent strong dark Belgian ale, but not terribly interesting. 2013-02-25