superspak (2217) - Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 1/28/2015. Pours crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 2 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, apple, banana, caramel, toast, biscuit, candi sugar, light chocolate, bubblegum, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark malt notes; with great strength. Taste of raisin, plum, pear, apple, fig, banana, caramel, toast, biscuit, candi sugar, light chocolate, light bubblegum, pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, pear, apple, fig, banana, caramel, toast, biscuit, light chocolate, candi sugar, light bubblegum, light pepper, herbal, floral, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly slick/pricky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a excellent Belgian strong dark ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and dark malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
nathanvc (12) - - APR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has a smell of liquorice (typically Dutch/Belgian), the aroma of resin and caramal. Apperance is extremely cloudy with brown firm foam head that lasts (a bit like Guinness), a bit fizzy at the top. The taste is slightly salty in the finish, but sweet overall. The palate: a full syrupy body, moderately alcoholic.
Deu (668) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle served in a Trappist glass. Pours a deep, dark brown colour with a moderate head. Tastes rich and elegant with hints of toffee and dried dark fruits. Mounthfeel is nicely balanced with the sweetish palate without any cloying stickiness. Overall very nice.
RobertDale (2958) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml. bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a nice beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is caramel malt, fruit, spice, yeast, and some alcohol. Well done.
MrFecesious (800) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle at the district. Pours a clear, very dark amber, and a big cap that settles to a skiff. Aroma of roasty caramel, booze, raisin. Taste is sweet. Medium-high carbonation. Sticky.
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Nostradamus is a really nice Belgian strong out of the bottle. I’m sure it’s even better on draft. I found this bottle in the cooler at the Craft Ale House in Limerick, PA. The beer is true to the profile of a Belgian double or quad. It pours a dark brown color with a purplish hue. The head is very minimal and doesn’t leave a whole lot of lacing around the glass. The nose is full of sweet malt, yeast, alcohol and dark fruits. The flavors are much of the same, with a really complex mouthfeel and finish.
dslam (22) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 300 ml bottle. Dark brown color with a light head. Beautiful strong aroma. A sweet honey taste that covers up the strong beer but at the end doesn?t leave much on the pallette. Good start, no finish.
pictoman (376) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 330mL bottle. Amber brown with beige head. Molasses, dates, plums, malty belgian, dark fruit. Taste same, but fairly light and little finish. Starts great, ends so-so.
JefVerstraete (939) - BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown colour, medium carbonation. Well balanced beer with notes of dark fruit, caramel and liquorice. Full body. Good!
Davhgbrew (889) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong, malty, dark fruit, plums and alcohol. Nearly overly sweet, def a sipping brew. Very warming on the tongue. Spices in the middle are like cinnamon and nutmeg.