gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, - JAN 25, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brownish red pour, very hazy. It’s almost an orange colour when help up to a light. Very small bubbles in the head. Nice lacing. Nose reminds me of something fruity. Plumb I think it is. Its kind of weak but really appealing once you catch it. Very full bodied. A touch thick. A bit of a quick attack to the mouth at first that fades quick. A surge of spice and carbonation. It’s like a quick bite or nip. Then that mellows out very slowly and pleasantly. It ends very dry and clean. A very enjoyable palate. What’ I can’t really tell you though is the flavours that are in there. It’s all very subtle. Cranberry at first? A burst of sweet tart, like the candy with a bit of bite, cinnamon? Then it just mellows out so nice. It’s not so much the taste changes but just mellows out. Really dig this. Wish I had bought more than 2.
Kingced84 (3) - FRANCE - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Un belle arôme qui annonce la couleur ;) Une robe sombre avec de beaux reflets cuivrés. Quant au goût on a tout de suite une belle saveur qui s’étend sur le palais. Une très bonne bière.
DrSilverworm (8154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz on tap at Brass Tap - U Square. Clear red brown color. Thin, sort of light khaki head. Leaves good full, thicker lace. Bigger cherry aroma up front, and dark fruit. Some toasty mustiness. Touch of chocolate. Lightly spicy. Moderate to bigger sweet taste. Nice mild bitterness -- it’s presence it’s nice, this beer is not too sweet and syrupy, with a dry finish, but is somewhat mildly medicinally astringent. Medium to bigger body. Kind of slick. Sold belgian strong ale.
bartzluke (201) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
10 oz pour from room-temp bottle into tulip glass. Ruby/light brown, fairly opaque, moderate head. Nose is nuts, mulch, dark malt, and caramel. Taste has lots of caramel sweetness with a woody dirt taste. Nuts too. Pretty alright.
Alusmamuts (836) - LATVIA - MAY 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with medium beige head. Rich deep taste with certain viney sourness, some roasted bitterness, hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste.
cards04 (2150) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a fantastic Belgian ale. Pours a murky brown colour. Aromas are vinous, dark fruit, sherry, tart cherries. Flavours mimic aromas. Sweet, tangy, boozy. Wonderful stuff.
josanguapo (83) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quizas la botella que tome estaba en mal estado, pues era la ultima que quedaba en la tienda y tenoa etiqueta algo despegada. Defraudo mis expectativas aunque tampoco era infame
phaleslu (7323) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the Brass Tap - U Square. Pours a cloudy amber with a moderate khaki head that heavily laces the glass and leaves a film atop the beer. Everything about this seems old. Notes of cardboard, muddled fruits (banana, apple, plum, berry), caramel, brown sugar, and mild spice. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a fruity, sweet, estery, imbalanced mouthfeel. Not my thing. Doesn’t work for me at all.
Hermod (3954) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle. 9%. Deep brown colored beer with a thin, but lasting off white head. Aroma has fennel, brown sugar, soaked raisins. Taste is more anise like, with soaked raisins, syrupy sweetness, licorice notes. Long sweet finish. Alcohol warmth. Quite a nice Belgian strong ale, sweet yes, but here it works ok, not overly sweet. High carbonation.
hfmejias (937) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Dark brown color, frothy off white head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, caramel and some booze. Taste of dark fruit and your typical Belgian yeast, some caramel notes and some alcohol; good balance. a sipper but enjoyable.
thirstyrabbit (1361) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear chestnut body, minimal head disappears soon. Aroma has raisins, phenolic cherries, tomato and fructose. Very sweet taste with red grapes and fructose. Kind of like a cheap fortified red wine but less alcoholic. Finish has some burnt sugar. Very unbalanced towards fruity and sweet and the weakly roasty finish fails to cover this mess. No complexity. Too bad Nostradamus didn’t warn me about this disaster.