Brewed by La Caracole
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Falmignoul, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gilvanblight (817) - Windsor, Ontario, - JAN 25, 2013
Dark brownish red pour, very hazy. Itís 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. Itís like a quick bite or nip. Then that mellows out very slowly and pleasantly. It ends very dry and clean. A very enjoyable palate. Whatí I canít really tell you though is the flavours that are in there. Itís 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. Itís not so much the taste changes but just mellows out. Really dig this. Wish I had bought more than 2.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
josanguapo (27) - SPAIN - APR 26, 2015
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
phaleslu (7208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
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. Doesnít work for me at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3893) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 18, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (925) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 11, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirstyrabbit (1315) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 6, 2015
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 didnít warn me about this disaster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3533) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 3, 2015
330ml bottle. Deep brown, chestnut color. Medium size, brownish beige head, stays. Plums, burnt caramel, sweet, ripe red grapes in aroma. Plum juice, caramel, sweet, licorice, woody, bit sour notes in taste. Burnt caramel in aftertaste. Got nice acidic (raw plum juice like) bite. Fizzy carbonation. No signs of alcohol. Nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (224) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark, stout color, modest foam head. Aroma is a hearty blend of copper, grass notes, spices, pepper, chocolate, cola. Taste: oily sensation. Pepper, dark chocolate, hint of prune, licorice. Development is salmiak. Sticky aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1134) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle at home. Bought Brussels MIDI, 21st March 15. Pours dark copper, good head, with retention. Aroma is slight banana, caramel, spices. Taste is banana, bread, spice, caramel, burnt sugar molasses, honey comb. Really enjoyable, and only 1.65 euros a bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (1161) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with a brownish head. Quite a sweet malty aroma. Spicy taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhatton (127) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Deep mahogany body with auburn highlights. Frothy layer of off-white foam that subsides into a halo of bubbles with noticeable lacing. Rich, fruity aroma, combined with yeast and spiciness; cloves and nutmeg. Taste is of raisins, plums, mild chocolate, malt, and some black licorice on the finish. Creamy texture, alcohol masked well by the high level of carbonation. Delightful beer overall, very drinkable even considering the high alcohol content.

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