KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy medium brown with a large fizzy light brown head that rapidly dissipated and had poor lacing. The aroma was heavy with caramel malts and a sweet doughy yeast with a hint of dried fruit, some spices and a strong wine scent. It tasted moderately sweet with a strong dried fruit note at first and finished ever so lightly sour-sweet with a nice caramel flavor and a mild alcohol tinge at the end with the flavor lasting and average duration. Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and a little syrupy in texture with a mild carbonation. Overall a nice refreshing change to the typical Belgian Strong Ale.
dhatton (97) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Sissio (773) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper amber, clear, minimal cream head. Dry fruit liquor, raisins, Belgian yeasts, young white wine, sparkling, hint of vanilla. Meringa, brown sugar, aromatic hops, quitebitter finish.
DJoer (864) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium white mokka head, dark brown chestnut colour, vanilla yeast malts caramel toffee smell, liquorise smoke chocolat malts taste high carbonation medium bitter
Yayita (38) - - FEB 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cannot believe it is not brewed in an abbey! True abbey style Quad (on low alcohol side (9%). Aroma chocolate, caramel no alcohol. Small ephemeral head. Very light body for alcohol. Well balance bitterness-residual sugar. Nice rum palate. Very good!
Bebum (386) - - FEB 6, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, dark copper color.
Medium body, very little flavor, flat mouthfeel, little carbonation, low alcohol heat, avg length.
Sweet, unbalanced, hint of bitterness, lacking in acidity.
Syrupy, hint of hops, not much more.
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PeatyPete (430) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma of ripe fruit. Flavor is sweet and warming. Tastes just slightly better than bio variant in my opinion.
Moebbels (401) - FINLAND - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy, very dark amber body with a small, off-white head. The nsoe has heavy notes of prunes, sherry and molasses. The taste is very sweet with a dry finish that leaves traces of the sweetness on the palate. Carbonation is creamy and fairly heavy and the palate feels quite rich. A nice beer but very sweet or the style.
Kauge (445) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle from Wine of Galilee in Tallinn (€ 2.40). BB 11.08.2016. Dark brown colour with a hue of mahogany, seems clear; head is very big, tan, retention good and lacing very good. A damn fine looking beer. Nose is sweet and spicy: caramel, prunes, figs and dates, hint of alcohol, and later on a sour black bread note. Taste is similarily sweet with caramel most apparent, and raisins soaked in liqueur - the alcohol is not hidden in this one. Some pretty harsh bitterness follows, accentuated by the alcohol. Overall it has a pleasant, almost chocolaty sweetness, and a bit of bready sourness. The finish is dry and bitter, also grainy. Medium body and crisp carbonation; not a very heavy syrupy sticky texture, quite soft on the palate, but with a small graininess. Nice!
thb (735) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber/brown with slight haze and finger width of bubbles. Aroma is boozy, christmas pudding. Raisins, orange marmalade. Roast. Have a sip and you get similar christmas pudding aromas, plus dates, molasses. There’s a brightness to it despite the darkness and alcohol. Chewiness balanced by sparkling carbonation, hidden alcohol. There’s a lot to like here.
Akiro (11) - ITALY - JAN 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bevuta da bottiglia da 75cl. Color mogano, la schiuma è persistente e con bollicine fini. L’aroma inebriante. Profumo di cioccolato fondente e arancio sapore di passito. Retrogusto leggermente amarognolo. Gradevolissima al palato. Si accompagna bene con un bel piatto di pesce e anche i dolci e soprattutto finisce troppo presto...