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

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RATINGS: 1167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2012
(bottle, 750ml) Tried on the recommendation of Nicolette at WoB near UCF in Orlando. Hazy, ruby amber color with a beige foamy head of medium size. Intensively nutty and toasty malty aroma with caramel, mocha beans and a Port-like alcoholic note. Sweet flavor, full-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Toast-malty taste with caramel and chocolate flavors, as well as subtle notes of dried fruits and mocha; sweet and roasty bitter finish with a warming but non-aggressive alcohol and a slightly fruity aftertaste. Balanced and complex brew. Very enjoyable.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3864) - 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.

3.5
   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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirstyrabbit (1309) - 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 didn’t warn me about this disaster.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3479) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (220) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1123) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (1149) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Pours a very dark brown with a brownish head. Quite a sweet malty aroma. Spicy taste.

3.9
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sissio (800) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 14, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJoer (903) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Medium white mokka head, dark brown chestnut colour, vanilla yeast malts caramel toffee smell, liquorise smoke chocolat malts taste high carbonation medium bitter


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