RomanW70 (296) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had at Cafe Gollem in amsterdam on 6/18. Pours dark caramel brown with a tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel malts, and wine. taste is similar with candies sugar sweetness more prounounced. Very nice beer.
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Århus Ølfestival 2008. Pours dark brown with red edges and a yellowish small head. Aroma and flavour is sweet, plum and vinous.
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. Pours a dark cola color with a beige, slowly dissipating head. Sweet flavor, hint of dark fruits. Alcohol well hidden.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Sweet candy fruity nose.
Deep red body if held to light with good tan head. Good lacing lft on glass. Sweet blackcherry licorice flavor with a thicker body texture. Sweetness lingers on the palate, decent brew pick up on the Texas trip.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 33cl. It pours a very dark brown beer with creamy, surprisingly lightly tanned head. Sour nose with hints of wood, soy sauce, caramel and crackers accompanied by seawater. Sour taste with musty components showing up. Extremely beautiful lacing. Excellent appearance. Candy, crackers, figs and mushrooms appearing. Low bitterness. Woody. Slight hint of soy sauce. Woody finish. Not worth purchasing again.
FatPhil (11511) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (Cracked Kettle)
Reddy brown, decent but brief tan head. Strange savoury aroma, asparagas perhaps, at first? Spices reside deeper, and only later did the quite powerful banana component take over as the main aroma. Quite lively in the mouth, but still pleasantly smooth. Over-ripe banana is the first punchy taste, but the savoury side takes over quickly and it’s a pile of roasy grains and a final big hoppy bite. Covers the alcohol very well until briefly after swallowing, when there’s a lovely fruity waft in the mouth that rises up the nose.
nuplastikk (5170) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked bottle. Murky deep brown-amber color, with a nice frothy head. Deep, rich, and malty with a significant spice. Mellow brown candi sugar, anise, and orange peel all come across in the aroma as well as the taste. Smooth and creamy, a little dryness intertwined with the warming of the alcohol. Excellent beer.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11 oz bottle courtesy of unclemike. Pours a dark brown color with a large sudsy khaki head and plenty of lacing. The aroma is musty with sweet dark fruits, candy sugar and a hint of alcohol. The flavor shows a bit of cola, dates, prunes and a theres that touch of alcohol again. The mouthfeel was a bit thin with the carbonation quickly dissipating and leaving this concoction mostly flat after ten minutes in the glass. The finish was long and dry. Overall: Not my favorite Belgian strong.
Lunkie (1618) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malt hop aroma with a slight hint of bitterness smokeyness. Dark brown black colour with good head and lacing. Bitter malt hop flavour. Smooth palate.
gerardoluna (193) - MEXICO - MAY 30, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Boom! a great shoot in mouth!!!
Excelent look, the head is amazing, the aroma is deep, in mouth the coffee and the dark fruit is great, the finish is dry but gentile. Another GREAt Belgian beer!