BRW (2002) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at La Rovira. Brown colour with beige head. Malt, raisins, cinnamon aroma. Sweet, malt, raisins, cinnamon, caramel, rosemary taste. Medium to full body.
SteveOrz85 (202) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cork and caged bottle. At Monks Cafe in Philly. Half finger tan head stays a while. Beer is dark brown in color. Very thick lacing. Aroma is malty with good notes of dried fruits, rasins. Full flavored beer with a medium to full body. Taste is moderately sweet.Notes of dried fruit. Average carbonation. Overall great beer.
k0mpsa (2347) - Tuusula, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at lost abbey, san marcos. Dark reddish brown color, tanned head. Nice aroma has raisins, plums, some caramel and roasty. Nicr sweet body, raisins, plums and some bread.
mariuspoenari (1214) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is dark, almost opaque with a thick head that gives way to a creamy lacing. You can tell from the smell that this is a Belgian dark ale, with a strong strawberry smell, rich caramel and a hint of alcohol. Rosemary is also present in the nose, with a hint of pine. Light carbonation with a very complex flavour - the raisins give the drink a very wine-like taste, but with alcohol spiciness, caramel sweetness and a powerful rosemary taste that I found a bit too overwhelming. Medium-dry finish. A very complex beer, that’s interesting right from the start, but becomes a bit too overwhelming as you go.
George999 (342) - Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle the color is dark brown with very little color permeating the beer, the head is thick and carmel colored, the aroma is a little sour and smells barrel aged, the taste is sour, malty and charcoal notes, but there is a fruity sour note. The carbonation is mild almost not existent. The finish I am getting rosemary.
Tide (2760) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beergium. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with earthy notes, nuts, roasted malts, dark fruits, raisins and a bit of alcohol. Bitter finish with toffee, roasted malts, peppers, nuts, dark fruits and earthy notes. Very nice Belgian strong, but not as great as I expected.
David46 (14) - St Matthews, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A great Belgian Strong Ale. Dark and Complex, rich spices and roasting, caramel and nuts, a little funk and earthiness. Very satisfying ale.
cheap (5148) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2015
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
I am so tired of beers that think they must use the blasphemy of some religion to make their point. Starts off with a big lovely non fading moose head. Lacing also is so nice. But that is the end of the good stuff. This is creamy but flat on the palate, comes across like a nitro or cask but its not. Yes, much more difficult than expected. Cannot enjoy. Not impressed. Weird volatile mouth coating experience. Much worse than I was expecting from LA.
Maakun (3087) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at THT thanks to Zer0. Murky very dark brown with off white head. Massive rosemary, caramel, flowery, honey, very leafy and herbal, light sour berries, figs, toffee. Quite sweet with herbal bitter finish. Over medium bodied. Very strong on the herbs but still decent.
deanso (8285) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle shared at Decmber THT.
Average creamy tan head. clear deep burgundy pour. Some raisins. Very good.