ej (510) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark amber, close to brown with a huge and fluffy tan head. Spicey aroma of coriander, rosemary and candy. Taste is complex with dark fruits, spice and well balanced. Has a lasting bitter finish with hints of spice. Body is close to full with medium+ carbonation.
olr1984 (703) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours a dark brown with a large tan head. Dried fruit and yeast aroma. Taste is the same with a sweet malt finish.
djd07 (2533) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a dark amber with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is fruit, candy sugar malt. Thin mouthfeel with rich malt and raisin, sweet fruit. Good
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Lost Abbey. Pours black pour with a khaki head. Roasted malt, rosemary, and raisin on the nose. Some grass, mild alcohol, and mild caramel sweetness. Tastes of rosemary, roast, ash, and raisin. Light malt sweetness, grass, and alcohol. Somewhat herbal, dry finish.
mansquito (2877) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barcade, Philadelphia tap ($6): Pours brownish with a beige head. Aroma is dark fruit, burnt malts, Belgian yeast, and caramel. Taste is somewhat sweet. There is a subtle hoppy undertone. Complex, with generally good balance. Medium body. Lingering aftertaste. Alcohol well-covered. Tasty, but I think I prefer lighter BSAs. That said, this is a great example of the darker sect.
XmnwildX12 (2072) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle through trade, not a big fan. Dark brown pour with a nice off white head. Aroma is some sweet malt, raisins, ginger and a bit of anise. Similar taste, with a spicy ginger bite in the finish.
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Idiosynkrasie (2730) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with average, firm, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Sweet, herbal, spicy aroma with slightly soapy coriander and/or ginger overtones, fruity and malty basis with notes of plum, raisin, hints of liqurorice, reminds of Xmas pastries like Christstollen and Lebkuchen, a bretty touch, bubblegum. Taste is moderately sweet, spicy, minimally soapy, delivers a plethora of Xmas spices, some alcohol, fruity hints of plum, raisin, Rumtopf; rich and complex, full body.
tshane (4) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
First had this beers at the lost abbey brewery. It was amazing on tap. So rich and flavourful. We tried most of their beers and this was the one we had to buy a growler of. We brought it home to share with friends. It was a big hit. It was hard to finish all of it because it is so heavy and powerful but I was able to finish it off the following day because it was so delicious. This is a great bee to enjoy slowly with a nice cigar.
Minderbinder (1284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low beige head. Aroma is of licorice, malt, sugar, raisins. Taste is of licorice, malt, raisins. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Alcohol well hidden. Nice spices. Reminiscent of an over-alcoholized dubbel. Good.
czar (3235) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"extra" @ cascade + upright tasting sessions - thanks gikiniji! pours medium dark brown-reddish with a very nice light beige head, good retention and strong lacing. caramel, raisins, spices - bit of licorice, pepper, bit of soap - shy bretts, some chocolate, few phenols, some sweetness - demerara-like. very spicy brew. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, grassy-spicy finish. particularly enjoyed this one, i guess bonfire helps too!