acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2007 Pours a deep brown with a nice tan head. The nose was interesting, though it had a hint of soy, which scared me. It smelled a lot like an Asian marinade with soy, ginger, brown sugar and rice vinegar that I make. In the mouth, it’s better than that, with hints of the raisins and spices. Slightly bitter aftertaste. A little watery. Lots of alcohol warming. I was disappointed at first, but after a while (the alcohol kicked in?), and I didn’t notice the unpleasant flavors and aromas and enjoyed the rich fruit flavors. Definitely would like to try again.
wxman (1610) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a medium brown with an off white head. Aroma is fruity. Taste is sweet caramel malt, various dark fruits (especially raisins) bread dough and vanilla. A bit of sourness, a tongue coating sweetness and some alcohol also present. Interesting.
citydave (67) - - NOV 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
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jookos (3900) - FINLAND - NOV 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.75 bottle. Dark brown, whitey head. Belgy abbey yeasty spicy, dark bready malty, figsy, ripe raisiny fruityness on nose. Full bodied, bit dusty roasty, peppery, some coffeepowder even. Dark ripe fruity. A really flavourful ale, Some booze, unfortunately, not a too easy one.
RickTheRick (730) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brune et opaque, la bière ne mousse que très peu et cette mousse se sauve promptement. Un bouquet très complexe constitué d’épices (muscade, cannelle) et de fruits secs (raisins) et d’herbes (romarin) est plutôt explosif lorsqu’on y plonge le pif. C’est l’aspect épicé qui ressort principalement en bouche. La bière est, à mon avis, trop gazée pour bien cerner toutes les couches de saveurs malheureusement et il y a une astringence désagréable en finale. Un peu décevant.
wekker84 (2004) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy caramel dried fruits yeast citrus and hops flavor malts spicy caramel dried fruits citrus dark fruits spicy and hops
altonbrownd (4591) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10/31/2009 11:53:19 PM Bottle from De Molen. Shared it with two friends from the bottle in train to Utrecht. Dark brown body. Really sweet and malty nose with some sour notes. Taste of fruits, sugar and malts. Notes of wood. Really enjoyable and great bottle to share. (This was consumed after a beer festival--so notes dodgy at this point.)
Theydon_Bois (14315) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at CBC St Giles, 16/10/15.
Mahogany brown with a decent beige covering.
Nose is dates, raisens, pinch of spice, booze exhaust, toffee, oak Wood twang, rich fruit.
Taste comprises dark fruit shreds, Christmas cake avec boost, light peppery spice, treacle toffee.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with light warming alcohol.
Solid Belgian Stronge.
Fritz123 (1472) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had 9/20/14. Tasting notes. Poured a deep brown in a snifter at home with some lively head. Aroma was solid with big spiced notes, caramel malts, sweet roll, baked bread, slight bubblegum. Taste was big malts with caramel, toffee, brown sugar, candy, bubblegum, spices, and dough. Big body, good carb. Vercy complex. Solid beer.
MarcoDL (3201) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at tasting. Aroma of caramel, raisin and yeast. Taste is a bit simple, with sweet malt, sweet raisin, sweet ripe fruit and sweet yeast. You get it, it’s a sweet beer.
kraddel (4952) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank at Borefts 2015. Pours muddy brown. Small white head with big bubbles. Smell is sweet, herbal, spiced. Taste is a bit bitter. Chocolatty, dark-malty sweetness. Bit booze. OK