Arve_Christian (4539) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Brown color, some foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruits, raisins: high aroma intensity. Medium/ full body & high complexity. Some sweetness, but very well balanced. Very enjoyable
Holmen1 (4351) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske hos Ole Anders juni-13: fint skum og aroma med krydder, syrnet frukt og maltsødme. Litt syrlig smak som varer. Kvadrupelpreg men allikevel a one night stand.
tkrjukoff (4273) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ brewery. Pours dark mahogany with a small beige head. Spicy chili citric fruity yeasty a bit boozy with some sweetness. Good longlived aftertaste.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown almost black beer with amedium offwhite head. Spicy anddark fruits aroma. Alcohol, fruity flavour with some nutty and licorice notes.
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ Lost Abbey... Poured dark, near black with a thin head. A little bit of a mole’ thing going on here. Spice and sweetness and hint of chile pepper to keep it interesting. Toasted and roasted notes, and some sweetness. Had the spices, but balanced and not really burning or anything.
Vaiz (4172) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ABC Beers Jim=John tasting. Brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of bready yeast, spices, dark fruits, some alcohol and licorice. Flavor is warming alcohol, spicy, roasty, sweet Belgian dubbel with extra alcohol. Quite boring and a bit too much alcohol. Loads of carbonation.
FlacoAlto (4125) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Excessively carbonated, a very careful pour into my New Belgium globe glass fills it up and I have to repeatedly blow, brown tinged foam into the sink. The beer is a concentrated, burnt amber color that shows a hazed, purple tinged, concentrated amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of earthy grain, concentrated fruit, dusty chocolate, spicy notes of clove and pepper, some cinnamon notes, as well as a nutty, toasted whole grain bread character that also has notes of brown sugar, deep caramel notes, raisins, prunes, and perhaps a touch of concord grapes. Chili aromas pick up as the beer warms up with a general spicy, sort of chile flesh like aroma subtly influencing the nose.
Spicy tasting up front, with more spice as the beer moves across the palate, the finish actually has a touch of chili heat to it (rather than the general spiciness that is found up front). There is a solid cinnamon presence to the flavor, but it actually doesn’t overwhelm things here and is done at a good level. The beer is quite sweet, though not cloying, and this accentuates fruit notes of raisins, prunes, and some currant like notes; other flavors of caramelized malt, and perhaps a touch of brown sugar are also here. The finish has some clove flavors from the yeast, and this mixes nicely with the chili fruit and spice character. The body of this beer is actually fairly light, especially considering the strength; as the beer warms up and loses some of the initial, excessive carbonation it gets a touch more viscous and full in body. The chili character melds with some higher alcohol notes in the finish to give this some heat and spice character. There is a touch of chili, as in the flesh, sort of green, but not really, type flavor to this beer as well.
Interesting, and not half bad, I wonder if this would have been better with a bunch of chocolate thrown in? I don’t get any real sense of the tamarind, which is typically a bit tart, but it likely adds to the general, earthy fruitiness that this beer has. Definitely an experience I am happy to have, but still a bit weird, and not something I would likely try again.
zvikar (4118) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Pours an hazy brown with a nice beige head, aroma of dark bread, chocolate, spices, Pumpkin, flavor of Pumpkin, sweet and bitter, medium to full bodied.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Belgian strong pushing the edge of being a strong stout, great lacing and color, aroma is great and after taste is pleasing. On tap at brewery.
jesperhammer (3923) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25-MAR-2013, bottle @Papsø tasting.
Clear but very dark amber with huge tan head.
Aroma is fruity, malty, nutty. Taste is malt and spice. Overcarbonated with medium body. Not as good as the original.