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12% vol.alc. – re-fermented and bottle-conditioned Rich, dark coloured beer, with a wonderful hoppy, floral nose and well-balanced flavours, making it easy to drink


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (587) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Poured on tap at Beachwood BBQ. It has a dark reddish brown color with a small head. Aroma of dark fruits and malt. Taste has figs and plums with some licorice. Booze kicks in on the long finish. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4933) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Dark brownish/amber with a small head. Aroma and taste of malt, caramel, brown sugar, some dark dried fruit and yeast. The finish was warming.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gaultier (439) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
@ Tasting in Klippan 3/10-14. Bottle from Belgoklubben. Aroma: Malty, fruity, yeasty notes. Taste: Fruity, malt, caramel, sweet. Body is medium to light full, the finish is sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (1077) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2014
@ Tasting in Klippan 3/10-14. Bottle from Belgoklubben. Malty and fruity, spicy and yeasty, caramely, really sweet, cherries and dried fruits, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry with cherries. A bit too sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2324) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
Heavy ’massive ale’, originally a winter warmer but now available all year, so De Landtsheer removed the wintery elements from the label (making it harder to distinguish from its brethren on a shelf now). Deep yellow beige, creamy, sticky head and very dark burgundy colour, almost blackish. Powerfully perfumed aroma of plum brandy, chocolate liqueur, brown sugar, cinnamon, port wine, apple peel, honey, cake, banana, overripe peach, coffee powder. Intensely malty taste, caramelly and soft chocolatey, candi-like sweetness, not too cloying but sticking into the finish, which is otherwise characterized by coffee-like roasted bitterness and vinous, warming alcohol. Opulent, well-crafted, warming ale, complex, one of my favourites among easily available Belgian ’abts’ (which is what the style characterization here should be instead of ’Belgian strong ale’!). I’d serve it at a few degrees above the recommended 8° C, though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TtV (111) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Dark brown with a red glow. Sturdy caramel coloured top. Sweet aromas with hints of roasted wood? Taste is little sweet with bitterness in aftertaste. Alcohol and Co2 too.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulysse (78) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014
Blood red elegance. Brown tidewash foam top. Sweet in the mouth. Weak body. Strong roasted malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish black with a resilient, thick beige head. Aroma is faint red berries. Flavor is red berries, caramel, brown sugar. Finish is roast, dark chocolate, some bitterness and hints of booze. Lingering roast. Full body, strong carbonation. Good, but so heavy!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Wixie (55) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Dark brown liquid with nice head. Light aroma, fruity and sweet. Full body, average carbonation. Sweet bitter taste with long aftertaste of caramel. Very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HERRDUNKEL (8) - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
On draft at WCBBQ in La Mesa Nice color & med head. Low carb, great finish. Lots of caramel without any extra sweetness. Looking forward to the BA version.


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