finol (2648) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a big head.
Lots of hops, malts and licorice
thedm (5215) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 24, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This corked and caged bottled brew marked 2/08 lot 15 041 0830071 from a bottle shop poured a very large sized head of cascading beautiful foamy light brown colored very fine bubbles that were mostly lasting. Once it settled down, a very hazy body with a large amount of floating particulate in a very dark brown colored body was observed. There was a thick foamy lacing. The aroma was vinous with deep brown malty notes. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the vinous start and at the finish with a stronger vinous note in the aftertaste. The deep dark malt flavor was laced with alcohol. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown with thick, creamy, off-whie head that stays around for a long time. Nose is more like a wine, brandy, or Armagnac. Surprising. I was expecting the nose to be sugar malt, but not at all. The taste is fruity and sweet...figs, dates, and brown sugar but not sickly. Slightly metallic taste.
jkwalking05 (4369) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a large beige head. Aroma is of brown sugar, yeast, bread, fig and raisin. Taste is of booze, raisin, brown sugar, caramel, and candy sugar.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Pours dark reddish brown with several inches of off-white head that settles down to about a half inch. Smells of cocoa and pit fruit. Tastes of raisins and chocolate with a good deal of sweetness behind it. Not sticky or cloying though and manages to finish nice and dry. Very smooth and the 12% abv is wholly unnoticed. This stuff is dangerous.
ghawener (1542) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - AUG 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Incredibly easy to drink, be CAREFUL. Sweet, red fruit, bready no presence of alcohol at all! Again be CAREFUL. Food Pairing: bread pudding (and get a taxi!)
dutch23mp (304) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark with a white lacing the high ABV is well hidden as most of these strong Belgium ales are. the Aroma reminds me of flowers and this is a nice hardy beer 750 ML bottle
nickd717 (3782) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Poechenellekelder in Brussels. Dark brown in color with a medium tan head. Aroma is malty with dark fruit, and alcohol. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, fig/raisin, chocolate, candi sugar, and spices. Full and fairly creamy on the palate. Good stuff.
mike_77 (4324) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very lively out of the bottle. Almost black in colour. Powerful aroma with malts and lots of alcohol. The alcohol in the flavour is very much a warm and soft sensastion and works well against the overall maltiness of the beer. The thick texture adds richness.
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear brown, thick small light brown head.
aroma is slightly sour, spicy, yeast. the sourness is slightly too dominant.
flavor is spicy, faint malty sweet, alc can be tasted. faint caramel, very faint toffee. after warming up the beer gets way better.