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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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
belgiumking (8) - Ocala, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2007 does not count
A world class beer. Perfectly complex and a wonderful beer for special occasions. Substitue for champagne. Great floral hop aroma and fantastic malt character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (7445) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
Far-reaching, heady hop snout with yoghurty chocolate, dark fruit, alcohol and roast. Sour, resinous and spicy. Cocoa, coriander and cinnamon. Berries, soap, liquorice and booze. Creamily headed and steadily fizzing. Hoppiest dark beer at this strength I’ve tasted. Sweet-sour and rootily savoury. Big fan of any beer at 12% I can sup geekishly without feeling like a tramp. Black chocolate brown with a creamy tan head. Complex and dangerous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2007
Bottled. Very dark brown with a thick but collapsing brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of yeast, chocolate, and spices. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of chocolate, alcohol, malt, spices, and yeast, the spices include cinnamon and coriander. The alcohol tickles the tongue, the tickling lasts for a long time after swallowing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Bottled. Poured a clear, very deep brown with a nice initial cap of beige head. Aroma was of deeply-toasted wood and chocolate on the first impression with some herbal and vinous notes lagging behind. Flavor had a toasted marshmallow and caramel fore that gave rise to a rather empty middle... light smoky caramel and warm booze on the back-end. Syrupy front and back with an empty middle.. not very good transitions there.. warm through the finish. I was expecting more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle at Weekend of S.F. This was one of our feebies at the end of the evening. Thanks Tim. Actually it was more like morning. As a result (especially as Patrick had been plying us with drinks AAAAALLLLL day, erm... cheers mate!) I was worse for wear. My notes say nothing more than: "Sugar, spice, excellent." And that it was. Love the warped label too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours bronze\brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of belgian spices, yeast, fruit, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet, fruit, spices, chocolate. Nice alcohol burn in the chest. Good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle and draft. A very nice strong ale. Strength is 12.2 instead of 12. Rather sweet but the alcohol tast is there only in the aftertaste. A very good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1565) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Bottle at Oud Vlaenderen in Poperinge. Almost opaque, no head. Flat, winey, sweet, a bit cloying. Medium body and reminds me of an American barleywine. A good winter brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (38081) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2007
Bottle. Amber brown color with a average frothy fair lacing beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty and yeasty, sweet, licorice, sugar, fruit, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter (hoppy sweet) with a average to long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to syrupy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 22, 2007
Dark brown colored, slight red hints. Big beige head. Spices, licorice, berries, strong sweetness in aroma with obvious alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is dominated by sweetness: grains, berries, sweet raisins, mild spices and licorice also there. Too sweet for my taste, alcohol comes up strongly in aftertaste.

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