belgiumking (8) - Ocala, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2007 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A world class beer. Perfectly complex and a wonderful beer for special occasions. Substitue for champagne. Great floral hop aroma and fantastic malt character.
DruncanVeasey (7445) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
bleeng (1565) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
fonefan (38081) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.