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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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2009
Bottled. 13.11.10 0730310. Beer is clear, dark brown. Head is initially large, off-white, frothy. Quickly and totally disappears. The aroma is malty with heavy notes of roasted grain, sugary caramel, lesser notes of biscuit and raw sugar; Light/moderately yeasty basement note; Light notes of floral/herbal hop, iced tea, light note of tea; Moderate hot and spicy alcohol note. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly/moderately bitter, lightly acidic with a long, moderately sweet, lightly/moderately bitter finish. The body is full, the texture is syrupy and the carbonation is average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Very dark with a medium head. Soft fruit nose. The flavor is malty with a bit of fruit but lacks the depth and complexity that make the St. Bernardus and Westveleteren 12’s so outstanding.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (1750) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours dark with a good off-white head. Aroma is dark fruits & malts, lightly sweet. Beautifully blended and easy-drinking for a 12%er with swirling hints of caramel and fruitcake. A magnificent quad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (3783) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2014.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Malt, sweet caramel, fruit, hops.
Body: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, sweet caramel, dried fruit, yeast, well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5459) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear dark ruby with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of dark malts, light floral hops. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Taste is light sweet dark malts, treacle,ripe berries and even a note of liquorice at the utter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (149) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2014
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours copper with little head. Aroma of ripe fruits. Sweet. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (563) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4863) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gaultier (384) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (991) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2076) - 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.

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