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RATINGS: 853   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tsd08460 (813) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Aroma: bread, caramel, alcohol, raisin, Appearance: hazy amber, tan head Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, dark fruits Palate: medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2009
Aroma is very sweet and dark. Appearance is also extremely dark brown, the head disappears rather quickly, which is a turnoff. Both the aroma and appearance (except for the head) remind me very much of Struise Pannepot, which put up high expectations for the beer itself. Flavorwise its also comparable to the great Pannepot, it only has a more alcoholic taste to it, which turns it down a little. It still is a pretty damn fine beer, its just not a Pannepot (yet).

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KyotoLefty (9295) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2010
250 ml bottle. Drink by June 2011. Super smooth, fine, tan head, just a sliver. Very dark brown beer. Fruity, hoppy aroma, with pine and citrus. Slightly reminiscent of an American Barley Wine! But is has a Belgian flair, with caramel and chocolate and raisins too. Chewy and rich. Rich, creamy, strong, huge flavor. Caramel, chocolate, hop, alcohol, raisins. Wow. Fresh fruit in there too, plus hops that are almost American. Great balance and complexity. I love it. Seems to marry the Belgian Strong ale with the Barley Wine, and to do so wonderfully.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - MAR 14, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2015 Limpido color rubino scuro con uno schiumeggiante cappello beige. Una strong ale profumatissima e fruttata con forti sentori di caramello, frutti di bosco e zucchero a velo; gusto dolce e maltoso ben bilanciato da un finale pi secco con lievi note di liquirizzia. Corposa e strutturata, abv per nulla invadente, effervescenza vivace e non spiacevole. Molto buona!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
janubio (705) - SPAIN - JUN 23, 2013
330 ml. bottle. Pours an opaque brown almost black colour, with a head that fades quickly leaving a strong lace. Smells of dried fruits, figs, raisins, chocolate. Spicy and fruity. Sticky sweet palate, not much carbonation (and no needed). Taste of dried fruits, pepper, spices, chocolate. It warms your throat like brandy and leaves you asking for more, even with its 12. Great.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
minutemat (4272) - Shrewsbury, 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (2452) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2015
On tap at Popeye in Tokyo. Served in a stemmed tulip. No head upon serving. Rusty amber color with strong muscat aroma. Alcohol forward beer with a thin, watery texture on the tongue. Grape flavor really jumped out after coming to room temperature. Awesome, awesome Belgian.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jvhemert (377) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2015
Aroma: bread, cereal, followed by spices and floral, dark fruits APPEARANCE: brown, clear, frothy, brown foam, TASTE: medium bitterness, light sweetness, PALATE: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, astringent, long finish, OVERALL: easy to drink given 12 ABV with a wonderful balance of malt to spice/fruit and a good palate with bitterness and light sweetness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2166) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 19, 2015
dark brown colour, medium sized beige head; aroma of dried fruits like plum, figs, cherry and raisin, herbal liqueur notes, caramel, toast, and some spicy alcohol; bittersweet taste with some roastedness, chocolate and dried fruits; amazing Belgian strong ale

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Schytte (47) - - MAR 28, 2016
Den dufter godt, fin skum/udseende & smagen er god - En glimrende belgisk l.


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