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RATINGS: 807   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle. Clear garnet body with a huge tan head. Aroma/taste: biscuit, raisins, sherry, herbal hops with a dry biscuit-chocolatey finish. Warming mouthfeel, highly carbonated

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1163) - HONG KONG - OCT 8, 2015

330 ml bottle at abv 11.5% bought at Craftissimo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

Looks: Cloudy hazy deep ruby brown with thin ring of dirt-like yeast sedimentsOne and a half finger head and beige foam which last for 3 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with fizzy small carbonation.

Aroma: Good fragrant and quite sweet rich dark malt, with floral, vanilla, banana, caramel, toffee, waffles, sugar, strong spices, strong Bel yeast and faint grass.

Taste: Mid to strong sweet dark malt, with pretty strong alcohol, liquorices, strong caramel, strong toffee, strong vanilla, dark fruits, brown sugar, spice, strong Bel yeast, lime, moderate bitter hops and grass.

Body: Full body. Very slick and quite smooth palate.

Mouth Feel: Good dark maltyness in a smooth and fairly rich background, somewhat similar to Chimay Blue. Strong booze with good liquorices hits first, hides itself pretty well and no knocks on until 10 minutes or so. Lots of nice caramel, toffee vanilla and brown sugar. Strong dark fruit presence with vague profiles. Spicy and limey hops to round. Really nice!

Hoppiness: Faint grass in nose. Lime and grass in taste. Bitterness is mostly from liquorices with moderate hop astringency for a lasting, sweet-bitter finish.

After Taste: Slightly dry. smooth and nice sweet-bitter to mouth.

Comments: Feels like this one is being cut from the same cloth as Chimay Blue, but somewhat slimmer in body and without the latter’s creamyness. Otherwise it’s dark maltyness is upsurged by nicely expressed high booze with tasty liquorices. Topped with good looks, heads and aroma. Just like Chimay Blue, a nice hitter for relaxation, if only it has a more cream to please!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerGantzel (51) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015
Fruity and herbal aroma. Clear brown liquid. Sweet taste, light-medium bitter finish. Creamy texture, full body, lively carbonation. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jvhemert (359) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rubin77 (244) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 16, 2015
F: huge pale brown, long lasting. C: dark, opaque. A: very nice, floral, sweet, fruity, hoppy, yeast. T: malt, syrupy sweet, dark chocolate, dry plums, dark caramel, hint of coffee, cherries, yeasty, cocoa, molasses, alcohol, dates, spicy, full body, lower carbonation, masterpiece, worth to try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4211) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 6, 2015
bottle at home, from beer temple Brussels
hazy chestnut brown with rich dark fruit, muscavado, cola and cherry on the nose. Slick, fruity, low carbonation, red apple, warming, low solvent hum, raisins, dates, long fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gaelic (43) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2015
Dark red/brown ale. Nice toches of sugar, fruit and spices.Perfect balanced. Easy to drink although the percentage of 12% A high quality beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BobyFischer (176) - FRANCE - AUG 27, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2015 Brutal, bourrin.Elle n’a pas la complexité des trappistes ni autres Bernardus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (261) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Bomber into a tulip. Pours a deep brown, with hints of ruby. Moderate tan head which fades into a disk. Nose is dark roast malt, spice, and a touch of hops. Taste is very smooth-dark roast malt, cocoa, caramel, and spice. Very well-balanced, highly carbonated. Not too sweet, and not bitter on the finish. Very well-balanced. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
The_Niels (62) - DENMARK - AUG 22, 2015
On bottle. Pours a dark brown body with a beige head. Notes of plums, cherries, raisins, malt, and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmok (561) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 17, 2015
Chrstnut colour liquid with minimal white head. Aroma: fresh apple. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,

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