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Brewed by Maltus Faber
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Genova, Italy

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Tha aroma is rich, complex, appealing and not aggressive, with roasted notes and hints of dried fruit and spirit-soaked fruit. Winey, a touch of alcohol, with some notes of Imperial Stout. In the mouth it keeps what it promised in the nose: rich of every nuance of "dark", from caramel to chocolate and coffee, it has a smooth, silky and full palate with the sweet notes perfectly balanced by the right bitterness. A sipping, yet quite drinkable beer. Though it is perfectly ready to drink when it is released, the beer can benefit from some aging in the bottle.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33332) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle 33cl.
Light unclear medium to dark amber color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, dark berry, raisin, moderate to light heavy alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090806]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2009
75 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Phenolic and alcohol aroma. Sweet, caramelish and roasted flavoured. Phenolic and yeasty alongside a dense caramel malty flavour with a distinct alcohol note. Light bitter and sweet malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2010
Bottled. An unclear brown beer with no head. The aroma has notes of malt, alcohol, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, and over ripe fruits. The alcohol burns in the throat. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Hazy and opaque orangey brown with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, fruit and alcohol. Full-bodied, fruit - also overripe fruit - and a little chocolate. Lightly bitter finish. 260309

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20003) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2009
Bottled. Deep ambery colour with small beige head. Aroma is alcohol, some toffee, alcohol, some nuts and mild liquorice. Flavour is the same in a really complex way. Chocolate as well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15578) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle @ Vilvordia Bierproef Festival, Jette, Brussels. Pours a dark brown color it small beige head. Has a malty slightly vinous aroma with hints of dark fruit and toffee. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit flavor with some vinous hints. Has a warming malty vinous caramel and chocolate finish with some hints of dark fruit.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2009 Courtesy of Yespr
Dark brown, almost black. The aroma is quite simple, some caramel, yeast, alcohol. Very good body, well structured and smooth, with good mix of chocolate, caramel and a hint of roasted malt. Correct bitterness, and at least a degree of complexity. The alcohol is not too strong. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (13397) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
28th November 2009
Cloudy brown beer. Rich creamy malt, soft palate. The malt tastes aged, soft and creamy. Very light touches of milk chocolate and marmite. Finishes soft and with more of the same.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2009
33cl bottle @ Brewery. Pours a dark brown with a small creamy head and lacings. Toffee, chocolate, caramel, light roast, liquorice. Sweet, vinous, complex, smooth and warm. Very tasty and overall a great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 21, 2009
bottle at home ... dark dark brown ... thin tan lacing .... rich dark treacle toffee malt nose ... dark roast malts ...cheerry and plum ... some treacle and raisns ... very rich ... little woody .... some chocolate.... quite obvious alcohol


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