mathieuc (1897) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown, pretty much the textbook version of it too. Persistent head that leaves intense lacings. Doesn’t smell particularly good or at all in fact. Only thing I could make out is a little skunk and maybe some malt. It gets better on the flavor/taste side with its malty, spicy taste. An OK beer, definitely belgian but lacking some real appeal.
Zlotta (220) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, best before 30/11/2016. Clear, dark red with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan to white head, leaving heavy lacings on the glass. Pleasant aroma of raisins, blackberry, cane sugar, citrus, prunes and toffee with hints of coconut. Rich, sweetish taste of raisins, prunes, toffee, cane sugar, molasses and wood. Medium long, slightly bitter and a little warming, gently alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, smooth and creamy texture, lively carbonation. Nice sipper, not really tailor-made for spring. A bit of a shy aroma, but as heavy and rich in taste as expected. Good!
ruuurd (98) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, malty and a bit spicy. A typical brown beer, with a typical Chouffe twist!
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at The Brass Tap - U Square. Pours a semi-cloudy darkish amber color with a small off white head that leaves light lace in the glass. Notes of caramel, toasted malts, prunes, tobacco, earth, brown sugar, mixed fruits, and nuts. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry mouthfeel. Not bad, but didn’t live up to expectations.
nazbion (62) - Tübingen, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark red/brown with persistent beige head. Sweet nose, grapes, plums, dried fruits and brown sugar. Taste is sweet and medium bitter, alcoholic. Medium body and long finish. Nice.
SinH4 (674) - SWITZERLAND - APR 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color with big beige head and amber highlights. Aroma is very Belgian. Good amount of spicy yeasts, good malt, flowery. Taste is balanced, malty, spicy, sweet, a bit toffee. Carbonation is not too high, unlike many Belgians. Pleasant flowery finish. Superb Belgian Strong. Nothing to criticize, but also nothing that makes it *very* special. Still deserves this high rating.
rdixon77 (1410) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Strong Belgian. Toffee and candy sugar sweetness with a well balanced floral addition. Very nice.
GlassBrass440 (232) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy brown with slight tan head. No lacing. Spicy and herbal aromas of mint, anise, and clove. Flavours bring caramel, anise, corriander, vanilla, and sassafras. Very high carbonation pinches the tongue. Finish leaves a cola like feel, slightly sticky with lingering sassafras.
zizzybalubba (1570) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 mL bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Dark brown pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of Belgian candi sugar and sweet toffee, mostly, with faint floral notes. Taste is very malt-forward with brown sugar and caramel sweetness upfront followed but toasted nuts and finished with light flowers and citrus. Moderate alcohol warming on the finish. A top tier Belgian strong ale.
Pnigro (12) - COSTA RICA - APR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very pleasant beer. Nice smell, good taste. I love it. Would definitely drink again.
klm1 (352) - - APR 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber reddish colour with firm golden head. Aroma of plums, bananas and especiali koriander. The same is flavour with obvious koriander aftertaste. Nice brew.