Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a nice lacing off-white head. Spicy more so in scent than in flavor. Hints of fruit and earthy yeast.
LeopoldT (90) - Lazarevac, SERBIA - JUN 21, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with medium head. Malty and yeasty aroma.medium sweet taste,neutral finish. Medium body,low carbonation
canicule (90) - IRELAND - MAY 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2010 Brown malty sweet moreish delicious. Aroma of raisins and dried fruits. Nicely balanced, very mild hop aftertaste. A bit of caramel too? A bit of whiskey in the alcohol taste, or just because I read it’s a Scotch Ale? :o) Good 8% beer, maybe like Golden Draak, but a bit weaker.
koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Liked it a bit better than the La, spices and yeast still there, with a bit of added roast and somewhat of a liqourice flavour. Bit thin.
WillemG (88) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown color with big beige head, which is quite persistent. Very intense nutty taste, with a complex long finish. This is a very good beer!
BeerDude78 (88) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2008
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a really fantastic beer, very complex in flavor. Nice balance of hops and malt. Has flavors of bananas, figs. and plum. Very complex and delicious.
DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly cloudy dark brown body, with a ruby-red glow and a light-brown frothy head. Okay head retention and some visible carbonation.
The aroma is dominated by malts, with caramel, toffee and roasted notes. Some grape, port-like quality is also present. A faint hint of chocolate and some alcohol.
Starts out with a moderate caramel sweetness, with a hint of chocolate, then the port-wine-like taste comes through. Some sourness and a touch of spice. The finish is a bit bitter, as some hops do come through, and roasty, with some dark chocolate notes.
Medium-bodied on the palate, with some carbonation. Quite smooth overall. The alcohol is well-masked for an 8% beer.
Above average drinkability for a 8% beer. I had the whole 750ml bottle to myself, and started to feel the warming sensation after a while.
avw1982 (87) - Giessenburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Nice sweet taste, hints of caramel.
Studentofbrrs (86) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown with good head, sweet taste of caramel mixed with spicy malt, had body and was smooth on the palate
Rugamu (85) - SPAIN - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Buena belga con toques metálicos al final con un aroma qué te transporta a bélgica.suave en boca, con un toque especiado ligero y otro un poco dulce. Se puede repetir pero hay belgas mejores.