jehoesefat (357) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of raisins and toasted oats. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Deep flavors with raisins and nuts.
nealblind (1598) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark chesnut brown long lasting creamy tan head. Aroma ginger, cherry cola. Plums cherries raisins, hoisin sauce, a little smoke, some astringency, twine. palate is light, a little too light no creamy. mixed back here
drsordr (2084) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old bottle, likely 2008, shared by alexsdad06 pour opaque cola brown with moderate tan head. Nose caramel apple, toffee, raisin, molasses, only minimal oxidation. Taste still moderate sweet up front, then flavors from the nose. Still fruit and sweet. Hides alcohol well. Held up well.
tightslice (773) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA
Aroma: Dark fruits, prunes, rum soaked raisins, dark breads
Appearance: Dark brown / black with thick chocolate-y head
Taste: Prunes, herbal liqueur, cough syrup, bitter finish
Palate: Creamy, sticky, cough syrupy
Overall: I was expecting a lot more from this one (coming in at 99 pts). Taste is much too herbal liqueur, sticky sweet cough medicine in the end.
laiti (7887) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. Aroma has sweet raisins and licorice. Also sweet malt. Flavour has lots of sweet licorice, some raisins and mild coffee notes. Oaty and a bit foamy palate. Becomes sweet and sticky after some sips. One of the best Belgian style ales outside Belgium. Gotta love the good licorice here.
olio (8784) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego.
Pours ruby red color with a small head. Lots of spices on the nose, sweet caramel malts and ripe fruits, licorice and faint yeast. Sweet banana flavor, caramel, some syrup and toffee too, all the sweetness moderately balanced with the strong alcohol, lots of sweet ripe fruits, plums mostly. Really heavy and rather complex. Strong carbonation. Might improve a bit with age, quite tasty already.
tiong (6033) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, spices, plums and ripe fruits. Taste is sweetish, heavy and spicy with some ripe fruits, plums, mild roastiness, toffee and syrup. Finish is heavy, spicy and slightly roasty with some toffee, syrup and ripe fruits. Quite heavy, but balanced.
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Dark brown pour with a nice offwhite head. Prune, raisin, caramel. Medium to full body. A lot of dried fruits. Long finish
Barreras (1488) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a dark black color. Aroma is of toffee and raisins. Taste is alcohol upfront, with a yeasty film on the palate. Toffee, dried raisins, and alcohol soaked malt with a little roast flavor in the aftertaste.
GothGargoyle (2271) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a good beige head. Aroma is raisins, dates, hint of banana bread, brown sugar, fig, prune. Full bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet and complex on the palate. Taste is raisins, dates, brown sugar, prunes.
MrTipple (2977) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: bourbon, caramel, toffee, wood. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, small, beige, creamy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets intensify and get very heavy, sugar syrup, molasses, wood, bourbon again, heavy body, alcohol notes in finish. Overall: heavy Belgian Strong Ale, nice bourbon flavours. Bottle from the brewery, Anchorage.