sharkydodson (858) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
the aroma is fruity and caramel with hints of dried apples, red wine, garden berries, bisquit and some spices... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of port, passionfruit, vanilla and dried fruits... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste...
msbernac (1424) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance-brown, cloudy, tan foam,
Taste-medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
Palate-full body, thick feel, lively, long finish,
edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, caramel and malts. Taste is plums, malty and nice yeast.
jjgmd (1866) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
With Z with a medium rare sirloin, pours a rich dark mahogany color with no head to speak of. Nose is sweet dark ripe fruit with some malt and toffee. Taste is sweet dark fruit, black currants, dark raisins, plums with malt, and appreciable alcohol. Finish is sweet as well, and has a moderately long finish ending with the sweet dark fruits. Quaff Score 7 /10
zgaier (1796) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a muddy brown with a tan head and aroma of dark fruits and toffee. Taste is of dark fruits, toffee, alcohol, liquorice, malt, and yeast into the warming finish
TorbenJensen (1408) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If you like strong Belgian ales, do not wait for tasting Mikkellers version. Frother nice and long and has the most wonderful aroma of malt and ripe fruit. The taste is rich of caramel malt, hard toasted malt and sweet syrup taste that is so elegantly balanced in the best Belgian ales.
The fruit is raisin, plum, prune and slightly distress. A strong complex cocktail of all the best that belong to a Belgian ale. Gradation which is on the whole 10% are carefully tucked away behind the aforementioned malt and fruit tones. Every mouthful offers new depth impression, and it is virtually impossible to describe what a wonderful ale this is. It is on par with the best Trappist beers and a unique alternative to the best Belgian ales.
Mark_Eck (1376) - - SEP 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are surprisingly very sweet with hints of prunes.
tandembrauer (886) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours hazy dark brown. Aroma of chocolate, coffee. Tastes sweet.
Echon (195) - Århus, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Fairbar. Almost black body with a beige head. Sweet fruity aroma with notes of prunes. Rich sweet taste, fruity and lightly bitter. Medium body with low carbonation. Long finish. A smooth and intense quadrupel, this is good in limited pours but can easily become cloying beyond that.
cervmagpt (514) - PORTUGAL - SEP 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 26D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unkwnown (BBF 19/01/21). AROMA: a nice and sweet malt aroma with notes of dark caramel, some plums and a peppery background. balanced alcohol presence without harsh and solventy caracter. no hop aroma. APPEARANCE: dark ruby color and clear. large moussy, light brown head with average retention. TASTE: a nice malty flavour with caramelized malt notes. some dark dried fruit notes (plums). low bitterness with a semi-sweet finish. PALATE: medium to medium-full body. moderate-high carbonation. noticeable alcohol warmth but smooth. OVERALL: a very nice and balanced dark belgian ale-style beer with a lot of the traditional elements and without hot and solventy alcohols.