jjgmd (1961) - 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 (1884) - 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 (1444) - 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 (1774) - - 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 (1059) - 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 (329) - 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 (642) - 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.
DialSquare (4203) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Party Source in Kentucky/Cincy: deep brown-black pour with thin cream colored head. aroma of soft dark fruits. tastes are sweet, but not overly. yeasty, dark malt, coffee. finishes sweet, even, chocolate, raisin. covers the alcohol well. palate is medium, lively, creamy.
Dorkenstein (395) - - AUG 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big rum raisin and vanilla aromas, fig and plum too. Taste is very bready, raisins, plums, vanilla. It has an oaky finish with a warming in the chest.
jamestulloch (3294) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Deep ruby/bown body with a thin beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma of plum, chocolate covered raisins, toffee apple and nuts. Flavour of treacle, prunes, flat Dr Pepper and caramelised sugar. Thin to medium body with a light mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Ridiculously easy drinking - tastes like 6.0% ABV.