danielyabu (904) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Belgian Dark Strong Ale (brejas). small light browh frothy head. dark amber thick flat body. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. aroma: ameixa, alcool, alcaçuz, leve malte. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: moderate sweet bitter; long duration. p: lively carbonation, light medium body, watery texture, moderate alcoholic finish. sabor ameixa, aquecimento alcoolico moderado. 230s
Ferris (491) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Brown sugar, red fruit and alcohol. Dark brown, with a quickly fading brown head. Ripe red fruits are prevalent, brown sugar and only the slightest hint of alcohol. A decent trappist type and much cheaper than a Westy.
NBird (139) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark thick brown, looks heavy. After pouring without getting to close to the glass, I can smell the funk lingering. smells funk, yeast, malt, dark fruits. Tastes dark fruit, caramel, toffee and roasted flavours. A dark beauty.
Cobra (1096) - In a van, down by the river, Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. brown bottle. Capped, not corked & caged. No freshness date seen. Weak pfftt when opened. Poured out a deep reddish cloudy brown color, with an average mocha colored head. Aromas are subdued, with brown sugar being most prevalent. Some biscuit malts & old hops round out the aromas.
Flavors are of caramel, rum soaked raisins, some cloves. Slightly burning as it’s swallowed. Alcohol is well hidden. Decent beer overall. $16 at Perfect Pour.
JohnRMurdoch (2253) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Keg @ BrewDog Glasgow. Dark brown colour, almost black colour, not much head. Sour sweet alcohol aroma. Sour grassy chocolate flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.
gEUS (577) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle - pours medium to dark brown with a red hue. Aroma of toffee, dates and plums and a hint of forest mushrooms. Medium body, taste of the typical abbey beer. Mwokay
Camons (3702) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a lasting offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, yeast, c aramel, dark fruits, spice. Flavor follows nosw with malts, caramel, dark fruits, pepper, spice. Full body, soft carbonation. 130910
andrewturba (456) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a very dark brown with little tan head dissipating to very little lace. Aroma is a bit woody maybe oak but complex, a bit of booze(not uncommon for the style) dried cherry and rasin. Flavour is strong coming from the bit of booze but a nice touch, notes of caramel dried cherry and rasin. Complex and does not disappoint as per usual from mikkeller.
Reimer96 (589) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a murky dark brown with a nice tan colored head that leaves some lace. Smell is sweet and oaky with a slight bit of alcohol. Taste is sweet with some figs and a very smooth and well balanced malt to booze profile. Booze is definitely present but it is kept under control very nicely.
Beerenberger (789) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle labeled as Monks’ Brew which is an alias of Monks Elixir ) A sweet toasty bread aroma greets the nose. Pours a black /brown with ruby highlights and a moderately lasting rocky tan head. Dark fruit- prunes, raisens - sweet malt, hints of cherries, and a blast of pleasing alcohol in the finish and aftertaste. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, wow! This is a very tasty beer! Will drink again.