thirstyrabbit (1433) - Tallinn, - JAN 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle. Cloudy dark amber body (I somehow expected this to be deep dark brown like Quads) with a medium beige head. Aroma is very Belgian - sweet and spicy with lots of yeast. Sweetish caramelly and hoppy taste with some herbal spices. Quite high carbonation. Covers the 10% ABV well - it almost tastes like some 8% Abbey Dubbels. Finally some light alcohol bitterness reveals itself in the finish but it’s not distracting. A decent effort from the gnomes.
droef (122) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Wow! Massive foamy head, I’ve read the comments on this beer are different each time, but I liked it!
tcon25 (252) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pour at bottleworks, listed as the 2011. Clear amber pour, little boozy aroma, slight bitter taste, interesting beer thought it would be better.
andrewje41 (1336) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft 8 oz pour at Bottleworks. 2011 vintage. Pours a dark red color with a thin film head. Dark plum fruit aroma. Has a very fruity, flat wine like flavor. Almost a hint of chocolate. Overall it’s not bad, but a little flat, and less my type of flavor/beer. I would try this again.
martin00sr (1589) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark red brown. Airy iffwhite head disappears quickly. Aroma has malt, caramel, dried fruit and whiffs of alcohol. Perhaps coffee in the long nose. Flavour is similar with solid, warming alcohol and a little spice later on.
jamaty (1240) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bonito color marrón acaramelado y bonita espuma muy cremosa y algo ocre. Excelente aroma dulce malteado, caramelo y algo frutal de uvas. Rica en boca, muy sabrosa y de excelente textura cremosa. Predominio de dulce caramelo en el sabor, con toque de frutas, vainilla…. y por encima de todo, superbebible pese al alcohol que esconde maravillosamente. Si acaso le falte complejidad, pero en cualquier caso es un gustazo de cerveza.
chinchill (2995) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml stubby brown bottle served after some warming in a Belgian snifter. Best before 6/2016.
Poured, with some sediment, into a Belgian snifter. Hazy dark brown body is topped by a small semi-durable head. Splotchy lacing.
Aroma: rich, lightly sweet and very complex with a touch of alcohol.
Flavor: Rich, complex and slightly bitter. Pronounced suggestions of dark fruits including dried plums. Also a bit nutty, spicy and bready.
O: An Xmas ale that is neither sweet nor very spicy, but does have high, partly hidden, ABV.
asedzie (678) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with light brown head - good retention and lacing. Aroma is mild with some citrus peel, cherries and candi sugar. Flavor is mild but good - deeply caramelized malts dominate, some notes of cherry and plum - with quite a bit of alcohol bite on the finish and some lingering hop bitterness and alcohol astringency. I’m drinking this out of season, but I imagine that this would be a very nice holiday warmer - as a Belgian dark ale it is big and has a gravity to be reckoned with, something like a barleywine really.
zimbo (754) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown to russet red, this nutty sweet beer promises much but doesn’t quite live up to the hype. Even the nuttiness disappoints.
talnidam10 (2) - Yavne, ISRAEL - MAY 3, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Strong tasty wonderful aromed beer very tasteful and the best from this particular brewery
meireteixeira (159) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cor marrom escuro, turva. Espuma boa, bege e média persistência. Aroma de frutas escuras, secas e tostado. No paladar um alcoólico que remete ao vinho, encorpada, frutada e vivaz. Retrogosto levemente amargo. Excelente para os dias frios. Harmonização com carnes intensas e queijos temperados e roquefort.