zaf (220) - - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
un classico esempio di birra natalizia belga..paurosa,davvero..scurissima con schiuma fina e persistente abbastanza spessa..aromi molto maltati ma comunque fruttati e lievitosi,da quadrupel..molto corposa,gasata al punto giusto,sapori di caramello me bisogna dire che il luppolo svolge davvero un ruolo importante,accompagnando docilmente la sorsata e spostandola verso l’amaro ma rimanendo in un contesto maltato e lievitoso da birra natalizia..finita la bottiglia ce ne vorrebbero tre milioni in più! al natale prossimo,cari nanetti!!
madvike (2539) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Brown pour with a foamy tan head. Nose is doughy yeast, whtie grape, bread dough, and dark fruit. Sweet and sugary, but not cloying. Taste is really fruity yeast, raisin, doughy bread, and overripe grape. Boozy and warm on the finish. Medium-bodied and soft--really smooth.
Weezel (78) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is dark and almost ruby port-like. Aroma is there but could be more present. Taste is where it really shines with figs, a faint herbal flavor and a tingly grapes. The finish is super long with lingering dark fruits holding on. Big fan.
MattiasA (362) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. Bottle bought from Systembolaget as a part of their winter-releases. Caramel and butterscotch brown sugar and a hint of herbs.
vipinvelp (1820) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poors nice dark beer with bif light brown foam head. Aroma is muffled by this head, caramel. Tastes mostly caramel, little too sweet, some hay. High alcohol is pleasantly present. Sweet aftertaste. (Arnhem 201403)
DJoer (506) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium mokka head, dark black with a brown glow, sweet caramel malty yeasty sour, medium carbonation warm medium bitter, peppery, sugar caramel, malty warm but not to much alcohol in the taste herby
Bryanvdv (423) - - MAR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fles gedeeld met lachneger. Robijnrood bruinachtig bier zonder kraag. Zoetige geur. Smaak is wat trekkend, hoog in de alcohol en dat proef je. Typisch Belgisch bier waar suikers voor de alcohol zorgen.
superspak (2123) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/24/2012. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big raisin, plum, cherry, fig, apple, orange peel, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, clove, molasses, brown bread, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, cherry, fig, apple, orange peel, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, molasses, brown bread, clove, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, cherry, fig, apple, orange peel, caramel, toast, dark candi sugar, clove, molasses, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and big robustness of dark/bready malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick, smooth, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong dark ale. All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
tania_nexust (27) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In bottle, brought back from a supermarket in Belgium. A little disappointing - have had this on draught several times and it’s been richer and more warming, but this bottle tasted a little thin and uninspiring. Wouldn’t prevent me ordering it again on draught though but I may leave the bottles alone.
Icedwarf (62) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mooi bier, beter dan de gowone chouffe. Kleur is donker bruin. Smaak blijft redelijk lang hangen. Smaak heel licht zoet, chokolade met klein beetje fruit.
txitxi40230 (61) - - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Belle couleur, peu de mousse, bon goût de fruit noir, chocolat.... Voire noisette... Très agréable..