Beerenberger (795) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is fruity - raisins, figs, prunes. Also hints of orange and spice. Pours a translucent brown with ruby highlights, a mostly dinimishing tan head and sticky lacing. The taste is overall mildly sweet. The flavor is similar to the nose. Raisins, dark fruit, bananas, candy sugar, hints of spice and a peppery, dry finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, the taste, while good, is quick with a dry finish. Not exactly what I expect in a Belgian strong ale.
skoisirius (1192) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintages drank: 2004 - 2012. Aged and fresh. This brew is fantastic right away, and sits well for around 1.5-2 years. There’s a sweet spot in there with each bottle, you just got to find it...
maxwelldeux (2226) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy brown color with some floaties in it and a slight off-white head that disappears quickly. Nose is slightly sweet with some slight fruitiness in there. Taste is actually sweet as well, and feels remarkably light. OK, but not all that great.
suprchunk (1401) - Heinsberg, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark caramel color. Slim tannish head. Plenty of lacing. Caramel malt slight citrus nose. Malty flavor with a bitter finish followed by the sweet malt. Raisins. Nice.
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buzz_and_hum (144) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep deep brown with a lingering brown head. Wafting notes of spice, rum and raisin. Wonderful in the mouth, thick and rich, complex - a bit of funk from the yeast, christmas cake flavours of fruit and nut, and a rich bitter aftertaste. One of my favourite beers.
koppertone (26) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
We had this in Vernon. I think the transport agitated it quite a bit as the sediment was all over the place. That said it didn’t seem to affect the taste at all. This beer is weird but also delicious. Be careful though, it also has an alcohol content of 10%.
We were trying to piece together what we tasted in there because there was a lot. There were definitely dates, it tasted a bit nutty, but there was a lot going on. A really dark ale that was actually somewhat lighter to taste than it looked, but it still felt you had eaten an entire fruitcake.
I liked it enough to pick up a second bottle and I think I might get a third to have on hand for when family visit on the holidays.
Niko100 (1490) - New York, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, dark fruit (notably dates), caramel, raisons, and spice; Nicely balanced; Pretty decent.
jcweaver (697) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tasting notes. Bottle. Pours dark reddish-brown with a small beige head. Spicy aroma with hints of yeast, caramel and light chocolate. Sweet flavor with strong spice notes, some dark fruit and a hint of chocolate. Alcohol in the finish.
commonshawn (22) - - APR 30, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark red pour, small whitish head. Clean aroma. Great taste balance between sour, sweet. Dark fruit flavor. Excellent.
dinkle50 (686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour and slightly red. Thin head with lacing. Aroma is light. A little grain and sourness. Taste is sweet like candy and sugar. Hints of alcohol are prevalent.
Lilja (952) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smak och doft av malt, humle, torkad frukt, belgisk jäst med toner av brunt socker. Stor sötma, fin beska.