SinH4 (1398) - Garching, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber-reddish color with small white head. Aroma is prunes, chocolate, a bit nutty. Taste is sweet, dark fruits, a bit booze. Okay complexity, could be a bit more edgy. Smooth carbonation. Not bad!
bnwokedi89 (101) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep abbey style beer with a nutty brown complexion and a serious punch. 9.4% alcohol per volume hits you pretty hard after a couple. Smooth flavor that lends itself to enjoying slowly. There is a fruity aftertaste which is almost raisin like but also hart a bit of a tart taste like a cranberry. It's hard to explain but will make sense when you try this beer.
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TET (2259) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A chestnut brown, a head is big and beige. Aroma has richness of fruits, raisins and dates, also some red berries and spices. Taste has dried fruits, prunes and dates, hint of power of alcohol. Medium+ bodied, pleasand and smooth palate. Almost 10 months old, now nicely smooth and balanced, could be more complex. Dried fruits in the liquid format.
NikkTwist (2138) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Bierstube. Clear dark copper brown pour with no head. Minimal carbonation. (Note: This was a re-dip into a keg opened previously for Philly beer week so that may have altered the appearance/taste.) Sweet juicy dark red fruit and caramel. Black cherries. Carob. Dates. Raisins. Plantains. Molasses candies. Spicy notes of cinnamon, clove and black pepper. Mostly sweet, but finishes fairly dry. Need to taste this again from a fresh keg.
tfontana (304) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Candia Road Convenience in Candia, NH. Aroma is moderately strong mix of fruity esters, bready malts, doughy yeast, and alcohol. Apperance is clear, dark ruby red brown with mild sparkle and 1/2 finger width off white foamy head that dissipates to thin ring and minimal lacing. Taste is moderately sweet for first 75% with mild bitter last 25% Palate is medium bodied with a slippery feel to it (almost like your tongue gets coated with silicone spray) with lively, quick sting of carbonation at tip of the tongue. Overall, a nice, solid beer all around.
bubblehouse (934) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has alot of the belgian characteristics but it nice and dark and rich. Pretty solid effort.
MichaelAwesome (6008) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Eigentlich ist die Staerke gar nicht mal so vordergruendig und aufdringlich, wie ich dachte. Klar, etwas belgische Hefe kommt schon zum Vorschein und der Schuss Hopfen kommt einerm fluffiger vor als sonst, doch im Hintergrund verbirgen sich Gras, Karamell und ein paar Nuesse, die mit einer leichten Suesse gut kooperieren. Nicht schlecht.
McTapps (6045) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer has got a dark brown colour with a small head and medium body. Aroma of yeast, hops and cake. Taste of hops, malt, barley, dark bread, yeast, wheat, dark fruits and light caramel. Sweet-hoppy-intense finish. Good one.
Haterd (55) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heel lekker soepel bruin bier. Belgian style abbey beer, gedronken in Californië
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BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
19th May 2015: 750ml cork and caged bottle shared with my wife while on holiday in California. Ruby red hue to the mahogany body, the head a large beige blanket of foaming bubbles on all three glasses. Fruity, malty nose and taste, fairly sweet and rich in flavour: spicy with a raisin trace to the taste also. Alcohol is not hidden too well, even though the body and flavours have depth and robustness. Really enjoyed it, even if I end up with a head ache tomorrow (this was/is the third beer of a session).