zenkis (639) - Ogre, LATVIA - SEP 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours intense, deep brown. Flavor reminds Belgian dubbel but not so fruit estery, more malt-dark caramel, dark sugar oriented with moderate to moderate+ dry palette. Quite sharp textured and carbonated-sugary rough. I wouldn’t say that it has rich flavor, decent, drinkable but one time try.
Bobblehead (65) - Kansas, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a glass, dark brown, minimal tan head, light effervescence, nice toasted flavor, hints of caramel.
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown color with a small head. Aroma of prunes and raisins. Flavor matches with addition of a nice brown sugar note.
htzpah (102) - - SEP 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed on tap at Southside Spirit House in SF. Lovely sticky caramel toasted nose. Juicy chocolate and grape taste. Finishes with a toffee linger.
floydslip (231) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep chestnut brown beer with a medium tan head that disappears quickly. Rich nose of stewed prunes, dark vinegar, and brown sugar. Flavor is as rich as the nose, replete with raisin, balsamic, and a bit of alcohol burn. Somewhat viscous with a fizzy effervescence, this is a pleasant beer with quite a bit of flavor, but actually should have more.
AbbeyRoade (437) - Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alcohol is strong but not as strong as you’d think for a 9.something% ABV. Good abbey brew but not too much on the yeasty side. A good malty note and definitely a strong ale. Not bad. Not ideal either.
alex_alkis (410) - SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost any difference between this and Chimay Bleue. But since the Chimay tastes like magic then this does so as well.
jerseyjohn71 (259) - corsicana, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
dark ruby, raisin, syrupy, alcohol, bread, dough, soy sauce, minimal head, clear, medium sweetness, medium body, thin feel, soft carbonation,
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mandaritto (73) - LATVIA - AUG 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great ballance between spicey and sweet, peppery notes. Raisins, dried apricot, really great brew, easy drinkable for 9.4 ABV.
Great sipping ale.
swesson (273) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours a cinnamon-brown Cole and makes a very thin head. Smells like an old abbey ale. Smells of caramel and dark fruits and cinnamon. Tastes of malt and toffee and caramel. This is a great ale.
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