EdInSaltLake (222) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice spicy and fruity aroma and flavor. Strong caramel/sweet malty flavor; but with firm bitterness for balance.
Miked1687 (218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle into a trappist glass. Brownish red pour with an off white cream head that quickly thins out. Smells fruity. Taste is full of ripe dark fruit, caramel, and brown sugar. Would be nice with a little more bitterness to balance.
Gorm (96) - sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Litt mørk ravfarve. Mye syrlig frukt og søtlig maltsmak. Godt med humle i avslutningen. Melkebaren.
nilsas (75) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nudelig lukt. Fin gylden-rød farge. Fruktig nesten på kanten til vin smak. Et godt desert øl.
TarcisioVasco (105) - Ribeirão Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Estilo belga feito pela escola americana, muito boa, degustada na reunião da Confrabacon EmRibeirão Preto (SP), Brazil.
coreyc1221 (59) - USA - MAY 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells malty with a little fruit hint. Dark, dark brown color. Darker than I expected for a Belgian. Tastes like figs and malt with a kinda nutty/dry aftertaste. Has a wine feel to it.. It’s not as good as I expected to tell the truth, though it is a very good beer. I would want this with salad or some sort of greens. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good. Just not for me.
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8/V/13 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Canal’s Liquors (Mt. Ephraim, NJ) @ home - BB: no clue - 2011 vintage (2013-446)
Note: recently I thought I had drunk the last bottle we brought from our honeymoon, but it was not . THIS was. And it was delicious. Shared with my lovely wife, of course.
Little cloudy red brown beer, creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of sweet malts, caramel, dried fruits, mocha, some chocolate, forest fruits, black berries, dark cherries. Aftertaste: slightly sour touch, dried fruits, cherry jam, bit of alcohol, little bitter, raisins. Very nice beer.
Joelly3d (22) - Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good beer and quantity, very full flavor with good hops balance. Evident bitterness in true aged Belgian fashion, but it is not too bitter to enjoy, sweet smooth tones still prevail. Has a bit of a harder taste than something like a 90 minute IPA.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jookos (762) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(3/2012) bottle. Dark brown. Clear. Yummy chocolate on nose and palate. Soft, a bit sweet. A really tasting, excellent beer.
OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Dark brown with ruby highlights. A 1 finger tan head that dissipates into ceiling of micro-bubbles that holds together very well.
S - Figs, red delicious apples, currant, vanilla cream, pouched big leaf tobacco, blue/purple grapes, caramel, bready malt, vinous breaths of alcohol.
T - A good dose of fruity malt, hints of bitter cocoa, brown sugar syrup, banana esters, some spice(
allspice?) and hops, along with a tiny bit of vanilla on the finish.
M - Full, low carbonation, a bit cloying, high ABV for the style.
This blurs the lines between a Dubbel and a BSDA. I was reviewing it as a Dubbel at first but I don’t know.
Great aromas when allowed to warm up and gets high points for the appearance. The spice was hard to detect. Still don’t know what style this is. Try it out for yourself.
Serving type: bottle
ShaneJ (84) - AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber/brown, typical Belgian characters of dark fruit cake, brown sugar, spices, yeast, peppery bitterness to finish. Quite good.