alassio (87) - USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tried it on tap along with an Allagash Odyssey at the Flying Saucer in San Antonio. The Allagash was spicy and complex but with very thin body. This Bro Theo was caramelly sweeter, but less complex, and really not all that sumptious in body either. It’s disappointing to have to try so hard to try and enjoy something in an itty bitty snifter. I wouldn’t get it again. Kept wishing I had simply gotten the St. Bernardus 12.
Bawelt (551) - Lyon, FRANCE - SEP 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Miam ! Nez très gourmand, assez corpulent mais pas fort ou éthylique. Du caramel, des fruits noirs (prune, mure), des fruits confits (pomme, poire), un fond fruits rouges. Avec l’évolution et l’oxydation on trouve des notes de noisette.
Bouche assez gourmandes mais pas trop sirupeuse, éthylique ou lourde. Une jolie belge très buvable, aromatique et gourmandes mais qui se fonde sur une jolie complexité très équilibrée. On retrouve les notes du nez avec une atténuation du fruité et plus de malt et de noblesse. La longueur porte sur la levure, le caramel et les pommes confites.
Globalement du velour.
cernjoh (183) - Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2016
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a 2013 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Appearance is a cloudy reddish brown with a medium golden amber 1 finger head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is that of bananas. Palate is a medium mouth feel with perfect carbonation for this style. Overall it feels great going down and was good either sipped or chugged :) Taste is far superior having aged 3 years from when it was fresh. i paired this with a salad that had a sweet dressing and this paired very well. Taste is of dark fruits, bananas and a nice level of booze. Overall, this is an excellent beer to let sit for three years. Glad I opened this today. If you have a 2013 I suggest you pour it today, because you wont be disappointed. Cheers!
PugUglyBrewer (146) - - SEP 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a a tulip glass. The head is thin and off white. The appearance is dark brown with a ruby hue. The aroma is yeast, clove, banana, some fig and toasted malt. On the tasting I get raisin and caramel. The mouthfeel is a bit syrupy and oily. The 9.4% abv is covered deftly.
DocJitsu (1688) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber-brown with a big, rich, long-lasting light khaki head. Brown sugar and custard nose. Metallic flavor is, unfortunately prominent. Brown sugar, custard, and ripe red fruit flavor. Full, soft mouthfeel with a bit of alcohol heat.
Zuko (13) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark hazy brown with a mild off white head. One of my favorites, but not quite as great as I remembered. Leads with a strong caramel malt, but finishes a little too sweet. Carbonation is just right. You can taste the high abv, not as bad as it could be though. Overall great beer
mariuspoenari (1532) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35cl bottle. Dark caramel pour with a medium height tan head and visible carbonation. Notes of caramel, dried fruit, figs, red grapes, a bit of rosemary, prunes, subtle chocolate and a metallic bitterness. Medium body and carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.
andrepintado (2733) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at catraio. Copper to brown color. Medium beige head. Medium sweetness and medium bitterness. Aroma is malty, dried fruits, fruit, caramel.
cmacklin (852) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby with a small, fizzy, tan head that diminishes to an outer ring which laces. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit and spice. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, spice and alcohol in a dry finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation.
ozzy70 (795) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark amber, thin off white head. Aroma of raisin, herbs, fruit, figs. Taste was sweeter, some alcohol, slight spicy/pepper finish.
Tjeerd (253) - GERMANY - AUG 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and strong beer but not with the playfullness and fruity complexity of the belgian abbeys. Full taste but too much abv-domination. Mouthfeel and aftertaste reasonably good but not great.