VastActiv (5595) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.355l at home, Oulu. Bottled 12/21/12. Best by: 12/2017. Colour is murky brown with very small white head. Aromas an flavours: Dry fruits, dark fruits, dryness, some alcohol, Belgian yeast and malts.
jmohno (1507) - Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red. Creamy head. Malty raisony aroma.Brown sugar. Taste is buttery malty, sweet, with red fruits. Raison toffee, mainly. Fruit component, but wouldn’t have guessed cherry without reading the bottle. Nice.
blueshockey24 (414) - Colorado, USA - DEC 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours Cloudy Amber with nice tan head. Aroma is sweet and fruity. Taste is sweet, raison, dark cherry with a sweet amber type of aftertaste.
AlmostHome (56) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good but not great. Dark, great head in a slow and steady pour. Served in a chilled glass. Malt comes through clearly. Very distinct caramel and oats.
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Thechasm442 (720) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 edition rated. Poured into a tulip. Muddy brown with a thin beige head that quickly dissipates leaving ok lacing. Aroma is stone fruits, caramel, molasses, wood, and cherries. Taste is darker fruits. Plum and raisin, although somewhat faded. Molasses is there too. The oak and tart cherry flavor is most pronounced. Thin mouthfeel for the style. Good beer.
AnokaBrewer (169) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked bottle. Pours is a hazy brown. Not much aroma, but what is there is sweet malt. Sweet flavor and a sweet finish. It does not seem very heavy for a 9.7% alcohol beer. I did like the Abbey Ale (Dubbel) better than this. I thought it was more true to style. This is still good.
Sirmixsomewhat (196) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow. I had seen ratings of this and immediately built it in my mind to be a life changing experience, and while it did fall just short of the latter deScription, it certainly wasn’t far off. I suppose it’d get a full 5 out of me if its finish was just a tad smoother, because I really can’t come up with anything else legitimate as a complaint.
Fujimo2000 (87) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 5, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Supposed to be a dream beer, pours dark Crimson with minimal lacing. Smell is plums. Taste is sweet plums, toffee and sugar. I may have found a new favorite beer.
Gurthnar (4835) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle by Matt W. Funky Flanders-like aroma. Taste reveals the Belgian complexity with dried fruits, raisins, only light touch of cherry. Interesting, very good.
Cuso (7622) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle kindly shared by Mattew, many thanks. Dark amber color with me with medium off-white head. Sweet malt, honey, spices in aroma. Taste, sweet malt, spices, honey, fruity, alcohol. Tasty.