Thechasm442 (685) - Manhattan, 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 (190) - 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 (78) - 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 (4781) - 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 (7539) - 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.
MisoW (3059) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown color, small beige head. Aroma of apples, sugary. Taste is sweet, apples, pear, caramel, overcarbonated, belgian yeast.
BrewBrain (142) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip, dark amber, reddish, cloudy /sediment noted. Sweet, dark cherry /prune,alcohol aroma. Very sweet, prune, dark malt, no hop bitterness until mild bitter fruity finish. More flavors in there. Heavy mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Definitely a sipper.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
darbeer75 (393) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: a bit funky and faintly fruity; very complex; Appearance: very dark and glows slightly red in the light; pillowy head that dissipates quickly; little lacing; Taste: distinctive alcohol; some coffee but not overpowering; faint apples; not yeasty; nicely bitter; Palate: full body with soft carbonation and long bitter finish; Overall: delicious, complex and lovely. Would definitely buy again.