Jonb5 (349) - Greater London, - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, poured into Leffe chalice. Amber to copper colour, clear, 1 finger tanned head which soon faded. Aroma was phenol, hubba bubba, yeast and booze which got more and more pronounced as the beer warmed. Tasted apples, bananas, molasses and yeast. Fairly bitter as expected, booze generally well hidden for the high ABV. Texture on the thick side, well carbonated which gave it a slightly coarse edge. Overall enjoyable but needed to do a bit more to justify some of the hype.
beertholomeus (766) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden amber color with a thick white head. Fruit, yeast, malt, spice and floral aroma. Apple, pear, peach, malt, clove, yeast, spice and floral flavors. Medium light body and lots of carbonation. Sweet with a fruit and spice finish and a hint of alcohol.
maltman53 (312) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not into this style. The balance is too alcoholic for me. The color pours clear and apricot, but the palate is too sickly alcohol for me. Overall, I don’t think so.
Hrc_Cro (51) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
0.33l bottle. Amber color with white foam. Aroma of spices and peach with alcohol present, maybe too much. Medium to full body with dry finish that leaves alcohol taste( after a while it becomes strikingly unpleasant). Would be better if alcohol was better hidden. Well, this is a beer for pirates, guess i’m too soft for it :)
melush (625) - SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, levadura, dulce, alcohol.
BVery (6131) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Tap at Broders Terzo Vino Wine Bar in south Minneapolis. Nice looking orange pour in a Piraat tulip. Bread and dates on the nose. A little boozy but good.
paulvanpelt (332) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Goudkleurig, helder bier met een middelgrote witte schuimkraag. Meteen voor de eerste slok al duidelijk fruit in de neus. Aroma van geel fruit (pruim, abrikoos?), gist, suiker. Alcohol komt minder naar voren dan je zou denken bij een dergelijk zwaar bier. Bitter, zoet en licht zurig, mooie complexe smaak. Fijn palet, zacht. Medium tot volle body.
Brewhemia (29) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It get some aroma of some banana and cereal. Hazy orange color. Light sour og bitter taste that resembles the bitterness of orangepeel I think. Nice belgian.
rangerred (918) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle into a goblet.
Pours a clear dark copper with just the smallest bit of sediment from the bottle sneaking into the glass. Huge solid two finger white billowy head that hangs on the entire time the beer is in the glass.
Aroma is quite spicy with hints of coriander and peach along with a whiff of alcohol. Not incredibly deep but it is true to style.
The flavor continues with the spiciness with coriander but the peach is a bit more subtle. A touch of dark fruit and caramel underneath along with a touch of caramel. The alcohol definitely makes its presence known but it never becomes overwhelming. Very dry mouthfeel with just a light touch of sweetness in the end.
Overall, this is a very good beer. It is not top of the line but it isn’t very far off. Love that it packs a decent punch and is not overly sweet.
VDuquerroux (270) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A sparkling orange brown beer with a big white head. Medium retention. Fruity aroma (prune), spices, caramel, herbs, bread dough. Medium to heavy sugary sweet, light bitter. Full body, medium oily texture, average carbonation, sweet warming finish.Overall, a good strong ale : powerful, delicious, balanced.
tia (887) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Brux’l Cafe. Copper with big foamy white head and generous lacing. Get a faint whiff of apricot and a light sweet cereal smell with some cilantro-y gummy aromas. Fruity sweet then dry. Not overly bitter, but definitely dry finish.