BelgianBeerGal (3280) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2009 33cl stubi bottle from Aarschot. Very pleasant beer but I thought its sweetness masked some of the other characteristics. Very good, just short of great.
thirstyrabbit (1254) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Medium hazy copper body, medium head. Aroma has sourish caramel with some strawberries and amaretto. Also very light notes of toffee. Nice and unique. Caramelly taste with more light toffee, amaretto and berries. Sweetish finish but not too sweet - not as cloying as many other 9.5% beers. Pretty good ale, has a distinctive character.
MMR (398) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was rather surprised by the unique aroma’s of this beer. I would describe it as a combination between Tripel, Amber Ale and a bit of Kriek. Very unique very well crafted!
rikstar (1069) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gedronken bij Cambrinus in Brugge, geur is zoet met caramel en gist Smaak is bitterzoet met een fruitig afdronk sisinaasappelschil.
martjoobolut (1132) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33L bottle (from Wine of Galilee), BB 10.02.16. Pours dark ruby with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is intense sweet, caramel, dark fruits, Belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, plums, yeast, malt, burnt sugar, some sour notes, spices. Finish is dry bitter with some alcohol burn. Overall: very nice brew.
allmyvinyl (4887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours hazy amber, massive, ever-expanding white head. Over-carbonated much? Aromas of brown bread, prunes. Taste is slightly hot, apple-y, almonds too. Cloying sweet finish.
charlotte (4434) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with large head. Aroma is lively with taste of caramel roasted malt and yeast note of sugar and ripped fruits nice well balanced with good note of malt and hops.
suurjuust (1374) - ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky red amber, medium retentive beige head. Nose is malty-yeast with spice and fruity/berry notes. Flavor is sugary sweetness with malt, spice, caramel, yeast. Some hops in the semi-dry finish. Lingering spice and fruity notes.
oliodnb (431) - ITALY - JAN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a beautiful creamy light beige head. Very good, complex aroma with caramel, molasses, roasted malts, sweet fruits (raisins, figs), some nuttiness. Taste is similar with a slightly acidic note before a light final bitterness. Medium body, too much carbonation. Almost no alcohol detectable despite the 9.5 ABV.
AdiBeer (1686) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: caramel, toffee, light yeast, fruity, peaches, ripe fruits. Appearance: hazy, dark amber, massive, frothy beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: malty sweets intensify, caramel, very malty, heavy, ripe fruits. Overall: nice Belgian Strong Ale, incredibly complex aroma. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.
blackisle (972) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stubby bottle 33cl. Clousy deep amber brown, big frothy beige head, disappears slowly, good lacing; a feast for the nose, sweet malty, roasted, figs, raisins, caramel, brown sugar, bit cacao, almonds, cinnamon; complex taste starts moderate sweet, followed by light to medium bitterness, roasted, caramel, fruity and nutty notes; full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, malty bittersweet finish, bit nutty, spicy notes, alcohol well-hidden; overall a well-balanced and great strong ale/barley wine.