yantrava (5) - Drammen, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,33 l. served in a tulip. Aroma: Sweet, chocolate, caramel, honey, leather, honeydew, dried fruit, plum, nougat, alcohol. Apperance: Pours a deep brown colour with a frothy amber head. Taste: Sweet, malt. Palate: Full body, smooth, tight carbonation. Warming alcohol aftertaste. A complex and great beer.
UrbanCaveman (54) - Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
11.2 oz bottle, poured into a bell glass at approximately 50 degrees F.
A: Pours like free-flowing molten caramel, and forms a massive four-finger frothy head that lasts a long while before eventually dying to a half-finger cap. Once in the glass, the beer becomes a thick, impenetrable fog of burnished bronze. The iPhone flashlight test reveals light seeping through only around the edges, which take on a ruddy-copper glow. Bubbles can be seen steadily rising from the bottom in that light. Impressive sheets of lacing cling to the glass.
S: That is a heady bouquet indeed. Sweetness and booze are the initial impression, wreathed through with an array of fruits - cherry, plum, grape, and something that reminds me of a nectarine, not unlike a particularly confused orchard, or one of those odd Frankentrees being created these days. There are some hints of caramelized malt sweetness beneath.
T: Quite in sync with the nose! I find myself struck right out of the gate with sugary sweetness wrapped around sweet boozy warmth, which fades slightly into the background as the rush of fruits thunder in. All the fruitiness of the aroma is present, along with some hints of over-ripe apple and dates. Malty sweetness can be detected, quietly filling in what few cracks and crevices the other flavors may have missed. The finish ends with a slight alcohol burn, which persists for a bit.
M: Creamy-smooth, lush, rich, and full, this is a joy on the palate and tongue.
O: I see why this beer receives the marks it does. While I am still more a fan of the St. Bernardus Abt 12, this is quite the malty, yeasty, satisfying experience.
Kleurplaatje (42) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours hazy dark brown with a beauiful thick beige long lasting head. Wow. Strong aroma that is quite intense. Malts, caramel, dark fruits, plums, bit of citrus hops, raisins, yeast... Like the tastiest smelling fruit cake ever made... Beautiful as well. Taste is spicy and moderately sweet with a clear sense of the caramel and the raisins. Some nuts far away, some honey... Beautiful alcoholic kick as well. Well hidden, yet so flavorful... Small bitter throughout the sip... Soft warmish mouthfeel near the end... Wow... Just, wow... Absolute ten. Beautifully full bodied as well with a lovely creamy mouthfeel. Extremely well balanced... Excellent. Overall seen, this beer deserves only one description: nectar of the gods. Softer than the Bernardus Abt 12, which makes this beer a little bit more tastier to me. But that’s just a minor difference.
Distance_Runner (21) - BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 I’m lucky to live in Brussels. I can find this beer easily in my grocery just 30 meters away from me. This is one of my favourite beer all time and what I like the most about this her is the Aroma. I haven’t tasted any other beer with an aroma better than this. Cheers : -)
Wixie (55) - BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, large head. Strong aroma, with sweet accents (caramel). Full body, light carbonation. Solid taste, sweet and bitter. Taste reminds of cheese for some reason.
YoannPi (5) - FRANCE - OCT 26, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brune, puissante et aromatique. Goût plutôt sucré. Forte rémanence en bouche. Très sympa.
ericalnemar (9) - - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown. Off white head. Aroma: dried fruit, plums, Madeira. Taste: exquisite deep and rich flavour, sweet and oily. Dried fruits, plums, Madeira. Raisins. Aftertaste is sweet and rounded. Well balanced. Warming alcohol that doesn't stick out. Damn good beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Pacool (39) - - OCT 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wspaniale, moc i niesamowity smak i aromat. Ju? po pierwszym ?yku przekonuje do siebie i daje zna? ?e jest niezwykle. Piwo z serii "must try"
kwadroepel (5) - amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Near perfection. Mijn favoriete redelijk verkrijgbaar biertje. Wel soms hoofdpijn nadien
metalspice (112) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mørk colafarge som er så vidt litt transparent. Fiken er fremtredende i lukten sammen med et vinøst preg. Smaken også dominert av tørket frukt sammen med en fin maltsødme. God kullsyre som går over i en behagelig og myk alkoholvarme.