Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My 200th rating, how unimpressive in comparison to all the ratebeerians, but Iím glad to be apart of ratebeer and not beeradvocate.
Pours an orange-hued, particulate filled, murky walnut colour with a pillowy off-white head that fades to nothing, exposing the effervescent carbonation that never ceases. The aroma is vinous with sweet chocolate covered cherries, molases, raisins, orange slice, yeast, vanilla cask and a bit of smoke. The flavour is reminiscent of cherry cola, with black currants, liquorice, plums, candied sugar and yeasty bread, with a bitter, dry, alcoholic finish. The aftertaste reveals some subtle coffee notes. The mouthfeel is tingly and creamy. Strong bitterness lingers for quite some time and is almost astringent when you lick your lips. This is a real sipper and is very complex and warming. I think its a tad overrated.
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanks dra19, BillVanE, and jgd0608. Very nice drinkable quad. Pours a little watery which was a concern, but the flavor was no way lacking. A little bitter and plum in it.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with creamy white head. Smeet malt on the nose with plums, candi sugar, and fresh bread. Taste is very big and sticy on the lips. Hint of cherries, plums, candi sugar and rasins. Finish is overwhelming with fresh bread. Good.
Clark G (3) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - SEP 20, 2007 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite discoveries while in Belgium. If only it werenít $5-6 a bottle in the States!
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour: dark black/purple. Head: foamy, light beige, frothy. Aroma: raisin, molasses, baby powder, vermouth, alcohol. Flavor: raisin, alcohol, vermouth, dark fruit. Palate: smooth. Finish: warm.
theviolet (184) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 17, 2007
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330 ml bottle into goblet. Aroma of dark fruits and alcohol. Some chocolate notes as well. Great aroma. Completely opaque dark brown in color. Thick fluffly beige head. Wow, great flavor. Maybe the best Iíve had. Not overpowered with alcohol, a little chocolate, so creamy. Smooth. Bubbly mouthfeel, perfectly balanced.
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. I was sure I had rated this before, as I have certainly been drinking it on many occations. Morten had aged this for 30 months in his cellar, which has made an improvement on an already magnificent beer. Treacle, toffee, liquorice - full and compelx while at the same time making a harmonious whole.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - SEP 16, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Consistently one of the best beers in the world. Pours a dark chestnut body with a beige head that drapes some sheets and curtains of lace around the goblet. Aroma of raisins and dark fruits, fruitcake, and toffee. Taste follows suit with many additional complexities. Pepper, warming alcohol, brandy, a hint of chocolate, and even some cherries. What a treat!
obguthr (5698) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apple core aroma. When warm, the aroma is transformed to fudge. Clear mahogany pour with an enormous, fluffy tan head. Woody, sweet, taste of raisins. Alcohol is evident but does not detract. Prune and tar finish. Strong but not thick. Biting mouthfeel with too much carbonation. Good, but doesnít wow me.
pjf (9) - USA - SEP 10, 2007 does not count
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
a nice full taste with excellent body. this is one of the finest beers I have tasted.