Zlotta (283) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,33 l bottle from EDEKA Mohr, bottled on 16/9/2014. Clear, very dark ruby with a medium large, very creamy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Beautiful! Lovely, sweetish-fruity aroma of plums, raisins, figs, cherries, cane sugar, nuts and a bit of red wine. Very intense, sweetish-fruity taste of prunes, raisins, figs, dates, toffee, nuts and dark chocolate. Long, minimally bitter, pleasant but rather alcoholic and warming finish with a bit of whiskey. Full body, phenomenally creamy, lively carbonation. World-class brew with a wide range of flavours, maybe unexpectedly a bit shy with its aroma. Fantastic creaminess and very round, though. Huge!
KoRoBeNiKi (86) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown color, taste of a lot of dried fruit/plums and a bit of spice, carbonated, a bit of alcohol but so little for how much there is. As noted by most, a world class beer. There are some Trappist beers I prefer but this is of the top. Pretty easy to find as well for me.
racedom (23) - Guadalajara, SPAIN - MAY 16, 2015
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark brown, with a soap film head. Aromas are very pronounced breads, yeasts, malts, and grains. A moderately viscous mouth feel. There are plums, red fruit peels, and figs in the tastes. A definite alcohol presence in the back of the throat, especially the warmer it gets.
fcjack1 (234) - Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Tacoma boys. Pours a hazy dark brown. Thick tan head. Scent is a smidge of alcohol, Spices. Taste has some spice. Cinnamon, vanilla, dark fruits. Smooth. Good beer.
SkillsFactory (149) - ITALY - MAY 14, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Rosso molto scuro con riflessi giallastri, velata dai lieviti in sospensione, schiuma ocra di bassa persistenza.
Aroma di prugna e uva passa, malti tostati, zucchero candito, belle note vinose e leggero acetico.
Corpo pieno, mediamente carbonata, stesse note al palato, in aggiunta leggero cacao ed una magnifica nota alcolica sul finale che scalda l'anima, leggero erbaceo sul finale, allappa leggermente.
La gradazione alcolica la rende "leggermente piccante".
Beertobealive (341) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark beige head with aromas of candy and chocolate toffee and light honey. Dark bottle brown body. Not hazy if bottle not poured entirely. Thick in mouth and very long. Malt leads to chocolate again. One of my favorites for red meat and cheeses.
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Padchenko (134) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with thick white foamy head- great appearance but with a very faint sweet fruity aroma. Sweet grainy barley flavoured with some plum and sugary sweetness. Thick in texture. Smooth and full-bodied. Low carbonation. Strong but doesn’t taste strong - you do feel the strength though. Very nice but maybe not as great as I was expecting. Maybe my expectations were too lofty!
ponx (27) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2015 Wow Fantastic! Aroma is sweet with: bubblegum, vanilla, plum. Damn! The taste is so complex, I cant give a discription! Overall sweet but not cloying. You defenitly feel and taste the alcohol, but it doesnt dominate at all. Medium bitterness and a long finish! Great beer!
mzaar (2023) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB. Mycket vackrare blir knappas en öl, där den mörkbruna vätskan toppas av ett gräddigt smutsvitt skum som aldrig riktigt försvinner. Mycket inbjudande. Dofter av vanilj, smörkola, frukt och jäst. Smakinslag av karamell, smörkola, plommon och alkohol. Fyllig kropp, len munkänsla. När ölen väl når nästan rumstemperatur blir den alldeles charmant.
Rubin77 (91) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Foam: thick pale brown but quite quick diminished
Colour: very dark brown
Aroma: alcohol sweet, liquorice, spices, cinnamon, vanilla
Taste: top class balance and elegance, this beer has so much flavour and complexity hard to describe them all, very complex, chocolate, spicy, loads of liquorice, burnt sugar, heavy yeast, vinous port taste, sweet malty, alcohol present but very good masked, fruity, one of the greatest beer worth to try, better not to cold.