kjeldahl (20) - Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, - NOV 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a very dark colour from a bottle with a very thick head. The aroma was to me very caramel and spice but very pleasant. The taste was very good and not to sweet for the alcohol content. I really enjoyed this beer and hope to try again.
chiiidog (25) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice beer but not really my style. Roasty, fruity, complex taste, but too boozy. Could’ve done a better job hiding the alcohol. "But this is 11%!!!" Lots of 11% beers, even simple DIPAs, do a better job of hiding the alcohol than this.
joes (81) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
So easy to get, but quite some time since I had one. Years ago I was lyrical about this beer, but I really think it has changed in a not so positive way. (I know my references have changed as well, but still .....).
Dark brown, can be clear, with a creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malts , some sweetness and this typical herbal yeasty thing from which you can recognize a Rochefort. Not bad, but my first ratings (late 90’s) would give it a much higher score than I will give it now.
Schrizo (2) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The high alcohol percentage shouldn’t scare you, it’s a very easy to drink beer with one of the greatest tastes ever! Dark brown beautiful color and the taste is very complex but extremely nice to drink. The fruits explode in your mouth while you can taste a sufficient bitterness.
Zwiebel88 (115) - GERMANY - AUG 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dunkelbraun mit Rotscimmer im Glas, beiger Schaum. In der Nase Karamell, Likör, Gewürze, etwas dunkle Früchte, belgische Hefen. Komplex und sehr elegant. Am Gaumen dunkle Früchte, Alkohol, Feige, Karamell, Likörsüße. Vollmundig, ausfüllend und klebrig.
rayaron (116) - ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Hazy brown, low quickly diminishing beige head. Aroma of liqueur, cherry, very alcoholic, fruity, notes of honey, date honey. Heavy cherry flavor, very sweet, malty, yeasty, woody. Lively carbonation. Full body. Sweetish sticky aftertaste. Very nice.
Bootlegger007 (17) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Licorice aroma, cloudy dark brown with a small diminishing head, complex flavours very malty, long lasting flavour, has low carbonation very light to drink - smooth, considering the ABV was not at all overpowering it gives a great warming sensation
taylorderek (25) - - AUG 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served cool (set out of Fridge for 30 mins) Beer pours hazy dark brown, has a tall pillowy head and a carbonation strong enough to make the sediment "dance." Damp earthy/chocolate aroma. Creamy, slick feel with a medium-heavy body. Sweet, dark flavour with gentle a very bitterness. Very good beer.
justone7 (5) - - AUG 21, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is subtle, lightly fruity, nice dark coffee color with full head and lacing. Taste starts fruity and sweet with a full stout taste. Very complex, enjoyable beer.
leghorn99 (8) - Livorno, ITALY - AUG 17, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Colore mogano scuro, leggermente opalescente per il lievito in sospensione, con schiuma color caramello, fine e persistente. Il naso: profumi netti ed intensi di banana, frutta secca, caffè tostato, liquirizia e pepe; dire che è ricca, multiforme, esplosiva non rende completamente l’idea. E’ una vera prelibatezza. 11,3°: la potenza sì, ma in assoluto controllo ed equilibrio. In bocca è calda e strutturata, morbida e avvolgente; moderatamente frizzante si fa gustare con lentezza e metodicità. Le sensazioni del palato: malto, sempre e dovunque, frutta matura, spezie, pepe e cannella, un po’ di cioccolato e liquiriza, lievito, ma non in ordine sparso: ognuno di questi al momento giusto e al posto giusto, senza doppioni né sovrapposizioni. La corsa è delicata, calda di alcool, generosa di sensazioni: ancora la liquirizia, l’amarino del cioccolato, un delicato luppolo finale che la rende armoniosa e armonica. Difficile fare meglio e trovare di meglio. Da servirsi a temperatura rigorosamente di cantina.
PietS (31) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It looks and smells good. Taste a little bit sweet (caramel, fruity), but mostly heavy bitter notes of chocolate and alcohol. It is good balanced. Although it’s clearly a good beer, it fails to interest me.