pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, - DEC 17, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml brown bottle. Brown in colour, red-orange highlights. Tan head is slightly rocky and fair sized, creamy appearance, tight bubbles. Malt aroma with a quality dark chocolate note. Flavour also contains a good measure of chocolate, fairly yeasty with some unexpected hop bitterness. Fruity, estery notes in the background (sweetish apple? banana?) Some yeasty dryness in the finish with a late touch of alcohol. Carbonation was perhaps a bit strong but overall a lovely balanced beer.
L_Lovecraft (263) - - OCT 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dried fruits, yeast, caramel, brown with reddish reflections with a beige foam, medium body, high carbonation, taste of dried fruits, waming...a great strong.
egidis (88) - LITHUANIA - OCT 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. brown, hazy, no foam. aroma caramel, dried fruits, bread. medium body, sweet, a bit spicy.
EvNa (126) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2016 Nottle. Color: Very dark, bit hazy ruby brown. Dense frothy off white head. Taste: Sweet dark roasted malt, ripe red fruit, hints of grain, yeast, sugar and cocoa. Well balanced. Full body, soft carbonation. Long bitter sweet finish.
gyhallmanti (305) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle at home. Pours a dark brown colour with tan head. Aroma of malts, cocoa, burnt sugar, fruity ester. Taste is fairly sweet, medium to light bitter with a roasted-like finish. Notes of caramel, burnt sugar, cocoa, malts, plums, slight hops. Texture is oily to sticky, medium bodied with medium carbonation.
daigoon (147) - - OCT 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. Hazy brown with lots of sediments. Fruity aroma. Taste is also yeasty and malty.
Rhombic (118) - SPAIN - OCT 13, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, as in an extremely dark amber, with a beautiful fluffy tan head. Aromas are complex, with currants, malts and a general dark chocolate-cocoa like background. Full body, beautiful, with a well hidden alcohol. Malts dominate the finish, some sweetness with the fruity notes (peach, plum!) perfectly balances it. The flavour profile is very complex and developing, very well crafted. Long finish: some caramel and a little hop resin can be perceived as well as the more obvious fruitiness and malt. Nice, but I want to re-rate from a different batch soon. I feel like there might have been something slightly off.
Tjomleif (142) - NORWAY - OCT 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle. Big creamy head. Finish brings out some burnt flavors and even dark chocolate. High alcohol level is well balanced and precisely set on the right line. Pretty great Trappist beer.
jbruner (4105) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2016 Pours a deep hazy brown from the bottle with fluffy tan head that dissipates to leave good lace. Aroma of dark Belgian fruity esters and burnt sugars. Taste follows, hint of caramel and molasses. Impressively easy to drink for the abv, feels light as well, but really flavorful and awesome.
derekalyon (11) - - OCT 9, 2016
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Light, creamy head, dissipates quickly
Deep honey-brown, opaque color
Smooth body, with accents of acidity
Flavors of citrus zest, banana, fig
Bright, clean finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ludos68 (15) - - OCT 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Il colore di questa birra è marrone, la spuma è fine e compatta, a bolle molto piccole, persistente. Il naso, all?inizio, ha un che di agrumato, netto, e nel complesso dimostra una forte caratteristica fruttata, spiccata e quasi sciropposa, con una evoluzione maltata, molto caramellata. Nonostante i 9,2°, questa 8 rivela un corpo importante, ma non eccessivamente consistente, con un impatto piacevolmente frizzante. Il sapore iniziale ricorda la liquirizia, con spezie in secondo piano, e una corsa finale morbida e calda. Lascia il palato particolarmente pulito, con una sensazione finale decisamente secca e amara, che avvolge tutto il palato stesso e i lati della parte finale della lingua.