GreenWall (54) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, - APR 29, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2009 This thing is a religious experience. I prefer it to the ten, I find it more balanced and 3-dimensional. On the one hand: This thing was all soft edges, slick in the mouth, soft rich maltiness, pruneau or something, a little bit of smooth (debittered) chocolate. On the other hand: very spicy and dry, with a firm bitterness. Unmasked hot alcohol, at one moment even too much; very warming, with phenols reminiscent of spicy cinnamon (pungent cinnamon, not powdered) and even cardamom. Oh my god. I expect the people I was staying with thought I was crazy. I was doing stuff like sniffing my sleeve to clear my nose, swirling it and covering the top to collect volatiles, rolling it around my mouth. Neither of them wanted any (!!). The 33cl at 9.3% is the perfect amount of this beer, it’s exactly enough to experience it. So if you’re holding onto one of these - don’t share.
Haterd (31) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Donkerder bier dan ik normaal drink maar wel lekker. Toch niet een waar ik er meer van achter elkaar hoef.
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lbianchi66 (61) - FRANCE - APR 27, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Robe ambrée sombre, opaque. Mousse bien.
Saveurs de malt, biscuit, fruits noirs, pruneau.
Texture crémeuse, carbonatation fine.
Très longue en bouche.
jksipa (467) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Murky dark reddish brown body under a huge off white head that hangs around for a while. Leaves lots of spotty lace. Nose has lots of dark fruit, molasses, ginger, light cloves and pepper. Medium sweet fruit and toffee with a light bitterness and a slight red grape tartness with a pervasive balanced spiciness. Medium almost creamy mouth with a fine prickly carbonation and a long complex fruity finish. Great multi-faceted ale.
willisread (500) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Masuyo’s. Poured into a snifter. Pours a clear ruby tinged orange brown with a nice soapy two finger head that dissipates fairly quickly. Big aromas of fig, prune, and peach on the nose. Sweet on the palate but not overly cloying by any means. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel. As it warms up the alcohol shows just a bit, but for 9.2% it hides it all fairly well. Soft carbonation with a really nice warming finish. World class strong ale!
Fatehunter (1528) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour two and half fingers of head on a hazy dark brown body.
The aroma candy, caramel and dark fruits. Nice.
The taste is perfect. Balanced fruit sweetness, a touch of brown sugar, some other stuff, amazing.
The texture is light and fizzy.
ponx (4) - NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nose: Sweet, alcohol. Taste: Mainly raisins, nuts, caramel and roasted malts in the background. A bit port-ish. Full bodied, medium to full carbo. Nice!
CacheManyHose (331) - HONG KONG - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown-amber with creamy fizzy beige head. Smells is malt, spice, fruit (fig, peach, apple), mineral. Taste is even more sweet and spicy but not cloying. Some cloves and grassiness. Almost salty finish. Palate is frothy but fine. High booziness (9.2%) well balanced. Lots of things going on in this beer without getting too big - a refined and complex example of a strong Belgian ale.
adasko (789) - Poznan, POLAND - APR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice typical strong ale aroma with tiny sour notes from the glass. Clear, copper color. Super pleasant taste. Alcohol perfectly covered. It’s big and really good beer.
matbli (100) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330 ml, pours slightly cloudy hazel nut brown with ivory colored stable head. Aroma of nuts, raisins, dried fruits, barnyard, leather and earth. Low sweetness that switches fast earthy tartness with some bitter notes. In the finish there is again some light sweetness. Nice, but a little bit to tart for me. I prefer Rochefort 10.
Blade86 (780) - Wrocław, POLAND - APR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark fruits, chocolate, some caramel, spices; dark brown, rather hazy, brown/ruby reflexes, big and strong long-lasting beige foam; medium+ sweetness, medium bitterness; full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long sweetish finish;
Overall: very complex in aroma and taste, great looking, well hidden alcohol