KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2012 Bottle. The pour was a murky medium brown with an average sized (1-2 Finger) fizzy white head that was mostly diminishing and had fair lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted cookie malt, light herbal hops and a moldy yeast with notes of dark fruit (prunes and raisons) and caramel.
It tasted bitter-sweet and a tad sour with a hint of caramel at first and finished about the same but with a strong note of dried fruit towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow and had a nice fruity aftertaste that lingered a bit longer.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and oily in texture with a lively carbonation.
Overall a superb tasting Abbey Ale with a great drinkability, which did a great job of hiding the high ABV...
kerenmk (3368) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the Porter and Sons, Tel Aviv. about time! Very dark brown with a beige head. Ripe plum, raisins and roastiness in the nose, roasty, bitter taste followed by alcoholic undertones. Full and heavy body, a little fruity finish, quite carbonated.
DraftDodger (515) - - AUG 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copenhagen 30/8 2015. 33 cl bottle brought home by my in-laws from their vacation in Belgium (nice people). Very happy monk on the label indicating that this is good stuff. Pours hazy amber brown with big off-white head. Settles as thin layer of foam. Aroma of yeast, caramel, syrup and notes of alcohol. Soft carbonation. Flavour is caramel, yeast and toffee. Easily drinkable and pleasant bruin.
altonbrownd (3962) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8/23/2006 11:37:12 AM 330ml bottle at home. Outstanding! I love strong Belgian ales and this one is very smooth indeed. Nice head, tasted fruits. Strong but not overpowering. Just right.
gegwilson (2197) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in the Magnolia Beer Cafe in Keswick. Ruby with an off white head. Mild yeasty toffee aroma. The taste is spicy with toffee, raisin and port. High carbonation. Very good.
Bebum (517) - - AUG 14, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium body, mild flavor, watery middle, good carbonation but low heat for the ABV.
Malty, barley drops.
Not as tasty as I expected.
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Luengus (4) - - AUG 12, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large frothy off-white diminishing head.
Murky brown body.
Light caramel/toffee malt aroma with light creamy touch. Metallic nose very present even after 5 min opened.
Medium thin body with almost flat carbonation and a very metallic finish.
Average taste duration slightly sweet, a bit acidic with low bitterness. Salty feeling and metallic flavor.
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Frothmeister (633) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours a murky chestnut brown (almost looks like commercial iced tea) with a frothy, three finger light tan head. On the nose, mineral notes, dark sugars, musty wet basement, dates, dark rye bread notes and a light earthy aroma. Taste wise, apparent alcohol, dark bread, raisin, light molasses, mineral notes that leads into brown sugar, dried fruit, ruby port, fruit cake, and light Concorde grape and earthy notes in the finish. 100% solid.
The_Niels (62) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown-ish ale. Very smooth, rich dark flavors of fruit and malt. Surprisingly mild for 8%.
Vignale (2577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl-flaska från Beernavigator Ett drygt år gammal. Brunmurrig färg med krämigt smutsbeige färg. Välmogen med stora välintegrerade maltiga och fruktiga dofter och smaker. Lätt syrlig och måttlig sötma. Russin, plommon, mörkt socker, mörkt bröd och torrare avslutning med en markerad beska. En närmast perfekt dubbel.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Really great malts, brown malts hazy brown appearance, flavor of dried raisins and other dark fruits. Flavor of rich malts and biscuit grains and light yeasty banana character. Great stuff.