hman43 (568) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with brown head. Aromas of cherries and fruit with a bit of yeast. Taste of caramel, cherries and dried fruit . Moderately bitter on the palate.
Zlotta (283) - Bonn, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l bottle from drankgigant.nl, best before 28/11/2016. Clear, dark ruby with a medium large, foamy, very slowly diminishing, tan head. Pleasant, fruity aroma of cherries, blackcurrant, plums and port. Intense, sweetish-fruity aroma of cherries, blackcurrant, elderberries and plums, followed by a long, warming, alcoholic finish with little hops, like port and bourbon, but even a little metallic. Full body, oily and creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very good beer but a bit too harsh and thus not up to the style’s leaders. I like the fruitiness, though.
arn8897 (138) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, licorice. Taste of coffee, raisin, licorice and malt sweetness. With some alcohol warmth. Nice Belgian. Medium mouth feel.
Alusmamuts (924) - LATVIA - MAY 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with good light brown head. Dark bread aroma. Rich complex taste full of fruity yeast notes and roasted bittternes.
beermaris (100) - - MAY 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, a bit cloudy appearance. Rich palete - bitter and sour, with the same for aftertaste.
Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with beige head. Aroma contains caramel, toffee, dark fruit, and chocolate. Flavor is malty with some spices and boozy notes. Tons of nutiness. Overall a really good beer.
AtronSeige (921) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Medium candi sugar, bready, toasty. Light hops, spicy. Light peachy, banana.
Appearance: Medium-hazy amber body. Medium, frothy, light-brown head.
Flavour: Medium-high spicy alcohols, floral. Alcoholic finish. Light malty, toasty.
Mouthfeel: light body. High carbonation. Medium warming.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
18E. Belgian Dark Strong Ale
huineman (396) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 12, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours reddish brown. Copper rocky head.
High aromas of chocolate, pie, prunes, tobacco, honey, coffee, bilberry...
Powerful and vinous. Sweet, creamy. Long finish with no real bitterness. A fine dessert ale.
Rubin77 (91) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Foam: medium creamy beige head
Colour: cloudy red dark brown to black
Aroma: malty, with some hops and sweetness included, dark fruits, herbs
Taste: strong malty taste, sweet beer, grassy finish of hops on first, bur further roasted malts, a caramel taste, hints of coffee, drayed dark fruits, raisin, plums, anise-coriander-spicy, dark sugar, full-bodied, sticky and lightly syrupy palate with medium carbonation with more complex flavours, really enjoyable for those who like this kind of style
poolstar (22) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
amber beer, strong malt,caramel,warming feel of port as a aftertaste,maybe a nice beer to finsh the evening would not be able to drink many of these though as 11%