Syzzer (632) - Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2008. A great 8 or 10 Belgian. Solid caramel malty body. Well balanced alc and malts, controlled nutty belgian barley. Nice tan head which has med life. A must try. World class beer
MrOrla (1935) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours brown blackish with a tan head. Aroma of raisins, dark fruits, lots of caramel, roasted notes, strong in every aspect. Taste is very sweet, lots of dark fruits followed by plum and deep caramel. Sticky and a sipper.
beerbaaron (1925) - Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2011. Unclear dark brown. Thin tan head. Layers upon layers of complexity make each sip a pleasure. A very harmonious creation. Quite unique as well. No booze. Great sipper.
MarinEvelyn (785) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown sugar, sweet caramel aroma and taste. Dark fruit. Strong and beautiful. Slightly dry finish, but just slight.
Aherbelste (65) - - MAY 17, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is caramel, alcohol, lots of sugar and wood. Color is pure dark brown, small tanned head. Taste is superb, pretty sweet, heavy hops... excellent.
Full body, pretty smooth and thin texture, low carbonation. Overall... one of the best Belgian Strong Ales.
Zlotta (1306) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.33 l bottle from ’The Beer Tree’, 2010 vintage, bottled in November 2014. Clear, very dark ruby with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan to light brown head. Sweetish, fruity, a little spicy and slightly boozy aroma of raisins, plums, caramel, cinnamon, marzipan, clove, overripe banana, apples (calvados) and oak. Sweet-malty, slightly sourish-fruity and a little spicy taste of raisins, plums, caramel, overripe banana, chocolate, marzipan, cinnamon, clove, apples (calvados) and some oak, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, sourish, moderately yeasty-spicy and minimally warming finish. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nicely balanced, very interesting barrel notes, very complex and drinks way too easy. Absolutely delicious!
M82 (468) - Kansas, USA - APR 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A black body with mahogany frame sits beneath a fading, frothy, khaki head
Medium plus intensity with very smooth transitions and a touch of Belgian and spirit spice, creamy layers of chocolate covered blueberries & blackberries, dates, caramel & brown sugar with a balanced, silky, intwined cognac influence on a slick yet soft, frothy, creamy medium body... residuals echo the aromas and flavors with notions of cherry cordial
Capped 11.2 FL OZ 2010 Vintage served at 55° into Orrefors Difference Porter Snifter
zvsn (1448) - ISRAEL - APR 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Yoav. 2010 edition. Reddish-brown with nice beige head. Aroma of prunes, wood, raisins, caramel and alcohol. Sweet malt, raisins, caramel, honey, vanilla, port wine, wood, spices, rich and complex flavors. Medium-full bodied, oily and smooth. Very good.
rayaron (1204) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - APR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks Yoav. 2010 vintage. Deep amber with big bubbly brownish head. Sweetish aroma with notes of prune, raisin, date honey and coconut. Very sweet flavor, a bit salty with notes of prune, raisin and lots of wood, a bit alcoholic. Sticky texture, full-bodied. Very nice.
Kr1zz (311) - BELGIUM - APR 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at Willems en Zoon Grobbendonk.
Pours black with a medium beige/brown head. Red wine, port, caramel, malts, dried fruit, wood, tannine, nuts, bread, warm alcoholic feeling, raisins...
llucmaduell (135) - barcelona, SPAIN - APR 2, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
How wonderful! Enjoy a beer like this is priceless. Maybe it needed a little gas but other delights, a game of sensations, a beer with a fantastic job.