johndoughty (4229) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, - JAN 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2008 vintage. Bought this some time ago and have only just got around to drinking it. The wait was worth it. Dark brown with a small head.Lovely port like flavour with a gentle creaminess running through it.
Amazingly smooth for its strength-wanted the bottle to last forever.
Achel (119) - GREECE - JUN 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredible beer. Aroma deep and complex. Wood, dark malts, candi sugar, fruits like figgs and dry raisins. It has a very dark brown appearance, the palate is quite exceptional. Taste is so smooth and so complex without being overdone.
RW80 (1225) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml (vintage 2010)
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color without a real head.
Aroma: Prunes, molasis , wood, candy sugar, nuts, alcohol
Taste: Starts moderate, but lingers to really sweet, but the earthy hops save it from becomming cloying.. Sweet malts, toffee, treacle, molasses, figs, prunes , spices,cloves, cherries, oak,Alcohol is not really there i the taste. Earthy hops finish it off and avoid cloying sweetness.. Quite complex. And after 1 bottle you clearly haven’t noticed everything. So a very nice complexity.
Full body, moderate carbonation, light sticky texture.
Bule (1166) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
12oz bottle if 2009 vintage. Pours a dark brown color without much head. Good carbonation. Smooth, slight toffee and mild sweetness.
cinesr (16) - ITALY - JUN 20, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Versa colore scuro come caffè .Frutta, caramello ho già detto caramello.Divina.Il Belgio
drjoeng (154) - - JUN 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
10%ABV. Strong Porter.
I opened a bottle of properly chilled 2010. Poured out of the bottle with no head.
40°SRM. Black brown color like the local coffee in Singapore, carmelized till it pours out black as sin.
Sweet nose full of prunes and honey plums, with a little more brightness so that you don’t get a lot of preserved fruit. This is special since strong porters tend to have that tang of preservation in the nose. Light residual wood smoke in small wisps with honey and caramel. Very pleasing. Very inviting.
Lightly carbonated mouthfeel with a moderately alcoholic palate. Brief bitter hops and then a very smooth slide into vanilla beans, honey dates, leaf tobacco, toffee, dark chocolate and some burnt sugar syrup. All ponderous flavors but floating on an ether so light and perfectly balanced with just enough hops to bring each flavor to the fore without being cloying.
Goes on Favorites List big time!
davidtjm (883) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour is black with a thin head, aroma is toffee, sweet. Taste is toffee, sweet, caramel. Fantastic
stefannilssons (1530) - SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jajamen, det här var riktigt gott skit. Smaken var fint balanserad på en behaglig och stabil kropp. Smaken bar toner av plommon, ekfat, russin och belgisk jästkultur. Slutsats; sluta skriva börja dricka!
AdiBeer (1974) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, molasses, overripe prunes, wood. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, small, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, dark, overripe fruits, caramel, oak, brown sugar syrup, some alcohol, long, subtle finish. Overall: fantastic Belgian Strong Ale, immensely complex in aroma and particularly palate. Bottle from BrewDog, Holborn.
TheCametron (2087) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 7, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared a bottle of this with Rachel at Bierboom in Brugges. First ever beer on Belgian ground. I was amazed to see a beer like this for sale for only 3euros. 2010 bottle. Pours murky dark Brown with a small beige head. Potent aroma of sweet boozy malt. Prune juice, candy sugar and rich woodiness. It tastes sublime. Sweet and warming. Notes of raisins, prunes and burnt sugar. Amazing depth of flavour. Tremendous barrel ageing. Incredible beer.
Linnet (1264) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, fruity, earthy exquisite Wood aging. Complex and layer upon layer of flavours and aromas. Hazy copper colour, medium beige head. A real treat!