BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl Bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. dark, really dark almost opaque with an initially thick tan head that dies to a thin layer quickly. Yeasty aroma, malty,some faint brandy and fruit. Super creamy full body, dry finish some light bitterness. Flavor is fruit, malt, wood, brandy, really balanced, complex and nice.
dunn4040 (68) - Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rich deep brown with a thinner than expected tan head. The body of this beer is beautiful though. Aroma hits you as soon as you start pouring it into the glass. Pull it closer to your nose and it fills your nostrils with hints of cherry, brown sugar, oak, whiskey, and dried dark fruits. Very complex aroma, very appetizing. Flavor is bold, but not as bold as the aroma lets on. Dark fruits, wood, molasses, cigar smoke, and charcoal flavors are all intertwined in this delicious beer. Also, at 10% abv, the alcohol is expertly hidden in this one. Not nearly as boozy as you’d expect. The beer is smooth on the palate and is carbonated perfectly. Not quite as full bodied as I’d like but that’s nitpicking at this point. Overall this is one of the better beers that I’ve had in awhile and will probably break into my top 5 "Belgian style" ales. Very good beer.
bulldogops (1023) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #1017 - March 7, 2014 - Derek’s #botw and #beerguychrisgeekbeer for #week9. Bought 3 of these, one for review and two for the cellar. Dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, decent retention.heavy on carbonation Aroma is quite fruity. Full bodied. Creamy, buttery mouthfeel. Taste is ripe black currant, raisin, toffee, spiciness. Extremely smooth finish and a lingering taste of sweet malt. Superbly smooth, candy and red wine feel throughout. Fantastic.
maeib (8286) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled 01/03/14. 2006 Vintage. A purply black coloured beer which pours with no head. A delicious rich thick boozy aroma. Oaky for sure. Molasses and soy. Fruity strong rich and thick in the mouth. Boozy oaky fruity and yeasty. Salty soy notes again. Very enjoyable. A treat..
andrewturba (891) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy deep brown with a small patchy tan head. Aroma is spicy Belgian yeast, dark dried fruits notably plums, dark candied sugars, and lightly sour. Taste is wood, mildly sour, dark dried fruits, cherries, plums, raisins, spicy Belgian yeast, some wine characteristics and candied sugars. Really digging the light woody/fruity sourness.
tmrmwel (721) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, vintage 2005. Pours dark brown, with a finger thick, creamy mocha head. Aroma is roasted malts, nuts, spices, alcohol and prunes. Full body with soft carbonation. Flavour is malty with plums, oak barrels, spicy hints of aquavit, fruit and kandi giving a quite tart fruity finish.
cpetrone84 (1164) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vintage ’05 on the bottle. Pour is deep brown with a tight tan head. Nose has a ton of rich dark malt, figs, brown sugar, red grapes, a bit oxidized, nutty, cardboard, and boozy notes in back. Taste is also a good bit oxidized. The cardboard is strong with the rich malt being faded. Brown sugar and fig with booze in back. The cardboard lingers through the finish. Medium to full body, fairly good carbonation.
Grzesiek79 (2910) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 27, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Vintage 2008. Arcy klasyk, swietne i niesamowite piwo. Perfekcyjnie trafia w moj gust, niczego nie moglem sie przyczepic po tym leciwym piwie. Czarne oleiste, moze lekko czerwony refleks gdzieniegdzie sie zauwaza. Zapach intrygujacy, porto, scherry, sliwki trufle i gozka czekolada. W smaku te same wrazenia ale dochodza powidla sliwkowe i zmwlaszcza pieczone jablka, troche rumu i wspaniala rozgrzewajaca koncowka. Wytrawna i dluga. Piana gesta zoltawa ,srednio obfita ale jak na tak mocne piwo utrzymuje sie dosc dlugo, oczywiscie znaczac swoja obecnosc na pucharku. Godne poleceniu wyrachowanemu i doswiadczonemu piwoszowi. Jak najbardziej zalecane piwo do stazenia. Jeszcze raz podkresle, to artyzm i mistrzostwo wazenia i kondycjonowania tego piwa.
Gurthnar (1124) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle kindly shared by Cuso, thank you! 2008 vintage, 5 years old at the time of drinking. Aroma chocolate, plums, alcohol sting, lightly sour. Dark brown colour. Taste is chocolatey, spicy, only very light sweetness. Alcohol not present in any big amount, as opposed to the 2006 regular version we drank earlier. Moderate bitterness, moderate sweetness, light alcohol. Very good, but sadly overall weaker than the 2006 regular, which managed to impress with a sofisticated complexity. With beers of this age, it was hard to say, if it lacked the 2 bonus years of aging, or something else.
Maarten1993 (169) - - DEC 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2013 Drank with Thijs, at a wonderful night (21-12). Not better than regular pannepot in my opinion. Still a great beer though. Small amount of foam. Sweet taste, large hints of wine and small touches of roggebrood. Much depth.
JefVerstraete (866) - BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2008. Dark brown/black colour, a lot of beige foam. Moderate carbonation. Complex aroma of roasted malts, dark fruit and some chocolate. Very well balanced. Sweet with bitter finish. Hints of oak. Very good!