bkurtz (1061) - - FEB 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 Pours dark brown with on off-white head. Great aromas of caramel and dried fruits. Chocolate and coffee notes. Wow, this is yummy, complex and well balanced. A long finish and a great brew. I need to age a few of these.
Lonick (1488) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg @The Salt Horse, Edinburgh. [Rating Backlog:Aug 2016] Pours brown with a red tinge. beige head which went quite quick. Nose is wonderful, Christmas cake, cloves, spices (mixed), big cinnamon, fruity, prunes plums, raisins, amazing nose. Taste is caramel, vanilla, spicy but not as much as the nose, sweet fruits, candi sugar taste, this is great. Wife had some and then bought some for herself.
SuperTiti33 (851) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brune très foncé. Peu voir pas de collet. Nez: Sucre cuit. Caramel. Mélasse. Confiture de fraise/ petit fruit/ bleuet. Bouche: riche. fruité à fond. Confiture. Jus de pruneau. Crème de cassis. Sucre cuit.
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jbruner (4105) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with thin ring of bubbly tan head. Aroma of faint oaky vanilla and big booze, hint of dark fruit. Taste is almost like a barrel aged stout with hints of dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Really nice.
Wixie (402) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Liquid is black as night, large, brown head. Light peaty aroma of malt. Medium body, little bit carbonation. Taste is sweet, chocolate.
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 330ml (2012) – cellared for 4 years. Served at room temperature. Pours a dark, murky brown with a ruby tint. Head is small, tanned and average lasting. Aroma is strong and complex with notes of aged red wine; toasted wholemeal bread, dried currants, dried cranberries, blueberries, old wine barrels, cooked brown sugar, aniseed, 5 spice powder, pouch tobacco, and dried leaves. Flavour is immensely complex, smooth, and very vinous; aged red wine (strong), blueberry toast (strong), tart blackberries (strong), blackcurrants (strong), dried cranberries, toasted caramel, Belgian candy sugar, old wine barrels (strong), anise, dried leaves and a oak tannins in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation, an oily texture and an ambrosial finish. ABV is extremely well hidden. Easily one of the most complex and refined beers I have had to pleasure to taste.
ken1 (1771) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: sweet dark ripe berries, prunes and cherries.
Flavour: full dark fruity sweetness with notes of oak. A port like quality with a dry bitter finish and a warm fruity mouthfeel.
Colour: very dark reddish brown with a reddish brown fading head.
From: Bottle, bottled 2012, sampled Sept. 2016.
beer_queue (13) - California, USA - SEP 7, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled: Oct. 2012, Sampled: 8/30/2016.
Opaque, dark brown with a thin caramel head. Aromas of dried fruits (plums, dates, figs), caramel, herbs/spices, toasted bread, and honey. Arrives on palate with subtle dried dark fruits and caramel; develops a vinous, slightly tart, herbaceous, earthy middle and then moves into a finish of dark+milk chocolate blend & licorice. As it warms, the fruits and chocolates take center stage while still giving the wine notes some space at the end. Medium to light body with soft carbonation; quite lively for an old bottle! Smooth and rich in flavors while maintaining a balanced palate; excellent level of complexity throughout. Alcohol is very well hidden over its long glass life. Its tart middle shows off a lot of the French oak influence. Overall a pleasure to drink. This is a beautiful beer that achieves a nice blend of Belgian strong dark ales and French red wines.
vladslav1976 (9) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - SEP 6, 2016 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Reserva 2010. Dark brown with a beige persistent head. Aroma is complex, with notes of raisins fruit, spices, molasses, chocolate, toffee, caramel and roasted malts. Taste follows the same. Very well balanced. Less vinous than the standard Pannepot and even better than that.
Linkiewitz (100) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 30, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromat: Bardzo silne nuty beczkowe, waniliny, drewno, trochę przypraw, delikatne skojarzenia z winem + aromat cukru trzcinowego z butelki, który wprost zniewala.
Wygląd: Ciemne, z momentalnie opadającą pianą redukowaną do zera.
Smak: Analogicznie do aromatu (zwłaszcza beczka), lecz nasze kubki smakowe mogą doświadczyć dodatkowo smaku dojrzałych owoców (śliwki, morele, nawet figi), likieru (wiśniowego?) oraz wspaniałego, długiego finiszu spod znaku cukru trzcinowego. Alkohol ułożony jest wręcz perfekcyjnie, ujawnia się tylko po ogrzaniu pod postacią przyjemnego rozgrzewania w przełyku. Piwo zdecydowanie warte każdej złotówki.
Andy_ (1058) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle, 2012 vintage
Dark brown beer with beige head. Quite strong calvados. Woody as well. Also the obvious dark belgian strong ale flavors and aromas like dark sugar, plums, figs, cherry and dried fruits. Some cough surypy tones. Full palate, not too foamy. Very complex. Gets better with sediment.