cbfobes (1674) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 2011 bottle, pours a very dark brown, nearly black with a thin light brown head, aroma has a lot of dark fruit mixed in with some spices and caramel, flavor is pretty sweet with a lot of chocolate and dark fruit on the front end, sweet finish with a nice bubbly mouthfeel, the abv is tasted a little bit in the finish, solid all around.
Davros (1481) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a fading tan head.
Nose shows chocolate, spiced figs, prunes, caramel, burnt brown sugar, candi sugar. Lovely.
More burnt sugar as a flavours along with some roasted malt, bready malt and spices.
Could use a more syrupy body and creamier carbonation.
dctriman (37) - USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Actually preferred this to the Reserva version. Bottle at Pizza Paradiso in Dupont Circle. Slightly floral on front end with a fairly boozy finish.
ed37 (2) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Zeer smaakvol bijna zwart bier met een mooie schuimkraag. Vol aroma en een complex smaakpalet
S_Side_Smitty (207) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(2011) Pours dark and opaque with a medium tan head. Aroma is heavy sweet malts, prunes, and maybe a little clove - there’s also a little alcohol in the background. Taste is really unique. Initially you get a heavy malt flavor then, almost immediately, an alcohol sweetness dominates. Afterwards, a thick, oily, earthy maltiness envelopes the tastebuds for a great finish. Hard to pinpoint individual flavors probably because of the age. Would like to compare with a fresh one.
NeoHippie2 (450) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aromas of dried fruits, malt, and yeast notes. Complex flavors of figs, plums, brown sugar, and malty goodness. Abv is well hidden. Awesome brew.
Brouwerij (414) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 Bottle. Pours a murky dark brown with coarse, light brown head. Settles in minutes with no lacing. Aroma is fruity, plum, stone fruit, mild alcohol. Flavor is fruity, plum, fig, dark stone fruit, with a malty, toffee, and mild alcohol finish. The alcohol is well masked as expected, beer is very well balanced. Soft carbonation with a medium body and smooth texture. Dark, fruity, rich, a tasty brew.
Jjg226 (19) - Staten Island, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours inky black with mocha head. Aromas of chocolate, raisins, and roasted malt. Flavors match aromas with a rich full mouthfeel. A well crafted complex beer demanding contemplation.
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LarsEngen (275) - Sandvika, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle from Etre Gourmet- 2010 Edition. Pours hazy dark brown with a medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and som spices. Flavor is a lot of dark fruits, chocolate and som spices. Extremly complex but also very well balanced so it is smooth and very easy to drink. Alcohol is hidden but noteable. Medium carbonation, medium bitterness, full body.
Simply one of the best beers so far.
BMMillsy (683) - Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep dark brown with a dark kahki head. Aroma is spices, pungent yeast, chocolate roasted malt. Flavor is a big dark fruit bomb. Sweet figs, chocolate, cherry, hints of spices, yeast funk. Silky smooth texture goes along with the huge complex flavor. Relatively heavy carbonation. Hints of alcohol warmth. Great beer.