hannont (2) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2006 bottle...holy god am I ever impressed by this beer. The nose and flavors brim with figs, raisins, plums, cola and toffee. Mouthfeel is a tad on the thin side but appropriate for the style. If I had a St. Bernardus and a Westy 12 in front of me, I have little doubt that I would favor this in a blind tasting. Happy to have a few of these in the cellar.
knasputte78 (545) - SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svartbrun med ett stort skum. Torkad frukt, söt värmande alkohol. Lite som kan jang men gott
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Hopmaestro (1234) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is sweet malty with raisins, plums and nuts. Taste is brown sugar sweetness, raisins, syrup. A bit spicey and fruits with nuts going on in here.
wombat23 (607) - Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 oz. bottle. 2013 edition. Pours a dark brown color with a short-lived beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, dark fruits, apple, spice and alcohol. Taste is malt, caramel, dark fruits, plum, and spice. Finish is somewhat sweet and very warming. To be sipped and contemplated...
ignorant (84) - madrid, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
brown close to black. spongy foam café au lait good retention being an edge to the surface without leaving a trace of lace too. powerful and complex aroma. notes typical style as dark and sweet fruit like plums, figs and raisins. notes also appear in the background of chocolate, roasted malt, hazelnuts, vanilla and spices like cinnamon. Alcohol appears hopelessly nose but not displeasing. In widening mouth of aromatic sensations, lots of dark fruit, candy, cake, vanilla and spices. Very bodied and creamy, which fills the mouth with easy entry aided by a moderate carbon atypical style.
kaserov (104) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color marrón muy oscuro casi negro con capa de espuma marrón mínima. No mucha carbonatación. Aroma de licor, alcohólico, pero agradable (y no suelo decir esto). Sabor muy complejo y robusto. Se nota algo herbal, se nota algo de café (no sé si es cosa mía o no, pero hay algún elemento en el trago que me remite a maltas tostadas de cerveza negra); se nota el alcohol (pero muy bien disimulado). Hay mucho en cada trago de esta cerveza. Un acierto.
biirusaikou (2477) - - AUG 19, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Moeder Fonteinas. 2015 vintage. Simply awesome stuff, feels like a smooth jagermeister-in-a-brew, loving it... until it starts hitting me hard on the back of the neck :)
GoofproofTom (6) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of alcohol, fruit, herbs and spices. Completely black with barely any head. Taste is sweet with a lot of fruits, but this is nicely balanced out by the tones of herbs and roasted malts. Aftertaste is liquorice and herbs. Somewhat thick body.
Not the best version of this beer, but still amazing.
darbeer75 (435) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: heavily sweet with boozy, wine notes; Appearance: dark red-brown with thin, white head that dissipates quickly; Taste: follows nose; very rich and complex, not too boozy; delicious; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: excellent example of a belgian; would definitely buy again when I can get it.
koleminer20 (2400) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. Got this one in a trade with Eddie. The pour is a darker brown/light black with a thicker and creamy light tan head that falls down to a thicker ring. The aroma is surprisingly fruity. There is a heavy grape and ripe fig but to it with minimal malts. It’s a bit winey, and interesting. Definitely not what I was expecting here. The flavor is really deep and complex. There is a good maltiness up front that produces bits of sweet toffee and light chocolate. The figs hold their own and offer a strong darkness to it. The grapes fade from bright and fruity to more of a dark and dry wine addition. It’s complex and good. The mouth feel is a little light and the carbonation is well done. There is a hint of wine on the back end, but the sweet malts and a light roast really balance out the dry finish. This isn’t as good as I was hoping. Overall, it’s not bad.
ebone1988 (1311) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the book. 2011 vintage. Finally. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, grapes, dark fruit, booze, spices, great. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head, viscous. Taste is fruity, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, wine maybe, dry, sweet, good stuff. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, dry dark fruit aftertaste. Overall, this is really quite good.