kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Enormous, dense head that sticks around a long time, leaving decent rings of lacing. Deep aroma of cocoa, red and purple fruits (cherries, cranberries, grapes, plums, raisins), yeast, breads, and a hint of ... Dr. Pepper? How neat. Flavor - this is the smoothest 10% ABV beer I have ever drunk. Holy moly - it is too easy to drink this! Best-hidden alcohol ever. Be careful, because it’s really tasty, too. VERY well-balanced on the acid front, which is typically my foremost complaint among some otherwise great Belgian Strongs. 5 on the palate for sure. I’d like a little more aftertaste, but what is there is really scrumptious - all the aforementioned fruits, especially the red ones, lots of creamy maltiness, and a finish of bread and fruit. Nom! My special orders for December have gone so well. I’m such a happy beer geek! UPDATE: I am now tasting some spices in addition to all that other stuff. This just gets more and more interesting.
geovanicalixto (29) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - MAY 28, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Cerveja excelente. Coloração escura com colarinho bege. Aroma adocicado. Alcool presente e bem inserido. Gosto de frutas escuras secas oresente e persistente. Retrogosto levemente alcoólico e adocicado
Dahlstrom (176) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Dark, dark amber with a medium offwhite head. Aroma of belgian yeast, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste reflects the aroma, but here I feel the spices and it give me a perfume-like feeling. Medium bodied. Low bitterness. And medium carbonation.
craftbeersweden (530) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving temperature 13C (55F) - A little bit to cold, I think.
Dark mahogny, brown/red beer with a tiny beige-brown head. No lacing stays on the glass.
Nose: Nuts, roasted malt, coffee, brownie, caramel malt, prune, raisin, cola and candied sugar.
The nose grows as the beer heats up.
Taste: Sweet caramel, licorice, espresso, roasted malt, maple syrup, raisin, orange, brown sugar and molasses.
Mouth: Full body. Complex texture. Medium carbonation with tiny bubbles. Sweet ending with a light, dry tone.
Oh! This is so good!
I’m looking forward to cellar this and try a bottle in a few years from now :)
llucmaduell (136) - barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
There are beer and wonders. The first time I tried pannepot, years ago I discovered that there was life beyond the Trappist. Pannepot The only problem is that there are issues that are not wonderful, just wonderful!
rafael52 (778) - Łódź, POLAND - MAY 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kolor: brunatny, zmętniony.
Piana: średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, w miarę trwała.
Zapach: ciemne owoce,wiśnie śliwki, trochę melanoidyn,aromatów opiekanych, lekki alkohol,
Smak: wyraźna pełnia, spora słodycz, nuty ciemnych owoców, jak w aromacie, nuty słodowe, karmelowe, melanoidynowe, delikatnie taniniczne, goryczka w kierunku niskiej.
Wysycenie: w butelce wysokie, wychodzi z butelki, w szkle już średnie.
Ogólnie: piwo mocno przegazowane, wychodzi z butelki, co negatywnie wpływa na ogólną ocenę piwa.
brandon31g (30) - HONG KONG - MAY 22, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cola like dark brown colour with a small beige head gives no lacing but lasts long. There are toffee, raisin, licorice and spicy Belgian yeast aroma on nose. Taste is brown sugar sweetness and spicy upfront. After that, a light tartness reminds me of raisin. The finishing is slightly roasted malt and nuttiness along with hint of alcohol. This Belgian ale is complex yet perfectly balanced featuring a solid structure.
likeatrainwreck (397) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown almost black with a frothy tan foam that quickly disappears. Chocolate, spice, plenty of alcohol... not as good as I was hoping given the great reviews.
vinivini (1069) - BELARUS - MAY 13, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge thanks to lern for sharing this. Deep brown. Opaque., tan moderate head. Average retention. Modest lacing. Rich malty aroma of candy, prune, brandy, belgian yeast. Medium to full body. Cratmy mouthfeel. Rich malty flavour with notes of brandy, prunes, some roast, light bitterness. Excellent balance. A classic of highest quality without its unique point nevertheless.
Tognetta (659) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Marrom quase negra, totalmente turva, espuma marrom de boa formação e persistência. Aroma carregado de maltes, licor de chocolate, passas, cereja em conserva, torrado em segundo plano, complexa. Paladar de dulçor intenso, leve amargor torrado. Corpo denso/licoroso, leve/média carbonatação. Final de longa duração mantém o forte maltado, frutado de leve acidez, dulçor e torrado em ótimas proporções. Com o tempo de copo mantém a acidez frutada e trás notas mais achocolatadas.
Savage_Night (362) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2016 Vintage 2011. Pours hazy brown with a large frothy khaki head with excellent retention and slowly fades leaving behind a thick cap maintained by moderate carbonation. AROMA: malty, cinnamon, peppermint, molasses, brown sugar, peppercorns, dried stone fruit, licorice, herbal hops, hazelnut, alcohol, basement aromas, herbs, raisins, floral, light yeast esters, earthy, smoky, rubbery and dry tomato paste. TASTE: malty, cinnamon, peppermint, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, peppercorns, dried stone fruit, licorice, faint hop spice/bitterness, slight rye, slightly woody, bittersweet, creamy, hazelnut, boozy, basement aromas, herbs, raisins, floral, earthy, smoky, rubbery and slight dark bitter chocolate. AFTER TASTE: malty, spices, molasses and dry dark stone fruit with a creamy spices bittersweet smoky finish.