eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, - MAY 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tastes a hell of a lot like rochefort 10, only less subtle. a big chewy malty and spicy ale, as brown as a beer can taste brown: gravy, chocolate, mole sauce, brown sugar, etc. rich and opulent to a degree few belgian beers attempt (perhaps why it’s a ratebeer sort of beer) but still dry. the thing that is really cool about it is a kind of winelike fruity sourness that winds the palate up. salty too. plenty of coriander evident, maybe something peppery too. perhaps a bit heavy where i like belgian ales to be zippy and frothy and phenolic.
beer_est_deus (707) - örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mörkt, mörkt brun och ett brunt skum. Doft: Russin, lakrits, söt malt, madeira, sött fat doft, söt körsbärs likör, rom. Smak: Fat, malt, lakrits, vin, russin, rostat.
milo91hd (126) - Lecce, ITALY - OCT 23, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottiglia del 2013, colore marrone scuro tendente al nero con una schiuma color cappuccino fine e poco persistente, all’aroma si sente malto, cioccolato e frutta sotto spirito, in bocca è fantastica, piena e rotonda con un bel sapore di liquirizia nel finale. Una birra fantastica che va sicuramente bevuta almeno una volta
Muggus69 (1231) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330mL vintage 2013
Dark brooding, near black ale. Dark tan head is dense and persistent.
Nose offers an evolving painting of aromas; dark chocolate, nutmeg, date, clove, sultana, roast nuts, nut brown butter, earthy spice, molasses.
Creamy, syrupy, chewy body. Rich, decadent, without being cloying. Smooth carbonation.
There’s so much to enjoy going on here; chocolate liqueur, liquorice, charred barrel notes, stewed vinous fruits, raisins, clove & nutmeg & black pepper, cooked citrus, treacle & dark candy sugar, a subtle earthiness, moderate bitterness. Smoooooth finish, lingers so nicely. Where’d that 10% go!?
Sensational beer - one of the best Belgians, truly.
unclemike (2274) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally got to try this Pours a clear dark brown with a big yellowish head. Date-, prune- and alcohol aroma. Big and stable off-white head. Tastes quite sweet of molasses and sirup spiced with dates, figs and prunes. Hint of burnt caramel. A strong effect in the back of the mouth - nice. Medium to high carbonation. Very full beer with a sweet finish
jeremyh70 (742) - Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour a dark garnet color with a light tan head and decent lacing. Aroma is fruity with red apples, cherry cough drop, some banana even and bready yeast. Taste is dark fruit like raisin and plums, cherries and bread. Nice and flavorful Belgian.
kambei70 (619) - - OCT 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 bottle. Pours a dark brown, garnet color. Aroma is full of fruit; banana, cherry, apple, tropical and dark, with some bread and a hint of alcohol. Taste is more dark fruits, raisin and prune, with some red apple. Really develops on your tongue. Has some roast and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel. Really interesting and dense flavor.
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jahshuwuh (407) - USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Muddy medium brown with half a finger of khaki head. Smells is dark fruit, cheese, yeasty, raisin, plum, brown sugar, cherry. Taste is a sweet rush of brown sugar caramel sweetness, bready, a little mocha, raisin, malty. Warming, medium mouth, coats. Good Belgian yeastiness, nice malt sweetness and dark fruity flavors. Well done Belgian strong.
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Pringao_Toribi (255) - Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: yeasty liquour beer.
Aroma is incredibly rich and complex, and resembles uncooked flour, creamy crown, taste is strong and sweet/liquory, aftertaste is complex and kind of bitter.
MMR (295) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An amazing beer which pours out a thick and dark. I was mery much amased by it’s thick texture and balanced sweet aroma.
eduardovl (871) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
330ml bottle served in a Westvleteren chalice.
I dunno remember the Edition of my first review. This review is based on 2010 Edition enjoyed at the 26/08/2014. LOT 32255711. Best Before 24.09.2016.
A: Pours a deep amber to brown color forming a small to medium beige head. Medium to low retention forming and leaving only few spotty lacings in the glass. A small layer remains for a long time on the top
S: Very sweet, malty, spicy and mainly, fruity. Strong notes of caramel, caramel malts, candi sugar, licorice, dry plums, dry raisins, orange zest, vanilla, chocolate, brown bread, earthy hops and wood. Notes of black pepper and coriander. A bit booze in the end. But a very well hidden 10% ABV
T: Exactly like the nose. Very sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel, caramel malts, candi sugar, licorice, dry plums, dry raisins, grapefruit, vanilla, chocolate, brown bread, black pepper. Balanced bitterness in the end. Earthy hops
M: Full heavy body. Creamy and molasses. Medium to low carbonation. Sweet, malty and aftertaste with a pleasant earthy bitterness in the back of the tongue
O: Perfect drinkability. Perfect Quad. Perfect beer
[ BA Review @ 10/17/2009 ]