jezmez68 (396) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bottle from Jim Spahr, who sent a whole bunch of beer back from Belgium. Nice carbonation out of the bottle. Big tan head, slowly dissipated. Beer is brown with garnet highlights. Smells of alcohol; boozy. Great flavor - some caramel, a little chocolate and a hint of roastiness. The barrel-aging seems to work with this one well - I don’t think the wood stole any of the flavor.
Nische (732) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at NK Ölbar. Dark brown with tan head. Sweet aroma with candied sugar, molasses and dried cherry. Smooth sweet taste with more of the dried fruit, brown sugar and sweet liquorice.
DroolYeast (233) - Odder, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ basement beer bar in Aalborg.
Amazing caramel aroma with overripe red berries, dried dark fruit, alcohol. Reddish brown with tiny off-white head.
Quite sweet, more fruit.
Soapy texture, great body, finish is longlasting, light carbonation.
Shielfing (5) - SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Surprisingly dark for the style (drunk in a Belgian Strong Dark beer tasting). Astringent quality from the dark malt with notes of liquorice and spices. Intense and full body. Very good.
as_amedes (6) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 22, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ein fantastisches bier. Nach jedem letzten schluck spürt man das verlangen nach einem weiteren...
GlasgowTAD (37) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brownblack colour. Smells of raisins and liquorice. Taste is mostly liquorice. Has a ginger spiciness upfront. Smooth mouthfeel, alcohol is there but in the background. 2010 vintage 33cl bottle.
Holmen2 (942) - NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 15.09.14. 2013 vintage. Almost black. Beige head. Herbs and liquorice in aroma. Similar, and slightly sour, taste.
tandembrauer (134) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours dark brown. Aroma of raisins. Smooth mouthfeel. Well balanced.
ametras (416) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
 33cl bottle. Slow gusher. Murky mahogany with a foamy beige head. Lots of sediments. Flavors are bread, dried fruits, cherries, plum, dates, dark chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, licorice, tobacco and spices with vinous and slight oxidized notes. Pleasant alcohol warmth. Full body, bright light carbonation, creamy and sticky texture. Delicious.
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The "Fisherman’s Ale". Not Struise’s first, but the beer with which they first attracted international attention. A wonderfully complex and rich, profound brew, dark bronze colour, hazy, creamy head, very fruity and deeply malty profile, candi sugar, complex with pleasant drying spicy notes, elegant yeastiness and characterful hop bitterishness in the finish along with warming, liqueurish alcohol. Very agreeable, a great beer indeed.
markoijelena (372) - SERBIA - SEP 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.33l from De Hopduvel beer shop Ghent Belgium.Pour it dark colour with small white head.Taste of cheery with sweet note.Dried fruits especially grapes.Awesome