potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 Bottle. A dark brown to black with big tan Head that is lasting. Aroma is dark dried fruits (raisins, dates, prunes) a whiff of sea salt, big oak character, a syrupy sweetness like a dark fruit jam or something. Flavor follows with a fairly full mouthfeel and flavors of fruit, not quite sticky but syrupy certainly. If I poured it over vanilla ice cream I imagine it would be a phenomenal experience. Flavors add spiciness, peppery, but around that chocolate blackberry or plum first noticed in the nose. Belgian yeast and candy sugars come in a dark molasses kind of way. The kind of beer I’d want to drink off the beach in Nantucket on a cooler August night. Always has been one my true beer loves for many years.This beer so dark and delicate is a dessert on its own and maybe tomorrow’s breakfast shall be another.
Simonsen (239) - NORWAY - MAY 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Haandfestivalen. Mørk brun,beige skum, mye mørk frukt,plomme,kaffe,Brent malt,eik Veldig god
mathieuc (284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a really dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma of dark chocolate and booze. Taste is medium sweet and a low level of apparent bitterness. Flavors of chocolate, molasse, raisins and various dark fruits. Quite similar to a Rochefort 10 but with an even nicer mouthfeel (creamy). Marvelous!
cbfobes (1675) - 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 (1484) - 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 (208) - 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 (20) - 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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