madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
17th July 2009
Cloudy orange brown beer. Foamy white head. Dry palate, slightly soft. Frothy in the mouth. Carbonation is low but provides bite in the finish. Bitter hop dominates some sweet biscuity malt. Finshes soft and dry with more bitter hop and a little peach. Doesn’t feel like 12.0%!!
teorn88 (4734) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle. 2009 vintage. Big gusher. Pours a hazy chestnut color with a huge off-white head. Aroma is stunning: funk and fruit notes all over the place with light swwet presence. Slight alcohol and bourbon in particular. Taste is extremely balanced between the yeasty and malty fruity sweet side and the woody, almost smokey, bitter side. Flavors of whiskey barrels. Finish is bitter, smooth and quite dry. Body is medium to full and carbonation is soft. Anyways, this is so fruity and refreshing it’s extremely easy to drink. I don’t remember last time I was so astonished by a Belgian strong. This is a real treat. If this was too sweet/boozy when released (just guessing, trying this for the first time here), than age made a superb work on it. I only wish I had more of this.
gyllenbock (6305) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange with a large off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, grape and a lot of toffee. The taste was sweet with quite a lot of toffee. 12%!?
Koelschtrinker (14127) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Süßlich herber Beginn mit stärker werdenden Hefenoten. Dunkle Kräuternoten, gelungene Alkoholigkeit. Das Bier wird im Mittelteil kräftiger, die Hefigkeit sticht dabei besonders hervor. Leicht schokoladenmalzig. Getreidig-hefiges Finish, rund, der Alkohol ist auch hier in angenehmen Maßen präsent. 11/12/12/13/12/13
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A copper Belgium ale that tastes like liquefied candies. Suprisingly easy to drink sweet 12% beer
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed 1.5 year before expiration date
The look: Cloudy copper body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention
In long: Nose is sweet childish fun with bubblegum, jelly beans, spicy hard candies and such. Taste is a big semi-toasted slice of brown bread, plenty of brown sugar, candied apples, hard candies, spicy notes, scented flowers, bubblegum. Almost no alcohol presence whatsoever. Body is full and a bit fluffy but doesn’t fell thick or heavy despite the gravity of the beer. The beer is very sweet and there isn’t much hops presence, yet the beer doesn’t feel cloying at all and it is relatively easy to drink for a 12% monster. I got this beer from an internet beer store, the internet makes things so much easier, before it existed if I wanted to rate a beer online I would have had to invent the Internet.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Massive gusher. 2/3 of the bottle ended in my sink and on the kitchen floor. Sh*t. Pours hazy brown. Sweet aroma, flavor a bit musty and dry. Okay beer. Still pissed I only got a third of one.
Leighton (15381) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at The Dean Swift, London. Pours cloudy gold with a foamy head. Sweet malts, candi, brown sugar, faint yeast and spice in the aroma. Medium sweet flavor with a bit of leafy bitterness. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, some dough. Interesting stuff and pretty good.
FatPhil (11835) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (RBESG2011, Grand Tasting)
Gusher, and with sinky bits, not a good combination for a starting point. Aroma is honey and nectarine. Taste is dryer - walnutty, and a touch papery. Definitely feels old, but perhaps too old. Drinkable, but a bit messy. Covered the alcohol reasonably.
maledictum (733) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - SEP 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky, hazy yellowy colour. Quite fruity and hoppy aroma. Tastes is also quite hoppy in fact really quite hoppy, amazed at the strength, yes it is evident but I never would have guessed it at being 12%. Nice sweetness and bitterness throughout a most enjoyable beer.
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBESG Grand Tasting, held at Dean Swift.
Cloudy gold-orange with lots of floaties. Great lemon-orange nose, biscuit pilsner malts, pears. Dry, nicely bitter flavor with tobacco, some very English hops, wonderful. Light, clean, and tasty.