watson1977 (2288) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a depp brown...mild ruby hues...nice creamy light mocha head. some lacing. aroma is roasty and slightly fruity...winey...also some subtle cocoa. im not getting much nuttiness though. flavor has much more cocoa and roastiness than the aroma. also light coffee...gets winey with some dark fruit at the end...touch of sourness. mouthfeel is thick and creamy...lively...with a roasty dark fruit finish that reminds me of an impy. interesting beer...very unique!
DrSilverworm (2707) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, shared with the tasting group. Dark brown color, some red. Good thin lighter brown head. Some lace. Malty taste. Some brown sugar. More sweet, some bitter in the finish. Dark fruit. Light molasses. Some dark chocolate. Earthiness. Light sweet bite in the finish. Good dark rich chocolatey belgian strong dark ale. Very robust and rich.
b3shine (2234) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks good; a dull and cloudy brownish-black with sticky beige head that dissipates into lacing and lively carbonation. Smells and tastes sweet and malty with notes of caramel and toffee. Nice on the palate too. Enjoyable.
daniele (3773) - ITALY - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scura non molta schiuma media persistenza bel lievito belga speziato fruttato nocci nocciole leggero etilico cioccolato cacao buon corpo liquirizia finale piuttosto lingo poco amaro
thomat (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a small brown head. Malty and fruity tones. malt, fruit, sour and bitterness. Full body with a long bitter / sour finish.
jhogan4 (223) - El Cajon, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a trade, poured into a tulip. Pours reddish brown with a thick head. Very fizzy at first, similar to other Bruery anniversary beers. Nose is roast, caramel, dates, hops, chocolate. Flavor follows with malt, chocolate, and pecans; slightly tart, which made me wonder about infection. I think this is probably the best of the anniversary beers I’ve tasted from the Bruery.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
24th April 2011
Opaque brown beer, good tan head. Light palate, a little crisp and a little dry. Soft malt, slightly boozy with dried fruits on the back end. Finishes dry and warming. Nice but never totally engaging.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of dark chocolate with some dark grain and a hint of toasted pecans. Flavor starts with dark chocolate that grows in sweetness towards the finish with a hint of raisin and pecans.
Glouglouburp (5562) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A heavy, thick and sweet fruity/chocolaty/nutty strong Belgian dark ale Very good.
How: Bottle 750ml. Age unknown. Split three-way, thanks Matt.
The look: Cloudy dark burgundy body topped by a small beige head,
In long: Nose is a big roasted fruit cake, caramel, roasted nuts, more… This beer smells ‘big’. Taste is very rich, a fun mix of chocolaty malts, lots of sweet dark fruits (prunes, figs, etc.), cashews, caramel, some roast. Body is very thick but carbonated enough to make for a nice mouthfeel. There are many nice Belgian Abts/Strong of similar size that I can enjoy by the full bottle, 2 Turtle Doves is not such a beer, this is a very heavy beer that is better shared. A bit too heavy for me to give it a very high rating. However as a rich nourishing beer (it is almost a meal) this beer really gets the job done. Not something I’d want to drink on a regular basis but at the end of the day it’s still a pretty good beer and it is also 11:59pm.
Marheb (1167) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Belle complexité sur le côté sucré du spectre avec une touche sauce soya/vinaigre balsamique qui surprend au début mais qui s’intègre bien au fur et à mesure. Le chocolat, les fruits confits et les épices se laissent compléter par les pécans grillés. L’alcool est imperceptible pour une telle grosseur, solide conception.
JorisPPattyn (7306) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark-brown beer, small yellow-beige head. Roasted, sweet, molasses and some fruity esters. Coffee, roasted, coffee cookies, but with a very syrupy finish. Fruit returns, red fruit. Roastiness very outspoken, going to Hoi-sin sauce. Sticky MF, well-bodied. Bit sticky... I think a little dash of Sour in the Rye, mixed in, might have done it no end of a favour.