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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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A very complex Belgian sextuple, sweet with caramel notes.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AgedOak (98) - Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2010
22 oz bomber, thanks to jsquire. Dark caramel in color with small amount of off white head. Rich yeasty aroma. Very little carbonation Honey sweetness dominates this belgian strong ale almost to the point of being over the top, with some bready malts. The ABV is well hidden initially but as it warms the alcohol becomes very warming. This is a HUGE belgian, just not my favorite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Massive thanks to oldstylecubsfan for passing this one along. Pours a hazy caramel brown that shows bright orange in the light, with a small off-white head that doesnít leave much lacing, just some sticky legs after each sip. The aroma is massively sweet - vanilla, caramel, bananas, booze-soaked plums, caramelized sugar, fruity ester galore. Itís all surrounded by the ever-present alcohol presence. The taste is just as huge, definition of a sipper. Itís got the shockingly sweet molasses and caramel backbone with chewy sugary fruits just exploding on the palate. The finish has a hint of wood but much, much more than a hint of alcohol. The mouthfeel is thick, chewy and, of course, sugary sweet. This is a seriously big beer with tons of flavors (mostly sweet) fighting for attention with the alcohol. Iím not sure Iíd peg it at 15%, but it definitely feels higher than 10%. In that respect, itís fairly drinkable for the ABV, but I wouldnít recommend chugging this one...or really even drinking the bomber by yourself. Overall, itís an excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
14th December 2008. Hazy dark brown beer, no head. Low carbonation. Aroma of malt and port. Sweet start - intense toffee and bubblegum with a little spicy port wine. Dry aniseedy warming finish. Some estery peach and banana tones as well. A complex and very tasty treat!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bomber- pours a deep hazy orange/copper with a smallish head- lasts a bit. Aroma is citrusy, grassy, tons of thick sweet honey, very sweet toffee, big bready malts, toast, and some alcohol heat. Flavor is fruity- pear and peach, hoppy, earthy grassy orange zest, Belgian phenolics and bit fruity esters- light apple as well- huge honey sweetness, syrupy, bready and doughy pils and pale malts. Alcohol is apparent, but lots going on- not too bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Bottle:   Caramel in color, slight ruby hue, hazy, small spritzy off-white head, dies quickly, sparce lacing.   Heavy Tripelesque like aroma, bready, slight biscuit, dull floral aspects.   Fairly similar on the tongue.   Wow, this one is really really meaty.   It is very viscous and thick.   Warming but not alcoholic.   Sweet, quite sweet, almost over the top.   Body and mouthfeel are quite big.   Thick and syrupy on the finish, warming, very warming.   This is very much like an Imperial Tripel or something.   Could be hard to finish for most, but not for this pro.   Finishes very much like a high octane kick in he nutz.   This one is pretty much just over the top.   Its like a Belgian Tripel on steroids.   Many thanks to JPDIPSO for the bottle!


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2009
bomber - thanks TAR!! slight pop and pours murky dark orange; very abrasive with heavy booze in the nose and flavor; mixed with oranges, grain, lemons and booze; overly strong and boozy; did I say boozy? the fact that I still drank the whole thin by myself on a wednesday night is proof of my drinking problem

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
22oz bottle from shawnm213, thanks for knocking this off my want list after along time on it. Rating #255. Dark orange color, with a kind of dull glow to it. Very potent and rich aroma, very heavy duty. Sweet, big grain flavor, really hard to describe and not nearly as hot as I though it would be. 񡹴)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2009
Finally I got to try it! Thanks to ogglethorp. Pours an amber color with a beige head. Aroma is spicy, yeasty, fruit and some alcohol. Big huge beer, tons of spice and some caramel and brown sugar notes. A bit too hot. I think this one would age nicely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2009

Source:22 oz bottle shared at a tasting in Nashville.
Glass:Taster.
Appearance:Hazy deep gold pour with a one finger off white head.
Aroma:Rotten dark fruits and yeast. Bread dough as well.
Flavor:Yeast and dark fruits dominate with a defined alcohol presence.
Palate:Full body with soft carbonation.
Overall:This was an excellent beer. With Pannepot opened at the tasting, it took a back seat, but still very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of MaltOMeal. Hazy amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma of overripe fruit and a little yeast. Quite full-bodied, a little low in carbonation, sweetish overripe fruit - almost syrupy - with delicious Sherry accents. The finish is alcoholic with hardly any hop presence. Really, this is a Quad all over. 290509


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