Brewed by Ecaussinnes
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Ecaussinnes, Belgium


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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
10 % of alcohol, a light Scotch-aftertaste, a nice body coming from the 4 different kinds of malt (one pale, two caramelised and one torrified malt).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6284) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Blue Max Liquors, Burnsville, Mn. - 11.2 oz bottle. Dark orange pour, soft, creamy off-white head, good lace. Rich, sweet aroma presents prunes, raisins. Same elements found in the flavor with some hints of nuts, a few Christmas-like spices thrown in for good measure. Very thick mouthfeel, ABV hidden well, good night cap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2978) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours dark bronze with a light tan head. Aroma is caramel malts, spices, alcohol and yeast. Flavor caramel malts, spices , smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5593) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2006
Draft. Dark brown body with a small tan head. Nose is dark fruits, caramel, hint of molasses, and spices. Taste is sweet malts, caramel, more dark fruits, light alcohol, and a nice spice profile. Body is medium with a moderate carbonation feel and a light bit of warmth. Finishes with more dark fruit notes, light caramel, sweet malts, alcohol and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5156) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 13, 2006
This bottles brew from our 2/4/06 Fort Wayne Locals tasting event poured a large sized tan colored head of foamy finely sized mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a thick foamy lacing and a semi-opaque dark brown colored body with suspended carbonation. The aroma was yeasty and vinous with a mild brown malty note. The mouth feel was very vinous and tingly at the start then mellowed significantly in the finish. The flavor contained notes of vinous strong dark brown malts. very tasty indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2006
Bottle. Hazy dark brown with dark orange edges. Rich beige head. Cherries, banana, Royal Gala apples and light caramel in the fresh aroma. Red apples, caramel, dark chocolate and breadcrust in the malty sweet flavour. Lively carbonation. Dry finish of buscuit, banana and chocolate with nice malty sweetness in the long aftertaste, hints of ryebread.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IThinkImBuzzed (18) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Beautiful dark brown pour, thick tan head leaves lace around the glass at every sip. Caramel and faintly nutty aroma. Dark yeast sediment floated to the bottom of the glass. Taste was a combination of light malty, spicy sweetness on the tongue. Ample carbonation plus the hit of alcohol gives each sip a little tart kick in the back of the throat. Good flavor without feeling heavy. Great combination of sweet start and tart finish. One of my favorite browns.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2006
Pours dark bronze with a very large light tan head, aroma is sweet caramel malts, belgian style spices, slight alcohol and yeast to the nose. Flavor caramel malts, sweetness, spices are present, smooth flavor surprisingly for 10% yet lacks something i can’t put my finger on, good body, good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Best by 06/10/2009. Opaque dark brown with a few yeast floaters. Huge, dense, creamy tan head leaves a curtain of lacing as it subsides. Aroma- brown sugar, cotton candy, banana, cherries, yeast, toast - slightly well done toast, roasty malt, caramel. Sweet, roasty, complex. Flavor tones down the sweetness. Sweet, lightly fruity, caramel malt up front, roasty lactic character in the middle, dry finish is a bit yeasty and alcoholic. Aftertaste is alcoholic sourdough toast. Full, balanced body. Complex brew. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Dark cedar. Beautiful tannish cream cakes the glass with lace. Grapey, plummy, red currant aromaa with hints of black licorice, iron, and port. Pillowy carbonation. Densely bodied. Initially yeasty and sweetly fruity with ever intensifying iron tones. Gains a medicinal sweetness along the way, with a tangy grape background. Quite tacky, too, with a thickset, yet poorly structured, cakey malt dollop that compounds both the mushy sweetness and overall unrefined nature. Up to this point it’s pretty unruly, but the alcohol remains undetectable. Richness remains prominent as the body is soppy and scantly spiced. The latter half becomes much more enjoyable, as rum-soaked fruitcake abounds alongside succulent raisins and passionfruit. Finishes much mellower, with a rounded hint of tartness, along with a flavorsome integration of doughy yeast, meaty port, and candied pears. This would serve quite well as a solid base beer for a Flemish Sour. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4408) - Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Bottle at 2/4/06 Fort Wayne Tasting. Tan large fizzy head that mostly diminished, poor lacing, carbonated, and a brown hue. Malty, caramel, dark fruits, and some toffee. Flavor was malty, sweet, dark fruits, toffee, caramel. The alcohol was well hidden given its 10%abv. Smooth mouthfeel and light-medium body.

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