GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid dark brown with a good sized beige head. Aroma is brown sugar, plums, yeast, raisins, caramel, fig. Full bodied, sweet on the palate with a slight syrup character. Taste is dates, raisins, plums, brown sugar. Think I like this more than most Unibroue beers.
Elwood (2909) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a cloudy dark brown with a nice tan head. The nose has notes of dried dates, fresh figs, light caramel, stone fruit, and a little spice. Lighter on the tongue with a nice effervescence. Sweet at first then drier on the back end. Belgian candy sugar, light spiced cake, dates, and fig. Very nice indeed.
stoutnick (287) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darkish murkiness. Aroma is grain and mild raisin. Taste is booze, raisin, winey quality, candi sugar. Overall one of the best belgian strong dark ales.
andrewturba (733) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown that letís a little light through and a big rocky tan head that slowly settles. Aroma is dark candied sugar, figs, raisins, plums, malty sweetness, light alcohol, and some caramel notes. Flavour is well balanced alcohol, raisins, figs, plums, malty sweetness, burnt candied sugar, light bitterness, and spicy Belgian yeast with a dry finish.
Reimer96 (841) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a red tinge a d a nice frothy brown head. Aroma of dark dried fruits, grapes, red wine and some caramel. Taste is sweet caramel, red grapes, figs, dates and then finishes semi dry with a red wine after taste. Medium high carbonation really brings a full body and full blend of flavors on the palate. Excellent Belgian dark strong.
SuperTiti33 (231) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2010. Brune. Beau collet. Nez: épice. Figue. Caramel. Banane. Levure. Sucre candi. Raisin. Porto. Rhum. Bouche: très sucré. Anis. Chocolat. Fruité. Datte figue. Caramel salé. Madérisé. Cerise. Pain au banane. Bonbon. Un chef d'oeuvre québécois.
ReverendMoon (95) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite impressive. It has a very unique and immediate alcohol/fruit aftertaste which I really enjoyed and found very distinctive from other Belgian strongs. I would definitely be back for me. The aroma was brilliantly rich, but since Iím not skilled enough to say what I detected, Iíll leave the specifics to the other raters. Bravo
kevinator (558) - The Colony, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice and leans a little into Quad territory. Nice malty aroma with a touch of plum and dates. Dark reddish brown color with a very small head. This had been in storage for over a year and like most of their beers, it held up well. The palate was heavy and oily with good carbonation. The flavors are rich and complex with bready malts, alcohol, Belgian yeast and dark fruits. This was well balanced.
jlcevans (3) - - JUL 12, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Delicious to the very last drop olive this beer with my heart and soul. So good. Delicious. Aromatic. Changed my opinion of what a beer could be.
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EtTuCthulhu (732) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a very, very dark reddish brown with a medium off-white head, and the aroma combines the scents of sour (wine-like) fruits and cloves with an effervescent sweetness. The taste is mildly sweet and mildly sour with a superb balance of the two, and the palate combines a lively carbonation, thin and slick texture, medium body, and a long dry finish.