corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful dark Belgian ale. Nothing particularly outstanding, but a solid beer.
johndoughty (4981) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Black with a medium head. Malty and powerful with a strong mouth feel. Perhaps not as good as the Belgian originals of this style but still pretty impressive.
OsuStu (216) - - SEP 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25.4 oz bottle. Khaki-colored, lingering head with dark brown to red color. Aromas of leather, wet fall leaves, dark dried fruit . A little woody, a little smoky, but crisp. Dark fruit, prunes, very ripe apples, and molasses without being heavy. Herbs and yeast. The slightest bitterness in the finish. Lots of flavors with nothing overpowering the others. Quite nice. Medium body with significant effervescence.
Rubin77 (1029) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
F: big, off-white, not long lasting.
C: dark to dark brown, red tones against the light, hazy, opaque.
A: malt, chocolate malt, chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, caramel, spicy,
T: malt, dark fruits, dried fruits, chocolate, candy, brown sugar, cocoa, woody, spicy, dates, full body, hint of more than normal carbonation, very good balanced but not as good as Belgian original style, but still worth to try, 341ml bottle from Eat Brussels 2016 festival.
Bierdimpfe (327) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black color with strong glass clinging activity. Extra foamy and creamy light brown 4 finger head, lasting around 15 to 20 minutes, with average legs.
Aromas of caramel, fresh floral spices, and molasses. Flavors of strong molasses, dark fruits like berries, ester fruits like apple, oak, yeast, floral and herbal spices. Earthy, woody, and vinous. Highly sugary with low sharpness.
Slick medium body with prickly carbonation. Very strong and long finish, ending with a dry and coarse thick leathery tongue coat of bitter earthy yeast, some oak barrel feel, and a smoky burnt molassy and thick estery feel.
Overall excellent quality craft. Fully flavored and quite tasty. Highly acidic and boozy, making an excellent winter warmer and appetizer. Complex and well balanced flavors. Although not very accessible having a very strong finish.
martjoobolut (3002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 8, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, BB 28.02.18 (from saveur-biere). Pours dark brown with beige-brownish head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, Belgian yeast, malt, fruits, spices, slight metallic notes. Flavor is sweet and bitter, dark fruits, plums, malt, some metallic notes, acidic notes. Finish is dry bitter and caramel sugar. Covers alcohol rather well. Overall: ok belgian strong ale, but with the current rb rating (99 and style also 99) I was expecting something a lot better... Doesn’t even come close to the best Belgian Strong Ales or the best Quads.
BlueGaljoen (116) - FRANCE - SEP 4, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bière très sombre, presque noire. Un peu déçu par la forte l’omniprésence des saveurs végétales. On est assez éloigné du style belge que la bière revendique. On est presque sur un style Allemand au blé. Néanmoins c’est une bière agréable.
Gonzin (182) - ARGENTINA - AUG 31, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probada en The Ginger Man, New York. Agosto 2017. De grifo. Cerveza negra estilo belga, canadiense. Muy buena. 8/10
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artemb (660) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: hazy brown with unstable white head.
Aroma: fruits, prunes, sweet, with peppery notes. Actualy it is similare to their tripel.
Taste: moderate to strong sweetnes with fruits tartness.
Flavour: macerated prunes, resins, caramel.
Warming spicy and alcohol finish.
Quick3Beers (942) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with an off-white head from a bottle. Nose is of sherry, a little sourness, like a plum past its prime or something. Bready. Flavor is a syrupy cherry coke, with a bit of alcohol burn. Good beer.
DerGantzel (309) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of fruits and malt with notes of caramel. Dark brown liquid with a fine white head. Medium-high sweetness and light-medium bitterness. The taste doesn’t last that long for this ale. Average lively carbonation, medium-full body and creamy texture.