porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer will always have a special meaning to me. I shared this beer with my girlfriend on our one year anniversary while dining at the Archer Ale House in Bellingham.
It pours a pretty light brown color, completely clear with a nice thick and dense white head. A big aroma of bread yeast, fruits and spices sneak into my olphactory receptors. On first sip I notice a rather warming alcohol flavor that gave way to dates, fruits, yeasts and then finishing with a nice dry mouth feel. I might have to buy some and lay it down for more anniversaries with my girlfriend.
CyborgX (38) - THAILAND - OCT 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Certainly not something that only Belgians can do... in fact it faintly reminded me of some British Winter ales of the past... Not as dark or full bodied, but very close, and has that winter warmer feel about it. Initial taste is sweet and reminiscent of a barley wine, then falls off to a strong alchol slighly bitter finish
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phfyysik (785) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark red/light brown with light off-white head. Aroma is berries, alcohol, caramel, rum, toffee, dust, grapes. Taste is quite same, dust jumps into the nose. Like a nice rum in the end of the day.
Kita (1915) - Koper, SLOVENIA - SEP 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Cloudy dark brown color with thick creamy tan-like head, lots of residue and sparkling appearance. Aroma of yeast, dried fruit, caramel and wood. Taste starts with medium sweet toasted malt and burnt sugar, follows by dried fruit and yeast, but without any acidity, mouthfeel is spicy, warming and medicinal, while finish is mild bitter. Full body, thick texture and lively carbonation in palate. Strong as hell...
mateuszk (2161) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 23, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Dark brown, huge beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, nuts, molasses and alcohol. I taste malty, fruity with lots of alcohol. Medium body, high carbonation, alcoholic bitterness in finish. Way too alcoholic.
ardeo (179) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2016 En bouteille de 33 cl. Belle couleur cuivrée légčrement trouble. Mousse tombant trčs vite. Joli nez de fruits (prune), caramel et sucre candi. Bouche de fruits : prune, raisin, alcool trčs présent. Arričre-bouche assez limitée, piquante (alcool ?) ! Bonne mais pas assez équilibrée (alcool) et dangereuse ...
Re-rating : impressions aprčs la dégustation : négative 3,5 --> 3
Michael27 (927) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aus der Flasche getrunken (in Meissen gekauft). Trübes Kupfer mit feinem beigem Schaum. Massiver süßer alkohollastiger Körper.
Bierridder_S (720) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
28/08/2016 @home - 33cl bottle from a gift.
Amber coloured with small fading head. Nose is fruity, caramel, spices. Taste is sweet malts, fruits, caramel, some citrus, some spices, a bit boozy.
Zlotta (2268) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle from ’Slijterij Cevelum’ (Cuijk), bottled in September 2014 (two years old). Clear, dark mahogany with a medium large, slightly creamy, almost stable, off-white head. Sweetish-malty, slightly fruity and a little yeasty aroma of prunes, raisins, caramel, some chocolate and a slight hint of clove. Rather sweet, malty, a bit fruity and slightly yeasty taste of prunes, raisins, dried figs, caramel, some chocolate and a touch of licorice, followed by a long, slightly bitter, a bit roasty and rather warming-alcoholic finish. Medium body, rather effervescent mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Solid Quad, not overly complex or sophisticated, but quite intense, at least in the finish, and very satisfying. I like it, although the alcohol is clearly detectable.
Night_Cap (119) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml (2015) – cellared for 1 year. Served at room temperature. Pours a hazy copper. Head is small, off white and mostly lasting. Aroma is sweet and complex with notes of plum brandy; lighted toasted spiced fruit loaf, dried figs, brandy stewed apples, Belgian candy sugar, golden syrup, cinnamon, dark rum chocolate (light) and wood. Flavour is vinous with a very light bitterness; dark plums (strong), dark cherries (strong), ruby port (strong), toffee sauce, dark, cherry chocolate, fruitcake spices, lightly toasted brown bread and light notes of dried leaves and wood in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation, a thick texture and a superb length finish. ABV is VERY well hidden!
Fules (833) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 28, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Monumentális, hosszan tartó hab, félbarna szín. Malátás, belga ales illat. Nagyon édes, karamelles, quadrupeles ízvilág, enyhe keserűvel és némi gyümölcs, valamint fűszeres aromákkal. Testes, nehéz sör, az alkoholtartalmát is csak félig-meddig sikerült elrejteni. Utóíze enyhén kesernyés és édes.