LiamJS (7) - - FEB 22, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Roasty, alcohol, butterscotch, smoke, caramel, caramel, caramel, caramel, caramel, caramel, caramel
cgarvieuk (10993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at anderson ... deep red brown... thin tan head ... soft yeasty toffee ... light fruits ... sweet fruits ... dark malts ... deep fruit ... soft sweet ... dark fruits .. plums ... figs ...
bierbeek (97) - Beek, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl, big bottle. Deep brown colour, minimal head. Aroma is sweet: caramel, banana and dough. Alcohol can be felt by sniffing in the glass. Taste is outstanding. Very sweet, sirup. Banana, yeast. Finish has some bitterness. Overall, a strong alcohol flavour, a little bit port-like.
Very impressive beer.
Braudog (5025) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared gigantic bottle at the Birch’s New Years Eve party. Dark red-tinged orange with a bit airy top. A complex, sugary Belgian classic that finishes with just a little bit of sweet funk. Excellent. (#4881, 12/31/2012)
Imaena (846) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught courtesy of Paul. This is a good beer-but its only an average Belgian Strong. At the price point I would look at another premium strong ale.
Alusmamuts (77) - LATVIA - DEC 15, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very good belgium dark beer, but for unknown reaons I like Val Dieu Brune a bit more. Rich fruity taste, good for enjoying long time.
mrhoppy (861) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Holy mackerel this is good. Make sure you stir it up and get the sediment in the bottom. If you like that sort of thing. The sediment adds a lot of flavor Aroma is Belgium and alcohol esters up the nose. Very penetrating. What can I tell you to let you know how great this beer is? The kind of beer that preceeds great works of art. Big sweet and syrupy from start to finish but it but it doesn’t hurt the beer at all in fact it is what carries to the top rung. It is Stouty in a bitterness way but then it’s Barleywineness kicks in with a powerful sweetness and bitterness interplay. Are you with me? Then the chocolate kicks in. Prunes, raisins, figs, spices. Oh.... If I could only brew a beer like this? I would....... ? I must do this one again.
Sten (504) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - DEC 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer with a small white head. Complex aroma of roasted malts. Flavour is sweet and has that roasted and even burned but good. Nice and delicious. (Corked Bottle 75cl)
Tide (710) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a friend. Brown color, white head. Sweet taste with earthy notes, banana, nuts, fruits and dough. Sweet finish with banana. Very good belgian strong ale.
reebtogi (3262) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked bottle pours a deep amber color with a massive light tan head that leaves some really nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark pitted fruits with hints of caramel and mild hops. Taste is a dark fruity and caramel malty sweetness with a mild but pleasant hoppy bitterness. Medium to heavy bodied with decent carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. Overall, this is a very well done strong ale and is a must try brew.