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The new masterpiece from the Val-Dieu brewery. A very complex and full-bodied beer with a long aftertaste. The brewmaster advices to cellar the beer for a year for it to unfold its full potential.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (632) - DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle @ Karup. Dark brown, medium tan head that settles quickly, good lacing. Aroma, malty, belgian yeast, dark fruits, brown sugar, chocolate, toasted notes, spices. Taste, malty, belgian yeast, brown sugar, chocolate, spices, sour dough, alcohol, bread, toasted notes. Dark fruits, burnt sugar, slightly sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (1427) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2013
donker kruid, lichte rood, helder met schuimige bruine kraag
aroma: wijnachtig, zoet, vijgen, donker fruit
smaken: redelijk zoet, zwak/matig bitter, licht zuurtje, sterk, matige fruiten (pruim, donkere fruit, rood fruit, banaan, rozijn), steranijs, caramel, gedroogd fruit, matig gemout, redelijk kruidig, iets van rode wijn,
volle body, romig, normale co2, afdronk was zoetig en iets zuurs van de rode wijn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RW80 (514) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
2013 0,75 bottle Very Dark redbrown clear (But because of the colar little light passes through) with a small head Nose: tart, dried fruits( figs, banana, orange peel),apple butter some burned caramel and nuts and dough Taste:Sweet burned caramel malts and nuts & apple butter which go over in the fruits,Earthy,spicy ending in the aftertaste. Some alcholol but most is masked. Thick body, syrupy texture,soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1247) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
75cl bottle. Dark brown with medium head. NOSE : tart, dried fruits, figs, banana, orange peel, vanilla, toffee, burned caramel, dough and delicate notes of chocolate. SIP : thick body, medium carbonation, creamy and oily texture. Starts with sweet and burned flavors. Composed with vanilla, toffee, dried and cooked fruits in the background. Further some licorice and zest flavors are revealed. Ending with spicy and earthy feeling on the tongue. Spices like clove are persisting even in the aftertaste along with floral honey like hop aromas. The alcohol is well hidden but the thick body doesn’t make it easy to drink. OVERALL : satisfying brew. Well balanced and rich. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle, 10.5%. Dark brown with big beige head. Aroma is malt, yeast, dark fruits, plume, candy sugar, caramel and a little toasted. Flavour is malt, yeast, dark furits, plume, caramel, sweet, little candy sugar and a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
langeveld12 (202) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2013
Pours a large rocky off-white head that mostly diminishes. Body is black. Aroma contains moderate malts (mild coffee, roasted malts, bread, caramel, straw), light yeasts (earth, leather), light hops (citrus fruits, herbs) and licorice, grape, raisin, plum, date, alcohol and spices. Flavor starts off light acidic, then goes to sweet and finally some bitterness is added. Body is full with syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Great beer, heavy on the sweetness but it gets away with it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1835) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2013
Pours a very dark burgundy brown with thick light tan head. Aroma of sugar, basement, yeast, chocolate malts, earth, slight leather. Taste is massive sweet with sugar, chocolate, spices, a bit peppery towards the finish. Body is rich and creamy turning dry in the finish. Soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mutz (547) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2013
Grote fles. Donkerbruine kleur, weinig kraag bij het inschenken, maar er blijft toch lang een laagje liggen. Ruikt zoetig, rozijnen, stroop ,noten, alcohol. Weinig koolzuur. Smaakt zoet, een beetje té zoet vind ik. Ik haal weinig uit qua smaken.Ben niet onder de indruk van deze grand cru.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
joko16 (8) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2013 does not count
A very tastefull strong dark beer. Taste: resin, citrus, floral, caramel, chocolate, roasty, basement aromas, earthy, alcohol, cough drop, ginger, raisin,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jsphstls (5) - USA - SEP 9, 2013 does not count
A Belgian dark gold with a deceptively high alcohol content obscured by a smooth richness. I dare say it tastes like like a few years.

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