snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown/red with a big off-white head. The aroma consists of Belgian dark fruit, a peppery spicyness, and bready yeast.The taste is dominated by malt up front, with plum flavors, hops, and more pepper spicyness. Finishes a bit sweet, but has lingering Belgian esters. A well balancedbig beer. The alcohol is well hidden.
DiarmaidBHK (3610) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brusin’ Ales. Pours black with an inch of khaki foam. leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. has some of that nice Belgian yeast thing on the nose along with some maltiness. Hides it’s big booze content nicely. Rich and malty on the tongue. Finishes clean. A nice surprise from a brewery I don’t know a lot about.
mathieuc (1729) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle, best before 03/2011. It looks like it leaked around the cork so hopefully it is still good. Pours a flat dark brown with no head and completely still. Bummer. Nose is of strong dark brown sugar and maybe even molasses. Lots of alcohol too but I found it to be fitting. Taste is moderately sweet with again a lot of brown sugar, toffee, maple syrup. Not quite fruity like your usual quad, all sugar. Alcohol does warm you quite a bit. Body is medium, carbonation nil and mouthfeel syrupy. Overall I’m not sure if I should have reviewed but it was still enjoyable even with everything fighting against it. I’ll try to cook with the rest of the bottle.
djd07 (4921) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
6L bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy brown with large frothy beige head. The aroma is raisin and caramel. Thin mouth with dark fruit, caramel, yeast, and light dry finish, good.
Nisse666 (4673) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, big at Östersunds maltfestival cons 2015-02-28 Östersund
AR: coccos, brittish fruit cake, bitter
AP: mahogny colored body, no head
F: caramel, brittish fruite cake, wee yeasty, figs, rasins
SinH4 (553) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown color with small beige head. Yeasty and lots of raisins. Taste is more raisins, sugary, too sweet, in an unbalanced way. Carbonation is ok. Not quite my cup of tea.
MrTimothy96 (1) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I absolutely love this beer. The aroma is amazing and it’s a perfect beer for a cold day outside.
Cousin_Larry (465) - - JAN 31, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Raisin, raisin, raisin, raisin, raisin, raisin, raisin, raisin, raisin, raisin, raisin, raisin, raisin
Daanminator (205) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dit bier thuis gedronken. Bier is erg vol van smaak mer tonen van gedroogd fruit. Schuimkraag was gelijk weg helaas. Maar smaakte niet verkeerd.
DrSilverworm (7790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3oz on tap Twenty Tap. Mostly clear reddish color. Thin off-white head. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of slick lighter carbonation, lightly soft texture. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, light bitter, lightly spicy.. Awesome dark fruit, mild spice, caramel malt. Good dubbel sort of flavor, I dig it. A bit sugary, makes it lean towards the belgian strong ale with the candi sugar. Solid belgian dark strong ale overall. A bit sugary sweet, but nice flavor too. I don’t mind it.
Dahlstrom (6) - gasvetksgatan 3, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mörk färg, med en kritvit skumkrona. Luktar sött och kryddigt av jästen; även en svag ton av vanilj?
Smakar jäst, socker, och kryddigt.
Alkoholen döljs väl av maltigheten, men ger sig tillkänna i den långa eftersmaken. /Tommie and Petter. Over and out!