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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2005
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.


4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
commonshawn (534) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2015
Tap in 10oz goblet at meddlesome moth in Dallas with commonmac. Dark ruby with very frothy white head. Candy sweet nose. Dark fruit and heavy yeast. Good body and great balance. Some spice, but smooth . Love the finish. So good. A must do...or must val do...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (1045) - , Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
color of dark ice tea. draft at M. Moth Taste was dark fruits and sugars. a burnt sugar aftertaste some warming alcohol. nice beer. .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4034) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 11, 2015
750 ml bottle. Very dark brown. Aroma is a shit ton of dark fruits (raisins, figs and dates).

The flavor is great layers of dark fruits. Layers and layers with a thin body. However, the yeast and dark fruits are really layered well. ABV is hidden well. Sweet flavor, but not overly sweet but I really like it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdamJackson (3309) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 11, 2015
750ML, best by 4/2015. Dark brown pour. smells a little tart, cranberry, some grape juice, taste is good. very standard belgian taste. good yeast strain. It’s pretty darn sweet. dark fruits, raisins, cranberry. interesting beer but complexity isn’t huge here.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1529) - ESTONIA - APR 10, 2015
Reddish very dark brown, tan head. Nose is malty, fruity, spice notes, some sweetness, caramel. Flavor is spice, cinnamon, malt, toast, lots of caramel, dried fruit. Finishes with tons of booze, sweetness, spice, toasty malt and more caramel. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3616) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1813) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (5022) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4707) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015
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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (604) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 19, 2015
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.


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