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RATINGS: 519   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2007
An opaque ebony-amber. A sip, a flush of memories over my mind, as I remember what it was like in my beer aficionado days of two years ago. All those memories of travelling cities, tasting the malts... this beer did for me what fine food and drink is supposed to do -- complement new experiences, and remind you gregariously of the old.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2007
big bottle. brown wih off-white frothy head, nice lacing. Not much aroma, but flavors ofdulce de leche, creme brulee, dark fruits, sweetness. Wow. Hides the alcohol well. Delicious! Who can cellar this for any length of time? An exceptional beer!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BillKismet (3530) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009 Murky scotch amber with thin cream covering. Wonderful yeast zest kisses the nose with some flanders sours and farmhouse notes. One of the most olfactorily intriquing brews since my last Fantome Black Ghost experience several years back. Flavor is certainly not a letdown. Heaven meats farmhouse. Complex yeastiness with viscous malty greatness and touches of saison & flanders. Light chocolate and cherry-apricot., rather sweetish candi malts. Dazzling array of aromas and flavors that meld and play of each other in symphony. The sum is greater than the parts.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Sampled at the 2010 Crescent Moon Extreme Beer Festival. Pours clear brown with a thin white head. Caramel and acetone aroma. Lots of heat. This is big. Tongue-drying. Thick syrup. Huge caramel. Excellent long mouth-coating sweetness throughout. The sweet flavors are less candy and more honey and nectar.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
reliantkcar (102) - USA - MAY 18, 2010
nuts, toast, roasty, herbs, cheese, black, cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 20, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 Rated on 2010.06.20 - Pours ruby colored with a fully receding tan head. Notes of grape, bubble gum, plum, esters, wine, toffee, rum and spice. Full bodied and alcoholic with lively carbonation. Very nice.

Rated on 2011.12.30 - Pours ruby colored with a thin wispy tan head. Notes of dark fruity esters, caramelized overripe fruit, toffee, plums, hop bitterness. Full bodied and alcoholic with lush carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemike (2578) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 17, 2010
pours beautiful deep ruddy brown with a thin, tan head. The nose is excellent, with full dried fruit aromas, caramel, brown sugar and vinous fruits. The flavor follows suit perfectly, with a interesting woodsy, oak finish although this wasn’t barrel aged. VERY nice and hid the alcohol in well, but I definitely felt it half way through the glass!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matty (262) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2010
750ml. bottle poured into a snifter. Pours a deep ruby red when held up to the light. Had a fluffy off-white head that disapears after a few minutes. Moderate lacing down the glass. Had a sweet aroma along with some yeast in the background. Thick mouthfeel, got a strong sweet caramel in the taste. Finish had a slight alcohol taste. Very good, will get another bottle to age.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JanEric (1131) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
Brownish with dense off white head. Complex aroma and complex taste. Spicey dark fruit plums figs alcohol caramel dates and a long lasting somewhat bitter finish. Very good

4.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jost2410 (3) - köln, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2015 Dunkel, fast schwarz, leider kein sehr stabiler Schaum. Rote Frucht im Antrunk, ausgewogen zwischen Säure und malziger Süsse im Geschmack. Wirklich besonders. Die 10,5% alc. merkt man diesem Abteibier sowas von nicht an. Aktuell eines meiner Lieblingsbiere. Am besten direkt vor Ort probieren!


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