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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BillKismet (3412) - 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.

   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.

   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,

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemike (2456) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matty (237) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JanEric (1108) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mllco (5) - BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2004 does not count
Available since October 2004, I got this beer thanks BelgianShop. This beer of brown very dark was been useful in glass Val Dieu. An abundant and tough foam has me continuation reassured as for the quality of this beer, produced by a brewery always getting products of quality.Flavors are subtle and balanced, sweet and lightly spicy, dry and bitter finish. A great beer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5509) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2005
Cork: 06/06... Poured a very dark brown / red color with a medium sized, light tan, creamy head that left really nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon, and caramel. Taste of sweet caramel, vanilla, dried fruits, spicy cinnamon, light warming alcohol, and a silky smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2006
From C&C 750. Pours a very dark mahogany with white head. Nose of dark grapes, dark breads, yeasty. Flavor follows, lightly bitter and thick. Palate is thick and creamy. Awesome.

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