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RATINGS: 574   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (14131) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2016
KRS/KØLF 020116. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, sugar, yeast, malt. Flavour is cellar notes, fruit, dried fruits, apple, alcohol, caramel, candis sugar, spices, grain. Full body. Very nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 6, 2006
"Poured dark brown with red edges, light brown head solid lacing. Aroma was of spices (coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon). Flavor was was sweet caramel spices and dark fruits. Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy. Solid beer."

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - FEB 19, 2007
750ml bottle, with 09/08 on the cork. Pours a dark brown that’s nearly black, with crimson highlights. The head peaks at about one finger, and fades very slowly to a thick cap that remains throughout the entire beer. Lacing is a thick sheet, almost completely covering the inside of the glass. Smell; lots of dark fruits with dates, plums and a little bit of some figs. Some bready malts are present along with candied sugar and a little bit of vanilla. Taste; the fruits are just as prevalent in the flavor as they were in the aroma. Plums, figs and dates are all there as well as a touch of cherries. The candied sugar adds a nice, but not cloying sweetnees, and the yeasts add a bit of a dying chalkiness. A peppery spiciness mixes very nicely with a bit of an alcohol bite in the finish. Mouthfell/Drinkability; the mouthfeel is full bodied, with a nice smooth carbonation, and the drinkability would fantastic if the alcohol was not so high.

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 (3845) - 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 (2898) - 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!


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