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RATINGS: 575   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2007
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a chalice, dark brown with no head to speak of. Aroma was a big dose of dark fruit. The taste was sweet and as expected a lot of prune, raisin, fig and the like. Lightly carbonated. Very little alcohol burn. This pales in comparison to something like St. Bernadus ABT 12, but still a nice beer and an under-rated brewer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lautje_ftw (11) - - OCT 21, 2016
Wow this beer is great. Easily among the big dark beers like Chimay Blue. The beer pours a nice dark brown colour. By the smell you can tell it will be a nice, smooth, creamy taste, rich of red fruits. The taste is as expected, but better. Very smooth, creamy. A bit sour with big hints of red forrest fruits and oak like a good merlot wine. Also hints of dark chocolat, roasted malt make the beer more complete.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ardeo (176) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2016
En bouteille de 33 cl. Aspect : belle brune avec mousse crémeuse. Nez assez prononcé : chocolat, sucre candi, biscuit, fruits noirs, raisin. Bouche : sucre et alcool dominent l’ensemble. Pour moi Trop (de sucre, pas l’alcool ;-)) Arrière-bouche plutôt plaisante avec légère amertume.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lele (433) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 27, 2016
ASPETTO: nera impenetrabile a bicchiere nero, verso la fine ti accorgi che si tratta di un marrone scurissimo. Schiuma beige chiarissima, abbondante, fine e persistente. AROMA: vinoso, speziato, leggero legno, maltato, leggero fruttato (frutti rossi). GUSTO: caramello, maltato, leggero liquoroso soprattutto nel finale, botte, leggero vino rosso. Corpo strutturato e oleoso, carbonizzazione abbastanza bassa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (980) - POLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Piana biała, gruba, sycząca, szybko opada do pierzynki. Barwa brązowo miedziana, opalizująca. Aromat lekko karmelowy, melasowy, w tle cukier kandyzowany, rodzynki, suszone gruszki, daktyle, odrobina przypraw w typie białego pieprzu. W smaku dość słodkie, rodzynkowe, estrowo karmelowe, delikatnie pikantne, fenolowe w posmakach. Są też echa miodu pitnego... Goryczka ziołowa, niska. Wysycenie średnie do wysokiego, zbyt wysokie jak na styl, lekko wyklejające, lekko szczypiące, treściwe, z rozgrzewającym i jednak za wysokim alkoholem.
W tym przypadku przydałoby się poleżakować - ogólnie odrobinę nieułożone, troszkę zbyt wyraźny alkohol... Mimo to i tak piwo klasa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
llucmaduell (176) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2016
When some time testing many beers mediocre or bad and you find a beer brewer pleasure multiplies. Complex, balanced, evolving in the glass, evolving in the mouth. A large beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (1266) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 17, 2016
On tap, 25cL. @Festival_de_Namur (7/7). A dark brown opaque beer, mahogany hues ; medium white head ; small retention. Roast, licorice, spice, sugar. Medium sweet, round, warming, light dry short fresh bitter episodes. Full body, thin oily texture, avearge to soft carbonation, sweet warming light dry finish. Overall, a very good spicy strong belgian ale ; a bit stocky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2016
4 oz draft pour at Rustico Alexandria. Poured a pretty dark, cola color with a light brown head. Aroma was light funky notes, sweet, roasted malts. Light dark, dried fruits. A little bit of vinous notes hidden in there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALIBALI (777) - Kiel, GERMANY - JUN 15, 2016
Hat was von einem Quadrupel oder auch Barley Wine. Extramalzig. Komplex. Aber auch gut zu trinken. Stark. 25cl/4,50 vom Fass im MOEDER LAMBIC Brüssel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (6093) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2016
4 oz pour on draft at Rustico Alexandria. Dark ruby brown with beige head. Aromas of vinegar, nail polish, herbs. Tastes of oak, light vinegar, cherries. Light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerheart65 (1416) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Very deep brown, practically this is black, light brown frothy head is medium lenght and leaves bit lacing. Sweet aroma has winous notes, green apple, fruity. Soft palate, sweet, medium body, fruity, long finish, dark fruits, green apple, alcohol but not disturbingly, sugar, mild spices. Tasty, nuanced, good flavors.

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