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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brugmanneke (277) - - NOV 11, 2012
(75 cl bottle) Dark brown, unclear, beige head. Aroma of raisins, prunes, caramel, molasses, spices. Taste is heavily sweet, low bitterness. Full-bodied. Sticky. Certainly a good beer, but a bit to sweet and heavy for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2131) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle 75 cl. Pours deep amber in color with a creamy off-white head. Dark fruits such as dadels and plums, then some slightly burnt toffee and even a bit of boozy rum in aroma. More of them dark fruits in taste with hints of vanilla spicyness as well being there. Quite filling brew. A bit on the sweeter side, however I don’t find this one to be cloying though. Ripe plums and slightly toasted bready notes with dark syrup in aftertaste. Hints of vinousness as well in finish. Nice and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (687) - USA - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2014 Dark brown, fluffy tan head. Aroma of bready malt, earthy/musty cellar-like notes, dark fruit, nutty, some leather. Flavor: dark bread, toffee, cocoa, plums, earthy spice, baker’s chocolate. High carb contribute to very soft bready malt character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JanEric (959) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (441) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
Bu à la pression en 25cl, brune avec une petite mousse, grosse attaque en début de bouche sur le sucre Candy, continuité sur le grillé puis le sucré...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (763) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle to flute. Cherry, plum, port, and brett notes. Deep reddish brown with a 1 cm creamy and long lasting off white head. Taste is malt, butterscotch, liquorice, and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
seynie (83) - Tienen, BELGIUM - FEB 22, 2014
Dark ruby, almost black. Draught so not much carbonation. Bitter with some liquorice, a hint of black berries, quite some alcohol. Long dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fabivan (13) - Attert, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2014
Une des rares bières réellement d’abbaye... On y a va un peut trop sur le sucre et l’alcool à mon goût.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoltonDK (521) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Sweet nose, prunes. Muddy brown color, offwhite head. Medium body, sweet, small sharp bubbles, prunes, spicy, pepper. Belgian !! :) :) Bolton Brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frlrv1020 (69) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2014
My first Val-Dieu variety. Fantastic! Honey and caramel aroma, medium body. Nutty, buttery flavor. Very pleasant aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (862) - PORTUGAL - JAN 23, 2014
Tasted at Richement Bière 2014. Pours a hazy deep brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty, sweet, wine, spicy, yeast and dried fruits. A bit of alcohol on the nose. Soft carbonation and medium oily body. Taste is a complex mix of sweet and bitter, well balanced. A warm feel in the finish from the alcohol. Overall, an excellent beer.

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