rangerred (859) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
330ml bottle into a tulip.
Pours a clear very dark brown, nearly opaque. Topped by a huge billowy off-white head that keeps growing thanks to the abundant carbonation. Some of the best head retention I have every seen.
Aroma has lots of dark fruit such as figs and cherries layered on top of wood. Hints of pipe tobacco along with wet grass and hay. A little bit of light cocoa underneath.
The flavor really has tons going on. Like in the aroma, dark fruit predominantly up front consisting largely of cherries and figs. A decent woody note is present along with a little bit of must although it nicely compliments the other flavors. Grass comes in next along with a moderate, cleansing bitterness. The beer finishes dry on the palate with bitterness lingering long after all other flavors depart.
Overall, a truly complex and amazing beer. There is really so much going on here and the flavors change as the beer warms. One of the classics.
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Winking Lizard Crosswoods on 4/12/14. Hazy brown pour with a huge tan head. Aroma of caramel, malt, dark fruit and slight banana esters. Malty and spicy flavor giving way to caramel and cherry before a dark fruit and slight alcohol finish.
llkc (227) - ĺrhus, DENMARK - APR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Duft: sřdme, malt, karamel, smag: meget sřd, citruS, karamel, rosin, eftersmagen er meget karamel
jagad5 (52) - - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle, forming a tall head. Pleasantly sour at the start but it weakened a bit as I worked my way to the bottom. Considering the high 99 rating, I expected more from this beer. It was good; it was not great.
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Pie Whole. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Banana and clove aromas. Effervescent. A weird sort of bitter off taste dominates the caramel, brown sugar, banana, and clove. Average body and mouthfeel.
arnold931 (177) - Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Reddish brown color. Cloudy. Thin off-white head. Full body. Nice carbonation. Very sweet and smooth.
Excalibur123 (62) - Soria, SPAIN - APR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color ámbar oscuro, media cabeza de espuma beige que perdura unos mms; aromas a caramelo, frutos secos y ésteres, en boca entrada suave apreciándose la malta tostada, notas a regaliz, amargor equilibrado con carbónico moderado; pos gusto largo y maltoso notándose el amargo de la malta pero sin ser excesivo; cerveza aceptable y fácil de beber.
WillemsUrenkel (305) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33 l bottle with a nice design and simple but good looking label art. Dark brwon, nearly black in the glass, huge head. Fruits and nuts on the nose. Starts smooth fruity, warming light alcoholic. Low herb. Fizzy, low sourness. Easy to drink. Good one.
sinfull (709) - Lviv, UKRAINE - APR 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy brown color , medium beige head. Aroma of dark fruits and belgian yeast. Rich taste of raisins , cherries , malt and some chocolate . Light sweet , light tart , and light bitter - very good balanced. Classic of belgian dubbel .
Lothore (451) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Deep brown, orangey hue with a thick, chunky head that lingers.
S- Plum, raisin, fig, brown sugar.
T- Plum and raisin up front with a yeasty finish. Slight bitterness.
M- Thin-medium bodied and very effervescent.
D- This is a great brew. I think if it were a little thicker and had less carbonation it would have scored even higher for me. I’m sure the carbonation fades with time. Will stick a couple bottles in the cellar and forget about them for 5 years ...
g_georgiou (142) - CYPRUS - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown body with a tan head with good retention. Fruity caramel aroma. Taste is just right. Not too sweet not too bitter. Aftertaste is just right too. Very well balanced beer.