rangerred (954) - 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.
fombe89 (30) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella. @la taberna de hank....................................... Luanco 18/12/2014
HIGHB4LL (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz. bottle from Party Time Liquors in Spearfish. Appearance: 2 fingers tan to light chocolate head, copper red color, light cloudy, ok lacing. Aroma: earthy molasses, dark fruitiness, grassy hops. Palate: average carbonation, dry finish, medium body. Taste: sweet malty molasses, into earthy dark fruit sweetness, with grassy hops balancing the sweet, finishing slightly bitter with lingering fruit notes. Overall, very good, super drinkable, amazing balance, very well done beer.
swieca (51) - POLAND - DEC 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromas of plums, raisins, a hint of alcohol. Deep brown colour with big, big head. Full taste with delicate sour finish.
DutchMark (193) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good classic double. Nice deep dark with a fluffy off white head and soft lively carbonation. I like that it is not too sweet. Flavors are well balanced. Noting is dominant. It is yeast, malt sweetness and some burned malts, caramel and fruits and hops. Alcohol is hidden. Body is light and refreshing for such a dark beer. Acessible easy to drink.
edsspoon (529) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - deep ruby red with a light brown fizzy head that slowly fades to a small ring. Aroma of roast malt, earth, spices, grass, followed by rich coffee, vanilla and some bubblegum. Taste of malts - roasty and peppery, with notes of clove and bubblegum. Rich and sweet. Medium body, high carbonation.
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich and complex, yet at the same time rather mild. Lots of fruit, mostly of the sour variety, and fairly tart from the mid out. A bit weak and somewhat thin on the finish.
mjik83 (641) - - DEC 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Niet mijn smaak
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mjonesy07 (12) - Huntly, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A strong Belgian Trappist beer with a good dark body and a good frothy head. Has a fruity aroma and a sweet taste.
ForlornHope (95) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle at home. Pours a deep brown colour with a medium head. Aroma is sweet and spicy, almost of clove. Complex taste, initially sweet but with a developing smooth bitterness. The finish is quite short, but bitter. There is almost a peppermint jam undercurrent, which is almost palate cleansing. A rich and satisfying beer which is also very drinkable.
Cimbasso (236) - - NOV 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The colour is a hazy, very dark brown with a huge beige head. Fruity and nutty aromas, and a full, complex taste, with flavours of date, banana and prunes alongside hints of leather and spice. A really great, well-made beer. Ale heaven.