slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"dark dark belgian, almost stout like in appearance. thin head. nice aroma of sweet dark fruit, molasses, candy sugar up the wazoo, and a touch of yeast. feel is nice too. the beer seems young, which is the ONLY thing preventing this from being among the elite. it remains a touch hot, but not overly so at 13%. in a year, this may be one of the best belgians i’ve ever had. flavor much the same as the aroma. we were sad when this bad boy was gone, and even at this price, i gots to get one more and age it."
Svesse (6885) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm) Black colour with lasting, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with caramel, dried fruit, dark treacle, raisins and a touch of alcohol. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, dried fruit, chocolate, liquorice, anise and a sweet finish with a warming touch of alcohol. Full body, smooth mouthfeel. Fairly sweet. It’s a bit over the top and fairly powerful, but on the other hand quite tasty and irresistible. Very nice beer!
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml. darker pour. roasty, notes of black licorice, boozy, dark fruits, figs, raisins. Grape juice notes also. Very drinkable at 13%. very enjoyable
kermis (6863) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of cheesy malt, caramel, fudge, milk chocolate. Flavor is heavy sweet. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
after4ever (6635) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, corked, bailed, and foiled. Pours a heavy dark ebony with a loose and creamy dark tan head that goes away. Big smoky dark complex nose, lots of dark pitted tree fruit but in a fleshy way rather than a sweet way. Creamy thick body with soft carb. Smoky, fruity, slightly tangy mid palate, showing sweet campfire and some tangy fruit notes. Long earthy fruity finish. Very interesting.
deanso (6508) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle sampled @Jim is going to Malaysia tasting.
Very very thin off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Lots of alcohol.
daniele (6400) - ITALY - DEC 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
scura non molta schiuma discreta persitenza nasa malti tostati caffe frutta matura in bocca attacco dolce ma bilanciato da tostaure e luppolo che non sono marcati lasciando una lunga nota finale di liquirizia
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to bman1113vr, reddish brown in color with lots of sweet dark fruit and a sugary plastic aroma, flavor is aged cherry and chocolate, roast, belgian sugar
tderoeck (6158) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl exclusive brew
Darkbrown to black in color. A brown firm yet fine head. Very much roasted smells. Sweet full taste, yet a bit too much roast to my personal flavour. Bitterdry afteraste with a little sweet and a lot of burned malt. Had it as an aperitive, but it’s definitely more of a dessert beer.
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bmann1113vr for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown to almost black color with an off-white head. The aroma is heavy on the chocolate and alcohol. There is also a little bit of dark fruit, but what stands out the most is the very hot alcohol.
The flavor is more of the same. I get some roasted malt and chocolate, as well as a lot of alcohol. The beer is fairly sweet and there is some nice dark fruit notes in the flavor.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.