AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to jhenry04 for sharing this, brought over from Belgium. Nose is chocolate pudding and malt balls. Deep brown pour wij a little bit of an off white head. Flavor is heavilly chocolate with chocolate covered cherries with a full mouthfeel and clean finish. No hint of 13% abv.
drfabulous (4797) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Dark plum raisin ale with some great rich flavors. Very smooth. Huge beer.
jdjuice (448) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JUN 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ooh, this is good. Pours very dark amber brown with minimal head. Aromas are roasty, dark dried fruits, raisins, like a good quadrupel but maybe a little fruitier than average. Flavors are really nice and constantly evolving. Starts with a pleasant roastiness and sweetness, into slight fruity notes and sourness, then a really long finish with a bit of bitter chocolate.
katrinaez (582) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Raisin aroma and the booze almost pours up the nose. Rich red brown almost opaque. Thick on the tongue. Caramel that’s a little burnt and the raisin is now prune and rum in flavor. Glad it’s only an 8oz pour since you feel the bite. Tap
after4ever (6688) - 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.
nealblind (1103) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark as molasses some dark head. Aroma leather wood, malt. Tastes licorice, fudge, bourbon barrel. coffee, sherry. dark rum. dark char. fruitiness. very little bitter roast finish. mid body creamy drying alcohol finish.
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Jim goes to Malaysia tasting, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is rich liqourice treacle. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich sweet malt, alcoholic bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured deep dark brown with a tan ring. Aroma of sweet fruit and soft malt. Medium body, flavour is smooth booze, sweet berries, light liquorice.
kermis (6968) - 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.
deanso (6581) - 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.
Vaiz (3824) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Jim leaves for Malaysia tasting @ ABCBeers. Dark brown pour. Aroma of sugary malts, caramel, slightly fruity and a bit spicy. Flavor is quite sweet, some spices and very well balanced. Nice Belgian brew.