BillKismet (3780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark beer covered with a root beer float / cola head. Feint, but pleasant roasted malt, with a pinch of nuts and Belgian yeast touches round out the aroma. Figgy body, rounded, smooth with hazelnut underpinning. Warming and well balanced. Well suited for a dark night, cold night, deep into winter.
Pyrmir (5393) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle during Brussels vacation. Dark brown with tiny off white head. Aroma sweet, liquorice, sugar. Taste is rich, liquorice, cacao, sugar, General impression is a sweet massive winter warmer.
rdb84 (537) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark dark brown, zero foam. Aroma: plums, raisins, boiled down red wine (beouf bourgoignon), hint of fresh mushroom, hint of charcoal. Only downside is that the aroma's are not that strong. Taste: licorice mixed with chocolate, again a hint of charcoal. Rye bread permeates. Hint of barley wine, coffee, oily. This is very robust.
Bulk_Carrier (3539) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From my haul back from Anchorage.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated practically immediately. Light lacing stuck and slid nicely into the beer.
The smell had a sharp Belgian sugar that leads me on to a decent sweetness. Light spice (ginger) enters in as it warms.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and combined to flavor with sharp spice (more so some nutmeg this time) in the aftertaste. Sweet sticky finish leads at the end.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping quality about it. The carbonation was good for the style and for me as there’s a nice sharpness but not overbearing.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good Belgian Strong Ale that I would have again.
DJoer (1165) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown mokka head, pitch black colour, sweet caramel malts smell, medium carbonation, low medium bitter, coffee raisins, a bit dry taste and mouth feeling
alexsdad06 (8697) - Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz. bottle a home. Pours a hazy dark amber brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malts, Christmas cookies, mild spices, brown sugar, yeast, some dark dried fruit, with a slight bitterness to the finish. OK.
BRW (2026) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Biercab. Brown colour with tan head. Grain, malt and dark fruits aroma. Sweet, grain, malt, caramel and dark fruits taste. Alcohol burn finish. Medium to full body.
mjik83 (1320) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Niet mijn smaak
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markextrae (3538) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. poured a murky dark brown colour with a tanned head. caramel sweetness, red fruit, plums, christmas spices, raisins, spices, anise, candi sugar, but it is nothing compared to the grand cru version
maekchu (3351) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 2011 vintage. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Massive dark fruit nose, alc. fumes, and dark sugar. Darks translucent brown. Sweetish initial, with alcohol-soaked raisins and light prunes, smooths out in mid and final. Heavy body, near syrupy and feels a bit oily. Strogn and flavorful stuff.