domienS (250) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark beer with a medium fine beige head.
Smells spicy, yeasty, dark malts, some coffee, raisin, kandij.
tastes sweet, medium saturated. leaves a short spicy palate.
Youi can feel the alcohol. Great beer!
TheJester (2303) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mL bottle. Dark brown with a small brown head. The aroma is fairly typical for a dark Belgian: candi-sugar, dark fruit, yeast. The flavour is great: boozy, spicy, dark fruit, herbal. Nice body. Delicious.
Icedwarf (1011) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Zwart bier zonder schuim. Smaak is rokerig en licht zoet met sporen van caramel en anijs. Erg goed bier. Blijft lang hangen en smaakt ook in de zomer.
Camons (8742) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Moeder Lambic, Fontaines. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, yeast. caramel, wood, light fruit. Flavor is malt, caramel, candy sugar wood, little bitter, fruit, alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, sweet finish with some alcohol. 310714
blackisle (1531) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Opaque deep brown, one finger frothy tan head, recedes rather quickly, light lacing; strong toasted sweet malty aroma, caramel, coffee, dark fruits syrup, brown sugar, some licorice; taste moderate to heavy sweet, slightly bitter, toasted, coffee, spices; full body, creamy texture; bitterweet finish, becoming more dry and malty bitter, alcohol.
Habanero (3569) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours hazy, deep brown with an average, tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, yeast, brown sugar. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter with some alcohol too. Full bodied, syrupy texture and soft to flat carb. A very nice Belgian Strong.
kingstoni (1826) - FINLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy deep amber color with a medium thin frothy beige head. Aroma of syrup, berries, caramel and arrack punch. Sweet and medium bitter taste with some sourness. Warming finish from alcohol.
Moolesen (378) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Black with a brown foam head. Cmplex nose of dried fruit, banana, coffee and some spices. Very rich taste, a bit sweet (due to the rather high alcohol percentage) but nice in balance with a hoppy finish. A really nice beer
Bamsen78 (4690) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of MiP. Pours hazy dark copper brown with airy but stable light tan head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, and roasted nuts. Sweet, malty flavour, with pronounced fruity touches, and bitter notes of hops and alcohol. Lingering, bitter aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. A nice BSA, making one think of winter, despite the agreeable spring outside. :-)
CanIHave4Beers (3790) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown color with a small head and a little lacing on the glass.
The aroma is fruity, the most pronounced note seems to be ripe pear, but it’s got a nice bit of spice & a touch of chocolate. The alcohol is there but it doesn’t smell boozy.
The flavor is just a touch on the sweet side, but it’s not bad, overly sugary, or cloying at all. It has a sweetness that reminds me of something like a Rochefort 6, manageable and rich without being overly heavy on sweetness. It has flavors of pear & plum that are well complimented by a bit of spiciness. The hop character is low but certainly adds to the complexity and balance of the beer. It has some light brown sugar & the roastiness is very mild.
It most certainly comes across like a well refined abbey ale, enjoyable through and through.