bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, from de hopduvel, very dark beer, good nose, a strong likeness oerbier
bierkitty (142) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aroma of malt and Juniper. Dark brown and almost clear with a small tan head poured from the bottle. The flavor is warming, slightly sweet, fruity,and malty with a nice bite from the juniper. Well balanced......an enjoyable dessert.
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark cloudy brown. Smells fruity. Tastes fruity but has a light hoppy bitterness to it. This brew is something all its own.
ReAle (120) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 2, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2011 Draught @Brasserie 4:20 (Rome) - Excellent winter beer! Dark brown appearance, with a very exciting cream-yellow foam. Aroma of malts, fruits and caramel. Taste is sweet, malts, caramel, very spiced, a bit fruited and light hopped. Medium-high body. I loved it.
southamptonsam (112) - New York, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice, rich, creamy beer. Well balanced complex flavor. Malty and not too sweet. One of the better Christmas beers.
nicholai (100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Almost black beer with some red highlights at the edges of the glass. A warming, malty smell with some corn sugar notes. Balanced fresh and hoppy taste.
bennylava (99) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Pours very dark with large tan head. Lots of different flavors: figs, dry sherry, roasted malt and oats. Oats flavor reminds me a little of Samuel Smith oatmeal stout but it is not the predominant element in this brew. Enjoyable, but doesn’t really stand up with best.
Sumonation (94) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Visual: Pours a dark brown with a small creamy white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, fruits (red berries).
Taste: Fruit (red berries), caramel, raisins. Medium body and some carbonisation.
Alcoholically warming aftertaste.
RW80 (89) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: dark with a medium thick tan head
Aroma: caramel, with rye bread, honey,brown sugar. and a little bit of chocolate and a bit liquorice.
Taste: The same but with quite some spices and some yeast showing it’s Belgian roots. Quite sweet and boozy but the taste pallet can handle it.
Dry finish which is a bit liquorice.
Palate is medium/full with a nice carbonation and warming finish. But while the texture is a bit heavy it’s still good drinkable.
Interresting brew not your standard Belgian Strong Ale.
ZwartePiet (59) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Très maltée au nez
Assez doux en bouche, petite pointe liquireuse et acidulée en debut de bouche
Note épicées, réglisse chocolat noir en fin de bouche