lidor1995 (231) - ISRAEL - FEB 16, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2019 Pours from the bottle murky light brown with thin cream color head, sugary aroma with notes of honey, sharp bitterness thet turns to bozzy sweetness dogbomb (1304) - ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2019 Bottle. Cloudy dark gold with a thin lasting mid-tan head. Nose is confectionery sherbet and lemon drops. Taste is a little whisky note, mixed with sweet malts. Warming. Delicious. Delightful. Hopverdju (2573) - BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2019 33 cl fles. Amber/rood koperkleurig bier met een weinig crème kleurig schuim. Geur: zoet, rozijn, mout, fruitig, aardbei, pruim, wat snoeperig. Smaak: licht zoet, fruitig, vineus, licht alcoholisch. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Medium volmondig. Idiosynkrasie (9674) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2019 330ml bottle. Cloudy, dark amber-ish, brown colour with small, frothy, rapidly diminishing, minimally lacing, off-white head. Fruity yeasty and slightly spicy yeasty aroma, hints of dried fruit, a touch of clove, aniseed, Sake overtones. Taste is sweet-ish, caramel malty and yeasty fruity, minimally spicy, hints of dried fruit, raisin, plum, a fresher touch of lychee, pear and apricot as well, spicy hints of clove, Sake, minimally sticky palate. Turboninja (1353) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2018
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chris__hartley (477) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2018
, from Alko webshop. Strong, averagely balanced nuances of dry dark fruits, malts, wood, some spices and a hint of toffee. Wide taste spectrum and medium aftertaste with toffee and malty caramel. Medium/strong body with medium carbonation. Overall, good, sturdy combination of malty and boozy qualities.
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2018 It pours amber with orange tinges; the head is off white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: stewed prunes, apricots, caramel, and rum. The taste is lightly sweet that finishes medium bitter. The palate is medium bodied with light carbonation and a long finish. Overall, it tastes oxidized. kustie (1833) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2018 Bottle. Brown color with quite small off-white head. Aroma has caramel, sake, malt and yeast. Taste is malty sweet with quite long a bit sweet aftertaste. Flavors of caramel, nuts, yeast, sake, fruits. Zilb (570) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - DEC 10, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2018 Avec Jacky. Ambrée petit col de mousse à tenue faible et carbo moyenne. Arôme malt toasté. Tres très riche sur le malt, très douce, sucrée sans être écoeurante style barley wine ! Superbement équilibrée. Tres bonne bière humpah (767) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2018
Bottle from Alko shared. Pours brown color. Aroma of dark fruits, wood, alcohol, syrup, sweetness, malts, toffee, honey, raisins and caramel. Medium plus body, sweet dark fruity taste with good amount of alcohol. Good beer, quite strong even for the ABV, a bit different from your average Belgian ale. GoddamnNoise (381) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - SEP 11, 2018
33 cl. bottle @ home, served in a teku glass. Due date: 05/2019.
Aroma: not very intense aromas of caramel, toasted malts, some spirits, wood. Hints of spices, herbs, burnt caramel, dark dried fruits, orange, sweet alcohol.
Appearance: amber to dark amber color with some reddish overtones and beige head made of tiny bubbles. Medium head thickness with low to medium retention and very no Brussels' lacing. Medium haziness.
Taste: medium to high sweetness, low bitterness, no sourness. Very intense flavors of caramel, dark dried fruits, toasted malts, sweet alcohol, liquor, wood, oak, honey, sherry, toffee, toasted malts, brown sugar. Hints of burnt caramel, spices. Balance is towards the sweet side but is very enjoyable and not cloying. Much more sweet at first and increasingly bitter towards the finish.
Palate: medium body, oily texture, low carbonation, very long sweet and bitter finish with low to medium sweetness and low to medium bitterness and the same aforementioned flavors. Alcohol is quite noticeable through its sweetness and mouth and throat warming. Low astringency.
Overall: quite good appearance, not very intense aromas but powerful flavors of caramel, dark dried fruit, toasted malts, sweet alcohol. Quite complex flavors . I couldn't notice the Sake overtones. It would be better with less noticeable alcohol and more bitterness to balance the sweetness. Interesting. I don't think it fits very well into the Belgian Strong Ale category, maybe more close to a Brown Ale.