hotchick (20) - Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The appearance is a brownish brick red with floating yeasty sediments. The aroma is rich of caramel and cherry with hints of pear and dough. The flavor is very bold with cherry, citrus, and dark chocolate tones with a subtle coffee finish. It has a full mouth feel with soft carbonation.
19Oracolo78 (21) - - FEB 20, 2017
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presa in bottiglia. All’olfatto si presenta piacevolmente invasiva, malto tostato, caffè e liquirizia. Schiuma fine ma non molto persistente. Al palato oltre al tostato si sente molto il caramello. Una birra non proprio beverina, soprattutto per il corpo e per la gradazione alcolica che in realtà è ben camuffato. In ogni caso una grande birra.
cattaneopapa (363) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle purchased online. 9% alc./vol. Pours an opaque brown colour with one finger of head that reduces to a 1/4" ring. Yeasty aroma with notes of toffee and chocolate. Taste matches the aroma with a malty backbone, raisins, prunes, and a bit of caramel that leads to a well balanced finish. I also detected some subtle spicy notes toward the end. Full bodied with moderate carbonation. It’s comparable to Rochefort 8 but a touch sweeter. Excellent Belgian Strong Ale.
Tide (3331) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beergium. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, malts, toffee, earthy notes, yeast, ripe fruits and a bit of oak. Bitter finish with citrus, malts, yeast, ripe fruits, oak and toffee. Excellent Belgian strong ale.
Jyrsa (678) - - FEB 16, 2017
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium brown with light, isotropic head. Sweet, brown malt, fruit. Lovely balanced flavour of herbs, balanced malt, anise. Medium body, smooth palate long herbal finish.
john44 (2660) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark Reddish Brown. Fruity spicy aroma. Very malty, caramel, candy sugar, chocolate notes. Lots of fruit, dried fruit, raisins, plums, cherries. Spicy. Yeasty; lots of floaties and debris. Some balancing hop bitterness. Nice warming alcohol. Rich. Moderately sweet-bitter. Lovely! (2008)
ardeo (291) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 75. Robe rubis et mousse beige éphémère. Nez : caramel, fruits (prune, pêche, raisin surtout), alcool. Bouche : douce, veloutée, saveurs fruitées comme les arômes détectés et le côté alcoolisé "type porto" ! Rondeur, finesse, céréales et en fin, une discrète amertume. Bonne bière qui réchauffée fait penser à nos meilleures trappistes belges !
Beersiveknown (5148) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2017
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from my Secret Santa this year, V_Duquerroux, cheers Vincent for this want!
Very much in dubbel territory this one but without the sickly candy sugar i dislike, full bodied, clear, moderate carbonation, quite sweet, fruity, boozy. Moderately bitter. Its okay but would put plenty of others above it on try before you die list!
KoNrRiI (1363) - Århus, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33 bottle @ home
A nice thick head of good retention. Aroma of spices, berries, flowers. Taste is quite similar with pleasant flavors already present in the aroma, marzipan is introduced. Nicely creamy, delicately herbal. Good beer, not great.
GeorgePratt (63) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2017
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of burnt hops and treacle. Pours a dark brown with a very small off white head. Taste of treacle with a dark chocolate finish. Exceptional beer.
Mishnok (189) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 330ml bottle. Pours dark reddish-brown with some carbonation, but head quickly disappears. Malty aroma. Taste is of toffee, malts, dried fruits. Quite a complex palate with changing tastes in the aftertaste. Not particularly bitter, quite smooth.
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