JulienHuxley (5807) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep, rich , clear red brown color with creamy beige head. Aroma of subtle sweet malts, candi, cherries, plums and raisins - nothing short of the best Belgian strong dark ales (St.Bernardus, Rochefort, Westvleteren). Flavor is malty, chewy fruity notes, dried figs and raisins, just a hint of molasses, light belgian yeast spice. Alcohol is felt but not smelled or tasted, just perfectly warming. Quite a surprise, a great one at that. jcos (1851) - Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle spit with Dave on October 14th, 2013.conway (2210) - - SEP 18, 2013
Appearance: Pours a dark brown black, light head.
Aroma: Aroma of dark fruit, faint sugar.
Taste: Nice dark fruit, malt, faint chocolate notes.
Palate:Creamy, medium body, lightly slick, light lingering finish.
Summary: Thanks for sharing Dave! This was really exceptional, nice and tasty.
Bottle. Dark brown with ruby tints and a thin off white head. Aroma is nutty with hints of cherry and bread. Taste follows suit with a very strong alcoholic punch. Medium mouthfeel. Not bad but the alcohol is a little overwhelming. PhillyCraft (7225) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle, pours black with white head, couple inches in size, with nice lacing. Aromas and flavor of brown sugar, hops, spice, and clove. As it warmed some rye bread and caramel malting is evident. Medium body. Nice yeast profile. UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2013
dark brown with a light tan head that reduces to to a cap. nose is fairly clean, hints of yeast and pitted fruit. taste begins with sweetness and ripe cherry, plum, continues to mold to toffee and caramel. body is creamy... should have bought more.
hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2013
750ml bottle. Poured a dark brown color, almost black, with a smaller sized off white head. Dark fruits, molassess, some spices, some brown sugar in the tastes, and caramel. Overall the alcohol content well hidden. jefcon (1853) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Outstanding nose of champagne, dried fruit, bready yeast and floral notes. Very long and dry palate. Kind of sparkles in the glass; it’s that special. Malts are the show, with a dry alcohol more than compensated for by molasses and sweet, ripe cherries, plums, apricots and peaches. Wonderful beer. BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Traded bottle. Pours like a fairly classic quad: dark but not opaque brown with a spotty tan head. Aroma is also true to form with dark malt and dark fruit plus a hint of spice and molasses. Thanks for re-brewing this so I don’t have to try and find a 2005. Flavor mimics the aroma but finishes with just a hint of booze which is actually impressive considering the 12 ABV. It finishes a little sticky sweet which might mellow a touch with age. Nice and true to style. jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
2013-08-16. Nice dark mahogany brown body and tan head. Sweet malty aroma has sugary notes, caramel and dry malt accents. 7+ Flavour is sweet, sugary notes and fruity Belgian character. Smooth average plus bodied palate. Simple but lovely. At Campground Brewdown. j12601 (11831) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a deep brown with a thin to medium sized beige to tan head. Warm and woody, lots of chocolate and fruit. Tart acid and some molasses. Old brown sugar, tons of sweetness and cocoa.