Svitankova (36) - UKRAINE - FEB 19, 2017 WVHouseofBeer (1067) - West Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I REALLY enjoyed this beer. It has very nice aromas of dark fruit, brown sugar and doughy cookies. Flavors are more of the same but is balanced nicely by the spices and yeast. Pours a dark orange/ruby color with a frothy off-white head that leaves some lacing. Full-bodied and the alcohol definitely makes its presence known but is not overpowering and gives just enough warmth and bite on the finish. A big beer that is very well done.
075 bottle. Pours clear copper, white head, low retention. Citric, malty, lemony aroma, hints of candies. High carbo, high alco, rich complex taste of honey, fruits, candied apples, pears, caramel, sultanas. Aftertaste is dry, alcohol. BenL8 (210) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Clear dark amber colour. Intense malty and boozy aroma, relatively refreshing and hoppy. Flavour is malty, sweet and boozy, medium body, short finish. Nice! DrSteveBrule (52) - - JAN 5, 2017
750 ml obtained through Monastery Greetings. Pours a deep amber, nearly brown with a lingering effervescence. Aroma is subtle with hints of noble hops and yeast. Taste is bright on the front end but has a velvety, almost port-like finish. Apart from the lingering warmth, it's hard to tell this is 12%!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Wim (3980) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2017
Along with Willy at his home 0,75l bottle of dark brown colored body with a off white head and a spicy caramel malt hops aroma a spicy caramel malt hops alcholic sweet fruity taste with an alcholic bitter finish PilsnerDoctor6 (43) - villefranche sur mer, FRANCE - DEC 26, 2016
Biere tres puissante ,gout sucre legerement sirupeux, vraiment excellente, une belle biere de noel
murran (643) - - DEC 25, 2016
Pours a brown body with a thin head. Rich aroma with a woody feel. Taste is complex, full of malty tones, a very subtle sourness and a warm mouthfeel. Villyzzz (389) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber with small white head. Aroma is caramel, dried fruits and roasted malts. Taste is dried fruits, yeast and malts. Mouth warming alcohol but surprisingly well hidden in the taste for 13%(!). beer_queue (140) - California, USA - DEC 22, 2016
Pours a warm copper brown with amber highlights; thick & dense beige head; moderate amounts of lace. Aromas include dark breads, nuts, brown sugar, caramel, maple syrup, spices, and toffee. Incredibly complex flavors; it arrives with some nuts & spices and transitions smoothly into a malty middle with sugary/syrupy notes. The finish is rich with dark fruits, more syrupy, and caramel notes that are riding on a long, boozy hold on the palate. As the beer warms, different flavors will pop out with each new sip; the sweetness & booziness eventually takes over. Very highly carbonated right after the pour and holds for a bit; this keeps the beer crisp & lively for longer. The body is full. The finish is mildly sticky and very warm from the alcohol. Amazing & delicious but definitely a sipper (considering the size of the bottle & the ABV). Perfect for the winter season and is a fine example of the Belgian Strong Dark Ale style. Thoroughly enjoyed this to the last drop! JefVerstraete (3355) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2016
Bottle from Pede Drinks, Sint-Lievens-Houtem. Brown/amber colour, creamy beige foam. Nose of sweet dark fruit (plums, raisins), some caramel, green apples. Sweet, alcoholic, full body. Very nice winter sipper. weihenweizen (3825) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl bottle poured into a snifter. Aroma is dark candy sugar, medium body, lower carbonation, and a little lacing. Taste is dark candy sugar, yeasty, and spicy.