kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2012basjansen14 (359) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2017
Enormous, dense head that sticks around a long time, leaving decent rings of lacing. Deep aroma of cocoa, red and purple fruits (cherries, cranberries, grapes, plums, raisins), yeast, breads, and a hint of ... Dr. Pepper? How neat. Flavor - this is the smoothest 10% ABV beer I have ever drunk. Holy moly - it is too easy to drink this! Best-hidden alcohol ever. Be careful, because it’s really tasty, too. VERY well-balanced on the acid front, which is typically my foremost complaint among some otherwise great Belgian Strongs. 5 on the palate for sure. I’d like a little more aftertaste, but what is there is really scrumptious - all the aforementioned fruits, especially the red ones, lots of creamy maltiness, and a finish of bread and fruit. Nom! My special orders for December have gone so well. I’m such a happy beer geek! UPDATE: I am now tasting some spices in addition to all that other stuff. This just gets more and more interesting.
Brownish beer with a quickly disappearing cream coloured head.
Aroma: roasted malts, some liquorice, dark fruits.
Taste: pretty much the same as the aroma but with some sourness in there.
Not a lot of carbonation with a medium mouthfeel. Kampfar (251) - Osnabrück, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2017
2013 Edition. From 0.33 L bottle; pours dark brown, nearly black with a very small, light brown head. Very malty aroma, red dried fruits, dark bread. Taste follows the aroma with a light sweetness and yeasty taste, heavy malty taste and also dried fruit. Sweet and very long, slightly yeasty finish. Full mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very good! EvNa (298) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2017
Bottle, 2015. Color: Very dark ruby, thin beige head. Taste: Mostly sweet, prunes, hints of brown sugar and alcohol. Soft carbonation, full body. Lightly bitter hints. Well balanced. LiwkoLiwko (388) - POLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Ciemne. Obfita piana szybko znika sycząc i pryskają. W aromacie suszone owoce, wiśnie i czekolada. Znakomicie ukryty alkohol. Gładkie i treściwe. Słodkie ale nie wyklejające. razvanash (10) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2017
Pours black with brown-ish head. Strong hints of coffee, spices and dried prunes.
Good masked alcohol with a very slight bitter taste. Lasting aftertaste.
One of my favourites so far.
kucharz (56) - Rzeszów, POLAND - MAY 23, 2017
butelka 2015 przyprawowe, ciastka, rodzynki troche czekolady alkohol fajnie ukryty w ogole nie czuc tych 10%. lux 19Oracolo78 (191) - ITALY - MAY 20, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2017 Birra dal colore marrone scuro. Schiuma quasi inesistente. Al naso sentori di caramello, malto tostato, toffe e caffè. Al palato si presenta con un corpo che unge la bocca, molto stucchevole e dolce. Richiama molto la rochefort 10 ma molto più liquorosa. Tutto sommato una buona birra da bere con parsimonia. droef (190) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2017
33cl bottle. Great beer, but for some reason not my cup of tea. the aftertaste is a bit too much for me. Karstenborg (1044) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2017
Pannepot 2016. Almost black with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, grapes and burnt sugar. Taste is bread, prunes and caramel rayaron (1784) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle at Brussels. Deep amber with no head. The aroma has notes of dark bread, yeasts, cookies, some roastiness and chocolate. Sweet flavor, alcoholic, some roastiness, chocolate, dark bread, sourish, oily, dried fruits, raisin, very complex. Full-bodied.