drmet (881) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
-poiurs a cloudy ruby-brown with a hig frot beige hea
-hig carb vis
-Fo the nose
-finishes way too sweet
-medium to high carbonation
I expected a bit more Balance.
The Sweetness is hard to take, especially with a 750ml bottle.
SVD (1710) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample, Dark brown beer, medium head. Aroma is dark fruit, caramel, malt. Taste is the same, very nice.
darbeer75 (707) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: sweet, rich and boozy; Appearance: very dark amber with creamy offwhite head that lingers; Taste: follows nose but very smooth and muted; lots of plums; wish it had a little more backbone; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: very enjoyable Belgian; would definitely get again.
jjsint (2592) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25cl draft at the Brick Store, Decatur, GA. Dark mahogany with some white head. Raisin/prune aroma with clove, cinnamon and chocolate covered cherries. Sweet spiced taste like a Christmas pud. Maybe a bit too sweet - it borders on cloying - but a wonderful treat for the tongue nonetheless. Long, sweet, carbonated, spiced finish. Sip it gently. Tasty.
basjansen14 (96) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mooi donkerbruin bier. Aroma is zoet, met tonen van donker fruit. Smaak is aangenaam zoet(niet te zoet) met rozijnen. Bier drinkt zeer gemakkelijk weg.
Misschien wel de beste BSDA.
hohops (880) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 bottle. Appearance is mahogany, with a half finger beige head. Aroma- plum, raisin, Christmas cake, vanilla, port wine, Christmas pudding, sweet malts, cherries, fruitcake. Taste- chocolate, ripe dark fruits, raisin, nutty sweetness, marzipan, brown sugar, cherries, puréed Christmas cake, sweet fluffy finish, dark malty bread. Excellent.
commonshawn (1113) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2016
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Big bottle from elevated with commonmac. Plum almost purple color with medium white head. Thick and murky look. Smells of dark fruit, chocolate, and booze. Taste is very smooth. Alcohol well hidden. Light raisin, dark fruit, lots of dark cherry. Great mouthfeel and body. Very sweet, but I didn’t mind it. Delicious. Fit for an emperor.
commonmac (1112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Large bottle purchased at Elevated and consumed as part of Belgian planning session with commonshawn. Belgian snifter glass. Deep ruby, cola color with plenty of sediment. Lots of tan head that quickly exits the party. Nose has an intriguing and surprising malty chocolate element. You also get the traditional dark fruit you associate with Belgian quads. Taste has an impressive combination of sugary dark fruit, chocolate, cherry. An amazing ability to hide the alcohol content with a surprisingly smooth, silky mouthfeel. Some caramel and brown sugar characteristics. Finish is hard to beat with a cherry, port like presence.
artemb (830) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look: clear brown, almost no head.
Aroma: caramel, candied fruits, sweet roasted almond.
Taste: sweet with light spicy bitterness.
Flavour: dried sour cherries, some earthy and mushroom notes, light woody hops, some mature alcohol notes.
dnicolaescu (2277) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 75 CL. Clear ruby-brown, beige head. Big dark fruit, nutty cookies, some booze. Sweet fruity taste, mildly boozy. Smooth taste of a well aged beer.