Johnstledger8 (1197) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle. Dark opaque reddish brown with a quickly fading light brown bubbly head. Aroma is of caramel, liquorice, dark fruits, raisins, plums, treacle. Taste is of liquorice, plums, raisins, treacle, ginger. Oily mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation. jzi (314) - POLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. DerGantzel (437) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2016
Aroma of roasty malt, chocolate and fruits with hints of banana. Dark brown liquid with a white head. Medium-high sweetness and light-medium bitterness, nicely balanced. Average carbonation and full body. Long lasting taste. Definately recommandable. I like it a lot. AtronSeige (1538) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 28, 2016
Aroma: Medium malty, molasses, tobacco, licorice.No hops. Light alcohol.
Appearance: Brilliant, dark brown body. Small, light-brown head, fine bubbles with low retention.
Flavour: Medium malty, licorice, tobacco. Balancing bitterness, but no hops. Dry finish with lingering light licorice.
Mouthfeel: Medium warming. Full bodied with medium carbonation, soft.
Overall: Very nice sipping beer. Great maltiness, but missing some complexity from more basic beer flavours.
330 ml bottle, poured.
26D. Belgian Dark Strong Ale
ganache (5903) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Thick 750, corked and caged, back dated 25/06/2014, so some gentle age. Nose is beautifully spicy, red berry leads the characteristic house esters, and there’s medium caramel and alcohol. Is that licorice? Or mint? Pour dull chestnut with a little underlying ruby in the glass, sort of reminds me of an Altbier, supports a soapy-rocky beige head. Taste a little plummier, brings out the licorice/anise character much more, but that’s only about medium in the big picture, a perfect compliment to the inky plum and caramel. Smooth full body but not fat, edged with some thin and wispy alcohol, subtle clove, throat warming, sticky lips. Faint pepper, faint mint, possibly some faded orange peel but mostly that enjoyable drop/anise, even woodruff - just a lovely bouquet of woodsiness, herbs, and none of it is too bold or overplayed. About as classy as a boozer can be, happily flashes its refinement, balanced but accented, a perfect holiday drink for me, again just lovely. [2016.12.27: 4.2]
ringwraith24 (2) - Union City, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2016 does not count
Anise aroma and aftertaste. Pours deep red and eminently drinkable. On tap at Het waterhuis, Ghent. RoyDeSmet (12) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2016
A truly wonderful beer. Very dark in colour, very rich in taste.
Complex one Lele (556) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 27, 2016
ASPETTO: marrone scuro, schiuma dorata, abbondante, fine e persistente. AROMA: decisamente speziata: arancia, frutta candita, sambuco, ribes. Poi anche caramello e fruttato. GUSTO: lo stesso che al naso, con un sentore di arancio molto evidente (forse un tantino troppo). Gusto pieno e avvolgente, e anche abbastanza fresco grazie alle spezie. sjohnny (636) - - DEC 25, 2016
Fruit (plums, raisins), yeast, dough. Dark purple/brown with a thick foamy off white head. Long lasting with tons of lacing. Medium bodied. Sweet. Smooth. Fruity. Bready. Very nice. Clean sweet finish. sankara (36) - Pisa, ITALY - DEC 25, 2016
Ottimo l’aspetto e la schiuma. Rispettivamente mogano carico e perlage fine e perfetto.
Per quanto riguarda il gusto, capisco che possa piacere ma siamo ai margini del suo stile. Aromatica e forte, non passa inosserveta come gusto, anche troppo.
Infatti l’esplosione di sapore è caratterizzata soprattutto da una forte componente di liquirizia, per i miei gusti fin troppo invadente.
Carbonatazione, come tutte le strong belghe in bottiglia, elevata, fin troppo.
Il limite di questa birra, secondo me, è quello che, vista la fortissima e sbilanciata personalità, non è abbinabile a praticamente nessun piatto.-------& looks and foam. Respectively load mahogany and fine and perfect.
As for the taste, but I understand that he may please the edge of his style. Aromatic and strong, it does not pass inosserveta as taste, too.
In fact, the explosion of flavor is mainly characterized by a strong component of licorice, for my taste too intrusive.
Carbonation, like all Belgian strong in the bottle, high, too.
The limit of this beer, in my opinion, is that, given the very strong and unbalanced personality, is not matched to virtually any dish.
Alone tasting, provided you like licorice.
Da sola degustazione, a patto che piaccia la liquirizia.