Acaro (283) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 23, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2017 Aroma: Strong caramel and subtle alcohol notes.
Appearance: Dark brown color with hazy liquid and tan brown head.
Taste: Heavy sweetness and light sour notes.
Palate: Full body with oily liquid and average carbonation. Long sweet astringent finish, alcohol touch.
Overall: Beer to have with heavy meals. Recommended for winter and to drink slowly. nephirem (562) - CROATIA - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle, 0.33l. Deep amber pour, cloudy. One finger off-white head with very good retention. Lasting thin layer. Thick lacing. Nose is heavy malt, yeast, slight alcohol. Touch of roastiness.
Medium body with quite aggressive carbonation. Thick and oily on the tongue. Taste is..... excessively sweet. Strikes as a sugar bomb! Aroma of heavy malt, caramel, toffee, brown sugar. Syrupy. Molasses. A bit sticky. Poor job on hiding the high ABV despite all the sweetness. Boozy. Lots of aocohol. Nicely warming, perhaps not so nicely balanced but! - sill nice nonetheless. Interesting aftertaste, a touch of citrus to it. Somewhat woody. Dry finish.
Overall, quite interesting. And if you can tolerate the sweetness - quite tasty. Pretty good drink to enjoy on cold winter evenings. Good one. Niller (1706) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle from Voldby. Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma and taste is malt, caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, alcohol. Full body. Soft carbonation. Nice light bitter warming finish. gueuze (956) - - MAR 7, 2017
Dunkelbraun. Geruch nach Karamell. Restsüß. Alkohol sehr gut kaschiert. Wenig bitter zum Ende. Ein paar höhere Alkohole. Erstaunl. rund. davidf93 (143) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 4, 2017
Definitely a dangerous beer in terms of drinkability vis-a-vis alcohol! Malty flavours with hint of coffee. Smooth and velvety.
Villyzzz (393) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours black with medium sized off-white head. Aroma is fruity with caramel and hints of booze. Taste has sweetness, malts and caramel. Okay not great. m.mahu (191) - Iasi, ROMANIA - MAR 2, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with nice beige foam. Smells like candy and plums. Taste like brown sugar, plums, raisins, sweet spices. Sweet aftertaste. Warming alcohol, well hidden. Very good. romshah (9) - Beaurains, FRANCE - FEB 25, 2017 does not count
On tap in Baramousse in Arras, Served in a nice glass. Nice dark beer but looks a little creamy. Taste is nice, little bitterness but goes after 2 seconds. Taste is slightly fruity and little spicy. Very nice strong beer which you can’t taste the alcohol. czar (9172) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2017
on tap at saint-bock, mtl. unclear medium dark brown pour with a nice creamy beige head offering good retention and lacing. demerara sugars, spicy chocolate, brown caramelized belgian nutty maltiness - surprisingly leaning a bit more towards chocolate which is slightly unusual in belgian brews, some berry fruitiness, also with dried raisin notes, loads of belgian spices - cloves, coriander, cinnamon; oak wooden notes, chewy fruity belgian yeast action. bright carbonation, medium body - and surprisingly not too heavy at this abv; semi-sweet and kind of hot spicy finish. complex, tasty and authentic high-gravity brown belgian ale, but not exactly my cup of tea. john44 (3133) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Bottle. Deep Reddish-Brown in colour. Very malty (toffee, candy sugar, lots of chocolate, roasty malts). Spicy (cinnamon, coriander, clove). Fruity (dark fruits, raisins). Yeasty in the taste (but no floaties). Warming alcohol very evident. Very sweet. Too sweet! (2008)