EHSRanders (2102) - Tjele, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown colour with large creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Aroma is roasted malt with notes of caramel, brown sugar and dark fruits. Sweet spicy flavor. Spicy lasting finish. Creamy palate daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Dark brown, light tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, dates, yeast, and some light spice. Flavor is sweet with brown sugar, syrup, dates, raisins, yeast and light fruity notes. Pretty good. caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Pours brown with a big light brown head. Nose is strong and malty with a generous portion of brown sugar, caramel, and the typical odor of a belgian yeast. Flavor is rich and strong with the above brown sugar and a punch of almost syrup-like sweetness, offset with a decent hop background and some coriander. Finish is long, bittersweet, and sticky. A very good and drinkable abbey quad. DeanF (2647) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2010
Very dark brown, aroma of syrup, very thick and strong. Taste is the same, too syrupy for me and too sweet. Of course it masks the very high alcohol content but I didn’t taste much balance in this one as I would hope from such a highly rated beer. Forsberg_dk (258) - DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
33 cl bottle, pours dark amber with a nice creamy head, decent head retention, lots of carbonation, aroma of yeast, brown sugar, malt and dark fruits, taste is sweet consisting of malt caramel, dark fruits and brown sugar with some warming alcohol, decent lingering finish.
deanso (10258) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - AUG 20, 2010
Aged for 4 years. A great beer when new, even better when aged for 4 years :-) Wow, nice beer! taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Dark brown, good head. Aroma of toasted malt and dark berries. Taste much like a light barley wine with toasted malt, dark sugar, and prune flavors, and a slight burn of alcohol along for the ride. The finish is mostly sweet. Davros (3338) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2010
Pours very dark copper wtih a lasting creamy head.
Nose is complex as expected: raisins, stewed apples, cloves, bready yeast, treacle and cinnamon. Nice!
Very sweet rich flavours follow, which I suppose are needed to cover the high alcohol... Lots of candi sugar, dark brown sugar and candied dark fruits. Alcohol is noticeable later on but is in no way overbearing. A little to sweet for me.
Carbonation is suitably high. Alcoholic heat is quite noticeable. wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Surprised I havent tried this yet. Dark brown color, whitish film-fizz. Smell and taste of candied sugar, but caramelized. Strong caramel throughout, with some chocolate, prune, and cappuccino notes. Exciting brew. Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - AUG 8, 2010
On tap at Kulminator. Clear brown with a small brown head. Fruity aroma with some minor notes of tobacco leaves. Smooth palate, tastes very aged with wooden notes. The smoothness completly balances out the strong alchohol abv. Great beer.