dirkbreedveld (289) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2004
thi beer has everything going for it. It's hard to get(even in Belgium)lovely presentation(bottle and glasses) and when your poor it and start nosing it, al kind of flavour rise into your brain. Raisin's, nutts,vanilla, smokeyness, chocolatecouverture and so on.
It's to be served very cold as I'm told, and that will keep the the bubbles into shape.
The palate is dry, with all the earlier mentioned aroma's present. It's makes me passionate of this beer.
In the aftertaste the smokeybitterness of dark chocolate and light tannines of wood.
The best beer i had so far. Grzesiek79 (4362) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Wysmienite i znakomite pwo. W sam raz pasujace na wazne uroczystosci, tak jak np. moje urodziny. Schlodzone w kubelku idealnie podane. Szyk i wdziek tego piwa szampanowego jest wprost nie do opisania. Aromat czekoladowo rodzymkowy w smaku takze gozka czekolada troche kakao i slodycz ale piwo w smaku bynajmniej nie jest slodkie lecz gozkie. Finisz gleboko wytrawny. Piana nie do zachamowania. Wystarczy ciut wlac a tu juz mamy 10 cm piany w koloze zolto-brazowym. Odcien czerwono broazowy piwa i wrazenie jakby sie pilo szampana wytrawnego i ciemnego. Na wielki plus zasluguje ukryty alkohol, ktorego mocny woltaz wogole nie odczuwamy podczas picia. Bardzo polecam. Sissio (1698) - Orsenigo, ITALY - OCT 16, 2014
Clear brown, brown head
Toffee, caramel, chocolate, mandel, roasted malts
A hint of sour, chocolate, ash, passito, sweet wine, Marsala Jaumix (11) - Malaga, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2015
Out of date for a year, extremely tastey. Great body with hints of dark chocolate to it. It’s a "must try".
Better to share Lore (2820) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 6, 2016
mahogany like reddish-brown colour, huge, dense, long lasting yellowish-light brown head; aroma of chocolate, vanilla, dried fruits (plum, cherry, maybe raisins, too), biscuits dipped to herbal liqueur, walnut and some oak barrel notes; taste of dried fruits (plum sour cherry, raisins agian), vanilla notes, some chocolate, biscuits, walnut liqueur and alcoholic warmth - extremely complex syrupy sweetness with bittery notes; it’s a miracle!
KyotoLefty (10528) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2010
Bottle 2 years past its "drink by" date. Beautiful orange-brown color with lots of champagne-like bubbles and a fine, thin, head. Hugely fragrant--filled the room--with dried fruits, plums, caramel, spice. Great. Amazingly rich, chewy flavor of dried raisins and figs, fresh plums, minerals, spicy, with a touch of sour and big alcohol to balance (plus a touch of hops). Super chewy, bubbly, and rich yet somehow light bodied. Simply wonderful. One of the best I’ve had--going straight out to get a fresh one to see how it compares. skortila (5967) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2005
Bottle. Aroma has a lot in it, malts (chocolate, toffee), spices (pepper ea), some dark fruits and vanilla. Cloudy, brown coloured with a lasting, medium brown head. Taste is sweet, malty (toffee, chocolate), roasted, some vanilla in it, some fruits, creamy. Sherry-like taste. Very decent bitterness in the finish combined with a complex spicy (peppery) taste. Quite dry with a decent body. Magnificent brew. caesar (7165) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2005
Skortila shared this bottle with me and another friend, and i’m so glad he did! Cloudy brown color, medium brown head. Aroma is exceptionally good, strong black and roasted malt, but also soft notes with vanilla and toffee. White wine, sherry. Taste is full bodied with malty and fruity tones. The brut yeast makes the beer quite dry. Alcohol burn is only slightly present, but it suits the beer perfectly. A newcomer in my personal top10! texasbartender (160) - Sugarland, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2008
The beer pours a clear brown amber with a thick light brown head. The nose is a great mix a burnt sugar and dark fruit, mainly raisins and plums. The taste is great I get raisins plums, dark stone fruit, and wood. The beer is very lively on the tongue with a dry hoppy finish. I would call this a great beer and worth the money. armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 18, 2009
0,75 l bottle. Deep ruby body with a discreet but delicious creamy tan head. Fantastic complex aroma with a lot of spicies like vanilla, coriander and clove, the finest belgian top-fermentation yeasts, some toasted malt, light fruity character. Smooth mouthfeel, fine balanced body with toasty caramel malt, fine fruity tastes, vanilla and honey character, well balanced easy hops. Well hidden high percentage of alcohol. You can not feel it.... Complex palate and aftertaste.. The beer is underrated here, one of the best beers what i’ve ever tried!