MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle gift from SJ. Belgian Strong night. Not a bad strong at all. Plum, fig, brad and hop. Mild caramel finish. I liked it.
nephirem (331) - CROATIA - JAN 15, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Hazy, dark ruby/brown pour with one finger creamy beige head. Below average retention, leaving thin layer throughout the whole drink. Decent lacing on the glass. Typical nose for the style, yeasty, floral. Touch of caramel.
Medium body, somewhat highly carbonated. Creamy texture. Boozy bittersweet taste and mouthfeel. High presence of alcohol in the aroma. Boozy. Caramel, toffee. Floral and herbal. Pretty good, but overshadowed by strong alcohol presence. Dry finish with burning sensation on the tongue.
Overall, not bad. Strong alcohol presence ruins it a bit.
roldano (106) - - JAN 12, 2017
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Espuma beige-marrón cremosa y permanente, color rojizo oscuro-marron donde se aprecian constantes burbujas brotar constantemente, aromas suave con matices dulces en nariz, sabor muy dulce y suave a pesar de la alta graduación, final muy sabroso.
Pongauer (84) - Maassluis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wintertime is beertime, and this brew is another testimony to that statement. Yes it is pretty sweet and syrupy, but you just cant ignore it. Hides it alcohol pretty well up until the aftertaste.
GvanGool (52) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2017
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
What shall I say. Undetermined taste of spices. This is one of the fee beers I did not finish.
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sdmmb (1788) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2017
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought from delhaize in Brussels. Dark deceptively strong winter beer.
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schavuitje (149) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2016
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2017 Tasty cereal dark plum notes bubble gum soft bitterness? Curaçao and thyme but could not tasted the syrup did give additional full sweetness in the aftertaste full water wave and then dried falling
Inbreak (5036) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating rerated 31.12.2016, 0,75l bottle (best before 19.09.2015) @ home:
Nice slightly bubbly-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry concentrated fruity, raisins, minerals, grass, dark sugar, caramel, fruit stones, nuts, candi sugar, hay, citrus, prunes. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, weeds, minerals, grass, raisins, fruit stones, "knekk", alcohol, hay, nuts. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mineraly mouthfeel. Nice enough.
Bosskie (824) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark but clear, ruby colour, weak head. Smell is caramel and cumin, bit of liquorice and bubblegum. Hint of mint and spruce. Lightly alcoholic, warming. Taste is watery bit full and sweet to start with, with a lightly astringent finish. Light bitterness.
Quack-Duck (9356) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Cloudy brown with a fluffy head. Chocolatey in the start, robust malty flavours with roasted malts, honey and nuts.Bitter hoppy finish balances it off.
Bulk_Carrier (4212) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - DEC 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown close to black color with a nice looking finger and a half’s worth of white to off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Some messy lacing runs about.
The aroma takes on some sweet brown sugar, cocoa powder, thyme herbal qualities, and some breadiness. Red delicious apples.
The flavor yields to the sweet breadiness and brown sugar to cocoa powder portion. Belgian yeastiness flows freely all around. A nice Belgian yeasty sweet aftertaste with a semi-slick sort of Belgian sugary finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sipping quality about it. Alcohol is there but isn’t distracting. Carbonation feels fine. Belgian back-of-the-throat gripping underlying flows freely over my tongue.
Overall, good Belgian Strong Dark ale exacting upon a nice chilly winter’s evening. Glad I have another bottle of this.