chrisv10 (18734) - DENMARK - APR 17, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 Bottle, 7.5%. Cloudy brown/dark amber with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, yeast, dark fruit and spices. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast. dark fruits, sweet, toasted, hop and medium bitter. TBone (18561) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2004
Bottled (BB 03/2009)jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Hazy nut brown, small but steady off-white head. Sweetish aroma: plums and malts. Medium-bodied. Flavor has plums and fruits with decent malty and alcoholic body. Some yeasty notes too.
Very smooth beer. Nose and taste of licorice, caramel, molasses, candied brown sugar, kiwis and earthy dough. Rated 2/8/03 FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2012 330ml bottle. (In a blind horizontal dubbel tasting)yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2006
Rich brown, some red, thick tight creamy head. Sweet fruity ginger, a little hoppy aroma - potent but mellow. Soft but lively carbonation, some light hint of alcohol. Grainy body with a tangy but gently hoppy component. Fairly full bodied, very pleasant, but not a patch on their outstanding higher-octane numbers.
Rerate 330ml bottle (7:4:7:4:14=3.6)
So beautifuly mellow. No alcohol at all. Dam, this is a beer worthy of great respect. I am astonished that it is 7.5%. The mellowness is wonderful.
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 Bottled. Amber colored beer with a large beige head. Nice aromas with malt, candi-sweetness and citrus. The flavor has dried fruit, hops and some alcohol. Full, sweet body. A nice beer. Rating: 7-4-8-4-15-3.8. 060328
Ferris (17117) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle, BB 191113. The pour results in a massive creamy off-white to beige head with good retention. The dark, orangey brown body is unclear, and has some sediments. The first aroma to escape the glass is a cellary, slightly yeasty one, soon followed by dried fruits, some roasted malts and hints of alcohol. Prunes and rum raisin also comes to mind. It’s a bit thin on the palate for a beer of this strenght, feeling sort of hollow in the mouth. Lightly roasted, chocolatey malts, alcohol notes, raisins, hoppy bitterness and a cellary touch in the flavor. The warming finish has a good blend of bitterness and chocolatey, roasted malts. A lovely beer, both lacking something and with something too much considering its strenght. Still, won’t shy away from it in the future. 090904
Bottle - Brown sugar, banana, some sour fruits (grape). Cloudy amber with a tick brown head. Brown sugar, dark fruit, and a malty finish. Nice strong ale without too much alcohol or yeast. Benzai (16928) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle at Cafe buitenlust, Oirschot. Brown color. Not the best smell but a nice taste. Love the carbonation in combination with the alcoholpercentage in this beer. Medium body. Useful beer. brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
A: The pour is an opaque reddish-brown color. The head is small to begin with and dissipates quickly.
S: The nose has the usual yeast and bready quality with some hints of dark fruit. The bulk of the nose, however, is the sweet caramel and toffee from the malt.
T: Like the nose, the yeast and malt really define this beer. A lot of sweetness from the malts with dark fruits (particularly raisins and figs) with a mild spice.
M: The body is medium with a high level of carbonation.
D: The world of Belgians is sort of a new thing to me, but it would seem I’m off to a good start. A very nice beer, indeed. Dedollewaitor (16545) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 hazy brown with white head. A bit of fruits and caramel. A lighter version than the 8 or 10. This doesnt make it boring though. Plum, raisin & caramel. It still has the long lasting taste and finish. Great!
Rerating June - 09. Vintage 2005 bottle. Wauw - aroma is off the chain - (again). Smooth, dried fruits, delicious liquorice. 4 Again - But closer to 4,1 than expected.
Re-rate. 31 Dec - 2012. Vinous, Rich and warming. Still has the yeast complexity that the 8 & 10 has. Great stuff..:-) 4 again. djd07 (16307) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Bottle as shown. Pours a very cloudy dark amber with a lot of carbonation and a huge creamy beige head that lasts awhile leaving good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a very sweet malt and fruit with caramel. Thin mouthfeel with a very smooth malt with raisin and brown sugar. Hides the alcohol well making it easy to drink. Enjoyed this one, a very impressive Belgian strong ale from Rochefort.