Jadecy (2) - Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2017 does not count Panzuriel (2446) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.12.12 bought on 12/12/12 at Weiland’s in Columbus Ohio. Quite unexpectedly pours a rich chocolate brown with very little head into a snifter glass. Nose is sweet with cinnamon and a hint of molasses and clove. Taste is quite dry but in a refreshing way. presence of cedar and citrus aspects of hop. Body is lively. finish is just a hint of good bitters. interesting beer that is not typical of the style but good none the less.
Like the conclusion of any great novel or the cliff hanger of things yet to come, the 2012 delivered as a dramatic and satisfying ending to an epic journey.
This Belgium Dark Ale starts with a noticeable nose of rose hips...a complex malty flavor gives way to a sharp clove and allspice finish. The rose hips linger on your memory and remind your taste buds that they’re still in there.
This is an Amazing Beer! (And 5 yrs old at tasting) chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2017
22 oz bottle.
Poured very dark brown looking opaque and essentially black in the glass. The tan head is modest sized but has good retention.
Aroma: complex; more spicy than fruity with hints cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and clove.
Flavor: spicy but with reasonable balance for a spiced ale, and a good mix of spices.
Overall: as much an American Strong Winter Ale as Belgian Strong Dark Ale.
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2017
bottle. near black with one finger head. malty and dry. nutmeg and cinnamon, a little ginger warmth. dark chocolate. finishes bitter. there's some age evident, but it's smoothed out nicely over nearly five years. dorain (714) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2017
Vom Fass im Stone Brewing Berlin 2017-01 getrunken. Also mit Belgische Bier verbinde ich hier nun wirklich nichts. Ok bei diesen dunklen Starkbier gibt es eine deutliche Hopfennote, so das ich eher auf ein English Strong Ale tippen würde. Neben der Malznote dominiert hier eine wuchtige Note von Gewürznelken. Ich sag mal das ist ein spannend Bier und keins für zwischendurch! gpekar (497) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Poured an oily black with a rich brown creamy head. The head went down fairly quickly and left some light lacing. The aroma was not shy and full of various aromas. It was full of cinnamon, molasses, nutmeg and chocolate. There was a bit of a sweetness in the aroma as well. The beer had a silky smooth texture and full of great flavors. There was a hint of a slight smoke in the beer and a hint of nuttiness. There was a light sweetness to the beer, but also a hint of dark chocolate bitterness. There was also some nutmeg and molasses in the flavor as well. This beer is very complex and the longer you drank it more flavors came out and on the finish the palate was just discovering new flavors. Excellent beer!. Glad I was able to let it age 4 yrs.
kermis (14999) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2016
Bottle shared with and courtesy of an on-heat platypus on an Artic Den Haag winter’s eve. Black with a beige head. Aroma of spice, cardamom, bay leaves, curry powder, caramel and cinnamon. Flavour is above moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium to light full bodied with soft carbonation. Svartvit (1005) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2016
Bottle shared at deanso’s. Close to black with a tan head. Full of spices, ginger, bay lea, almost curry-like. Medium sweet, roasty bitter. Medium body. Loe carbonation. deanso (10282) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - DEC 20, 2016
66cl bottle shared with Kermis and Svartwit.
Thin ring tan head. Clear black pour. Herbal aftertaste. PhillyCraft (8200) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Tap, Pours a black color with coffee head and nice lacing. Aroma is heavy on Winter spices: Sage, Christmas tree, cinnamon, plum wine and caramel malt. Flavor is just as spiced with some douglas fir, rosemary, nutmeg, and sweet malts. Couldn’t finish a whole pour of this one. jinroh (2466) - ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2016
Dark brown, almost black with some beige bubbles on top. Aroma has some christmas spices, gingerbread and cinnamon. Tastes also very Christmasy - or should I say that even feels a bit like a pumpkin beer, although its not. Insane amount of spices in a strong dark ale.