PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2017 AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 2009. At first sniff, I got prunes, spices, yeast, sour apples, banana peel, figs, and dark cherries. It was amazing enough already, but then I let it sit for a bit and dove my nose into the glass again and, oh, Lordy! It was the greatest thing ever. Mountains upon mountains of toffee, all bursting with fruity esters and spices. The alcohol is barely perceivable, if at all. The taste is sweet and fruity tart, with residual bitterness. It evokes figs, dark cherries, caramel, and apple cider up front and culminates with mellow, woody undertones. The mouthfeel is smooth as silk, with minor carbonation and a medium body. Otherworldly!
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 11.2 oz bottle. Rich, deep dark amber-brown pour, quickly fading bone-colored head. Aroma of brown sugar, dates and molasses. Rich flavor, some raisin sweetness, some canned baked brown bread, a touch of brown sugar. Very belly warming. Nice sticky mouthfeel. mmmeinike (280) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2017
Bottle from 2012. Deep brown almost coca cola colour with a small head. Fruity, sweet dried fruit and caramel aroma. Taste is sweet with som sour notes. drsordr (2794) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2017
2009 vintage bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour dark copper with moderate ecru head and lots of particulate. Nose caramel apple, toffee, raisin, fig, light soy. Taste still super sweet for 8 year old bottle. Is there such a thing as candied fig? Red fruit, raisin, fig, plum. Thick mouth feel. Maersk (323) - MOLDOVA - SEP 1, 2017
2012 bottle. Muddy brown, quick to almost no head. Smells sweet dark fruit, cake, a bit of yeast. More fruits in the taste, some caramel, berry tartness. Medium to full body. Good, but not exceptional. jacobarts (227) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2017
Bottle bought back in Utrecht. 2012 edition. Pours very dark brown, almost black with frothy beige head. Aroma: Raisen, wet wood, caramel, sugar, roasted malts, fig. Quiet sweet taste: wood, plumme, cherry, light vanilla. Very Very good beer. The only thing that brings this down in my opinion is the aftertaste - I just don’t like it. Otherwise I really enjoyed this one :)
Tide (4191) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 19, 2017
Bottle from online shop. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, oak, chocolate, dark fruits, earthy notes, coffee, tannins and nuts. Bitter finish with roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, earthy notes, a bit of coffee, tannins and oak. Exquisite Belgian strong ale. Pyrmir (6196) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2017
330 ml bottle during belgium trip, backlog. Dark brown with beige head. Aroma and taste is fruity, dark ripe fruit notes, figs, dates, raisins, woody notes, dar sugars,soft alcohol. Very well aged. Super pleasant Learninbeer (625) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2017
Reserva 2012. The aroma is malt, caramel, dates, raisin. Pours very dark brown with fully diminishing beige head and excellent lacing. The taste is sweet. The body is medium/full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish lively. Not as great as I was expecting but a damn good Belgium Strong Ale!! anstei (2510) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle, vintage 2010, courtesy of SinH4, many thanks! Pours dark brown with a medium but short lived foam. Aroma is dark dried fruit, ripe fruit, oak, fig, raisin, candy, soft booze. Body is heavy, quite sweet, but not overwhelming. Lively carbonation carrying the dried fruit and oak flavours over to a warming and boozy palate. Intense, but well balanced and extremely drinkable. Smooth and nice. Very good, worth all the praise! pjotrapostou (295) - POLAND - JUL 15, 2017
 W aromacie karmel, zioła, wanilia, bardzo bogaty. Smak to głównie słodkie owoce, banan, zioła, ściągający, wytrawny i dość długi posmak. Wysycenie duże, to trochę przeszkadza. Dobrze ułożone i bogate, beczka mu służy.