KevinReddirt (182) - Midland, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2017 donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, - OCT 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown, tan head. Yeastie, leathery aroma laced with cinnamon and a bit of Brett. Flavour gives a great blend of Belgian yeast character married well with the added spices. Seems like the Brett is slowly taking over the flavor. A nice and unique beer.
With Amsterdam the starting point for a Rhine River cruise I was able to go into De Bierkoning. This 11.2 oz bottle was one of a handful I was able to purchase and bring home to taste. It gets tilted into my Rochefort glass leaving a dark mahogany body. The head, a light brown, diminishes immediately but there is a steady stream of foam rising in the middle of the glass. The scent is complex, there is fig, cedar, caramel, all very inviting. I drink and the taste is incredible, malt, more of the caramel, dark fruit, cherry and leather. Very full in the mouth, chewy I think. Just a touch of bitterness finishing. No anticipation it would be so interesting. How will I ever get another? beermastersasho (41) - - AUG 16, 2017
Fantastic beer. I dont know which one is the best, this one especially i remember - when pour - brown head, redish colour, aroma is fantastic, stout colour, magnificient taste, karamel, roasted, spicies, raisins... i love struise rodenbachvintage (53) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - AUG 14, 2017
Donkere, vrij zoet degustatiebier. Vergelijkbaar met de betere wijnen. Een om van te genieten! jjunghun2 (10) - - AUG 8, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2017 Dark deep brown colour. Medium carbonation. Ripen plum scent and taste. Winey character. A bit boozy since its vintage(2016).
Great beer overall. CRNY (7) - Borås, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2017 does not count
Monday, August 7, 2017. Bottle 330 ml. Bought at Belgium in a Box in Antwerpen. Served in Trappist glass. Pleasant sweetness. A "dark taste" for a Belgian Strong Ale. Reminds me in some ways of Imperial Stout. You can say that this kind of beer is more like a good wine.
Emelie (122) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2017
Från 2015 så två år gammal.
Doft: torkade fikon, Rom, coca-Cola, honung, nötter, torr & papprig.
Len, liteoljig, en del kolsyra kvar ändå!
Smak: mycket metallsmak i början, Rom, torkad frukt, lite kryddig, torr i eftersmaken, coca-Cola, bränt socker, välbalanserad. mkt fin! Inte för söt! jari87 (17) - - JUL 30, 2017
Caramel, dry fruits with some underlying herbal notes. Full body with nicely balanced caramel, nutty and dry fruit notes. A bit of alcohol warmth. dorain (423) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2017
Aus der Flasche Version 2007 (bbe 2013) im 2016-11 getrunken. Pannepot kann allen Stärken eines dunklen schweren Belgiers voll ausspielen. Feines Teil mit einer wunderbaren Reifung. DarkMagus (542) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2017
Can’t believe I haven’t rated this one! Pours a deep reddish brown color with a very thin head that didn’t stick around long. Aroma of dark dried fruits: cherry, date, raisin, sugar cookie, light spicy notes, caramel, and alcohol. Flavors were more dried dark fruits, snickerdoodle, brown sugar, treacle toffee, cacao nibs, alcohol, tobacco, wood, and a tiny hint of bitterness. Low carbonation, but featured very tiny prickly bubbles. Complex, nuanced, one of my favorites. Rich full-bodied mouthfeel, sticky and slick. An amazing beer. Lager43 (49) - Watertown, Connecticut, USA - JUL 17, 2017
Very full malty flavor. So many rich flavored- cherries, figs, chocolate etc.
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