ebone1988 (1931) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20. For the book. Aroma is raisins, wood, dark fruit, molasses, roasted, good. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown head, opaque. Taste is dark fruit, woody, raisins, metallic, yeast, dry, slight booze, good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light bubbly carbonation, slightly metallic woody raisin aftertaste. Overall, it’s pretty good. OsuStu (262) - - FEB 5, 2017
Bomber. Pours an opaque coffee color with a dense bubbly and lasting khaki head. Malty aromas of nuts, prunes, cream, oats, and sweet dark bread. Very nice dark cherry, raisin, light chocolate, and clove flavor with a bit of leather. Medium body, medium carbonation. Silky creamy mouthfeel. Somewhat spicy finish. Alcohol is detectible but well hidden. Really, really nice beer. Opposite of the name and all that. cattaneopapa (391) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2017
341ml bottle part of a taster pack. Pours an opaque deep brown colour with a small lasting head. Complex aroma with a dark fruit backbone with notes of figs, raisins, prunes, dark cherries, and licorice. Taste matches the aroma with some nutmeg and clove notes. Full-bodied with medium carbonation. It has a nice peppery finish from the booze, the alcohol is there, but it’s balanced against the flavours. Excellent quad. DomD (306) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2016
From bottle. Aroma of candied fruit and caramel. Pours almost black with tan head. Taste is medium bitter. Full bodied with a thick texture and a slightly bitter finish. Excellent beer. tightslice (1313) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 5, 2016
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is dark sweet fruits (figs, prunes), mild chocolate, mild herbal aperitif, burnt sugar. Taste is figs, black cherries...but not quite leathery dried fruit (somehow both juicy and dry). Very rich dark fruit notes and then mildly herbal / bitter. Mouthfeel is pristine...great balance of fizzy and creamy. This beer is definitely on another level. Supremely classic.
ffbot (420) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 1, 2016
Smell of wood, licorice, maple, dense chocolate fruit, leather, and dark basement. Taste is licorice, maple, chocolate cookie, sweet fruitiness, and balanced well. In the glass it looks awesome, still black with a giant thick head that retains. If this doesn’t get a perfect score I dunno what does Brettsky06 (446) - Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 27, 2016
Pours a dark brown color. Aroma is cloves and spices. Taste has some dried fruit, spices and yeast. Very good edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Bottle pours brown with a off white head. This is a very good beer, enjoyed every drop. mathieuc (3996) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2016
Pours a very dark brown with a medium beige head that leaves awesome lacing. Nose is of dark fruits, dark sugar and alcohol. Taste is not quite sweet and offers raisins, figs and candi sugar. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and mouthfeel while a little syrupy is never heavy. Overall a solid quadrupel but the mouthfeel is not even close to Rochefort’s really and dark fruits flavors could be more upfront. ljthiessen (1348) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown, nearly opaque pour with a rich tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, spices, Belgian yeast, rich and complex, some fruitcake and candy notes, but also slightly roasty. Taste is fairly rich for the style, some chocolate up front, sweet dark fruit and fruitcake spices, raisin, lots going on here but very tasty and nicely balanced.