buddybutch (96) - Nantes, FRANCE - NOV 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown medium white head. Strong malt aroma, fruity and plum (but not as much as a Rochefort 10). A bit sweet.
Maverick34 (3163) - New York, USA - OCT 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a flattish brown black with rapidly disappearing off beige head. Lots of dark fruit and malt. Raisin raspberry etc. Pretty well done.
55x11 (77) - - OCT 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with beige head. Aroma of raisins and plumbs. Some alcohol. Taste is sweet dried fruit - plums, figs. Sweet residual finish. A slight warming alcohol but deceptive for 9 abv. Very nice especially as it warms up a bit.
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MadRobin (2923) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - OCT 24, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Opaque, dark brown with a 3-finger khaki head and good lacing.
Aroma of raisins, other dark fruit, leather, wet leaves, molasses, chocolate and a depth of complexity I can't begin to fathom.
Taste of ripe fruit, raisins, yeast, dark fruit, chocolate, banana, roasted malt and more wonders.
Medium body and high/medium carbonation.
An incredibly good beer. I've enjoyed this beer for years. It varied from bottle to bottle, it has always been wonderful. This bottle is the best in my memory. Perhaps it new that today was the day I would finally get around to rating it.
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BillWyce (1062) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy, opaque nut brown with a creamy, 1-finger tan head. Sweet aroma, maybe candied fruit, over notes of malt. Body is medium-to-full and slightly syrupy. Lightly astringent finish. Flavor of caramel and nutty malt, with a note of candied fruit. Mild bite of alcohol at the back.
kidobutai (678) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a tap as part of a high ABV flight. Light brown and little lacing. A bit tinny for my tastes, bubbly but somewhat bland.
Rasmus40 (19335) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Saveur Biere. Hazy very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark sugar, yeasty, ripe banana and dark fruit. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 071016
johndoughty (5306) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Black with a medium head. Malty and powerful with a strong mouth feel. Perhaps not as good as the Belgian originals of this style but still pretty impressive.
OsuStu (251) - - SEP 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25.4 oz bottle. Khaki-colored, lingering head with dark brown to red color. Aromas of leather, wet fall leaves, dark dried fruit . A little woody, a little smoky, but crisp. Dark fruit, prunes, very ripe apples, and molasses without being heavy. Herbs and yeast. The slightest bitterness in the finish. Lots of flavors with nothing overpowering the others. Quite nice. Medium body with significant effervescence.
Rubin77 (1700) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
F: big, off-white, not long lasting.
C: dark to dark brown, red tones against the light, hazy, opaque.
A: malt, chocolate malt, chocolate, molasses, dark fruits, caramel, spicy,
T: malt, dark fruits, dried fruits, chocolate, candy, brown sugar, cocoa, woody, spicy, dates, full body, hint of more than normal carbonation, very good balanced but not as good as Belgian original style, but still worth to try, 341ml bottle from Eat Brussels 2016 festival.