snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep brown/red with a big off-white head. The aroma consists of Belgian dark fruit, a peppery spicyness, and bready yeast.The taste is dominated by malt up front, with plum flavors, hops, and more pepper spicyness. Finishes a bit sweet, but has lingering Belgian esters. A well balancedbig beer. The alcohol is well hidden.
Beachmaster (480) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2017
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draught. Pours a hazy amber with a small white head that fades quickly. Nose is a complex mixture of earthy spice and vinous notes. Taste is very complex, with a supremely balanced flavor of subtle spice, a touch of funk, and a vinous backbone. Improves dramatically as it warms to the correct temperature. Has a dry, champagne-like finish with a very long finish. Excellent.
Inoven (478) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flesje thuis gedronken. Diep donkerbruin helder bier met rode gloed. Het blijft als sluier liggen. Aroma van pruimen en caramel. Smaak is fruitig en zoet. Nasmaak is iets bitter.
bonkiedeaap (690) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel, Belgium. The beer is deep brown colored and has a small and stable beige head with medium carbonation.
The aroma is malty and fruity with notes of caramel, dried fruits, licorice, yeast, spices and a hint of alcohol.
Taste is full bodied sweetness with caramel and roasted malts, also raisins and some spices.
The finish is light bitter and has some warming alcohol.
crazy_cat_lady (478) - - FEB 3, 2017
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2017 Bottle at beerbistro. Many thanks to Lisa and Craig for giving me an excuse to try this! Dark reddish brown with finely bubbled tan head. Sweetish raisin, molasses, and caramel aromas, with some faint hints of oakiness and leather. Slick mouthfeel. Lighter palate than I expected, hides its booze well. Sweet raisins and caramel dominate the flavour, with some cherry on the back end. Tasty stuff.
rumore (261) - Rimini, ITALY - FEB 3, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours rather dark brown, with some reddish reflections, and with whitish foam. Aroma is rich: licorice, molasses. But not strong in intensity. Body is markedly carbonated and dense, with some stickiness too. Taste is deliberately very sweet. Feels like drinking liquid sugar. Finish has some persistent sweetness.
Hanoi (906) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is cinnamon, pepper, start anise, peppermint, dough, sweet malt. Taste is bread, dough, sweet malt, pear drops leading to spice, cinnamon, plum, candy sugar. Mouthfeel is slick. It’s cheerful, sweet and well suited to a cold evening.
Blmarques (10) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 15, 2017
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light malty nose. Pours very dark brown, little carbonation. Well rounded mouth but the alchool shows up soon in mouth. Some mild vanilla, tiny little cinammon, not much else...
exRAID (154) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 13, 2017
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Бутылка 0,33. Аромата нет, цвет тёмный, тело среднее, вкус мягкий, алко слегка выпирае&
L_Lovecraft (440) - - JAN 12, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet aroma of sugar, dates, chocolate, raisin, brown/reddish with a thin white head very persistant, full body, medium carbonation, i appreciate the intense sweet notes, again dark fruits, good and pleasant warming final...in this hostile land there is a very good strong ale.
dnicolaescu (2335) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 11, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOTTLE 33 CL. Clear dark ruby-brown, big beige head. Strong fruity and vinous aroma, just a touch of dark sugars. The taste is nice blend of dried dates, port wine, almonds and spicy warming alcohol. Full-bodied yet easy to drink. Excellent.