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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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The new masterpiece from the Val-Dieu brewery. A very complex and full-bodied beer with a long aftertaste. The brewmaster advices to cellar the beer for a year for it to unfold its full potential.

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4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lyncham (251) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Very nice complexity. The beer has a nice sweet aroma of roasted malts, and spices. The beer tastes like it smell but with a bit of a chocolate flavor. The beet has a great alcohol content to go with the spices that would make it a good winter warmer


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beachmaster (480) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 15, 2017
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inoven (478) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2017
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bonkiedeaap (690) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2017
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. Nice beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crazy_cat_lady (475) - - FEB 3, 2017
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumore (258) - Rimini, ITALY - FEB 3, 2017
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (906) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2017
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blmarques (10) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 15, 2017
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...

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
exRAID (154) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 13, 2017
Бутылка 0,33. Аромата нет, цвет тёмный, тело среднее, вкус мягкий, алко слегка выпирае&

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
L_Lovecraft (440) - - JAN 12, 2017
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (2334) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 11, 2017
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.


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