Tap. Pours clear reddish brown with a small offwhite head. Aromas of dark fruits, light booze, caramel, esters. Taste has dark fruits, caramel, esters, light bitterness.
Aroma has anis, orange and peach. Fairly hopbitter and very fruity flavor. In fact lots of tropical fruit, anis and vanilla. Some tartness. The alcohol can be noticed, but is not too apparent. Lovely, high quality beer that will probably suit most beer drinkers.
Bottle (from notes taken at Delirium Cafe). Pours hazy reddish dark amber with large foamy white head, fruity caramel aroma, medium carbonation, medium bitter caramel malt taste with dried fruits, toffee, smooth body, long finish. Complex and flavorful.
33cl bottle, shared at home. Dark murky ruby-brown pour with a thin tan head. Notes of dried fruit, prunes, raisins, red grapes, caramel, sugar, dark cherries, port wine. A very well made Belgian strong ale.
Bottle from Hops & Malt. Quite typical, yet not an extreme Belgian strong. Some candy, some booze, some fruits and resin. Full in taste and warming on the palate. Good balance, but rather low carbonation. A little more of that wouldn’t have hurt. Still a very decent brew.