I'll jump straight into this one, as It's a beast of a beer!
Liefmans Goudenband - 8%
This beer has an allure of obscene delectability about it, ...smells pretty darn good too! The aroma is just one big black forest gateau, dark cherries and plums, dates and raisins, oak and polish with just a hint of nuttiness in the background.
The flavour is immediate and amazing. I'm not sure any other aged Belgian browns come close to this one.. Initially sweet, brown sugars, vanilla and a little wet oak. This then moves to the tart fruit aspects which are incredibly refreshing.. Dark cherries and unripe plums once again, it also has a sort of balsamic note going on too. The finish is drying, earthy and very smooth, it's a real treat for the senses.
Complex? You're damn right!