GreatDane1632 (1165) - North Dakota, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to oldrtybastrd for the can -- poured into a snifter. Active carbonation upon pouring. Clear dark caramel colored brew with no head. Malty and boozey aroma. Flavor is Belgian fermented malt, slight hop bitterness. Very nice beer.
oldrtybastrd (4911) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, spice, and some woody notes. Flavors of dark fruits, sweet malt, and hints of cinnamon.
Bebum (702) - USA - APR 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper, clear.
Full body, smooth texture, dense flavor, hot mouthfeel, long palate.
Intensely bittersweet, balanced.
Malty, roasty, dry fruit, tar, coke, yeast, sweet spices.
Typical of style, tasty.
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HoppyScallywag (278) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don't know why this only gets a 3...it's great. Rich caramel malt fills the mouth and calm to a mild, slightly sweet malt while the alcohol warms. Very good!
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fuzzcro (199) - Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A beautiful glass of beer. Color is a deep red amber. I will have to update my rating in the future...I have a cold and my taste is way off...I was hoping to be able to enjoy some of the distinct flavors attributed to this brew but it isnít happening. The best I can say is that it must be quite flavorful because I can taste it and I detect absolutely no bitter whatsoever.
kingaugusta (191) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2016
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear ruby with a moderate tan head. Nose is a bit strange and earthy without the expected Belgian notes...not much nose at all. Flavor is stronger to the backside With darker and sweeter malts coming out balanced against a touch of hops and what taste like light Barrel aging. Not as good as I had remembered but might be a bad keg.
Ron (3465) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours lightly hazy amber with a creamy off-white head. Strong malt aroma, toast, ripe fruits, brown sugar and dates. Medium sweet flavor with some grapes, toasted bread, alcohol and wood. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish. Decent. Thanks for the trade JB
jrodooo5 (1434) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soft mouthfeel but lacking in aroma. The taste is robust w/ belgian spice & has a hint of bitterness in the finish. Nice beer!
MikeJslc (777) - USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light reddish-brown, clear, persistent beige head. Malt character of dark bread, bakerís chocolate, raisins and dried figs, spicy Belgian phenols, cinnamon, a hint of licorice, and an earthy, damp-cave character. Finishes dry and spicy. Well made spiced Belgian dark strong.
tightslice (817) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City, CA. Pours a beautiful deep burgundy. Aroma is dark fruits, figs, strong cherries. Taste is fruited bread pudding with yeasty / chalky floral flavors on the finish. Solid American Belgian Strong Ale.