jbruner (2135) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a translucent copper brown with bubbly white head. Aroma is nice Belgian dark fruity esters with a big malt background. Taste follows with a hint of spiciness and a boozy burn that warms on the way down. Pretty awesome beer to come from a can.
ROBC3366 (511) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with thick brown head and carbonation. Aroma is similar to a lager with heavy malts, grains, and yeast. Taste is really unique with cherry (but not too sweet), liquorish, dark fruits, malts, wheat and yeast. A malty aftertaste. Well done
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WanderinCelt87 (154) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pour from a can is a very dark amber with a nice clarity. Aroma is nice roasted malt with hints of raisins and brown sugar. Taste is sweet and malty with a brown sugar and date. Leaves a clean finish.
mkgrenwel (564) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark muddy reddish brown with a ring of tan head. Inviting aroma of fruit, bread, spice. Flavor is cherry, cocoa, cinnamon and rye bread. Sweet with a bit of sharp esters in the back. Palate is creamy but a little thin in body at the end. Alcohol is a little hot. Almost reminds me of a nitro beer in the way it shows lots of great flavors, but still feels a little watery and washed out.
jdb288 (472) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma is lemon, cherry. Taste is sweet cherries - big and bold. This was a welcome addition. Classic belgian notes - fruity/spicy, some funky/yeast notes. Easy drinker.
barn0216 (385) - California, USA - APR 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep brown with a reddish hue. Sugary malt, light vanilla in the nose. Nutty taste, oak, lightly roasted, dry alcohol, bread. Hmm, even a little corn syrup like an American lager. Flavors are ok (except the corn syrup) but it lacks body, it feels weak. And the best parts disappear quickly after drinking anyway, leaving only the corn syrup and alcohol aftertaste. The overall impression is vaguely unpleasant without being obviously terrible.
Aarond (149) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Aroma is molasses, vanilla, raisins, and figs. Appearance is dark amber with ruby hues. Think white head. Good lacing. Taste is sweet cherries, fig, vanilla, caramel, and just a hint of cinnamon. Medium full body and moderately low carbonation. Overall a rich and complex version of the style. Worth the price.
JHeath99 (782) - - APR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent dark reddish amber with a thick ring of off white head. Aroma of raisins and cherries. Taste of alcohol with a more pronounced cherryishness mixed in with the burn.
jflopsu (492) - New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with thick brown head and carbonation. Aroma is similar to a lager with heavy malts, grains, and yeast. Taste is really unique with cherry (but not too sweet), liquorish, dark fruits, malts, wheat and yeast. A malty aftertaste.
njnut (199) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into tulip a nice deep reddy brown with a white head and lace. Head receded to sides of glass fairly quick. Aroma was complex, I was expecting yeast but I got Roasted malts, soy sauce, alcohol and nuts. Taste was malty and nutty with a cherry and brandy background. A thicker body but slick. Not what I was expecting. The aroma off put me but the taste was enjoyable.