artmcd8 (1847) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells quite potent. Alcohol overpowers but there are undertones of the fig and oak. Can't really say this one is enjoyable to me. A bit too harsh.
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deepeary (205) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10-month old can. Deep red-chestnut pour. Nose is fruity, dark fruit, cinnamon, figs. Taste follows the nose. Not getting much wood or vanilla. Very tasty, fruity, yeasty Belgian ale.
penstemon (168) - - JAN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep chestnut brown with a ring of off-white foam. Aroma is berries, vinous (sangria?), cinnamon, dried fruit, vanilla, and bread. Taste is vanilla, bread, dried fig, Dr. Pepper fruitiness, hint of oak, toffee, and warm spice. Med=full body, nice substantial mouthfeel. Delicious. Maybe a tad strong on the vanilla.
teorn88 (3270) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog rating. Can at Caspar tasting at Chriso’s, London. It pours a dark copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma sweet and yeasty, ripe fruits, caramel, dough, pepper, plums. Taste is similarly sweet and yeasty, lightly boozy, with more dried fruits and caramel. Decent overall
bigda83 (310) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear deep brown/red with small khaki head. Aroma is sweet with sugar, cherry, plum, caramel, and licorice. Taste followed the nose pretty closely. I’d consider this more of a red ale than a Belgian Strong. It just tasted too sweet to me. Canned in March, so maybe the age had something to do with it. Not bad and I didn’t mind it, just really sweet for me.
rumproasts (3459) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. deep brown with one finger head. a bit sweet with some brown sugar and dark fruit. mild yeast.
Bacterial (1773) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a few cans of this sitting in the cellar for about 1.5 years. Surprisingly, age is just fine with this beer (at least for this amount of time) - fig, malt, booze, Belgian spice notes. A touch oxidized and a little mineraly on the finish. Nice.
Danyel (1128) - Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Pours hazy dark brown with light tan head. Aroma is very raisins, figs, chocolate, Belgian yeast. Taste is light to medium bodied, low carbonation. Overall, not too good.
jimhilt (2436) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a one finger off-white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Dark brown color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Burnt dark fruit nose and flavor is roasted malt and hints of brown sugar. $3.99 for a 12oz dark brown can from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma. Canned Mar 3, 2014.
dwmiller16 (110) - Delaware, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. Pours dark chestnut brown with decent amount of tan foam. Twangy aroma from the Belgian yeast with undertones of dark fruits. Heavy on the palate with tastes of prunes and raisins that are followed by a slight alcohol burn.
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kramer (5173) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a clear ruby brown body under a one finger frothy beige head that faded to a thin layer. The nose is heavily fruity with lots of plum and raisin, moderate alcohol, caramel, Belgian yeast, and some chocolate notes. The flavor is rich and fruity with a fairly well kept in check sweetness. There’s not quite the depth and layers of flavor that’s found in the Belgian classics, but it’s pretty decent. I like the fruitiness on the back end and the lack of alcohol heat. Medium bodied and just lightly clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent beer.