DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, - DEC 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy brown body, with a thin, yet frothy caramel head. Decent head retention (could be better...) and some lacing. No carbonation can be seen.
Dark fruit (plums, figs, raisins) dominate the nose. The aroma is also fairly roasty, with caramel notes and just a hint of woodiness and vanilla. Some hops can be distinguished. The beer does not smell yeasty like some Belgian or Canadian examples of the style.
The taste profile opens with a mild tartness, which is rather unusual, yet pleasant. A strong dark fruit flavour starts coming out more and more, lingering for a while. Moderately sweet and fairly roasty. The finish is a little bitter, fairly bready, and with hints of dark fruit.
Medium-bodied and quite smooth. The carbonation is on the low side. Fairly spicy. Not boozy, although the alcohol taste starts coming through after the beer warms up a little.
Drinks pretty smoothly. For a Belgian-style dark ale, this is very drinkable.
Overall, this is an interesting twist on the Belgian style; it is similar enough, yet with its own character. One of the tastiest canned beers I’ve tasted to date!
Salmoniform (532) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from can to glass. Deep amber red hue with thick creamy tan head that held. Aroma is malt, raisins, figs, cola, oak, leather, banana, clove. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and soft carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a faint astringent bitterness in the following and a slight dry spiciness in the finish. Overall this is a nice play on the Trappist style brew. I’m not getting much cinnamon on the nose however it is there in the back of my throat in the finish. A good play on figs.
aracauna (3052) - Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this one would be a foamer given the fact that I cracked open the can, got out my glass and saw foam almost overflowing the lip of the can before I could pour. Surprisingly, the carbonation is reasonable and the head wasn’t very long lasting. Sweet. Dark stone fruit. Slight overripe sourness in the finish.
Slipstream (2003) - USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A cola-like pour with a foamy lid that reminded me of Swiss cheese. The label is pretty drab. Aroma of iron, fresh paint, caramel, cola, malt, and lightly tangy hops. The taste is impressive - brown bread, cola, black cherry, cinnamon, and oak. It is nicely balanced, and has a dash of acidity in it. Very tasty.
Chudwick (2072) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Expectation: I figure this will lead to a good experience
Motivation: So far I’ve enjoyed most 21st Amendment beers I’ve had
Hardware: 12oz can (canned on 3/3/14) into Le Duvel
Nose: Raisins (figs) and Belgian sugars
sip: booze, white wine (vanilla and oak chips) and I can’t detect cinnamon even though I usually can
Misc: light to medium body
Conclusion: kind of drinks like the champagne of cough syrups, score says it all
chinchill (1756) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The 12 oz can poured clear, dark red-brown with a semi-durable tan head that left fine sticky lacing.
Feel: Full body with excellent, soft carbonation.
Cinnamon, vanilla and figs in the nose.
Cinnamon, vanilla and figs dominate the flavor which also has a touch of oak and a malt base. Moderately spicy. About equal balance of bitter and sweet.
O: tasty and complex.
harrisoni (13559) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can at Casper is back tasting. Mid brown lasting beige head. Sweet malt aroma. slightly average quad. Sweet and ok.
Leighton (10674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared in London. Pours lightly hazy amber with a creamy off-white head. Strong malt aroma, toast, ripe fruits, brown sugar, dates. Medium sweet flavor with some grapes, toasty bread, mild leaves, alcohol, wood. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with old, leathery berries, wood, grape skins, cherry, toast. Decent.
Scopey (6651) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to Caspar. It pours hazy brown with a medium yellow-white head. The nose is roasty, spicy, figgy pudding, caramel, roasty and wood. The taste is bitter, spicy, earthy, wood, vanilla, toasty, caramel, warming alcohol, fig, decent bitterness, mild acidity and toast with a dry, spicy finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Pretty alright.
Jojojam (65) - Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Canned March 2012. Pours a brown apple cider color. Little to no head. Lots of dark fruit on the nose. Huge wallop of vanilla on initial taste. Following tastes present he dark fruits- figs and raison. This one has held up just find.
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Oscbert (1019) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong dark fruity plum aroma with raisin and chocolate, slight roastiness, caramel/toffee, bready.
~Pours a reddish brown color with wispy off white head.
~Very rich malty flavor, chocolate, melanoidins, toffee, caramel, prune and raisin, dark cherry, pepper.
~Full bodied, with low CO2, somewhat clean sugary finish with peppery sugary spice lingering.
~Delicious brew. This is my 1000th rating, glad I picked this beer. Has pretty much everything I look for in a dark strong.