TattooJack (95) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a coupla champagne bottle bombers into a pint glass. Pours a red hazy brown with about a finger of head. Sweet on top of sweet, works well with spicy food, can actually go extra hot if you are washing it down with this one. Very high alcohol points are cancelled out by price.
GothGargoyle (1209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel /amber in colour with a creamy pale head. Aroma is hibiscus, rose, honey, wild flowers. Medium-full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, very sweet on the palate, cloying floral finish. Flavours are honey, caramel, hibiscus, rose, hint of ginger. Little too sweet, could use some balance.
MrFecesious (960) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hog shack beer share. Thanks Lynn & Kelly. Pours a clear burnt orange and good off-white cap. Aroma of flowers, honey, spices. Taste is very sweet with a good tang. Sticky. Yummy.
crossovert (7403) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Amber color. Brilliant e of cinnamon, hibiscus and ginger. Flavor follows with a sticky and almost stale but dry finish. Also some Latin coffee and cocoa element In there. Has some inconsistency but I enjoy the spice integration.
Petkus331 (265) - Redford, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An Aroma of mild sour apple with some hay and watermelon. Appears clear copper, thin ring of white head. Taste is very sweet of watermelon and cane sugar that is somewhat balanced by a hay-straw like bitterness. Palate, normal. Overall, good and unique.
firstsip (438) - Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Dark red. Mild lacing. Strong hibiscus nose. Tastes like watermelon, bubblegum. Sweet!
Niko100 (2007) - Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, fruit/floral, & spice; Flavor slight sweet malt, yeast, floral, some fruit, and spice; Warm finish; Decent.
superspak (2605) - Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2013. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy reddish orange color with a small fairly dense light khaki head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing very quickly. No glass lacing and some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of strawberry, pear, apple, white grape, honey, bread, candi sugar, light caramel, herbal, floral, light pepper, light ginger, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, floral spices, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of strawberry, pear, apple, white grape, honey, bread, candi sugar, light caramel, herbal, floral, light pepper, light ginger, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of strawberry, pear, apple, white grape, honey, bread, candi sugar, light caramel, herbal, floral, light pepper, light ginger, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, floral spices, and pale malt flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian Strong pale ale. All around good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, floral spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
HonusWagner (1381) - Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting beer. Not a fan of sweeter bbelgian abbey styles but the interesting spice profile makes this one a worthwhile try. Ginger definitely shows through. A bit too much ethyl alcohol
drdisque (526) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at hopleaf. Pour is slightly reddish brown. Flavor is very complex and rich maltiness with some spicy and sour notes in the finish. Really awesome complex beer.