onceblind (5721) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2011, listed as "One". Clear dank amber with a nice rocky head. Aroma of brandy oak, toffee, and dark ripe fruits. Flavor has some belgian dark ripe fruits, boozy oak finishing up. Not too keen on the amount of boozy esters, but the flavor is spot on with a huge body full of malty delights, some toffee and dark fruits and a shade of balancing bitterness.
GODiSSOUTHERN (389) - Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 Poured amber with a thin white head. Nice balance. Malty, dark fruit, and medium sweet.
craftbeerdesign (2250) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample at GABF on 10/1/11. cloudy yellow pour with a 1 finger white head. light brandy nose with spices. medium body filled with spices, banana, light oak. dry spice finish.
brokensail (13616) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours an amber color with a finger of white head.
S: The aroma starts off with lots of spice, especially coriander. There is some fruit in the form of banana and pears, perhaps a hint of apple. Light phenols of pepper along with bready malts and toffee sweetness.
T: Flavor of sweet malt, particularly toffee and bread. There is a lot of banana flavor, too, which gives a bit of a banana bread character. A noticeable peppery spice, and some other fruits, mostly pears.
M: The body is medium and the carbonation is also medium.
O: I’ve been interested in trying this one and thought it was actually pretty decent.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap...pours a cloudy deep amber with beige head. Aroma is yeasty, fruity, malty.....touch of farmhouse. Flavor is much the same with a bit sweetness and a strong banana presence. Mouthfeel is medium body with fizzy carbonation...soft. Overall, solid brew!
deyholla (8347) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at petrol station. Pours a hazy amber with a white head that lasts and laces slightly. Aroma has a sweet bread note with some light fruits and a good amount of flora. Flavor is surprisingly light with a nice combination of light fruit and flora backed with some sweet grains.
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2011 on tap.
Nice amber color with some white head. Smells and tastes sweet and fruity - very light. Has a nice spiciness to it as well, this one is worth trying.
blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap, color of brown sugar with bubbly tan foam, aroma is raisin bread, sweet caramel, flavor is oaky bourbon, fruity raisin, caramel, sweet finish
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ GABF! 14 karat pour produced a nice ivory head that left lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, Belgian yeast, and candied fruit. Similar flavor...just not very interesting or dynamic. Medium mouthfeel. A little too sweet for me.
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF on 9/16/2010. This Belgian Strong Ale pours a light gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and sweet, slight touch of alcohol. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, most peaches and apricot. Bright yeasts. A little alcohol hot, but not too bad. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet, with a hint of alcohol.