TheBeerOrg (2136) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky reddish brown with a thin, fully receding wispy off-white head. Notes of plum, bubble gum, toffee, spice, pepper, ripe fruits, estery yeast. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation. Nice flavor, could use better clarity and carbonation.
craftbeerdesign (2123) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
shared 750ml from Total Wine, Alpharetta. pours a dark red / brown with a small off white head. sweet nose with dark fruits, candi sugar, some burnt grains and light yeast esters. med body with light carbonation, grapes, apple, plum, raisin and orange peel. smooth throughout and soft. a bit too sweet. finishes sweet and soft with lingering fruit notes.
MadIndian (2110) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Not bad, it’s getting some poor rating, but I enjoyed it.
Definite notes of bread, dark fruits such as rasins and prune. Toffee sweet finish with honey, I do detect that meattalic taste that others are complaining about. For me, that is the only downside.
jrob21 (2010) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with big white head. Toasty wheat and toffee with a bit of sweetness and yeast in he flavor. Aroma is grassy hay and wild barn sort of yeastiness. A little roastiness on the finish. Solid drink.
dcschiller (1988) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) Shared with Dylan. Thanks! Pours cola color with off-white head. Aroma of candied sugar and belgian yeast. Sweet with some sourness. No bitterness at all. Medium bodied with thin texture. Smooth dry finish. Decent beer.
mike_77 (1957) - NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When pouring it seems relatively light in colour compared to the very dark beer that ends up in the glass, strange phenomenon. It has a warm malty aroma. Taste is rich, smooth and quite creamy. Flavour is malty and has some sweet dark fruits.
Earlier Rating: 1/11/2009 Total Score: 2.4
Ruby brown colour with thin receding head. Aroma is a tad alcoholic with some lingering dry fruit in the background. Flavour is a little sweet and fruity at first then fades into something a bit musty and metallic.
jcr (1946) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml. Deep amber/brown body, hazy. Frothy off-white head that slowly reduced to frizzy pools. The aroma is malty with notes of biscuit, lilac, caramel, toasted grain, floral hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. The floral background delivers bitterness throughout. But it’s not enough to balance the sweetness which tastes artificial. It seems this beer wants to be more delicate than it is or can be because of the sweetness. On the other hand, there is lots going on in this beer including some interesting tastes plum, lilac, floral hops and apple.
drpimento (1936) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This from a bottle of about 9 months ago. Served at about 50 degrees F. Poured with a very fizzy, light brown head that quickly subsided to almost zero and no lace. Color is a cloudy amber brown. Aroma is malt, caramel, dark ripe fruits, yeast, a bit of toffee. Flavor’s exactly the same. Body is ok and carbonation is just sufficient to counter the background sweetness. Finish is like flavor but painted on a canvas of sweetness which impressions are of medium length. Not bad, not great. I suspect I didn’t store this optimaly.
POLK (1884) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
slightly strong alcohol, missing gravity. Taste of caramel malt. missing finish. Does not matter that it is slightly warm.
glennmastrange (1884) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of cereal and milk chocolate, light to moderate herbs and cooked orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with hints of raisin, port wine and cola. Head is large, fizzy, light brown, with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is clear dark mahogany. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and bitter and moderately acidic. Palate is medium, oily with a fizzy carbonation. A nice malt presence with good hop and yeast aromas makes this a pretty good Belgian Strong Ale.