mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yum. Deep, cooked caramel and raisin aroma. Rich flavors, very strong. Iím enjoying it with Stilton and marcona almonds. Fuck, Iím turning into Charles Finkel. Great beer, wait ítill itís gone to eat the stinkiní cheese.
corby112 (2716) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber/chestnut brown color with a one finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of spotty lacing left behind.
Slightly spicy, vinous dark fruit aroma with a subtle pepper presence along with grape, raisin, fig and plum. Slightly syrupy/medicinal character but itís kept in check. Smells a bit overly spicy with sweet malt and dark fruit.
Medium bodied with a slight medicinal presence thatís stronger than the nose suggests. Somewhat chalky with a touch of spicy pepper but the flavor is dominated by Belgian candy sugar, sweet malt and vinous dark fruit notes, notably plum, raisin and fig. Goes down way to easy for 12%. Very subtle warmth and little to no heat/booze.
rlgk (15335) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the new tasting room in San Diego. Clear amber beer with a nice lasting offwhite/beige head. Malty caramel aroma, wine gum, caramel, figs, raisins, some grapes, some yeast. Malty fruity flavor, grapes, caramel, raisins, grapes, banana notes, warming alcohol, some spices. Good beer.
umich03jm (2993) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is dense overripe fruit, toffee, plums, brown sugar, apples, dark bread and light banana. Tastes fairly sweet. Light booziness. Loads of dark fruit and toffee. Some caramel, bread, fruit cake and black cherry. Mouthfeel and aftertaste throw it off a little. Drying finish. A tad medicinal. Close to being a really good quad. I may have liked this more when fresh.
changeup45 (1727) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Figured it was about time to crack this one open. The pour is deep brown with a moderate-sized tan head. The aroma shows an assorted mix of fruit: cherries, plums, raisins, and dates. Toffee is prominent in the scent as well. The flavors are rich and malty but not really overly fruity or nearly as sweet as I was expecting. Itís nice. A toasty chocolaty finish counters what fruity sweetness and Belgian yeasty notes this does have nicely. This tastes like a Belgian Strong/Stout hybrid. An interesting take for sure on the style, but not all that surprising from AleSmith. I bet age has done this some good.
teorn88 (4729) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle shared at the CBC Clernwl tasting, london, thanks to Paul. It pours a dark copper color with small beige head. Aroma is sweet with notes of vanilla raisins bourbon wood dates. Taste is sweet and lightly boozy with bourbon figs vanilla chocolate and molasses. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, very tasty
cobaink2 (226) - seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of cinnamon ,cloves and fig and slight faint of chocolate. The Belgian yeast works but is not overly present. Itís a nice beer epecially aged for three years.
FlandersNed (369) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
24.5 oz bottle. Floater-laden dark reddish brown color. Rich raisin, fig & malt notes. Like oxidized Track #8 w/out the chili & bourbon.
Desverger (5070) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared@CBC Clerkenwell, London (03/06/2015) - pours hazy amber copper colour with a beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, dark dried fruits, Belgian yeast, some spices, medium body, sweet finish.
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is candy sugar, dark fruit, wood, vanilla. Thin mouth, similar flavors to nose, nice booze finish, really enjoyed this.
mR_fr0g (6519) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at craft beer co clerko. Thanks to Paul for this one. Deep reddy copper coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Aroma is sticky sweet unrefined sugars. Honey. Cinnamon
Flavour is composed of woody vanilla, unrefined sugars. Sticky. Belgian. Yeast. Palrte is sticky sweet, woody varnish. Lowish carbonation.