hapjydeuce (977) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours mahogany brown, clear with a light ring of beige head. Aroma is light smoke, raisin, plum, and cinnamon bread. Flavor flows suit with heavy sweetness under the fruity bread tones typical of the style. Nice medium bitterness and a slightly dry tingling finish. Pretty darn good, hard to compare to some of the true Belgian heavy-hitters though.
FlandersNed (49) - , 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 (4188) - 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 (6178) - 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 (5777) - 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.
Scopey (9349) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle via trade, shared at Craft Clerko. It pours clear deep red-brown with a small beige head. The nose is soft, juicy, toasted brown sugars, caramel, dried fruits, plum, date, prune wood, bourbon, touch of ginger, umami character and dark malty tang. The taste is bitter, earthy. Toasty, pretty sweet, juicy, toasted sugars, plum, prune, candy, good alcohol boost, banana bread and fruit cake with a smooth, sweetish finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Punchy, but pretty tasty also.
The_Osprey (3443) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Paul. Dark reddy brown, small foamy tan head. Aroma is earthy, toffee, pungent fruits, souring tangerine. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste has bready malt, tangy alcohol, raisin, prune and other dark dried fruits. Definitely a heavy hitter.
Theydon_Bois (12848) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the 9.49 CBC boost tasting, Clerko, 03/06/15 big thanks to Paulo.
Lightly hazed mahogany brown with moderate off white spotting and edgework.
Nose is earthy, dark fruit peel, toffee, biscuit crumble, light spice, cocoa nibs, wooded notes.
Taste comprises spice, wood must, fruit cake, yeast trace, prunes, bitter notes, light funk.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly warming alcohol peeping through.
Really solid quad, good balance and drinkability.
Boutip (5195) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry fruits and caramelized sugar with light fruity ester is quite enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by caramelized sugar with dry raisins note, light fruity ester and well balanced residual sugar notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and surprisingly no apparent alcohol. Well balanced and very enjoyable for the style. Brewer should think about brewing again and maybe giving it a barrel treatment.
Leighton (14303) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Paul. Pours ruby-brown with a creamy tan head. The nose has some caramel, light oxidation, dark fruits. Heavy sweet flavor, lots of ripe fruits, faint metallic notes, bread, toffee. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, loads of ripe and jammy fruits, berries, fruitcake, bread. Quite tasty overall.
mikem409 (1857) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper color with medium tan head. Boozy aroma of fig and nilla. Taste is sweet sticky pudding and brown sugar.