Doghair (190) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark reddish brown with light foam. Nice roasted caramel aroma. Malty caramel taste with some coffee and molasses. A little lighter than expected. Very good.
beerbastard (604) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 bottle, Reddish brown pour. Belgian yeast nose, with fruits and alcohol. Toffee flavors along with dart fruits and a yeast. Some vanilla in the background. Palate has a softness to it. Little burn in the finish.
wilderthanyou (714) - Guelph, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep mahogany brown with a thin slightly off white cap. The aroma is sweet, big on dark fruits, burnt sugars, caramel, raisin, touch of anise. The flavour is also sweet, and big on the dark fruits, raisin, plum, light bits of chocolate and anise, caramel, grape juice, alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft and rounded, warm alcohol. Well crafted, but not as mind blowing as Iíd expected from these guys.
camborne (558) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So much going on with the nose. Taste is complex as well. Lots of dark fruit. Caramel and toffee notes. Warm spices. Good alcohol burn. Nice
tectactoe (656) - Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2013 Bottle: thanks, Kevin! Light, slimy brown color with mild copper clarity at the top. Creamy, beige head that makes plenty of noise as it fizzles down into a thick collar and skin. Sweet, sweet grapes, plums, and dates on the nose; plenty of dark fruits, softer and sweeter than most BSDAs. Other aromas include buttery toffee, toasted malts, earthy phenols, sweet esters, and a medicinal undertone that Iím not digging. Taste includes figs, light clove, sweet plums, brown & Candi sugar, toasted malt, spicy yeast, and some burning phenols. It sounds nice, but these flavors donít "mesh" like they should for the style. They all try to fight too hard for the top spot. Not bad, but I feel a little let down, and the drinkability is a little hampered.
tom10101 (1817) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (750 ml). Courtesy of Sammy, thanks! Slightly hazy deep amber with a medium mostly diminishing beige head that leave a persistent ring of foam. Aroma is very fruity (dark fruits, raisins) along with Belgian yeast, spices, malt, caramel, light chocolate, liquorice and sweetness notes. Taste is moderately sweet with yeast, spices, malt, dark fruits, caramel liquorice, alcohol and light chocolate notes. Light alcohol warming. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. A tad boozy and sweet, but so complex and well balanced that it remains drinkable. Nice take on an Belgian Strong Ale by a top notch US brewery.
Prufrockstar (444) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by Chris - Thanks! Clear, chestnut brown pour. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, toffee and vanilla. Moderately sweet taste, very little bitterness. Full body, average carbonation. Overall: reminds me of pannepot.
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solidfunk (2587) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome range. Pours dark reddish brown. Raisins, prunes. Not much head or anything. Reminds me of the Unibroue stuff. Booze is well-hidden here. Soft carbonation. Some sweet malt, thick but smooth texture. Bottle from Premier Gourmet.
Sask89 (389) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at brewery. Pours a deep amber colour, somewhat brownish with a thin tan head. Aroma is heavy in brown sugar, dates, prunes and, toasted malts with strong caramel and toffee scents. Taste is rich and sweet but closes with a slight bitterness, quite balanced. Full body, soft carbonation, and creamy on the palate. Overall a delicious and excellent beer.
DalzAle (1842) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark, small disc of carbonation and aroma of spicy caramel. Flavor is also spicy caramel, nuts & strong raisins.