Echon (366) - Århus, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red body with a creamy head.
Aroma and flavours of dried fruit and spicy belgian yeast. Moderetely sweet with light bitterness. Somewhat sharp taste, with a bit of alcohol.
Medium body with soft carbonation
This is a good belgian strong ale, but I expected more from AleSmith. There is no reason to return to this beer considering the alternatives from Belgium.
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nutty toffee malt, yeast, and dry grass aroma. Chestnut with small head. Sweet raisin, pecan, toffee malt and moderately bitter herbal hay/alcohol flavor. Nice body.
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep orange, ruddy pour, small off white head. Fantastic aroma, dried fruits and spices. Flavor is still fruity but takes on a roasty character. Perhaps a bit thin.
Strykzone (6718) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at ESBLS. Amber with a beige ring. A grain and perfume aroma. Flavor is funky and earthy. Grainy. Dark fruit and stone fruit. Nice.
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with no head. The aroma is dark fruit, raisin, toast. Thin mouth, sweet fruit, toffee, touch of hop bitterness, light spice finish, very good.
StevieT (1601) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Mild rum and raison aroma, delicious and well balanced, not usually my favourite style but this was great.
NikkTwist (2709) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Bru Craft. Clear mahogany brown pour with no head at all. Plummy dark red fruit. Fairly juicy and very sweet but with a bit of spice on the end. Raisin brandy flambee. Glossy chocolate liquorice. Black currants. Homemade root beer. Vegemite. Anchovies. Worcestershire sauce. Merlot. Celery root. Bamboo shoots. Shittake mushrooms. Oyster sauce. Dark caramel toffees. The alcohol feels more prominent as it warms. Medium syrupy body. More complex than expected. Definitely a sipper.
Oscbert (1242) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong raisiny prune like aroma, with Belgian yeasty spice. Bread
Pours a murky brownish Amber color with small disappearing off white head
Prune and raisin bread like flavor, hint of cocoa, yeasty spice, slight bitterness.
Medium bodied with medium co2, lingering sweet yeasty spice finish.
Another winner from Alesmith. Interesting and delicious.
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larsniclas (6689) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Systembolaget bought a few years ago
Murky brown with a small, tan head.
Metallic arma with sweet spiciness. Pomerance and coriander.
Vinous flavour with notes of liquorice.
Tstamba (735) - Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber to a pint. Clear mahogany brown with off white head. Fruity esters and spicy phenols for sure. Clove and banana notes. Some chocolate on the finish. Really good brew.