DwarfeD (2790) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle shared with friends. Clear reddish brown with a small white head. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Well balanced sweet and bitter tones. Caramel, malts, raisins, ripe fruits, spices and herbs. Good brew.
Patrickctenchi (6084) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: (2013 Vintage)
Cloudy brown with a thin, off-white cap.
Toffee and plum aroma.
Dark, sweet bread, plums, toffee malt taste.
Sort of like a slightly boozy candy bar...
Just gets better and better the more you taste and the warmer it gets.
Nsanders (1013) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL. Brownish orange with quickly dissipating orangish head. Ripe banana, under ripe strawberry, belgian yeast, clove and banana bread. Bready sweet flavor with a mild spice aftertaste. Medium body with a watery feel.
Echon (386) - 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 (10756) - 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 (1709) - 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 (6749) - 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 (10500) - 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 (1625) - 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 (2768) - 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.