fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours mahogany brown with a 1 finger, creamy beige head that has good retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is interesting for a BSA, lots of vanilla and chocolate, nutty note, buttery oak, toast and hints of dark fruit and booziness. Flavor starts off with lots of toast, some caramel, woody malt, vanilla, white and milk chocolate, alcohol, hints of bananas foster, sauteed pears, floral hops, and mild dark fruit esters. Medium off dry slightly boozy body with a light carbonation. This is a very nice beer, it is really interesting in that it is a beer with high alcohol content and it is a Belgian Strong Ale, but while it is unmistakably both of those things it doesn’t beat you senseless with either in any way. The alcohol, while noticeable, blends very well with other sensory aspects in the Aroma, Taste and Palate, and while the Belgian yeast leaves behind enough esters and phenolics to make it’s presence unmistakable, both chemical groups are mild enough to not overpower the surprisingly delicate balance of this masterfully brewed beer.
ryanscourt (1340) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very sweet candy like flavor. Almost a barley wine. Reddish colored. Had at brewery
dfinney23 (2619) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, rich, complex. Caramel, dark and dried fruits, spices, bread. Finishes sweet but not cloying.
Fujimo2000 (75) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper with almost no lacing. Smell is plum. Taste is velvety smooth with a little sweet finish. Wonderful beer
Baramba (808) - ITALY - MAY 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orange, off-white head. Caramel and dried fruits aroma, yeasty. Caramel sweet flavour, fruity, hoppy , yeasts. Great body
blahbobbyblah (64) - Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Friday. A large, strong bottle of beer while the wife and I go over house plans. Her strategy of getting some changes made that might very well work. Hard to resist a strong Belgium.
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crajun (1155) - , Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber to glass; not a ton of experience in this style but will be trying more - one word; caramel - that was prevalent everywhere and I enjoyed it; not much dark fruit. will try again.
BuckeyeBoy (5635) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours out a amber color topped with a tan head. Nose is a nice belg sweetness pit fruit vanilla and a heavy malt. Taste is toffee caramel pit fruit sweetness and nice belg yeast notes.
DwarfeD (2534) - 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 (5855) - 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 (973) - 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.