AdamJackson (3262) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark maroon red, 1 finger dark brown head. The aroma is nutty, pistachio, burnt sugars, caramel and wood. Clean yeasty taste with hits of dessert wine, dark fruits. very interesting. nice beer.
vtafro (4241) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It comes to my attention I have never rated this beer... Brown hazy pour with tan head. Sweet brown sugar, sweet malt and light fruit aromas. Spice, fruit, some sugars, mild fruit and sherry flavors.
drpimento (2358) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best thing here was appearance, which was a huge, rocky, cream-colored, long lasting head, some lace, and a clear buckwheat honey amber color. Aroma is mainly yeast, some malt, fruit, spice. Flavor’s similar to nose, somewhat bittersweet along with some carbonic tang and a little metallic. The metallic affects the body leaving high points that don’t fit. Maybe this beer gets a lot better with age, as the label suggests.
VastActiv (3370) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Beer Authority, New York. Colour is cloudy dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, some sweetness and malts. Quite malty dubbel in fact. Nothing special still.
woodychevy (562) - - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Charleston. Definitely tasting old- second bad bottle I have bought from there. Pours a nice dark amber. Sort of a rich old-world color. Definite Belgian notes upfront- spice, banana, clove with malty caramel sweetness and fig/date coming through in finish. Pretty stale so hard to judge accurately. Slick and full mouthfeel. Bit metallic at the end. Might be great. Seems to be well balanced. Will have to try again- maybe on tap at source.
beerme31 (535) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark copper medium tan head. Aroma of yeasty dough, caramel, banana, and clove. Medium sweet taste. Medium full body, light dry bitterness and slight metallic finish. Solid overall.
ESPh (93) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice ruby amber color, white lacing after the pour. Medium body with a little cherry, cinnamon, vanilla but not sweet; a complex taste. Nice and smooth, high carbonation, crisp finish. Not sweet, just enough bitterness. Good alcohol level. Highly recommended.
beertholomeus (1048) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark caramel brown with a khaki head. Dark fruit, molasses, yeast, clove, caramel and malt aroma. Fig, date, molasses, yeast, clove, caramel, chocolate, malt flavors. Medium full body with average carbonation and a dark fruit and malt finish.
JBPortland (1027) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle batch 113 pours clear red brown with a finger of head. Nose is bready fruit, fig, plum, some berries, grain, cereal, touch of yeast spice. Taste is similar with a prominent bready malt backbone, belgian yeast spice and nutty dark fruity plum, light grape, earthy. Finish is dry, grainy cracker and bready, spice, soft dark fruit and berries. Solid.
radarsock (1086) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was a gift from my cousin, Meghan, and her boyfriend Dan (whom couldn’t make it). 750 mL purchased at the source, or so I was told. Read: "Batch# 113" on front of label. To red wine glass, it pours a chestnut oaken brown with which a trim, sudsy off-white head 1 and a half fingers in length stood. Aromas of banana bread, Belgian yeast, salted butter, molded tangerine, burnt plastic, sweat, and pistachios. Tastes the same with the addition of spent grain, unripe pineapple, aged hops, DME, and sweat. Bready with undertones of underripe tropical fruit, cotton, and yeast. The yeast character is transformative...it once had smelled like a boring (American take) Dubbel, but quickly had turned into something much more...was essenially akin to consuming stale pumpernickel doused in an expired store-bought punch blend...that sounded as if its distinctiveness had been horrendous and undrinkable, but, oddly enough, it’s unique, hearty, and palatable. I’m genuinely surprised I haven’t rated this until now.