tish (35) - In transition at the moment, Indiana, USA - FEB 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch #15. Poured with a camel color head, hazy golden amber, nice lacing. Nose of sweet light banana bread, yeasty with a hint of spice. Wasn’t sweet as it smelled, but had more spicy, slight smokey, buttery and malty goodness.
fozapd (33) - Burlington, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one poured a murky orangey hue with a small head. The head almost went away instantly which is typical for strong ales. The taste was a very pleasant combination of malts, coriander, and spice/clove. I enjoyed this one from Allagash.
tfcjenn (30) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
beautiful burnt-red colour gives way to an inviting nose that screams 'drink me, i'm really tastey' with a complex mixture of malt, citrus and flavours still unknown to my amatuer nose. well mixed beer, tastey to the last drop :]
joeyp (30) - Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy dark orange thin off white head.
citrusy nose tastes a little yeasty with a fruity finish.
RoJoNo (28) - Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nutty overtones. Medium body. Smallish to average head. Medium reddish brown. Good value.
ZOSOMAN12020 (28) - Malta, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A tad too sweet; didn’t seem very sophisticated. On tap at Lionheart,Albany, NY-served in Shaker Pint glass for $5
bpowers (24) - USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep/dark amber color with a nice 1-2 finger offwhite head. A nice looking beer. Very cloudy. Aroma of carmel malts, doughy yeast and spice fruit. Malts and doughy/banana-y yeastiness come in first upon taste. Then moved on to notes of spiced fruit/honey and finishes with a hint of wheat and alcohol. Mouthfeel is very soft and velvety. Hard to drink alot, not because its heavy (although it is probably a medium-heavy body) necessarily but b/c of just the soft mouthfeel. Carbonation is assertive but very nice. Compared to some other similar Belgians (Delirium Nocturnum is first to come to mind) it is significantly more smooth, balanced and complex. The slightly lower alcohol also makes it more pleasant to drink and it lacks any of that metallic aftertaste.
jwardell (23) - Newton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On cask. Increadibly smooth, satisfying, drinkable. Rare stronger beer that I could drink in high quantities.
datebeer (23) - brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is about balance, every character is a compliment of another. It’s cloudy in the glass, but the aromas are unrestricted notes of honey, spice, and roasted pumpkins. The palate is creamy and soft.
zyster99 (21) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice surprise. Good flavor - a fine beer for cold nights.