jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from notes. Belgian yeast, dark fermented fruits, baking spices and roasty malt. Awesome.
Emeister84 (669) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch #6. Aromas of caramel, blueberries, raisins, and vanilla. Murky red-amber with a mostly fading, white head. Off-dry and savory with flavors of tomatoes, raisins, and berries. Medium bodied with zippy carbonation, and finishes with a lingering, savory fruitiness.
zickbeer_ye (207) - Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 6. Aromas of berry, honey, some grapes and malts slight veggie scents. Not too heavy sligt off white head. And murky amber orange body. Savory berry and honey flavors some white grape and spices and underlining veggie/tomato flavors. smooth cleand and crisp on palate some alc heat. Izzick
Cory (222) - , California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle Batch 2. Aroma of fig, honey, and lavender. Smooth and creamy, a little syrupy, but clean honey finish. Its a great complex beer with a unique taste, but for some reason I feel a little underwhelmed. Great experiment beer for the purpose of trying something different.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap served in a tulip glass
A - Pours a murky amber orange color with a fleeting off white cap. Mild lacing
S - Roasted toffee/caramel, yeasty, cloves, dates, golden raisins, orange tea, smells pretty sweet.
T - Sweet toffee malts, caramelized brown sugar, cloves, nutmeg, sugary dates, raisins, red delicious apples. Has a strong orange tea flavor that really stands out. Stone fruit mixes in well with the caramelized malts. Some peppery bitterness starts to build riding through to the finish.
M - Medium to full body but thins out as it sets, low carbonation, smoother feel.
A well blended brew that went down smooth. Not as good as I was expecting but still good. Glad I got to try it on tap though.
Serving type: on-tap
Cbuk1013 (242) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch #2 from 2008. Found in grocery store. Pours a rusty, orange-brown. It holds a two and a half finger head. Retention is surprisingly nice. There are flecks of sediment adherent to glass. Smells of booze with caramel, toffee, and molasses and nuts. Taste is same but very buttery and a hint leather. A little salty on the finish. It was interesting trying a 5 year old version of this but would have nice to try on fresh. Good not great.
DCLawyer (1299) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber->Trappist. Cloudy orange-brown with small offwhite head. A: sweet malt, nuts, dark fruit, honey, spice. T: sweet malt, dark fruit, banana, clove. Moderate carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste. Interesting but a little messy.
Beergeek23322 (1955) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
April 2012. 22 oz. bottle. pours light brown with a tan head. Unique blend, bit it works. Aromas of spice, dark malts, dried fruit and Belgian yeast. Balanced and complex.
HeadyDE (412) - Delaware, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle..batch 6..into Trappist chalice..dark brown.honey like crimson color..more carbonation than expected..aroma of figs..honey..cinnamon..touch of clove..brown sugar..mouthfeel is pretty light and creamy at first with a nod towards a more medium finish dominated by that sugar..abv is concealed well..overall not as complex as I would have liked..another example of a collaborative effort not living up to expectations...doesn’t come off as a Belgian strong ale...
mikedR (875) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one’s really nice. Can’t truly place the style. Definitely Belgian notes of some sort. Funky old world yeast in the aroma, and in the taste at the back end. Sort of a dirty orangish, light brown color. Taste is sweet malt -- think brown sugar and molasses and caramel in particular -- with maybe, just maybe a hint of spice and the aforementioned funk. This is batch 2, bottled in 2008, and has a really nice mellowness to it. Really complex! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone