snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Naked City. Pours clear reddish brown with a nice lasting beige head. Boozy raisins, honey, and malt. So sweet and syrupy I was surprised that the finish had a little bitterness to it.
DCLawyer (721) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle->Trappist. Dark amber with small offwhite head. Aroma: sweet caramel, dark fruit, spice, booze. Taste: figs, raisins, sweet malt, booze. Strong alcohol, as expected. Too strong.
kcorum10 (119) - Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a big beer. Pours amber with medium head. Upfront you notice the sweetness and finally finishes with a heat from the alcohol.
jkbachman (159) - - APR 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
High alcohol aroma - dates, plums, raisins, and other dark fruit. Taste is close to a brandy or sherry. Absolutely wonderful beer.
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ryanfolty (1464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
April 16, 2013 - on tap at Bridge. Brown pour with maybe some orange and some head and lacing. Aroma was sweet caramel, spice and alcohol. Taste was consistent with aroma, but a touch too sweet for me and the strong dry alcohol finish was just a bit too rough. I have seen this many times at the store, so glad to try it, but this was not as beast as I was hoping.
CpyNPrnT (49) - Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2007. Anyone interested, send me a message. Great year. Opened 6 years later. The taste is bitter and malty followed by sourness from dates, figs, and raisins. A sweet finish. The alcohol doesnít come through until the end, where it warms the throat. The aging is definitely present. Great beer, not many left from 07í.
flylikeabanana (166) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 batch poured at Avery tap house. Clear amber with a medium tan head, minimal lacing. Aromas of oak, caramel, dark fruit, slight hops, and toffee. Very sweet upfront, lots of Belgian yeast character. Amazingly good alcohol masking. Taste is complex: toasted malts, honey, earthy spices, molasses, anise, and the slightest hint of alcohol on the finish. Well balanced. Palate is a bit oily and creamy too. Some hops and spices come through in the aftertaste.
kevinator (360) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the 2011 version. Obviously, Iíve had it a while and the flavors blended quite well. Caramel and other sweet aromas, alcohol as well. Copper and amber color that looked clear with barely no head. There was quite a bit of sediment in the bottle that I tried to avoid. Smooth and soft palate that coated the mouth. Some sticky sweetness but not overly so. The honey, molasses and raisins stood out. Maltiness was there with the hops being overshadowed. A great sipper.
Doofgoblin (145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at Avery taproom. Pours brown with a fleeting head that slightly clings to the edge of the glass. Aroma is boozy, sweet, somewhat smooth notes, with slight rum characteristic. Taste is like rum cake: really sweet, warming, smooth, and perplexing. It tastes like a beer but goes down like a shot?!? Finish is smooth oak vanilla but with a warming burn. Split a bottle after dinner with your guests.
mcrae19 (59) - - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Batch 9 (2011). Served in a snifter. Pours a caramel color. Strong aroma of alcohol and candy sugar. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet and boozy; reminds me of a lighter version of cognac. Enjoyable, but very little complexity. Perfect for sipping as a digestif.
Freakout (16) - Alaska, USA - MAR 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Amazing...2007. Nose is a bit veggie but everything else is 100 percent badass. Bingo bango bongo.