Onslow (1018) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber pour from a wax dipped 12oz bottle. Aroma is fairly simple - malt and molasses, with a hint of hoppiness almost buried by the sweet smells. Very nice. Flavor is dominated by malt with brown sugar, a bit of sour molasses and a hint of fig. A lot of hops bitterness hits the tongue, but it is scarcely noticeable amid the surgery sweet onslaught, made more so by the very well disguised ethanol sweetness. Some sort of spice comes through in the finish – Allspice perhaps. Sorta like Cinnamon but not quite. The 10% ABV is a nice feature. Palate is thick and sweet – a brew to sip by the fire on a cool autumn night.
If you answer a personal add and hope to meet a SWF, but find it’s a Single White Friar – just ask for a brew. You could do worse.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a off white head. Aroma of yeast, dark fruit, molasses and some caramel. Flavor was malty and sweet with brown sugar, dark fruit and subtle caramel.
madvike (2374) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ GTMW ’09 - Amber pour with a light tan head. Smells of sweet, mellow malt with a bit of hops to balance. Taste is sweet, sweet malt and caramel. It was almost too much, but I guess I was in the mood for sweet. It’s smooth and very drinkable, especially for 10%. Good stuff.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 5, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours gold/copper with a white head. Smells of sweet malt amd yeasty. Tastes of caramel and residual sugar with some grassy hints. Messy beer.
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) Small off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, molasses, caramel, light alcohol. Taste is sweet, molasses, caramel, some alcohol, light candi sugar. Sticky full body.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Overworked yeast, very phenolic with overripe fruits and pepper, far too much sweetness and crystal malt.
gkost (1703) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown. Dark fruit, sweet malt, molasses, brown sugar , booze nose. Flavor is a rich malt, booze, vanilla, fig. Pretty viscous mouthfeel. Enjoyable beer.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single White Friar 08 @Tampa Weekly Gathering-Thanks gillard-12oz bottle–pours a tan head and hazy dark copper color. Aroma is dark fruit-plum/raisin. Taste is dark fruit/chocolate-medium/dark malt, dark fruit-plum/raisin, and secondary earthy hops.
WeeHeavySD (3356) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz wax dipped via trade with my main man mike, BBB63. Thanks dude. Didn’t realize it was a big beer like this till I looked at the 10% listed here, guess I’m starting the night of with a bang. Pours brownish black with a tan head. Nose is sweet and quite boozy with a kick in the nostrils. Taste is sweet and viscous and very fruity. Also pretty bold and boozy, pretty cool strong dark belgian.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of gillard. Pours a cola brown color with reddish highlights and thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of ripe dark fruit, vinegar, caramel, brown sugar, and some hints of honey and spice. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of ripe dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar, some hints of vinegar and spice. Generally medium body with a pleasing sweet malt finish.