notalush (4459) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF2009 - an odd combination of intensely toasted grains and fig in this one - sticky sweet maple and brown sugar - some aged, earthy character - seems more like a barleywine than a belgian, especially with all the dark fruit character - lingering maple in the finish - a strange one.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of dates, raisins, some plastic, caramel, dirty socks, and brown sugar. Flavor of maple, molasses, raisins, plums, dates, and brown sugar.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009
Fruity hop aroma. Copper coloured rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with a little dryness in a warming full malt finish.
Tmoney99 (9606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at MBGF Summer 2009.
Poured a hazy brown color with an average fizzy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and small hop aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
My expectations where met with a solid beer.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
MiBG Summer Fest 2009, Friday Session: Deep reddish amber hue with a good head. The aroma is quite fruity with notes of plum and apricot along with Belgian yeast, caramel, herbal hops, and slight pepper and clove esters. The taste starts with a sharp fruit and spice combo before leading off towards milder malts and a slightly boozy finish. The mouth feel is aggressive and sticky with a slightly dry finish. Overall a nice Belgian Dark Ale, I would try it again.
MereLikesBeer (195) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this on tap at MBGSF 09. It was a pretty typical dark Belgian beer. It poured a dark brown color with a foamy off white head. It smelled slightly bready and fruity. Taste was very much like a typical Belgian. It had a medium mouth feel and wasn’t all too memorable. Alright, I would probably order it if I went to Big Rock, but I wouldn’t seek it out.