poisoneddwarf (1951) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle, thanks, Brenn79. Vintage 2012, Bottle #1828 of 3240. Love the fucked up label--Rudolph is hanging outside the window, gutted. Pours cloudy amber with a small quickly-collapsing beige head; leaves a consistent ring of foam. Aroma is pretty faint, but Iím getting fruity esters, bread--smells too sweet for my tastes. Taste isnít as cloying as the aroma let on, but it is sweet. Itís a little watery, boozy, softly carbonated. Not a big fan of this; it seems a little sloppy.
brenn79 (1723) - Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 750 ml. bottle- Pours very hazy brown to red with a way too thin head that reduces to a small collar. Aroma is candy sweet, malty, spices. The taste is again candy sweet, malty and spices, banana and other fruits are there too. Body is medium, carbonation is medium to almost low. Overall I was let down by this, it seems flawed, Belgian beers are supposed to be higher carbonation, that is the main problem.
mar (5018) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown pour, cream head. Nose is spices, dried fruits, sherry, toffee, and sticky. Smooth palate, rich sherry, caramel, spice, light alcohol finish.
beernovice39 (3267) - Montana, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery. 10% abv. Amber with an off white top. Scent is candy sweet with dark fruit. Taste is caramel, candy, fruit and yeast.
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle poured into snifter. Pours a dark brown color, small head. Smells of dark fruit, figs and raisins. Taste is of chocolate and dark fruit. Medium to full bodied beer. This is good I would get this one again.
Ndg2e (36) - Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice taste decent follow. Good pour. Aroma is nice with a good pour. Would drink again
arminjewell (8614) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of bottle, big thanks to Aaron for the pour! Bottle number 356 out of 1800, bottle from 2010. Pour is dark orange red with off white head, aroma has notes of dark fruit with raisin, plum, some caramel, toffee, hints of molasses, vanilla, some dark sugars as well. Taste is a nice mix of dark fruit with figs, plums, raisins, hints of caramel and earth notes, finishing fairly dry, slightly boozy, nice finish.
adnielsen (10068) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Cloudy, reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Slightly dusty, rich caramel, candy sugar, toasty, dark fruity, Belgian yeasty aroma. Pretty rich, toasty caramel malty, dark candy sugar, black licorice, plum, red grape, raisin flavor. Black licorice, raisin aftertaste. Overall, pretty solid brew but also pretty sweet. Bottle 356/1800.
Ughsmash (7362) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Bob for the 750mL bottle! Poured clear, medium garnety-brown with a toasted marshmallow head. The aroma picked up toasty raisins, figs, and dates with accents of vanilla and fruity/oaky sourness.. black pepper and crusty bread in there too.. balance was alright, but the sour character was a little too pervasive. The flavor opened tart with Sweet Tart-like dark fruits.. bready notes, molasses, and vinous notes rode higher carbonation onto the middle.. dry and spicy around and through the finish. Medium-bodied with filling carbonation on the palate.. tangy.. a bit too filling.. overall a solid brew.
Suttree (5541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 687 of 1800. Coppery brown, big loose white head. Smells nice - cinnamon, caramel, a few other holiday aromas. Palate is a little watery. Flavor is a nice mix of smooth sweetness, some herbal notes, and some piney flavors.