anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty sweetish caramle finish with yeasty hints.
Travlr (14383) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of solidfunk, thank you! Dark amber brown color, bright off white head. Aroma of toasted brownies. Taste is cocoa biscuit.
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with ruby highlights, creamy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, toast, cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of bubble gum, dates, brown/caramelized sugar, and alcohol. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, toast, cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of bubble gum, dates, brown/caramelized sugar, and alcohol. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a medium sweet and lightly boozy finish.
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2010 Bottle. Pours very dark, orangish-tinted black. Fizzy, cream colored head with decent lacing. Spicy, bready and hoppy aroma. This is very creamy. Subtle hops with a roasted coffee taste.
hopscotch (9891) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… O-Town/Vero Beach Throwdown Part 8… Dark prune-colored ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. The earthy, fruity aroma offers leather, horse blanket and dark fruits. Medium-bodied and a little astringent with lively carbonation. Malty with lots of dark fruits and tannic bitterness. Not very sweet. Lengthy, lightly bitter, and then bone-dry finish. Thanks go out to growler for sharing this bottle!
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with dkachur (thanks!). Bottle labeled enjoy by 12 2008. Poured a deeper brown color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of yeast, some dark fruits, caramel, roast, and chocolate. Tastes of caramel, dark fruits, some yeast, and chocolate.
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Day Before Labor Day party. The beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with a medium thin dark beige head that dissipates slowly. Thin rings of lacing. Aroma of dark malt and yeast, and some mild spices. Medium-bodied with flavors of doughy malt, spices and yeast. The finish is dark fruits and malt, leaving behind a mild sweet spice aftertaste. Above average overall.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared by beastiefan2k. Black/brown beer, lightly solventy and loaded with off-flavours. There is a bit of brown sugar, a touch of bubble gum on the back. An astringent grainy harshness. There is all of the bad stuff about some Belgian yeast and very little of the good.
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2015-03-04. Very dark brown-black body with a small tan head. 3+ Aroma of sweet malt, light cocoa and burnt sugars. Flavour is similar, sugary brown sugar, light tang. A bit odd overall, not really to my tastes. Smooth average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Bottle shared by solidfunk.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent deep amber mahogany with a frothy-lacing coating of ecru head. Has a sweet toasty dark caramel and biscuity malty nose with some banana and raisin fruitiness. Body starts with good fullness and authentic sweet toasty dark Belgian malts with good yeasty fruity esters and complexity before a doughy bittersweet finish. Very true to style and fairly complex.