SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the bottle. Bottled in Nov 2005. This was a real disappoint ment to me. I was expecting an awsome beer because the brewpub specialty beers at BBC are so outstanding. Pours a reddish amber with a rapidly decaying yellow-white head. Has a candy sugar aroma. Maybe a bit of straw and grass can be detected. To me, this tastes a bit more like a dopplebock than a belgian strong. A bit too thin in body for a "strong" beer. Hay/straw aroma emerges louder as the beer warms. I get a bit of spice upon the finish: cinnamon and nutmeg? This is a subtle beer at best.
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lightly spicy nose, light alcohol in the nose as well. Crisp, lightly fruity, moderately hopped, reminds me of Maudite actually. Light and refreshing on the tongue, good bubbly texture, but the flavor lacks complexity. Overall a decent drinks, no flaws in the brewing as far as I can tell, and ultimately a refreshing and lightly sweet beer.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Secret Santa for this one. Pours hazy deep copper/rubyish with 2-finger off-white head. Aromas of bready malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, some nutmeg (very barleywiney aroma). The flavor was bready caramel malty, fruity, citric, with some hops. Well hidden alcohol, and a unique style. Sort of like a mix between a barleywine light and an artisanal brown.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle via my brother-in-law’s trip to Party Source in Florence Ky - Pours copper with a short offwhite head. Aromas of caramel, candi sugar, yeast, and a touch of toffee. Flavor is big of malts, lots of caramel, a touch of toffee, candi sugar, yeast. Palate is full bodied without much carbonation and no sign of the alcohol. Not a bad brew!
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured to a bright amber with thick tan head that dissipated immediately, and no lacing. Good aroma of malt and roasted nuts, and the flavor was more malt, with chocolate and toffee. A decent flavor, and medium body, but this beer was much too sweet for me. Finish left more of a palate of sugar and syrup, than beer.
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle-thanks to kevin for this one. pours deep amber with a small white sudsy head. nose is sweet malts with lots of caramelized notes, leather, smoke, artificial candy, nail polish and paint thinner. sharp metallic flavors of corn surup and carmel with lots of sweetness. its actually not bad, but doesnt resemble anything of a belgian beer. body was medium with light carbonation. finish has some light spice and sweet noes. an ok beer, just not a belgian.
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium copper colored body with a light khaki colored head. The aroma has some sweet caramel and shortbread cookies. There is also frosting. The taste is strangely alcoholic with old banana peels and some pears. There is some vanilla and cinnamon spice, but it is covered up by the off flavors. Strange beer for sure.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dainty dark orange/amber body with no head at all. A syrupy sweet aroma, with many fruits and a strong breadiness. The flavor is mighty bready too, and the malts are sticky sweet, out of balanced. No spiciness save for some cinnamon, but not full-flavored enough to be called a BSA. There’s no evidence of the alcohol, except that in general, this brew sits heavily in my stomach.
notalush (5000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Belgian style ale? Umm...not really - perhaps and english strong? - some chocolate, bready malt, slight fruity esters - kind of dry in the finish - mild nutty flavor - a bit thin - tasty enough, but not what it’s advertized to be at all.
hopscotch (9555) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Clear, deep copper ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose is malty, but thin. Maybe a note or two of cocoa and green apple or pear. Perfectly-balanced flavor, but thin and watery. A little chocolatey with some very mild, fruity esters. Light to medium-bodied and watery with mild carbonation. Unoffensive and refreshing, but not brewed to style. Basically a brown ale... with some strain of Belgian yeast thrown in?